Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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2018-2019 EcoAction Arlington Events

Gifts That Give Hope

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Event Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Arlington Science Focus, 1501 N Lincoln St, Arlington

This event puts a new spin on gift-giving. The concept is simple: Make a donation to a locally-based nonprofit, personalize a Gifts That Give Hope greeting card for a loved one, and give that act of kindness as a gift. EcoAction Arlington is honored to be one of the featured nonprofits.

More information.

EcoFilm: Idle Threat Screening

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Event Time: 4:00 p.m. – Social and Networking. 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – Film and Discussion

Location: Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington

Join EcoAction Arlington for a free film screening and discussion. Idle Threat looks at one man’s struggle to improve public health by raising awareness about idling’s impact, starting in New York City. Against all odds, he succeeds, helping improve local air quality, and in the process gains worldwide recognition for the anti-idling cause. This event will include a social with light refreshments from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. and a discussion following the film.

Thanks to a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, we are pleased to offer teachers, informal educators, and parent volunteers free copies of Big Nose, Big City, a children’s book about idling, to everyone who reserves their space by January 6. We are also offering mini-grants for school-based projects related to improving air quality and community health.

Reserve your space.

Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service 

MLK Day of ServiceDate: Monday, January 21, 2019

Event Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: Barcroft Park, 4200 S Four Mile Run Drive 

Celebrate MLK’s birthday by joining fellow EcoAction Arlington volunteers and community members in a morning of service cleaning up trash and debris in the park and stream, and along Four Mile Run Drive. 

We meet at the restroom/refreshment kiosk near the baseball field; there will be a directional sign in the parking lot. Please dress for the weather (with waterproof shoes if you plan to go into the stream) and bring a reusable water bottle. All are welcome. We will provide supplies and snacks.

Please register.


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.