Strong Communities

PEC’s approach to tackling environmental issues includes building resilient, sustainable and engaged communities.


an aerial image of snowy mountains and fields in Rappahannock County

A Few Highlights From 2021

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Winter in Rappahannock County. Credit: Hugh Kenny/PEC. Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and a global economic slowdown, 2021 proved to be a year of new opportunity here at The Piedmont Environmental Council. Last year, we promised to continue to strengthen ...
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screenshot of a Zoom call, with a Black woman speaking in a home office

Webinar: Quarterly Keynote with Ebonie Alexander

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On December 14, PEC hosted its final Quarterly Keynote of 2021, which featured a discussion on retaining and protecting Black-owned land. We really appreciate Ebonie Alexander, Executive Director of the Black Family Land Trust, for taking time out of her ...
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construction signs on a road, with cars traversing a bridge

Your input needed on planning efforts in Albemarle and Charlottesville

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Charlottesville and Albemarle are in the midst of major planning efforts, and both are thinking about their capital budgets, which is a big part of how those plans get implemented. At this time, the two localities seem to be heading ...
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Your Support is Doubled for Giving Tuesday

Your Support is Doubled for Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday is a global movement dedicated to giving back to organizations and causes you care about. Today on November 30, your donation will go twice as far thanks to the generosity of a longtime supporter who is offering a ...
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aerial photo trees, houses and buildings in culpeper with mountains in background

Weigh In: Culpeper County Comprehensive Plan

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Aerial photo of Culpeper. Photo by Hugh Kenny. Culpeper County is undertaking a review of its existing Comprehensive Plan and needs your feedback! A comprehensive plan represents a community’s vision for its future, setting the framework for how land is ...
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