Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with EcoAction Arlington on an ongoing basis? Then please take a moment to complete our volunteer application. The application enables us to collect information about your skills and interests so that we are better able to match you with our volunteer needs leading to a more fulfilling experience for all. We’ll send you notices about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities that might be a good fit. Please complete the application today.

Movie Screening – The Economics of Happiness

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington

With the world moving forward and corporations gaining more money and power in our everyday lives, many citizens are finding themselves questioning where to draw the line and how they can make significant change in their economy. How do we stop the consolidation of global power at the top? How do we show that we want a re-regulation of trade and finance?

The answer is to have communities come together and invest in an economics of localization. Listen to a multitude of voices, including the former Prime Minister of Tibet’s government in exile Samdhong Rinpoche, share their opinions on how to prevent increasing globalization by companies and what people can do to help. Adopting this new practice will not only help our world heal but also help ourselves feel better and alleviated from the pressures of work, knowing that we are inspiring change.

Tickets are $10. All students or those under 21 must be accompanied by a parent. You can purchase tickets here.

International Coastal Cleanup

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon

Location: Barcroft Park, 4200 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington

EcoAction Arlington is once again partnering with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup and Clean Virginia Waterways. We will clean up Four Mile Run and the park and conduct at trash tally so that we can measure types of trash over time.

Join us at one of Arlington’s favorite parks; groups, families, and individuals are all welcome. Please bring a reusable water bottle and shoes/boots that may get wet. Please register here.

Fall Seed Collection for Reforestation Projects

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Lubber Run Park, 200 N Columbus St , Arlington

Join EcoAction Arlington in collecting acorns and other tree seeds in coordination with the Potomac Conservancy’s Growing Native Program. Collected seeds are sent to Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) nurseries to be grown into tree seedlings which are then used in native forest restoration projects.

We will identify trees and their seeds as we collect them and then bag and label them for transport to the VDOF. This is a wonderful project for families, children, and anyone interested in trees and replenishing our forests. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. Registration may be found here.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities



Please also consider getting involved with the Adopt-a-Street program through which you can help to keep your community clean by supporting litter control on a section of an Arlington Street. Learn more about how you can Adopt-a-Street through Arlington County.