Events and Volunteer Opportunities


Upcoming Events

EcoAction Arlington greatly values our volunteers and your health and safety is extremely important to us. At this time, we are adhering to the guidance of practicing social distancing, so we have decided to cancel or postpone our events through April 30. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and will continue to make proactive decisions that are grounded in care for our members, volunteers, our staff and the community. As the situation continues to evolve, we may make some more changes. Updates will be posted on this page as they become available.


CANCELLED: The Four Rs with the ABCs – Follow Up Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 24

Time: 7-8:45pm  

Location: Nottingham Elementary School, 5900 Little Falls Road, Arlington

Interested in working with Arlington schools to help reduce waste? The R4 Action Group of EcoAction Arlington invites parents, students, teachers, administrators, and environmentalists to meet and share ideas, issues and solutions on sustainability within APS. As a follow up to our November 2019 meeting, this event will focus on the work we have done with/within Arlington schools to help reduce waste. All are welcome, even if you didn’t attend the November meeting. Let’s build on our success and reduce waste at all levels: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, ROT!

More information: [email protected].


Cancelled: Earth Day Cleanup

This event has been cancelled. As of now, we plan to schedule a clean up on June 6 in honor of Clean the Bay Day. Please check back for updates.

Plogging

Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: Bon Air Park Shelter, 850 N. Lexington Street, Arlington

This Earth Day come out to the park and get connected with the community and EcoAction Arlington to help keep litter, especially harmful plastics, out of our natural places and streams. 
This event is part of the Alice Ferguson Foundationā€˜s Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup. Please bring a reusable water bottle. We meet at the Bon Air Park Shelter. Snacks and supplies provided.


Postponed: EcoAction Arlington Earth Day Breakfast

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Earth Day Breakfast will be postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

Earth Day Breakfast 2020

Friday, April 24

Time: 7:30-9 a.m.

Location: Navy League, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington

Please join EcoAction Arlington to discuss environmental justice in Virginia with our featured speaker, Karen Campblin, Environmental Justice Chair, Virginia State Conference NAACP. We will also share an update on our programs and initiatives and how businesses and organizations can partner with us to build connectivity for sustainability goals.
Registration of $35 includes breakfast with coffee, tea, and juice.

2020 Calendar Of Events

Sunday, June 7 – Green Home & Garden Tour

Friday, June 19 – Summer Solstice Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 12 – International Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, Sept. 26 – Native Seed Collection


Attention high school seniors – if you’re looking for a senior experience project, please read our internship announcement.


Ongoing 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.

Adopt-a-Street

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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.