Earth Day Events & Activities

Fashion show, badge program, and other great family-friendly activities happening at Alexandria Earth Day!

Page updated on Mar 20, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Youth Activities

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.

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   


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?


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