What's Your Green Idea for Alexandria?

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Ends on:Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 11:59pm

CONGRATULATIONS GREEN IDEA CHALLENGE WINNERS! 

VIEW THE WINNING PROJECTS HERE!

Starting on April 22, ACTion is asking for your ideas for making Alexandria a greener, more sustainable place to live, work, and play. A total of $5000 from the Dominion Foundation will be awarded. Submitted ideas will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and the winning ideas will be awarded up to $2000 each.


Download the Green Ideas Challenge Flyer

What: Your ideas for making Alexandria greener! 

When: Submit your ideas from April 22 (Earth Day!) to May 16 (DEADLINE EXTENDED!). Then tell your friends to support your idea from May 17-May 31! (The number of supports an idea receives is only one of the factors considered by the judging panel, and decisions will not be made solely based on supports). Winners will be announced in early June. 

Where: Click on Add Idea to submit your idea! 

How: Submit your idea to be reviewed by a panel of judges. Winning ideas will receive up to $2000 each in grant money from the Dominion Foundation. 

Why: Together, we can make Alexandria an even better place to live, work, and play!

Click here to view past green ideas

The best ideas will: 

  • Take $2,000 or less to implement
  • Be implemented in Alexandria and be community or neighborhood focused
  • Not require City resources to implement
  • Special consideration will be given to ideas that target and/or incorporate youth
  • (The number of supports an idea receives is only one of the factors considered by the judging panel). 

Please include the following in your idea: 

  • A description of the project, including location and resources needed. 
  • The estimated cost of the project.
  • How long the project would take to be implemented. 
  • Who the beneficiaries of the project will be. 


Questions? Call 703-739-7778 or email kerrin.epstein@actforalexandria.org 

Thank you!

Add Your Solution

Ideas

Matthew Shuster
5/8/2014

Convert the pool and parking lot at the corner of Commonwealth and Mt. Vernon to a spray park, like those found in Arlington and Fairfax County. It would provide a great cooling-off spot for kids and would encourage more pedestrian traffic...

2 Supports
Kirsten Buhls
4/29/2014

Alexandria City can use more Gardening and food production classes:  container gardening, gardening on cement or other non-porous surface, simple rooftop gardening-  will not only reduce stormwater run off but also produce food....

1 Support
Matthew Shuster
5/8/2014

Create a community garden on the unused bridge over Four Mile Run in Potomac Yard.  I think the bridge is scheduled for demolition as part of the master Potomac Yard plan.  Instead of the expense associated with demolition, make...

1 Support
jdproctor
5/14/2014

Alexandria has gone to the dogs!  And sometimes, dogs, well... poop.  I'd bet that almost every Alexandria resident has either seen or been a dog owner picking up after their dog with those little bags.  Imagine if Fido's waste could be used to create electric power for park...

1 Support
Rainey Astin
5/6/2014

At the GW Classic on Apri 13, 2014, plastic bottles and thermal heat blankets along with cardboard food boxes were all tossed in the trash. These can be reycled AND earn money for the city's reclycling program!  We just need...

0 Supports
La Mora Pogue
5/14/2014

The City should encourage electric vehicle use (ie streetlegal/ ready golf carts) on neighborhood and city streets.  Many day trips are to and from grocery store, school pick ups etc) and would save the City major polution if it was...

0 Supports
mickbijak
5/16/2014

A simple, cost effective idea would be composting all compostable waste from school lunches throughout ACPS and including information about the processes. The compost could then be used in the school gardens or given away to citizens.

0 Supports
pamela smith
5/12/2014

GOAL For environmental benefit, to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, to reduce traffic, to enhance health and safety, and to save money, increased use of public buses is a very important area for improvement.  Yet DASH bus ridership is going down in 2014.  Total...

4 Supports
La Mora Pogue
5/14/2014

The City should encourage electric vehicle use (ie streetlegal/ ready golf carts) on neighborhood and city streets.  Many day trips are to and from grocery store, school pick ups etc) and would save the City major polution if it was...

0 Supports
Kelley Organek
5/14/2014

Everyone feels good about recycling, but did you know that reusing waste materials is even better for our community?  Reuse keeps goods and materials out of the waste stream and makes resources available to those who may not have them.  And, giving waste materials a...

34 Supports
jdproctor
5/14/2014

Alexandria has gone to the dogs!  And sometimes, dogs, well... poop.  I'd bet that almost every Alexandria resident has either seen or been a dog owner picking up after their dog with those little bags.  Imagine if Fido's waste could be used to create electric power for park...

1 Support
Kevin Beekman
5/16/2014

Over the last few years, a group of community volunteers has formed to perform various improvement projects in and around Four Mile Run Park, including: the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market, design work for the Four Mile Run Park Expansion, renovations of the newly acquired former...

93 Supports
Ana Humphrey
5/16/2014

Let’s face it: Alexandria does not have exemplary water quality. The two major streams in Alexandria, Four Mile Run and Hunting Creek, have both been named bacteria impaired by the EPA.  In a natural stream, there would be wetlands to filter the bacteria, but because of flood control...

6 Supports
mickbijak
5/16/2014

A simple, cost effective idea would be composting all compostable waste from school lunches throughout ACPS and including information about the processes. The compost could then be used in the school gardens or given away to citizens.

0 Supports