Alexandria Earth Day

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Mark Your Calendar for Alexandria Earth Day 2018!

Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park
1005 Mt. Vernon Ave.

This year's theme: Local Action, Global Impact.

2018 Earth Day poster The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages! This event will also feature the Upcycling Showcase, where students will show their creative interpretations of Earth Day through literature, fashion, visual arts and performing arts. 

Leave Your Car at Home!

The public is encouraged to take public transit, walk or bike to the event.

Take DASH to Earth Day! 

DASH will be offering free rides for the Earth Day Event on DASH AT2, AT5, AT8 or AT10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.  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 www.dashbus.com

Bike to Earth Day!

Want to get to Earth Day in a sustainable way? Take a bike train! There are five coming to and going from different parts of the City, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle, and the West End.

Interested? E-mail your name, age, and the train you want to ride to Wisdom Gbediame at wisdom.gbediame@alexandriava.gov. Include the words "BIKE TRAIN INTEREST" in the subject line.  Please also confirm that you are comfortable riding with a group on the street.

The bike trains are as follows:

Bike Train Starting Point 
Cameron Station Zephyr Cameron Station
Velocity Velo-Star Velocity Coop (2111 Mt. Vernon Ave. in Del Ray)
Phoenix Creeper Casa Chirilagua in Arlandria
Old Town Express Market Square (in front of City Hall at 301 King St.)
Carlyle Cannonball Dulaney St. and Ballenger St. (in front of Patent and Trademark Office Building)

Bicyclists may visit alexandriava.gov/Bicycling for the City's Bike Map, which features Alexandria's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking. Bicyclye to the event following the Potomac Yard Pedestrian Trail.

Food Vendors!

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


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The Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award honors and recognizes Alexandrians who demonstrate a commitment to protecting the natural environment and keeping the City green. The winner is announced at the annual Alexandria Earth Day event.


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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.


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


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Take a look at the opportunities listed and then visit alexandriava.gov/Volunteer to connect to the City of Alexandria volunteer site and complete a Volunteer Application for the job and shift you prefer (scroll to the "Special Events Earth Day" opportunities listed on page two). Final assignments and instructions will be sent via email in mid-April.



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Youth and family activities planned for the 2018 Earth Day celebration


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Photos from Alexandria Earth Day events and activities.


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For general inquiries on Alexandria Earth Day, or to help sponsor the event, please contact Eldon Boes, Committee Chair at boes509@comcast.net.



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