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:
The Energy Masters program promotes a more energy efficient and sustainable Arlington community. We engage professionally trained volunteers in retrofitting, weatherization, and water conservation techniques serving low-income apartment residents. Learn more about volunteering with the Arlington Energy Masters program.
The Green Home and Garden Tour features a mixture of new green homes, green renovations, and watershed-friendly gardens. Many of the homes on the tour have been certified with the Arlington County Green Home Choice program, which provides residents with assistance to make home renovation or construction projects as energy, water, and natural resource efficient as possible. Participants: tour local green homes and environmentally-friendly gardens, talk with local residents about their experiences greening their homes and making their yards more watershed-friendly, and see homes featuring energy efficient technologies, solar elements, water saving technologies, native plants, rain gardens, and rain barrels, wildlife habitat, and more. This annual tour is sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and Arlington County DES.
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.
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!