ACE Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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Climate Action Group

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First Quarter Meetings

Dates and Times:
Wednesday, January 18, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m.

Location: Walter Reed Community Center,
2909 S. 16th Street, Arlington

The Climate Action Group plans to coordinate local climate action activities that focus on Arlington County and Virginia policies and support leaders working on sustainability in HOAs. Additional activities may evolve over time.

The group is open to interested individuals and HOA representatives as well as activists representing climate action organizations. Individuals with an interest in joining should be flexible and willing to help with organizing and attending task force meetings. There is no formal application process.

Please RSVP to [email protected]


ACE Annual Meeting

Theme: What It Means to Be Greener: Ecolabels and Standards for Environmentally Preferable Products
Date and Time: March 8, 6:30-9 p.m.
Location: Navy League Building, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington

Thank you to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Committee for co-hosting the opening reception.

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6:30—7 p.m. – Reception (light refreshments) and exhibits

7—7:25 p.m. – ACE business

7:25—8:30 p.m. – Panel discussion

8:30—8:40 p.m. – Closing Remarks

8:40—9:00 p.m. – Exhibits

Please join us at the 39th annual meeting of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment. This year’s meeting will feature a panel discussion on the trends, progress, and standards in the labeling of sustainable products. We’ll learn how ecolabels can assist us in making informed decisions and how greenwashing, the false or disingenuous claims of sustainability can misinform.

Our panelists are experts in the field of sustainability. Alison Kinn Bennett is senior advisor for sustainable products and purchasing at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She currently leads the EPA’s pilot effort to develop guidelines for assessing environmental performance standards and ecolabels for use in federal purchasing. Jason Holstine of the Amicus Green Building Center has more than fourteen years’ experience helping consumers, businesses, governments, and non-government organizations (NGOs) implement sustainability goals and projects. He has served on the boards of both Chesapeake Climate Action Network and GreenHome.

The meeting will also include exhibits from local green businesses, an overview of ACE programming for 2017, and the election of the ACE board of directors. We’ll serve light refreshments.

Please RSVP.


Climate Action Forum

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Date and Time: March 19, 3:30-6:15 p.m.

Location: Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington

The Climate Action Forum is an educational forum for Arlington homeowners who are interested in making major clean energy upgrades to their homes. Attendees will learn about solar co-ops, insulation retrofits, and home energy audits. The keynote address is at 4 p.m., followed by additional presentations and interactive break-out groups. Space is limited.

Please register here.





ACE Potomac Watershed Cleanup

Date and Time: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ACE & Potomac Watershed Cleanup April 8, 2017_Website Events

Location: North Glebe Road and Chain Bridge Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207

ACE is bringing citizens together to help protect Arlington’s environment at the 29th Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup held in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation. The Potomac River Cleanup, lead by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, brings volunteers together throughout the month of April to conduct cleanups at more than 500 sites along the Potomac River.

On April 8th, ACE is cleaning up one of the areas most important watersheds. Water runoff from paved surfaces, buildings, and landscaped plots ends up in our streams carrying with it things like soil, fertilizer, trash and debris. And, every one of those streams eventually flows into the Potomac River and ends up in the Chesapeake Bay. If you’re ready to contribute your time, energy or resources to keep our waterways healthy and clean, sign up by clicking the link below to join us for the 2017 ACE Potomac Watershed Cleanup.

Register for ACE Potomac Watershed Cleanup




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.