Alexandria Earth Day 2023
Invest in Our Planet: Practicing Sustainability
Let’s Celebrate our Earth! This year, the City of Alexandria is celebrating Earth Day 2023 throughout the month of April.
Join us as we commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day with a month full of environmentally focused events, activities, and online initiatives that center on the Eco-City Vision in which Alexandria’s residents, businesses, and City government participate in a vibrant community that is always mindful of the needs and lifestyle of the generations to come. We all need to do our part and what better way than through fun, educational, and engaging opportunities.
Coming Soon! 2023 Earth Month Calendar of Events
Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award
Nominations are open for the 2023 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award.
Submit your nomination today! The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and AlexRenew are seeking nominees for the 2023 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 17. The award will be presented to this year’s recipient on Sunday, April 23 at the Del Ray GardenFest. Visit the Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award page for information about the eligibility criteria, nomination requirements, and selection process.
Earth Day Student Artwork
For Earth Day 2023, the City of Alexandria is partnering with Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) to showcase sustainability-themed student artwork. Artists from kindergarten to 8th grade are creating works based on their interpretation of the 2023 Earth Day theme, "Invest in Our Planet, Practicing Sustainability." A gallery of the works will be displayed in the Vola Lawson Lobby at City Hall during the month of April.
Photo Gallery from Earth Day 2022
Check out photos from last year's Earth month that was full of fun, educational, and engaging opportunities.