ACE Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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ACE Potomac Watershed Cleanup

Date and Time: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

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


Film Screening: This Changes Everything

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING SOCIAL MEDIA POST

Location: Arlington Cinema and Draft House, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment celebrates Earth Day with the screening of This Changes Everything, a film featuring international author and activist Naomi Klein in a story that re-imagines the vast challenge of climate change.

This Changes Everything presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven in these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

The film is directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller that carries the same name of the film, This Changes Everything.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation for this event is $10 per person ($5 for students). Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

The donation is payable online or at the door. All proceeds benefit ACE’s local conservation efforts.

Register here.




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.