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Apr 11 Sat
Potomac Watershed Cleanup @ ACE Volunteers Meet Up
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join ACE in the 27th annual watershed cleanup, in partnership with the Alice Ferguson Foundation with more than 500 sites across the watershed. ACE volunteers will meet at N. Glebe and Chain Bridge Roads to remove trash and debris from along the trail and river.

Apr 15 Wed
Plastic Paradise Screening @ Arlington Cinema and Draft House
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Doors open 6:30pm; film starts 7:30pm

Join us for a screening and discussion of the award-winning film “Plastic Paradise,” which illustrates how “every single piece of plastic that has ever been created is still somewhere on our planet.” The film follows Angela as she interviews scientists and health experts, confronts petrochemical sales people and highlights the efforts of environmentalists and legislators who are trying to address this pervasive problem. 

Apr 17 Fri
WalkArlington’s Crystal City Walkabout @ Crystal City Metro Station
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Celebrate the arrival of spring on foot with a lunchtime Walkabout in Crystal City. Hosted by WalkArlington and the Crystal City BID, the Walkabout highlights the unique array of artwork, cafés, boutiques, green spaces, and gathering places this lively urban village has to offer.  Rain or shine. Free; open to all ages. Registration not required. Meet at Crystal City Metro entrance (street level), 18th and Bell Streets.

Apr 18 Sat
Do the Light Switch! @ E-CARE @ Thomas Jefferson Middle School
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

AIRE will be on hand at the Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event — E-CARE — with free LED bulbs to exchange for old incandescent or CFL bulbs. At E-CARE, Arlington residents can safely dispose of household hazardous materials and recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes, clothing, and more.

While supplies last!

E-CARE @ Thomas Jefferson Middle School
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Dispose of hazardous household materials, computer monitors, and televisions ($15 fee for computers and a $20 fee for televisions), and recycle small metal items, electronics, shoes, clothes, linens and more! Serviceable bikes will be collected by Bikes for the World (BfW) to be sent to countries where they are needed for basic transportation.  E-CARE is open to Arlington residents and employees only; bring your ID.  Commercial or business waste will not be accepted.

Apr 21 Tue
Sustainable Home Renovations @ Walter Reed Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room A
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that you can reduce your energy bills and increase comfort while making your home beautiful?  Join the Arlington County Green Home Choice Program Manager to learn about how even a small renovation projects like a bathroom, kitchen, or basement can reduce energy and water consumption and make your home more comfortable and sustainable. 

Apr 22 Wed
Do the Light Switch! @ Power Purge & Shred
7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Find AIRE at the Power Purge & Shred in Crystal City and exchange your old incandescent or CFL bulb for a free LED bulb. Residents and business owners can bring unwanted documents, electronics, and paints to this event for safe and secure disposal and recycling.

While supplies last!

Apr 25 Sat
Do the Light Switch! @ Arlington Farmers Market
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stop by the AIRE stand at the Arlington Farmers Market to exchange your old incandescent or CFL bulb for a free LED bulb. More than 30 market vendors offer local produce and products each Saturday in the Arlington County Courthouse parking lot.

While supplies last!

Long Branch Nature Center Native Plant Sale @ Long Branch Nature Center
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to beautify your yard while also making a home for birds and butterflies?  Then it’s time to go Native! We are offering a great selection of plants that are accustomed to local climate and wildlife. Pre-order your plants today at either nature center or you can order online.


Go Gaga for Green @ Mason’s Founders Hall
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly sustainability celebration with food, fun, the rain barrel silent auction and live entertainment—including student performers from both Arlington Public Schools and George Mason University. Proceeds will benefit three worthy organizations that support educational programs and energy efficiency for low income families.