Video

The Piedmont Environmental Council produces and hosts a variety of video content. Check out a few of our favorite pieces on this page, or view our full catalogue on YouTube or Facebook.

HELP PROTECT VIRGINIA’S PIEDMONT – A MESSAGE FROM ROBERT DUVALL

The PEC was incredibly fortunate to partner with actor Robert Duvall to create this video. This is a must-watch!


CULTIVATING COMMUNITY AT ROUNDABOUT MEADOWS

Come help us start our third season at our Community Farm! Even though it’s still chilly outside, we and our partners at Loudoun Hunger Relief are getting excited for spring at the Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows and growing food for those in need! Seeding for the upcoming growing season will kick off in February. Volunteers are the backbone of our efforts at the Community Farm, so please considering spending a few hours helping out! We’re thrilled with the progress that the farm has made in its first year of operations. Come out to Roundabout Meadows to help make 2020 even more successful!

Learn more about the farm and volunteer opportunities!


Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle

We’re working with a diverse coalition of organizations and communities to envision and implement a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure that is safe, inclusive, and useful for transportation in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

This work was made possible by a Strengthening Systems Grant from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

Learn More about or work in Charlottesville and Albemarle!

There are lots of ways to get involved:


RESTORING CONNECTIONS AT WHITEOAK CANYON

We teamed up with Shenandoah National Park and Trout Unlimited to remove the old crossing at the Whiteoak Canyon trailhead and replace it with a brand new bridge. Damaged by years of flooding, the crossing was no longer safe to drive across, blocked wildlife like brook trout, Virginia’s state freshwater fish, from accessing their natural habitat in the Park, and degraded water quality downstream. Now hikers will once again be able to drive across Cedar Run to the upper parking lot while fish and other aquatic species can swim freely in the revitalized stream!  

Funding for this project was provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), Orvis, The Nimick Forbesway Foundation, and the Ohrstrom Foundation. 

Learn more about restoring trout stream habitat:


When Mickey Came to Town

When Mickey Came to Town is a 30-minute film about a campaign, waged more than twenty years ago, to stop The Walt Disney Company from building an American history-themed park in the historic countryside of the Virginia Piedmont. Learn more >>


FARMING FILM SERIES

We are excited to host (online) a series of films that highlight farms, nonprofits, and community members on a mission to change the way we think and act about food. The films are executive produced by the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, and created by Aditi Desai and Vanina Harel. View or download the films below.


Other recent videos:

Video: Connecting Local Beef Farmers with Food Pantries

Video: Connecting Local Beef Farmers with Food Pantries

Building on the success of our dairy initiative, The Piedmont Environmental Council worked with Fauquier Community Food Bank and Lakota Ranch to pilot a new initiative -- purchasing high-quality, locally-raised beef to donate to local food pantries experiencing shortages during ...
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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 ...
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Solarize Stories: Alisa Johnson of Oakham Farm

Alisa Johnson, owner of Oakham Farm in Middleburg, spoke about how simple and rewarding her experience with Solarize Piedmont was ...
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PEC’s Gilberts Corner Farmers Market

The Gilberts Corner Farmers Market sits at the intersections of Route 15 and Route 50 in Loudoun County, about 1 mile east of Aldie, Virginia. In 2019, The Piedmont Environmental Council proudly announced our new ownership of the market and ...
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Rappahannock Food Pantry van accepting dairy donation

Connecting Local Dairy Farm and Food Pantry Needs

Local dairy farms are being hit particularly hard by Covid-19, so we decided to step in with an innovative way to get milk they produce to those most in need right now. When schools shut down in March, many farmers ...
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