Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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2018 EcoAction Arlington Events

EcoAction Arlington Movie Night

The Clean Bin Project MovieDate: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. Doors open
             7:30 p.m. Film begins

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

EcoAction Arlington is hosting a screening of the film, “The Clean Bin Project” about a competition to live zero waste for one-year. An indepth discussion will follow the film on the topic of waste issues led by Erik Grabowsky of the Arlington County Solid Waste Bureau.

Tickets: $10 / $5 for students. All students under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.
 
Buy tickets here.

 

Fall Native Seed Collection at Lubber Run Park

Fall Seed Collection at Lubber Run Park 2018Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Lubber Run Park, N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street, Arlington

Each Fall EcoAction Arlington works with Potomac Conservancy’s Growing Native program to collect acorns and other tree seeds that help replenish the state’s supply of native seedlings. The collecting of native seeds supports the replanting of trees in areas that border our streams to prevent polluted runoff from entering our streams and creeks. Native seeds also ensure diversity of our trees, improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Our region loses 100 acres of forest each day, and we hope you’ll join us at Lubber Run Park on September 29 as we work to make Arlington’s environment more sustainable.

Please register here.

 

Seventh Annual Arlington Fun Ride

Fun Ride 2018Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Details available via the link below.

Take a scenic bike ride on the 7th Annual Arlington Fun Ride on Saturday, October 13. Bring the family along and experience biking on the paved, multi-use trails of the “Arlington Loop.” You can also enjoy the ride from a variety of starting points, including a three-mile trail that is more suitable for riders 10-years old or younger. Environmental challenges will be available with a chance to win raffle entries. Sponsored by Phoenix Bikes in partnership with EcoAction Arlington. Learn more about the Arlington Fun Ride 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.

 

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.