For Immediate Release: April 2, 2012
City of Alexandria to Host 19th Annual Alexandria Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 - 2nd Annual Trashion Fashion
The City of Alexandria will host the 19th Annual Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is "Eco-City Alexandria” highlighted by the 2nd Annual Trashion Fashion Show which will feature students from the Alexandria City Public Schools showing their upcycling creations by modeling fashions created by them from recycled materials; as well as songs and art. The show will take place throughout the event.
Earth Day features City agencies and organizations dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Explore a new hybrid Trolley or DASH bus and other green vehicles. Exhibitors will provide environmental educational activities for the whole family which invoke the spirit of Earth Day. Additional activities include the Annual Earth Day Tree Sale; The Green Building Resource Center Tent featuring green building learning sessions; live animal exhibits; a celebration of Nature Poetry by the City Poet Laureate, Amy Young; live music by the T. C. Williams High School Jazz Band; the Fourth Annual Ellen Pickering Award presentation and the Arbor Day tree planting. Admission is free, food and beverages will be for sale.
Alexandria Earth Day is based on the need to promote education and lead us all to a green and sustainable future, in keeping with the goals of the Eco-City Alexandria Initiative. In addition, the Alexandria Earth Day Committee has committed to making this event a zero-waste and carbon neutral. For additional information on Alexandria Earth Day and both the Green Building Workshops and the Spring Tree Sale, visit alexearthday.org.
The City’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, and the Environmental Policy Commission, are sponsoring the Earth Day Celebration.
The public is encouraged to take public transit, walk or bike to the event. Ben Brenman Park is served by DASH and Metrobus transit lines. For DASH route and schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit dashbus.com. For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit wmata.com.
Bicyclists may visit alexandriava.gov/localmotion for the City's Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.
Additional parking will be available at the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, located at 435 Ferdinand Day Drive.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, located at 435 Ferdinand Day Dr. For additional information on Earth Day Activities, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or the Special Events Office at 703.746.5418.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Maureen Sturgill at 703.746.5420 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.