About Us

A mission to support the environment

Piedmont Environmental Alliance educates and empowers, builds community, and inspires action to create a healthier, more economically vibrant, and environmentally sustainable community.

Dynamic programs that educate and empower

Our education programs inspire learners of all ages to become citizen environmentalists, with the tools and knowledge to make sustainable lifestyle choices and champion environmental issues with their families, schools, and communities.

Exciting community engagement and events

We organize events that educate, inspire pro-environmental action, build community, and provide engagement opportunities for people of all ages. Our Earth Day Fair is THE event for celebrating sustainability and green living in the region, with great food and music, activities for adults and kids, and wonderful exhibitors and sponsors.

Robust partnerships and action to support the environment

We partner with organizations, corporations, individuals, and communities across the region to influence policy and practice on environmental issues. From collecting signatures to support the elimination of styrofoam trays in local schools to launching our Green Business Network designed to motivate local business owners to take action on environmental issues, we're focused on bringing a diverse range of folks to the table to create real community change.

Our History

In 2006, a small group of friends joined together to host a family-friendly Earth Day celebration in Winston-Salem. The first Piedmont Earth Day Fair was so successful that the fair's organizing committee formed Piedmont Environmental Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the Piedmont Triad community on environmental issues.

During the following decade, PEA has grown the Piedmont Earth Day Fair into the largest one-day environmental education event in the region and become a leading regional source for information and inspiration on the environment. PEA brings together people, organizations, businesses, schools, and government agencies toward the common goal of building a more environmentally sustainable community.

Today, PEA is an established and growing presence in the community, with innovative, high-impact programs and dynamic, engaging events.