News & Updates

Event: Building a Smart City

Posted on September 10, 2015

From our friends at Leaders in Energy … Are you wondering what makes a “smart city” and why cities are interested in achieving this designation? A number of urban centers around the world are turning themselves into smart cities by using technology to track what’s happening in the city to help improve the quality of Continue Reading »

Fall is a Great Time to Go Native

Posted on September 8, 2015

Sure, there’s still a good bit of summer left, especially with the high temps this week. But, fall is right around the corner and it’s never too early to start planning. Fall is a great time to go native! Here are a few resources so you can start planning for fall today:     Fall Continue Reading »

Energy Masters Volunteer Training Program Expands to Alexandria

Posted on August 19, 2015

Energy Masters Volunteer Training Program Expands to Alexandria The award-winning Energy Masters program, which trains volunteers in energy efficiency, water conservation, and community education and outreach, is expanding to Alexandria. Alexandria joins program partners EcoAction Arlington , Arlington Thrive, and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) in developing a corps of volunteers who, upon completion of an Continue Reading »

Get Active with EcoAction Arlington in August: County Fair, Energy Masters and More

Posted on August 6, 2015

Get Active with EcoAction Arlington in August Join EcoAction Arlington (and Volunteer with Us) at the Arlington County Fair! August 7 – 9 Thomas Jefferson Community Center 3501 Second Street South The Arlington County Fair is one of the largest, free events on the East coast and has been providing quality entertainment for more than Continue Reading »

Energy Masters Volunteers

Apply to Become an Energy Master Today!

Posted on July 31, 2015

Become an Energy Master! Modeled after the successful master gardeners training program, the award-winning Energy Masters program trains corps of volunteers in energy efficiency and water conservation techniques and in community education and outreach. Once trained, volunteers contribute 40 hours of community service over the course of a year, at which point they become certified. Continue Reading »

Tips for Sustainable Landscaping

Posted on June 22, 2015

Tips for Sustainable Landscaping Sustainable landscaping is a set of practices that work with nature to sustain local wildlife, conserve energy and water, improve air and water quality, and provide pleasure to the owners.’  In contrast to traditional landscape practices that highlight ornamental value, sustainable landscaping is driven by mindful choices of design, plant selection, Continue Reading »

Help Reduce Pet Waste … and Spread the Word

Posted on June 19, 2015

Help Reduce Pet Waste … and Spread the Word Did you know that Four Mile Run is listed as impaired for bacteria? As part of the implementation plan to clean up Four Mile Run, proper disposal of pet waste was identified as one of the four bacteria prevention methods. Efforts are underway in the county Continue Reading »

Read All About It: “Making Power While the Sun Shines”

Posted on June 17, 2015

Curious about the state and progress of solar power in Arlington. Enjoy this article that recently appeared in Connection Newspapers. Learn what EcoAction Arlington, Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) and VA SUN are doing to bring solar to Arlington.

LED Bulb Swap Events – Be Smart, Think LED!

Posted on June 12, 2015

Be Smart, Think LED! Participate in an Upcoming LED Bulb Swap Event Ready to switch to the most efficient, durable, versatile light bulb available today? Bring an old incandescent bulb to a light swap events, and AIRE will give you an LED bulb* ‘” a $7 value ‘” for free! One per household; while supplies Continue Reading »

Green Home and Garden Tour – Sunday, June 7

Posted on May 21, 2015

Join us at the Green Home and Garden Tour on Sunday, June 7th The tour will include a mixture of new green homes, green renovations, and watershed-friendly gardens from Arlington County’s’ Green Home Choice‘ and’ StormwaterWise Landscapes‘ programs. Join us to … Tour local green homes and environmentally-friendly gardens. Talk with local residents about their experiences greening their homes Continue Reading »