Community Action

One of the founding principles of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment is that when we come together, we are stronger. From its very beginning, ACE has focused on programs that both improve the environment and build community. We invite you to get involved in one or more of the following amazing communities of environmentally active Arlingtonians:


Children and Nature Network (CANN)

Arlington Children and Nature Network (CANN) is an alliance of agencies organizations, individuals and businesses dedicated to connecting Arlington children to nature.  Learn more about the Arlington Children and Nature Network.


Energy Efficiency Education

ACE’s Energy Efficiency Education program promotes a more energy efficient and sustainable Arlington community. We engage professionally trained volunteers in retrofitting, weatherizatiion, and water conservation techniques serving low-income apartment residents. Find out more about volunteering with the Energy Efficiency Education.


Tree Canopy Fund

The Tree Canopy Fund provides for planting trees to restore and increase Arlington County’s tree cover. The program gives grants to community groups to plant and maintain trees on private property. Learn more about the Tree Canopy Fund or apply for funding to plant trees in your neighborhood!


Green Schools

Green initiatives in the schools bring together the Arlington County school community to learn from one another, encourage each other, and move forward in creating programs and activities to protect the environment. Learn more about Green Schools.


Reusable Bag Campaign

BYOBagPosterCommit to using a reusable grocery bag, a great way to protect our waterways, conserve energy, and save natural resources! In recent years, ACE has spearheaded Bring Your Own (BYO) Bag campaigns, bringing together local businesses and grocery stores, government agencies, and Arlington residents with reusable bag incentives and giveaways. Hundreds of people pledged to bring reusable bags when they shop, and many more learned about the detrimental effects of plastic in the environment.  One talented 6th grader designed a winning poster about the importance of reusable bags, shown at left.