Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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2018 EcoAction Arlington Events

 

Clean Air Community Forum

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018Clean air words and sky
Time: 7-8:15 p.m.
Location: Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington

Come learn about the impact of vehicle idling on children’s health and the environment and find out how you can make a difference!

The forum will include:

  • Networking and snacks
  • An  overview of the economic, environmental and health costs of idling
  • A  discussion of opportunities for action in schools and the wider Arlington community

Attendees will leave with knowledge about vehicle idling, initiatives in other schools and communities, and ideas for strategies to pursue here in Arlington.

All are welcome. Supervised children may attend. The presentation is geared toward adults. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Environmental Health & Asthma Subcommittee (EHAS) of the APS School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) and EcoAction Arlington.

More information and RSVP: tinyurl.com/arlingtoncleanair.

 

Green Home and Garden Tour

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Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Location: Various locations in Arlington

Come on this tour to get inspiration and ideas to go green at home! The 16th annual tour will include a mixture of new green homes, green renovations, and watershed-friendly gardens. See homes and gardens featuring energy efficient technologies, solar power, water saving technologies, native plants, rain gardens, and rain barrels, wildlife habitat, and more!

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand at the in-person registration site (in front of Walter Reed Community Center) to share information on sustainable landscape management practices and answer questions about native plants, storm water management, and soil nutrient management. 

Tickets are $5 per person. All proceeds benefit local conservation activities. 

Registration options:

  • Register online to receive the tour brochure and maps via email. Online registration will close at noon on Friday, June 1. We will email tour materials to registrants starting May 30. 
  • Register onsite on June 3 at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street S.,  from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This tour is sponsored by EcoAction Arlington, the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services (Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy and the Green Home Choice Program), and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.

 

Summer Solstice Cleanup and Picnic

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Summer Sunset
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Location: Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St, Arlington

Come join EcoAction Arlington for our Summer Solstice Celebration! Volunteers will have a variety of service projects including trash and litter cleanup and invasive plant removal. There will also be a picnic immediately following so stay for food and fun! We are asking for a donation of $5 for the picnic, per person. Register here

 

 2018 EcoExtravaganza

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

Event Time: 7-9 p.m. 

VIP Event: 6:30-7 p.m.

Location: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Sample Arlington’s local cuisine and drinks and celebrate 40 years of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment with fellow environmental enthusiasts at the 2018 EcoExtravaganza as we begin a new chapter as EcoAction Arlington. Visit our tickets page.

 
 
 

Save the Date for Upcoming Events 

  • August 17-19. EcoAction Arlington at the Arlington County Fair. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd St S, Arlington, VA 22204.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. EcoAction Arlington Movie Night. Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204.

All upcoming events are subject to change. Please check back for updated details.
 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

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.