Celebrate Earth Day

Today marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, a day on which event are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. As you know, the Piedmont Triad's largest Earth Day celebration and environmental education event of the year is the Piedmont Earth Day Fair, being held this Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds.

Zero Landfill Waste at the Fair

For the past seven years, the Piedmont Earth Day Fair has asked our sponsors, exhibitors and guests to meet the Zero Waste Challenge. Our goal is to host the Fair with the smallest environmental footprint possible, and making a commitment to eliminate the waste being sent to a landfill is a big part of meeting that goal. In 2012, we sent two bags of waste to a landfill, and in 2013 we only sent one.

Gringo Trails @ RiverRun

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

PEA is sponsoring the screenings of Gringo Trails at the RiverRun International Film Festival, April 5 at 10 am at A/perture Theatre and April 6 at 10 am at Hanesbrands Theatre. Discussion with the film's director will follow the film.  

Live Music 2014

This year’sentertainment line-up is confirmed and is sure to appeal to a variety of musical tastes, from folk to funk, bluegrass and soul. The Fair's main stage, sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC, will be powered by a Solar Power Mobile Unit, provided by Honey Electric Solar, Inc, further reducing

Free Whole Foods Breakfast and 5% donation to PEA

As you may know by now, Whole Foods on Miller Street in Winston-Salem is donating 5% of its sales tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26, to Piedmont Environmental Alliance. Isn't that awesome? Many of you have held off on your weekly grocery shopping to take advantage of this opportunity to nourish your bellies and support PEA in one trip! THANK YOU! 

The PEA Pod, February 2014

Spring into Sustainability at the 2014 Piedmont Earth Day Fair

With last week's winter storm, it's hard to believe that the first day of spring is less than 30 days away. Along with spring comes the 9th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair, being held on Saturday, April 26 at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. The planning committee is hard at work to make this year's fair our best one yet.

Landscaping for Wildlife

by Wendi Hartup
North Carolina is blessed with a tremendous wildlife diversity of more than 17,000 native species of animals. That's everything from bugs to critters; both terrestrial and aquatic. There are even more critters that migrate in and out of the state throughout the year.

So with all these creatures calling North Carolina home, one might ask where are they and why don’t I see more of them?

Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

The goal of the Fair is to educate members of our community about the choices they have to be more sustainable. You have valuable information to share that will help us achieve this goal. In return, your organization will benefit from exposure to 8,000+ members of our community who are interested in green products or services.

Foothills Brewing Contest Supports PEA

Delicious food, great craft beer, good companionship, all of which earns money for Piedmont Environmental Alliance? Now that's something worthy of a toast! Gather up the family, grab a friend, or bring a fellow PEA member, and head down to Winston-Salem's own Foothills Brewing Co. this month and help raise money for PEA. Foothills Brewing is conducting a fundraiser through January 31 and PEA is one of four possible recipients of the money raised.

Thank You for an Incredible Year

It’s about YOU!

The end of the calendar year is often a time for reflection. It’s a time to look back at our accomplishments and look ahead toward new opportunities. At Piedmont Environmental Alliance, we’re taking the time to do the same — reflect on the incredible impact YOU are making to protect and restore our environment each and every day, and thank you for your continued support.

2013 Annual Meeting Honors Volunteers, Elects Board

Local volunteers were honored and a new slate of Board of Directors was elected at the P.E.A.’s Annual Meeting, held on November 12, 2013 at Goodwill Industries.

Kristin Wiggins named PEA Executive Director

Following an extensive search, the Board of  Directors has appointed Kristin Wiggins as Piedmont Environmental Alliance's new Executive Director.

Pest-Free Yards Very Difficult

It is unrealistic, and even unwise, to strive for an insect-, disease- and weed-free yard. Healthy plants usually can ward off pest and disease attacks. Predatory insects and birds help control undesirable insect populations. Moles and skunks are in search of pesky soil insects. Even snakes do a wonderful job of getting rid of rodents and roaches. These critters we often describe as uncomfortable guests are a part of the web of life and help to further the food chain. Also keep in mind that we as humans are doing a great job of eliminating their natural habitat so they have to adjust to survive.

Fun for the Whole Family

Little ones, school age children and young adults -- the Piedmont Earth Day Fair is a day of fun, learning and exploration for kids of all ages (and their parents too)! Our goal when developing children's programming for the Fair was to find the perfect blend of fun and environmental education. We know that the best way to implement change in our community is to inspire our youth to lead the way.  

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