ACE Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with ACE on an ongoing basis? Then please take a moment to complete our volunteer application. The application enables us to collect information about your skills and interests so that we are better able the match you with our volunteer needs leading to a more fulfilling experience for all. We’ll send you notices about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities that might be a good fit. Please complete the application today!


Energy Efficiency Forum: Moving Northern VA Forward to Combat Climate Change

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: Arlington County Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington

EnDisappearing Monarchergy efficiency initiatives in energy production, commercial and residential energy usage, transportation, and building codes have already saved hundreds of million dollars. In Virginia, neither our state legislature nor major utilities have supported wholesale programs to move the initiative forward. Despite inaction at the state level, local governments are working to increase local investments in energy efficiency. Join us on Wednesday, October 1st to find out what is being done and what you can do to help local programs move forward.

Featuring presentations by: Rodney Sobin, Director of Research & Regulatory Affairs, Alliance to Save Energy, Garrick Augustus, Energy Manager, Fairfax County; Bill Eger, Energy Manager, City of Alexandria, John Morrill, Energy Manager, Arlington County

Sponsored by: Sierra Club, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Coalition for Smarter Growth

Learn more from the Sierra Club or by contacting Rick Keller.



Become an Arlington Energy Master

DSC_0009Date and Time: Training begins October 2nd
Location: Fairlignton Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington
Want to help residents living in affordable housing apartments increase the comfort of their homes and save money? Then become an Arlington Energy Master!

Applications are now available for the 2014-15 program year, which starts this fall. Training begins in October. Community volunteer and student volunteer tracks available. Apply by August 15th for priority consideration. Learn more about the program and how you can help!


Join ACE to Collect Native Seeds

Tree_planting_Apr_07Date and Time: Sunday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lubber Run Park, N. Columbus St. and 2nd St. N, Arlington.

Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment for a Growing Native project. Volunteers will collect native seeds and acorns. The collected seeds will be used to increase the diversity of native tree stock for local restoration projects. Sign up today!




Going Solar: A How-To Workshop

P4230598Date and Time: Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

Thinking about going solar, but don’t know where to start? This free workshop for homeowners will provide an introduction to solar power use in the home and will feature a discussion of: how solar power works, types solar equipment, roof and shade requirements, costs, and incentives.  Sign Up Today!



Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


adopt-a-streetPlease also consider getting involved with the Adopt-a-Street program through which you can help to keep your community clean by supporting litter control on a section of an Arlington Street. Learn more about how you can Adopt-a-Street through Arlington County.