News & Updates

Updates to the Arlington County Community Energy Plan

Posted on September 13, 2019

Congratulations to Arlington County on the upcoming vote on the updated Community Energy Plan at the September 21 Arlington County Board meeting. The updated plan includes a commitment to 100% clean, renewable electricity community-wide by 2035! This is a huge step forward for clean energy for our Arlington community and our planet. Please join EcoAction Arlington, the Sierra Club, and other Continue Reading »

EcoAction Arlington Executive Director Joins Conversation on Implementing Environmental Plans

Posted on May 23, 2019

EcoAction Arlington Executive Director, Elenor Hodges, joined Arlington County Board member Erik Gutshall, Sam Gomber from the Union of Concerned Scientists, Larry Zaragoza from the Environmental Quality Advisory Council in Fairfax County, and Greg Farley of Washington College for “In Conversation” at AIM Studio on April 22, 2019, to discuss the implementation of environmental action Continue Reading »

The Dangers of Idling

Posted on May 2, 2019

Idling is one of the most widespread yet ignored environmental challenges facing our communities today. The consequences can be immense  on the environment, our families, and our wallets. Parents sit in cars idling while they wait to pick up their children from school, and many trucks and buses idle  for hours on end. Obviously, no Continue Reading »

Andy Shallal of Busboys and Poets Featured at 40th Anniversary Event

Posted on August 30, 2018

We’re honored to announce that Andy Shallal, founder and CEO of Busboys and Poets, will be providing welcoming remarks at our 40th anniversary EcoExtravaganza celebration on Friday, October 19 at the Arlington Arts Center. Andy’s vision in building the Busboys and Poets restaurants in DC, Virginia and Maryland has resulted in gathering spaces that are critical institutions Continue Reading »

Washington Nationals GreenSlam Fundraiser Supports Environmental Causes

Posted on July 24, 2018

Enjoy a night out at the ballpark and support EcoAction Arlington at the Washington Nationals ‘GreenSlam’ fundraiser night. The Nationals are taking on the Philadelphia Phillies, and your support of ‘GreenSlam’ can help EcoAction Arlington continue fighting climate change and protecting our environment. By purchasing your ticket for the Nationals vs. Phillies game on ‘GreenSlam’ Continue Reading »

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 »