Inspiring Change through Youth Education

Dear Friends of PEA,

Thanks to the financial and time contributions of people like you, we have had a transformative year. PEA expanded its programming focused on Environmental Education for K-12 students by launching two new programs - Energy Explorers and Environmental Debate.

In honor of Joseph Kilpatrick

Joseph Kilpatrick, passed away on Monday, August 10. He was an exceptional man. His talents helped thousands of people in his lifetime. He will be missed. 

Please help us celebrate his life and begin the long healing process. We will hold a memorial service at Knollwood Baptist Church on Friday, August 14 at 11am. A reception will follow. 

We're Hiring - Environmental Education Specialist

Who We Are:

Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) is growing non-profit organization, based in Winston-Salem, NC, whose mission is to inspire people to make choices that protect and restore the environment. We are best known as the hosts of the Piedmont Earth Day Fair held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, the largest Earth Day celebration and one-day environmental education event in the region. In September 2014, PEA expanded its programming focused on environmental education for K-12 students in the Piedmont Triad.

Weeding a Pond?

Living near a pond has inspired poetry and many other types of art. Many people love to sit by the water while others immerse themselves with activities like swimming, fishing, paddling and other water sports. During the summer months our ponds can get extreme weed growth. Not the weeds we see in our turf lawns but aquatic plants. Normally aquatic plants growing in ponds are beneficial for fish and wildlife. They provide food, dissolved oxygen, and habitat while trapping excessive nutrients. Some of these plants have beautiful flowers during the summer months. ​​

Planting Trees for Energy Conservation

Homeowners go to great lengths to conserve energy in this era of tight budgets and environmental awareness. However, many do not realize that the simple act of planting a tree can result in energy savings. The right tree planted in the right place provides wind protection, shade, and cool air, while adding beauty, privacy, and wildlife habitat to the landscape.

Tiny House Expedition on the Green

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11:30am - 8:00pm

It's a Tiny house community showcase, pop-up park & party! All about art, innovation and happy, healthy, sustainable communities. Sixth and Liberty Streets in #dtwsnc.  Free and open to the public, donations encouraged. 

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?

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