Energy Explorers debuts at East Forsyth Middle School

Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) launched its new hands-on learning program, Energy Explorers, at East Forsyth Middle School, on Friday, May 15 when it presented the program to nearly 200 7th graders.

Great-Grammy's Canning Technique - Is it Safe?

Homesteading is big these days and many people are joining the movement to grow or buy local and preserve it themselves. There are all kinds of recipes available online but be careful if it's not from a reliable source with up-to-date, researched methods.

Introducing Robin’s Egg Realty, PEA Green Business Member

Robin’s Egg Realty is a boutique brokerage specializing in unique properties, charming older homes with character and green homes with energy efficient features. Owner and REALTOR©, Sara Tavery, is a native of Winston-Salem and former marketing manager with BB&T. Sara’s love for all things home, as well as her concern for the environment, lead her to embark on a green real estate career in 2011. In the fall of 2013, Sara launched Robin’s Egg Realty LLC.

Answer: The Healing Arts Club

Question:  What is The New "Angie's List” of Holistic Practitioners?

When you need a service professional, you go to Angie's List.  So, where do you go when you need a chiropractor…or a massage therapist…or a Nutrition Coach?  A Google search will provide a list, but how can you be sure if they provide the treatment and service you are expecting?  Online reviews can help a little, but how can you really trust them…PLUS, who’s got time for all that research?  Enter the Healing Arts Club—an online membership that features access to a group of hand-selected practitioners, combined with exclusive deals for total wellness.

Will you meet the Zero Waste Challenge?

The tenth annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds from 10 AM–5PM. Guests at the Earth Day Fair are asked to meet PEA’s Zero Waste Challenge.

Celebrating TEN Years!

The Tenth Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair is just six weeks away, and all the details are falling into place for a celebration to remember!

Water is Worth Preserving and Protecting

If you've watched the news lately, you've seen lots of negative happenings with water. Water is a vital resource we often take for granted; plus here in the South we're paying less than a penny per gallon! If we took an inventory of all the water on Earth, 97% of the global water supply is found in the oceans, which are saline. A very small amount of salty water is also located in saline lakes (e.g., the Caspian Sea).

Camp Tiny House - A Co-Housing Community


My personal goal is to be off-grid, no mortgage, poor and happy. Urban Homesteading may best describe all of my efforts. Like the movie Field of Dreams, "Build it and They Will Come" – I’m doing just that! Along with several like-minded folks, I'm creating an intentional Tiny Cohousing Community; overlaid within permaculture at its best.

I am in the process of building several examples of off-grid alternative housing solutions on my property in Kernersville, including:

Geothermal Heat Pumps - Everything You Need to Know

What is a Geothermal Heat Pump?

The Label is the Law

How many of us buy a product and are so sure we know how to use it, we skip reading the instructions? WD40 is a great example. It is an excellent lubricant for door hinges and other squeaky places but it is not appropriate to use as a killing spray. I mention this because I have had homeowners call in to tell me strange things over the years...just to kill a bug.

Icy Conditions, No Problem!

Are you prepared for changing weather conditions?Are you part of the social chaos of racing to the stores with the anticipated threat of bad weather?What preparations do you have in place in the event the next unanticipated ice or snow storm catches you, and the weather forecasters, by surprise?

Help PEA increase its impact in 2015

It's hard to believe that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is coming to a close and there are only a few days left in 2014. Thanks to your continued support, Piedmont Environmental Alliance has had a pretty amazing year. 

Urban Homesteading: Building a Chicken Coop

I’m on a personal quest to build an Urban Homestead. Urban homesteading is about taking a step backwards and living a simpler, purposeful life but doing it in a city environment – surrounded by the modern world.

Bugs in my creek? Why they are a vital part of stream habitats.

Many people have seen flies of various types near creeks and rivers. If you like fishing, you may recognize some of these names: mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, dragonflies and dobsonflies.

Did you know that these critters are needed for the ecosystem? Most of these flies begin their life cycles in the stream and are food for fish. As a group, they are called benthic macroinvertebrates.

Support PEA on #GivingTuesday

The terms Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with the holidays. Now, join with thousands of others to proclaim #GivingTuesday as one of the most important days this holiday season — a day to give back.

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