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Run local. Support local. Get ready to make a difference this year as you Run The Greenway and experience this toll road as you never have before! On May 1, cars are making way for runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages! Registration is now open and fundraising from this race goes back into our community to support the local charities and organizations we love and depend on.

Register for the 5k, 10k, Kids Fun Run, and even a Virtual Race! For more information visit www.DullesGreenway.com
Doesn't seem like you are aware of what your neighbors to the west are currently fighting, but you probably should be. We sure could use your help. Just search for "Rockwool WV."
Alla Doroshkevych you are the best!

Sharing sustainability information and news to inspire residents and decision-makers to take action for environmental sustainability.

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06/19/2021

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Photos from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's post 06/18/2021

Photos from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's post

Opinion | Greed is destroying forests and the environment in Northern Virginia 05/29/2021

Opinion | Greed is destroying forests and the environment in Northern Virginia

Happening everywhere

Opinion | Greed is destroying forests and the environment in Northern Virginia We point our fingers at other countries tearing down their forests but turn a blind eye to what happens here.

Loudoun Parks and Trails System Survey - Complete by Thursday, May 20 05/20/2021

Loudoun Parks and Trails System Survey - Complete by Thursday, May 20

Time sensitive. Due by tomorrow!

Loudoun Parks and Trails System Survey - Complete by Thursday, May 20 Loudoun residents! Plans for a new countywide parks and trails system are underway, and the county needs your input. In early 2019, the Board of Supervisors directed the county’s Parks, […]

05/19/2021

It's time to work on solarizing...

Solarize Piedmont has begun - If you’ve been curious about getting a solar system for your home, farm or business, but haven’t priced it out, now is a good time to sign up for a free quote!

Our Solarize Piedmont campaign with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) makes the process of getting solar a little bit easier with pre-vetted installers who offer per-watt pricing that’s been negotiated in advance. Sign up now through June 30.

*Learn a whole lot more at pecva.org/solarize!

Whether it’s saving money on your electric bills, reducing air pollution, combating climate change, becoming more energy self-reliant or some combination of the above…there are many great reasons to go solar.

The campaign is available to anyone who lives or has property in one of the following jurisdictions -- Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange or Rappahannock counties, or the City of Charlottesville.

05/12/2021

NEW Buy Fresh Buy Local Guides out now!

Did you get yours in the mail, yet?

Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families (Falcon Guides. Hiking With Kids Virginia) 05/06/2021

Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families (Falcon Guides. Hiking With Kids Virginia)

Written by a local mom!

Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families (Falcon Guides. Hiking With Kids Virginia) Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families (Falcon Guides. Hiking With Kids Virginia)

Reid: Virginia’s Progress Report on the Green New Deal 04/27/2021

Reid: Virginia’s Progress Report on the Green New Deal

Reid: Virginia’s Progress Report on the Green New Deal Unlike Congress, where Federal legislation can include a broad range of legislative topic areas, the Virginia Constitution mandates a 1-for-1 relationship between a piece of legislation and its topic. As

Life in Color with David Attenborough | Official Trailer | Netflix 04/23/2021

Life in Color with David Attenborough | Official Trailer | Netflix

Enjoy! https://youtu.be/WYj-7IrjC4c

Life in Color with David Attenborough | Official Trailer | Netflix Experience a world that has long been hidden from our eyes. Watch Life in Color with David Attenborough https://www.netflix.com/lifeincolorwithdavidattenboro...

EarthDay2009 04/22/2021

EarthDay2009

This is how it all started.

EarthDay2009 140 new photos · Album by Oya Simpson

EarthDayVideos2011 04/22/2021

EarthDayVideos2011

Many more! Anyone remember?

EarthDayVideos2011 40 new photos · Album by Oya Simpson

Earth Day 2012 04/22/2021

Earth Day 2012

Another event with memories!

Earth Day 2012 18 new photos added to shared album

EarthDayPictures 04/22/2021

EarthDayPictures

Many great memories, inspirations happened at this event for 6 years. We did make a difference and hopefully, those who we touched are still living a more sustainable life. Think Global and Act Local!

EarthDayPictures 19 new photos · Album by Oya Simpson

Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled for Saturday 04/20/2021

Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled for Saturday

Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled for Saturday Loudoun County will hold its next Household Hazardous Waste collection event Saturday at the Harmony Park and Ride in Hamilton.

Loudoun County releases housing strategic plan, survey runs through April 25 04/18/2021

Loudoun County releases housing strategic plan, survey runs through April 25

With concerns about overcrowding schools and roads, Randall said it’s important to let people know that the proper infrastructure needs to be in place before approving any new homes.

Loudoun County releases housing strategic plan, survey runs through April 25 Workers in nine of the top 10 occupations, or 19% of the workforce, in Loudoun County cannot afford the overall median rent as single earners, according to the Virginia Center

Seven Bends Nursery - In Consideration of Native Plants in our Landscapes - Conservation Commons 04/15/2021

Seven Bends Nursery - In Consideration of Native Plants in our Landscapes - Conservation Commons

Seven Bends Nursery - In Consideration of Native Plants in our Landscapes - Conservation Commons Native plants are integral to the function of the ecosystems they have evolved in. Unfortunately, human activities such as land use and conventional gardening practices, have significantly altered these ecosystems and diminished native plant diversity. The talks presented during this symposium revie...

Photos from Blue Ridge PRISM Inc's post 04/08/2021

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Conservation Community Celebrates Passage of Bipartisan Easement Legislation 03/31/2021

Conservation Community Celebrates Passage of Bipartisan Easement Legislation

Conservation Community Celebrates Passage of Bipartisan Easement Legislation SB 1199 and HB 1760, passed during the 2021 session, ensure, that disputes over easement terms are decided in favor of the conservation purpose of the easement.

Roadside wildflower meadows are springing up across the UK – and they're helping wildlife in a big way 03/27/2021

Roadside wildflower meadows are springing up across the UK – and they're helping wildlife in a big way

And this is a no-brainer. Grass or what you see in this picture. No mowing required until early spring. Enjoy the colors. https://theconversation.com/roadside-wildflower-meadows-are-springing-up-across-the-uk-and-theyre-helping-wildlife-in-a-big-way-120014?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton&fbclid=IwAR2cdQFBU_Y0m6W9hyeg3umfCVuw3O1ri5vXna3fmf35cCrzX0EDhRaYdcs

Roadside wildflower meadows are springing up across the UK – and they're helping wildlife in a big way Britain's councils are cutting roadside verges less often to allow vibrant wildflower meadows to bloom.

03/25/2021

Spring at PEC's Community Farm

Growing local food, conserving land in Loudoun Piedmont Environmental Council

03/25/2021

#Loudoun County’s next household hazardous waste collection event will be held this Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Leesburg. Details here: http://bit.ly/3rfpNVE

Northern Virginia Archives - Go Hike Virginia 03/21/2021

Northern Virginia Archives - Go Hike Virginia

There’s so much to see and explore on foot in Virginia, including more than a few historic hiking trails that have engaging stories to tell those eager for a history lesson.

https://gohikevirginia.com/tag/northern-virginia/

Northern Virginia Archives - Go Hike Virginia Best Of  Get Schooled: 11 Historic Hiking Trails in Virginia March 19, 2021March 18, 2021 Erin Northern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Southwest Virginia, Virginia Mountains There’s so much to see and explore on foot in Virginia, including more than a few historic hiking trails that Read more

Watermark Woods - Native Plants | Hamilton, VA 03/16/2021

Watermark Woods - Native Plants | Hamilton, VA

Watermark Woods - Native Plants | Hamilton, VA Watermark Woods - Native Plants is a Native Plant garden center. We specialize in plants for the iedmont region.

Loudoun Board to Reconsider Goose Creek Overlook Development Approval - Loudoun Now 03/15/2021

Loudoun Board to Reconsider Goose Creek Overlook Development Approval - Loudoun Now

Loudoun Board to Reconsider Goose Creek Overlook Development Approval - TAKE ACTION. THIS WILL BE VOTED AGAIN TOMORROW!!! Who supports this project: For:
Mike Turner (D), Juli Briskman (D), Sylvia Glass (D),
Tony Buffington (R), Caleb Kershner (R)
If you think that this development in that location is a bad idea, let the Board of Supervisors know what you think by sending an email to [email protected].

Loudoun Board to Reconsider Goose Creek Overlook Development Approval - Loudoun Now This article was updated at 4:22 p.m. March 9 to correct an error about the date of the upcoming vote.

03/14/2021

Northwoods Frog Call Phenology

How about that!
https://www.facebook.com/CableNaturalHistoryMuseum/videos/919869998479955

Goose Creek Needs Your Help - Loudoun BOS to Reconsider Development Proposal 03/12/2021

Goose Creek Needs Your Help - Loudoun BOS to Reconsider Development Proposal

Time sensitive housing development approval pending. Public input is critical!

Goose Creek Needs Your Help - Loudoun BOS to Reconsider Development Proposal Goose Creek is a premier natural resource in eastern Loudoun, but it is under threat from development. The Goose Creek Overlook application, proposes to rezone a group of properties located just south of the Greenway, on the eastern slope of Goose Creek for intense residential development.

Timeline Photos 03/02/2021

Timeline Photos

It has been decided that the 2021 Youth Conservation Camp will be virtual this year. The Virginia Dept. of Forestry (VDOF) and the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) are partnering to offer the Virginia Academy of Natural Resources(VANR) for current 9th -12th graders. We know we can’t replicate an in person camp experience virtually but our goal is to put on a virtual program that still get students excited about Natural Resources, learn what type of careers within Natural Resources there are and create a community where students meet other students who are interested in natural resources. google link to apply- https://forms.gle/iyrQ3dyHECqugqXZ9
with Virginia Department of Forestry

Photos from Piedmont Environmental Council's post 03/02/2021

Right here in Loudoun County - you can make a meaningful difference in people's lives and our planet at the same time.

Take Action - Proposed Rezoning Next to Goose Creek in Loudoun 02/28/2021

Take Action - Proposed Rezoning Next to Goose Creek in Loudoun

This Tues, March 2, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed rezoning along Goose Creek. The applicant wants to build 238 townhouse/multifamily units on this 46 acres site --> current R-1 zoning would allow just 46 homes.

With its steep slopes and proximity to Goose Creek, this is not a good location for such intense development.

Tell the board to deny this rezoning by emailing [email protected].

Goose Creek Association Loudoun's Clean Streams Coalition

Take Action - Proposed Rezoning Next to Goose Creek in Loudoun Goose Creek is a premier natural resource in eastern Loudoun, but it is under threat from development. The Goose Creek Overlook application, proposes to rezone a group of properties located just south of the Greenway, on the eastern slope of Goose Creek for intense residential development.

Virginia General Assembly approves ban on foam food containers 02/25/2021

Virginia General Assembly approves ban on foam food containers

Great step forward!

Virginia General Assembly approves ban on foam food containers Maryland became the first state to enact such a ban last year.

02/24/2021

THIS WEEK is #CSAweek (Community-Supported Agriculture)! Over the past year, we have all seen the importance of our local food system and we are grateful to our small local farmers continuing to feed our communities.

Please check out our new Buy Fresh Buy Local website where you can use our new interactive map to easily find local CSA’s, farms and farmers markets near you! Check it out at - www.buylocalpiedmont.org

CSA is a farm membership system that allows consumers to sign up to receive a season’s worth of a farm’s products (veggies, eggs, meat, etc) every week. Along with getting to enjoy fresh, delicious, and local food, being a CSA member is an excellent way to support and get to know your local farmers.

Snags: Nature's apartment complexes | Habitat Network 02/24/2021

Snags: Nature's apartment complexes | Habitat Network

Living in a balanced eco-system is the formula of sustainable living.

Snags: Nature's apartment complexes | Habitat Network Amazingly, a dead tree can attract many times more birds to your land than a live one.

02/24/2021

Greener Loudoun: give your feedback at today’s meeting.

Loudoun County is seeking to develop an interconnected, countywide linear parks and trails system (LPAT). A critical next step is receiving feedback from residents on their priorities for the system. Two virtual public meetings will be held Wednesday, February 24 at 12:30 pm and at 7:00 pm. The linear parks and trails system will provide a variety of functions and benefits, including recreation, alternative transportation, wildlife habitat, and more. The purpose and content of each session will be the same, so residents can attend either session. Additional information about the project, online survey, and how to register for the virtual meetings can be found at loudoun.gov/linearparksandtrails.

02/24/2021

Great read!

It took thousands of years for our native wildlife species to adapt and create the relationships they need for survival. That is why native berries contain exactly the right nutrients to support the native birds in that same habitat. Not all non-natives are bad, but if you plant a new shrub or tree, please make it a native one. Below are examples of berries native to the Northeast of America. For a more precise overview of these species, and to find those (buckthorn and beauty berry for example) that are native to your eco region, and whether you should leave or remove pokeweed visit: https://plants.usda.gov/

In Virginia's Piedmont Grasslands: a Firmer Foothold for Declining Birds | American Bird Conservancy 02/22/2021

In Virginia's Piedmont Grasslands: a Firmer Foothold for Declining Birds | American Bird Conservancy

In Virginia's Piedmont Grasslands: a Firmer Foothold for Declining Birds | American Bird Conservancy In a new BirdScape, partners are working together to conserve the birds and habitats of Virginia’s Piedmont grasslands.

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