Arlington Celebrates Earth Week

  • Public invited to free events around the County
  • Recycling, energy scavenger hunt, Green Living Expo
  • Bluemont/Bon Air walkabout with County Board Chairman

ARLINGTON, VA – Join Arlington County officials and staff as we mark Earth Day 2013 with free events around the County and renew our commitment to protecting our environment. Have fun while you learn how you can make your community, and your life, just a little bit greener.

Sat., April 20 – @Thomas Jefferson Middle School – The is a biannual event where Arlington residents can safely dispose of household hazardous materials, and recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes, clothing, bed frames, and much more.

Sun., April 21 – Green Living Expo and Community Earth Week Fair @ George Mason University Founders Hall – The fair will feature eco-friendly exhibits showcasing ways to live a green lifestyle, including energy conservation, sustainable food and eco-friendly transportation and more.

Sat., April 27 – AIRE/Energy Scavenger Hunt: Crystal City @ The Landing in the Crystal City Underground Shops – Bring a team or compete as an individual to hunt energy-saving measures in Crystal City. We'll provide you with tips and clues to get you from point to point and you'll collect energy saving answers and prizes. All finishers will be entered for a chance to win one of four $25 gift cards to the Crystal City Shops.

Sun., April 28 – Bluemont/Bon Air Walkabout @ Fields Park – After a week of showing your commitment to the environment, get outside and enjoy it with the second in WalkArlington's series of homegrown Walk Friendly Community Walkabouts. Join Arlington County Board Chairman J. Walter Tejada and the local residents who helped develop the route for a guided walking tour of this multi-faceted neighborhood.

For more information about Arlington's efforts to preserve our resources and protect our environment, visit

Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.