Greening your HOA

PEC helps homeowners and homeowners associations (HOAs) create healthier communities by adopting sustainable landscaping practices. We offer resources, networking opportunities, case studies, tours and trainings to facilitate change that will result in common spaces for the greater good.


Lessons Learned & Presentations from the 2016 Loudoun HOA Forum
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Lessons Learned & Presentations from the 2016 Loudoun HOA Forum

On the evening of March 10, 2016 more than 150 individuals attended a forum in eastern Loudoun focused on improving landscaping practices for stream health, water quality and the environment. Hosted by The Piedmont Environmental Council in partnership with Loudoun County, Common Space for the Greater Good presented solutions for ...
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Trees Planted, Smiling Faces

In partnership with Sugarland Run HOA, the Broadlands HOA, the Red Cedar HOA and Loudoun County Government, we've finished planting 3.26+ acres, 968 native trees and shrubs, in three Loudoun Communities. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and involved communities for helping Loudoun streams, our local environment and the Chesapeake ...
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Sugarland Run Tree Planting — Spring 2015

On Saturday, April 25th, the Sugarland Run community planted over 160 native trees and shrubs to help reduce air and water pollution in Sterling and add beneficial habitat. Over 80 people turned out to get a little dirty and work together for the environment and enjoy a feeling of accomplishment ...
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Floating Island Installation at Broadlands

Working together for cleaner water. Volunteers planted three floating islands that will filter nutrient runoff from a Broadlands stormwater pond. Loudoun County Government stormwater staff launched the islands with weights and needed protection from geese until the plants mature. The protection and weights will then be removed. The Piedmont Environmental ...
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Healthy, Safer Families, and Communities

Arsenic and rocket fuel in our water. Gender-altering hormones and medications in our rivers and streams. PCBs, dioxins and pesticides in breast milk. Lead in children’s toys and women’s lipstick. Hazardous ingredients in air fresheners, development disrupting chemicals in plastic baby bottles and dangerous fumes from vinyl shower curtains. Our ...
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