Piedmont Environmental Alliance's mission is to inspire people to make choices that protect and restore the environment.
North Carolina, and specifically the Piedmont Triad region (including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point), now have the opportunity to reap the multiple benefits of green roofs. Piedmont Together, a HUD-funded project involving local and regional agencies, is creating a sustainable development plan for the future of the region. Now is the time to make sure that green roofs are a key solution that is discussed. With many green roof companies already represented in North Carolina, and the steady growth of the industry in-state, Piedmont Triad is poised for huge growth in green roofs.
“Edible City: Grow the Revolution” will be shown on Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. at The Enterprise Conference Center, 1922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem. The screening is part of the documentary’s nationwide grassroots campaign to provide solutions to problems within the existing food systems. “Edible City” is a fast-paced documentary journey through the good food movement that has begun to spread across the country and around the world
Celebrate the opening of the first sixteen garden plots at the Ardmore Gateway Garden!
When: August 3rd, 10am-12pm
Where: Ardmore Gateway Garden site, 426 S. Hawthorne Rd.
Mingle with your neighbors and visit with exhibitors who share a commitment to fostering a healthy, sustainable, connected neighborhood. Bring your family and enjoy children’s activities and local refreshments. Learn about the next exciting phase of the Ardmore Gateway Garden and find out how you can rent your own garden plot!
We are pleased to announce that Gallins Family Farm Composting is ready to offer residential composting for Winston-Salem. Gallins reports that on average 60% of home waste can be composted. To begin, they are looking for 50 people to sign-up to start the program. They will provide a bin and pick it up weekly. If you are interested and want to learn more, please e-mail: GallinsFamilyFarm@gmail.com.
PEA is excited to announce the estimated attendance for the 2013 Piedmont Earth Day Fair is 8,000! We are so grateful to all the volunteers, exhibitors and sponsors who made this event possible. If you are interested in playing a larger role next year, perhaps sponsoring or being on the planning team, please email us at info@peaNC.org. And if you appreciate that the Fair is a FREE community event and want to support PEA, please join or make a donation at peaNC.org. THANK YOU!
Fracking is a controversial process of drilling for natural gas. It is being investigated for potentially being linked to groundwater contamination in Wyoming, earthquakes in Northeast Ohio from the waste disposal process, and methane contamination leading to tap water that can be lit on fire in Pennsylvania. In 2012, NC legislators passed a bill that legalizes fracking but does not allow permits for drilling. This bill established a two year commission to study and create rules and regulations on fracking before permitting would be allowed.
Nathan Pitts founded Shore Farms Organics (SFO) in 2007 with the sole intent of providing all organic grown produce for the Winston-Salem & Yadkin Valley region. He dedicated ten years to working for a large retailer in the home and garden division to further his knowledge base and exposure. Nathan has married his passion and extensive industry experience in order to specialize in all organic produce for consumers and organizations that value earth friendly produce and plants.
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market: Saturdays from 9am-12pm, April 13th - November 23rd
The Saturday market will begin April 13th at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and then move to its regular location in Old Salem on May 18th for the rest of the season. Old Salem is host to the Komen Race for the Cure on May 4th and the Winston-Salem Centennial Celebration on May 11th.
2013 Earth Day Fair Sponsors
Forsyth Tech Community College
Hanging Rock: Your Mountain Neighbor
Natural Triad Magazine
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Piedmont Federal Savings Bank
The Montessori School of W-S
The Sierra Club Foothills Group
Friends of the Fair
Center for Design Innovation
CPR-Cell Phone Repair
Dry Cleaning Central
Forsyth Country Day School
Gallins Family Farm
Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont
Graphic Visual Solutions, Inc.
Modern Automotive Network
Seven Generations Investing
Winifred Bernard USANA Ind.
Louise Allen & Nick Hristov
Valerie & John Brockenbrough
David J. Brown & Krysyna Puc'
Jack & Susan Campbell
Anne & Will Fleeson
Chris & John Griffith
Terri LeGrand & Tony Hall
Janet & Josh Loew
Megan & Matthew Moen
Gus & Linda Preschle
The Schwartz Family
Claire and Randall Tuttle
Funding for programming provided by a grant from Wells Fargo.
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