Incorporating Eco-Friendly Practices in your Home, Yard and around your Neighborhood
PEARL HOMESare places where people care about our community and our environment and want to do what they can to live responsibly and help protect our resources. So much of the progress we have made in restoring our waterways is a result of the great work our residents are doing to change their practices and adopt more sustainable behaviors. These PEARL HOMES are all over Virginia Beach.
Our daily habits and decisions make a difference. Whether you have installed a rain garden or rain barrel, made a pledge to “scoop the poop” or switched to a reusable water bottle and reusable grocery bags, you are helping to bring our waterways back to life, and we would like to recognize your efforts.
It takes a community to restore and protect our waterways. We know how fortunate we are to live in this beautiful place. Water is a large part of our daily enjoyment, our recreation, our local food and our livelihoods. We all want to do our part to restore the health of all of our waterways and protect them for future generations to enjoy.
If you are a Virginia Beach resident, you can apply now to become a PEARL HOME and help us show the community the great work you are doing. Fill out our online application by clicking on PEARL HOME.
You can also download a copy of the Pearl Home Application and mail it to LRNow at the Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
If you are already a Pearl Home, look over our Pearl Home Resource Card to discover additional Earth-friendly initiatives you can take around your house and yard.
Are you and your neighbors already Pearl Homes? Take the next step and become a Pearl Neighborhood!
PEARL NEIGHBORHOODS are local communities that have established 30% of their homes as Pearl Homes, provided an environmental education opportunity to the neighborhood from LRNow, and completed an Earth-friendly community project in a shared communal space.
If you are interested in becoming a Pearl Neighborhood, email Terri@LRNow.org.
Pearl Neighborhoods in our community
Bay Lake Community
Watch this video to learn more about the Pearl Home Program!
SUSTAINABLE YARDS PROGRAM: Let us help you “green” your Lynnhaven watershed home. This unique program provides specific stormwater management practices to your yard at a significantly reduced cost to you.