PEC is asking that you contact your Delegate and request that they oppose Senate Bill 5106. This legislation would extend the sunset date for various local land use approvals (plats, rezonings, special use permits and exceptions, etc.) that were valid as of July 1, 2020 for another 2 years (until at least July 1, 2022).
Webinar: Solarize Piedmont Intro + Q&A with Installers
Staff from PEC and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) held a webinar on August 18, 2020 to give an introduction to the Solarize Piedmont campaign. We were also joined by the 2020 Solarize Piedmont Campaign’s two solar installers to answer questions from the audience.
Online Event: Local Update for PEC Supporters in Fauquier County
Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Zoom meeting, A Local Update for PEC Supporters in Fauquier County on Tuesday, August 11, 2020! While we certainly miss seeing folks face-to-face, we hope you enjoyed the online presentation and learned a little bit more about the things keeping us busy these days.
Call for Volunteers for Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows’ Loudoun Hunger Relief Effort
Now that Virginia’s stay-at-home orders have been lifted, the Piedmont Environmental Council is calling for volunteers to help plant, cultivate and harvest 15,000 pounds of fresh produce at its Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows for donation to Loudoun Hunger Relief.
Week Ahead for July 27, 2020 (Alb/Cville/Greene)
We’re approaching the end of the seventh month of this life-changing year. It has now been four and a half months since the beginning of the pandemic. Yet the business of local and state government goes on, even as local governments push for a return for more precautions to be in place to limit human contact. More and more meetings are making the transition to virtual, increasing the need for more scrutiny and review.
Week Ahead for July 20, 2020 (Alb/Cville/Greene)
It’s a busy week, and even as we publish this, we know there’s more to add! The hot temperatures haven’t slowed anything down when it comes to government meetings.
Warrenton master plan being rushed through: Public Hearing July 21
I’m writing today to bring your attention to my recent op-ed in FauquierNow, titled “Warrenton master plan deserves more deliberation.” I strongly believe that the draft Warrenton 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which proposes a new vision for the Town of Warrenton, is being rushed forward without adequate public input or involvement.
Week Ahead for July 13, 2020 (Alb/Cville/Greene)
Our community, state and country all face an uncertain future as a series of crises continues. The pandemic is straining every aspect of society. Many continue to risk becoming infected to protect systemic racism, demanding new forms of accountability. The threat of a world altered by climate change requires adaptation and resilience.
PEC Lauds New Woolen Mill Bridge Connection
Today, the Piedmont Environmental Council is celebrating this morning’s installation of a new 140-foot pedestrian bridge over Moores Creek in Albemarle, which will soon provide pedestrian and bicycle access from The Wool Factory at the end of East Market Street to the Rivanna Trail on the south side of the creek.
Online Event: Local Update for PEC Supporters in Charlottesville & Albemarle County
Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Zoom meeting, A Local Update for PEC Supporters in Charlottesville & Albemarle County on Tuesday, June 23, 2020! While we certainly miss seeing folks face-to-face, we hope you enjoyed the online presentation and learned a little bit more about the things keeping us busy these days.