April – June 2015
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.
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!
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!
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.
2015 is the year of amphibians and reptiles in Arlington! Become a citizen scientist and help County naturalists survey the County for amphibians and reptiles, and document what we find for the county records! Adults and teens. Training sessions will be held on March 19 and May 7 (highly recommended).
Check in 9am; Race start 10am. More than a Trail Run! Festivities include a “real” turtle race, educational booths, games and fun for the whole family! Proceeds from the race help the nature center rehabilitate injured turtles and wildlife until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild. This is a chip-timed race on a certified course. Adults $30; Kids 12 and under $15.
Come on this tour to get inspiration and ideas to go green at home! The 13th annual tour will include a mixture of new green homes, green renovations, and watershed-friendly gardens. See homes featuring energy efficient technologies, solar elements, water saving technologies, native plants, rain gardens, and rain barrels, wildlife habitat, and more! This tour is sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and Arlington County DES. The tour brochure with locations will be online at www.arlingtonenvironment.org by May 15th.
A guided biking tour will be available for this event. Registration for the bike tour will be available online by May 1st atwww.arlingtonenvironment.org