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.

Trees Planted, Smiling Faces
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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
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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
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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
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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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What is the Connection Between My Home and My Drinking Water?
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What is the Connection Between My Home and My Drinking Water?

Although your property may not have a stream or pond on it, all land is a part of a watershed and has some effect on the condition of waterways. Land and water are intricately connected by the natural water cycle. First consider that every drop of water you get from ...
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