ACE Events and Volunteer Opportunities
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Date and Time: Monday, April 6, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St, Arlington
Join the FitArlington Healthy Community Action Team and the APS Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability for a countywide celebration of school gardening, outdoor science learning, health and nutrition initiatives in Arlington Public Schools and Out of School Time. Come to share your school’s projects, to learn what other schools are doing, and to be recognized for your school’s accomplishments.
Note: Limited space is available for children under 13 to participate in craft activities with parent accompaniment. First come, first served basis. Child must be accompanied by an adult at the event.
If you are interested in showcasing your school’s garden, health and nutrition projects on April 6 please visit http://goo.gl/forms/aZywdsyUlS to complete a short survey and submit three photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 6.
This event is also co-sponsored by ACE and the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Join ACE for Family Night at the Mill ~ Giving Back, where we’ll have a family friendly activity and will share information about ways that your family can help to preserve and protect our environment.
Join ACE in the 27th annual watershed cleanup, in partnership with the Alice Ferguson Foundation, with more than 500 sites across the watershed. ACE volunteers will meet at N. Glebe and Chain Bridge Roads. Get details about other sites along the Potomac.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 15. Doors: 6:30 p.m. | Film: 7:30 p.m. | Q&A Following Film
Location: Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington
Tickets: $10 each ($5 for students)
Join us for a screening and discussion of the award-winning film “Plastic Paradise” during which filmmaker Angela Sun explores a remote tropical paradise that has become a plastic landfill. Tons of our discarded plastic is washing up on its shores, destroying a fragile ecosystem, killing birds and mammals who ingest increasingly tiny pieces of plastic. Pristine coral reefs are literally being torn to pieces by commercial plastic fishing nets. A “growing toxic confetti is transforming the oceans and is also working its way up the food chain,” ultimately to be ingested by us. Sun interviews scientists and health experts, confronts petrochemical sales people and highlights the efforts of environmentalists and legislators who are trying to address this pervasive problem.
Join ACE volunteers as we clean up trash along Four Mile Run stream at Arlington Mill. We will also work to pick up trash along Columbia Pike, ACE’s adopt-a-street section!
Go Gaga for Green will celebrate sustainability in Arlington with food, fun, a rain barrel silent auction and live entertainment—including student performers from both Arlington Public Schools and George Mason University. Go Gaga for Green is a family-friendly celebratory community gathering to benefit George Mason University’s Early Identification Program, the Arlington County Council of PTA’s Scholarship Fund and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment’s Energy Masters Program. Learn more about Go Gaga for Green.
Join ACE volunteers as we partner with Arlington County’s Remove Invasive Plant Program (RiP) to pull invasives and protect the trees and landscapes of our County Parks. All supplies will be provided
ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES