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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.

May 4 Mon
Tried and True Native Plants Part 1 and Part 2
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

These hardy and beautiful native perennials take a licking and keep on ticking. Learn about how to use them in our landscape.  Our partnership with the Plant NoVA Natives builds on the Sustainable Landscape education materials developed by VCE Master Gardeners that can be seen here.

May 9 Sat
Reptile & Amphibian Bio-Blitz
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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).   

May 16 Sat
Turtle Trot 5K @ Lower Bluemont Park Picnic Shelter, North 4th St Entrance
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

Jun 7 Sun
Green Home and Garden Tour
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 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