Calling All Scouts and Kids of All Ages! - Get Involved and Earn a Badge
Volunteer two hours or more in the activities from our Local Action, Global Impact idea list to earn your free Alexandria Earth Day badge!Volunteer at Alexandria Earth Day on April 28; opportunities are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Exhibit at the Alexandria Earth Day event on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Register by March 30)
- Participate in the Trashin’ Fashion Show at Alexandria Earth Day on April 28 (Read the contest guidelines and enter)
- Participate in an educational tour or field trip at one of the following locations:
- Participate in a shoreline cleanup: Sign up for the April 14 Potomac Watershed Cleanup
- Organize a drive to collect and donate used goods to an Alexandria-based organization
- Volunteer at a farmer's market composting station (ages 10+); contact Josh Etim, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request
- Write environmental advocacy letters to elected officials or speak at an event
Once you've completed the required hours, please fill out the Earth Day Badge Program form and mail or email it to:
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center
Attn: Earth Day Badge Program
1100 Wythe St. #25334
Alexandria, VA 22313
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?
2018 EARTH DAY ART CONTEST
The 2018 art contest has closed. Thanks for your submissions!
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 Earth Day Artwork Contest Guidelines