March – April 2015
The Home Show is a convenient way to learn about remodeling and improving your home from a wide variety of top-rated companies. There will also be information on gardening for wildlife, improving your soil, how to replace your lawn with a garden, growing your own vegetables, and organic lawn care.
“Combating Climate Change: From Policy to Practical Action,” will move from the global to state and local levels to discuss what’s happening to address this critical issue. Hear from Andrea McGimsey, with the Climate Reality Project, learn about Arlington’s participation in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, hear an overview of ACE goals and events for 2015, ACE board of director elections, and refreshments.
Come learn what sustainable gardening is all about! You’ll learn the basics of creating a beautiful, sustainable yard using native plants and methods that reduce resources, time and money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.