The mission of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) is to promote stewardship of our natural resources and practical solutions to a sustainable lifestyle in order to protect water, air, and open spaces in the Arlington community.

ACE does this by working with citizens, civic associations, local and national government agencies, and the business and professional community to achieve and maintain a clean and sustainable community. ACE provides environmental education and volunteer opportunities to Arlington County residents and is supported primarily by the Arlington County government under a grant from the Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Division. Additional funding is secured through government and foundation grants and donations from individuals and organizations. ACE is directed by a volunteer citizen board.

ACE Volunteers at Work

ACE’s Four Focus Program Areas:

  1. Arlington Community Sustainability
    ACE will act as a catalyst to promote dialogue among community members active in environmental, social, and economic sectors of Arlington and to create positive community action integrating the three sectors.
  2. Schoolyard Education
    ACE will develop and facilitate greater educational use of Arlington schoolyards and other County properties and promote community involvement in these efforts.
  3. Litter and Pollution
    ACE will promote programs that prevent and reduce litter and pollution through education and effectively engaging volunteers.
  4. Watershed Resources
    ACE will educate Arlingtonians about the County’s watersheds and promote understanding, care, and conservation of those resources.