Earth Day Events & Activities

Check out all the great activities happening at Alexandria Earth Day!

Page updated on Jan 10, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Youth Activities


2018 Earth Day Artwork Contest Guidelines

Alexandria students in grades K-12 are invited to design artwork to help publicize Alexandria's 2018 Earth Day Celebration: Local Action, Global Impact. The winning artwork will be printed on Earth Day t-shirts, reusable shopping bags, posters and fliers. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 26, 2018. Please submit to UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, in the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. 

2018 fashion show

The Earth Day Planning Committee is excited to provide individuals an opportunity to showcase unique fashion trends and express their creativity while increasing their knowledge of the importance of repurposing old garments or discarded items into fabulous, fashionable items to help reinforce the Earth Day theme of Local Action, Global Impact. Discarded items such as CDs or surplus tote bags can be recycled and transformed into a fashion garment/accessory, or an old clothing item can be upcycled into a new garment; e.g., men's ties into a skirt. How does creatively reusing/recycling in these ways help promote environmental awareness and sustain our planet Earth?

Calling All Scouts and Kids of All Ages! - Get Involved and Earn a Merit Badge

Complete at least three activities from our Local Action, Global Impact idea list to earn your free Alexandria Earth Day badge. Check back for badge guidelines in early 2018.

Please check back soon for additional environmental activities!