Going Green in Alexandria!

There's nothing like a warm weekend of outdoor activities to make you appreciate how beautiful Alexandria really is. From taking photos of the cherry blossoms to biking on the Mount Vernon Trail to bird watching by the Potomac River, Alexandria is full of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

As we approach Earth Day on April 22, these outdoor activities are all reminders of the importance of taking care of our environment.

In the coming month, there are many ways to be green in Alexandria, including Earth Day celebrations, workshops, and biking to work. Here are a few upcoming eco-friendly activities: 

ACTion Alexandria Presents The Green Idea Challenge: How would you make Alexandria a greener more sustainable place to live? Submit your idea for a chance to win up to $5000 in funding to put your idea into action. 

Share a Photo of How You Celebrate the Outdoors: Submit a photo before April 25 to be entered into a prize drawing at Alexandria Earth Day!

Alexandria Earth Day: Are You An Eco-Citizen? Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Alexandria at Ben Brenman Park on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00am-2:00pm. 

Early Childhood Outside: The Arts in Nature: What better place for learning through the arts than the outdoors? Enjoy hands on learning stations including an Earth Loom on Saturday, April 26 from 8:30am-1pm at Westlawn Elementary School, 3200 Westley Road, Falls Church. 

Drug Take Back Day at Police Head Quarters: Dispose of unwanted and expired prescriptions medications safely at a convenient location on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-2pm at Police Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Ave. or at Del Ray Pharmacy, 2204 Mount Vernon Ave. 

Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop: Learn how to build your own rain barrel on Saturday, May 3 from 9:00am-11:00am at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. 

Bike to Work Day: Register for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 16 and stop by one of 79 pit stops throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia for free refreshments, a chance to win a new bike, and snag a free t-shirt. 

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