Alexandria Earth Day

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Mark your calendar for Alexandria Earth Day 2016!

This year's celebration will be held at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year's theme is Choose to Reuse - Your Choices Matter. The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages!

This year's event will also feature the Upcycling Showcase, where students will showcase their creative interpretation of Earth day through literature, fashion, visual arts and performing arts.

Leave Your Car at Home this Earth Day! - The public is encouraged to take public transit, walk or bike to the event!

DASH will be offering free rides for the Earth Day Event on DASH AT2, AT5 or AT10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Click on the passes below to print and present to the driver for your free ride! One set of passes per rider. For DASH route and schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit

Take the Metrorail Yellow or Blue lines to the Braddock Road Station located nearby.

Bicyclists may visit the City's Bike Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bike ways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.  Bicycle to the event following the Potomac Yard Pedestrian Cyclist Trail. 

Food Vendors!

Alexandria Earth Day is pleased to have the following food trucks and local businesses providing food and beverages for sale at this year’s event:


The City of Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises will announce the winner of the Eighth Annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award at this year’s Alexandria Earth Day event on Saturday, April 30 at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park.


The success of Alexandria Earth Day largely depends on charitable contributions from businesses and individuals in our community! To become a sponsor, please complete the Sponsorship Form and return as directed.


Exhibitors include City Departments, business and non-profit organizations and include a variety of educational displays, plants, games and even live animals!


Volunteers Still Needed!

Take a look at the list of opportunities listed and once you have chosen an activity, click here to connect to the Volunteer Alexandria Website type in “Earth Day” to complete a Volunteer Application for the shift you prefer. Final assignments and instructions will be sent via email in mid-April.


Check out all the great events happening at Alexandria Earth Day and elsewhere around the City!


Photos from Alexandria Earth Day events and activities.


For general inquiries on Alexandria Earth Day, or to help sponsor the event, please contact Natasha Andersen, Committee Chair at