News & Updates

Sixteenth Annual Green Home and Garden Tour Offers Inspiration and Expert Advice

Posted on May 23, 2018

Home and garden tours are popular in cities and towns across America, but few are specifically designed to highlight the environmental benefits of the homes and gardens on display. Arlington County’s home and garden tour, now in its sixteenth year, offers a unique point-of-view that features aesthetic and environmental benefits associated with the enhancements to Continue Reading »

New name for Arlington environmental group as 40th anniversary arrives

Posted on May 16, 2018

INSIDE NOVA, May 10, 2018 From students to seniors, an enthusiastic contingent gathered on a toasty early-May morning recently to clean up the Four Mile Run stream that runs adjacent to Shirlington, part of ongoing efforts promoted by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, or ACE. Continue reading

Arlington Environmental Group Adopts New Name to Attract Millennials

Posted on May 16, 2018

ARLnow May 2, 2018 The conservationists with Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment are celebrating the group’s 40th anniversary by adopting a new name: EcoAction Arlington. The group made the change official on Earth Day, April 22, but executive director Elenor Hodges says the rebranding has been in the works for the last year-and-a-half or so. Continue Continue Reading »

Three Ways to Make Our Environment Better

Posted on January 23, 2018

More and more we’re reading about the importance of individuals getting involved in creating a more sustainable planet. We don’t all agree with that perspective; some people think it’s the government’s job and would prefer to leave the work to elected officials. During an interview with National Geographic, the former mayor of New York and Continue Reading »

It’s Time to Get Involved with the Environment

Posted on February 3, 2017

If the Environment is Important to You, It’s Time to Get Involved There’s been a lot of discussion about the government’s role in protecting our environment, especially since the new administration came into office. Recently, there have been many articles about the impact the new administration will have on the environment; from what our new Continue Reading »

Energy Masters Receives Energy Efficiency Award

Posted on December 20, 2016

Energy Masters Program Receives Awards for  Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Promoting Inclusionary Practices in Housing EcoAction Arlington, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Arlington THRIVE’s Joint Program Educating People How to Save On Energy Garners Virginia State Prizes Arlington, Virginia (December 20, 2016) – The Energy Masters program received awards for leadership in energy efficiency from Continue Reading »

EcoAction Arlington Student Board Member Positions

Posted on December 9, 2016

Are you a current student at an Arlington high school with an interest in environmental issues? Do you need community service hours? If so, consider becoming a student board member with EcoAction Arlington . By joining the leadership of EcoAction Arlington you will: Learn how a nonprofit board functions. Work with a community board member Continue Reading »

#GivingTuesday

Posted on November 28, 2016

Thanks for Your Support on #GivingTuesday! We appreciate your donation to EcoAction Arlington on Tuesday, November 29, as part of the #GivingTuesday global giving event. EcoAction Arlington is making a difference in our schools, in our parks and streams, and in our neighborhoods. We hope that you’ll consider a gift donation to EcoAction Arlington for friends Continue Reading »

Rebates Help Achieve Home Energy Efficiency

Posted on August 23, 2016

Are you ready to increase your home’s energy efficiency? Did you know being a homeowner can help you contribute to improving the environment? Even little things can make a big difference. And, it’s no surprise, larger changes have more impact on the environment, and many changes increase your home’s energy efficiency and decreases your monthly Continue Reading »

EcoAction Arlington Idling Survey Results in Honor of Air Quality Awareness Week

Posted on May 3, 2016

This week – May 2-6- is Air Quality Awareness Week! This year, Arlington is again receiving a grade of F for its air quality from the American Lung Association. In response to parent concerns about vehicle idling at and around schools and a recent rise in asthma among Arlington County elementary students, EcoAction Arlington circulated Continue Reading »