ACE Events and Volunteer Opportunities


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EVENT:

Going Solar: A How-To Workshop, Part 1 of 2

P4230598Date and Time: Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington VA 22206
Cost: Free!

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
  • solar equipment
  • roof area and direction requirements for installing solar
  • costs and incentives
  • solar cooperative basics

Who should attend?

Homeowners, and their neighbors, who:

  • are curious about solar, how it works, the benefits of going solar, etc.
  • have been considering going solar, but need help figuring out where to start.

(Co-op participation is restricted to Arlington County residents, but others are welcome to participate in the workshops.)

The session will include time for Q&A with solar experts.

This workshop is made possible through a partnership between Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) and Community Power Network (CPN), a local non-profit that helps communities go solar. This workshop is part of a two-part series, and participants may attend either or both parts.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Storm Drain Marking

Date and Time: Saturday, November 8th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lacey Woods Park, N. Frederick St. & 11th Rd. N

ACE is looking for volunteers (especially those on bike!) for our annual storm drain marking and trash clean up event!  We are marking Arlington’s storm drains as a reminder that anything that goes into a storm drain goes directly into our local streams which flow to the Potomac River, which is a source of drinking water for Arlington as well as neighboring jurisdictions.   In addition to protecting our drinking water source, keeping our streams and rivers clean helps to protect a natural resource for wildlife, residents, and visitors.  Volunteers will also have the opportunity to pick up trash along the streets and sidewalks.  Please NOTE:  This event involves a lot of walking; please wear comfortable shoes, or even better, ride your Bicycle if you have one!

This is a great activity for middle school (with adult supervision) and high school- aged students, groups and individuals.

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EVENT:

Going Solar: A How-To Workshop, Part 2 of 2

Solar Installation  Date and Time: Wednesday, November 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  Location: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington VA 22206
  Cost: Free!

 

 

 

This workshop is intended for those who are interested in potentially joining a solar co-op.   Participants will learn about:

  •    the benefits of going solar as a group.
  •    discounts available based on group purchasing power by going through a single installer. (By going solar as a group,    participants will save up to 30% off the cost of a solar electricity system!).
  • the support available to guide homeowners through the process of going solar.

Who should attend?

Homeowners, and their neighbors, who:

  • are ready to go solar (or are on the verge) and want to learn more about the benefits of the co-op approach
  • are interested in joining a solar co-op

(Co-op participation is restricted to Arlington County residents, but others are welcome to participate in the workshops.)

This workshop is made possible through a partnership between Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) and Community Power Network (CPN), a local non-profit that helps communities go solar. This workshop is part of a two-part series, and participants may attend either or both parts.

Sign up today!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Invasive Plant Removal

Date and Time: Sunday, December 14th, 2:00 p.m. -4:300 p.m.
Location: Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington

ACE will be teaming up with Arlington County’s Invasive Plant Program  (RiP) to remove invasive plants from Gulf Branch Park. This event is for ages 9 to adult.  If under 16 you must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.

In 2002, the Invasive Plant Program was created by Arlington County in response to the growing support of invasive plant management from Arlington citizens. The Invasive Plant Program combines the work of staff, volunteers, and contractors to manage invasive plants in Arlington. The goal of the program is to protect Arlington’s remaining natural resources through management of invasive plants.

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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Adopt-a-Street

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.