Announcing the Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge



How would you make Alexandria a greener, more sustainable community?

Eco-City Alexandria, Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission, and ACTion Alexandria have teamed up to launch the Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge. We asked Alexandria citizens to share their ideas for creating a greener, more sustainable community.

All the ideas have been submitted and now it's time to vote for the winners!



The best three citizen ideas will win a total of $500 in cash prizes and a chance at $2,000 in mini grants to turn their Green Idea into a reality.

  • First Prize: $275.00
  • Second Prize: $150.00 
  • Third Prize: $75.00

How Do I Vote? 

  • Vote for your own Idea and ask others to vote for it as well.
  • You can vote 3 times in the Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge. You can allocate your 3 votes any way you wish. Online voting is one factor used to pick the winners.

Voting ends Friday April 6, 2012

Judging Criteria

The best ideas will:

  • Take under $1,000 to implement
  • Be community or neighborhood focused and grassroots oriented
  • Not require City resources to implement.
  • Special consideration will be given to ideas that target and/or incorporate youth.

Prizes will be awarded by the Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge panel of judges based upon the number of votes received on ACTion Alexandria and how relevant and actionable an idea is.

Up to an additional $2,000 in mini grants will also be awarded to ideas that can be turned into community action. The Alexandria Green Ideas panel of judges will work with citizens who submitted action able ideas to create an implementation plan. Projects that receive grants must be completed by December 31st, 2012.

*Anyone aged 18 can submit an idea in the Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge. 

Please review the contest rules.

Important Dates

  • April 6, 2012: Last day of voting
  • April 18, 2012: Winners announced on ACTion Alexandria
  • April 21, 2012:  Winners announced at Alexandria Earth Day celebration


The Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge is possible thanks to the of the Dominion Foundation.


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