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ALX Dog Walk Launches Green Team Volunteer Program


a flyer reading Green Team and depicting cardboard box, garden gloves, and a t shirt
Courtesy Julie Chapman

ALEXANDRIA, VA–ALX Dog Walk announces the launch of Green Team, a community-wide plastic/litter pick-up program that equips groups of volunteers throughout the City of Alexandria with supplies and inspiration to pick-up monthly plastic/trash debris while socializing, building community, and doing green works!(Volunteers may even bring dogs along, if desired!)

[RELATED: ALX Dog Walk Encourages Alexandrians to Live Plastic Free]

With the funds raised from last April’s dog walk event, the first twenty teams formed will receive an awesome and FREE Green Team Kit with the following supplies: 10 pair of green biodegradable bamboo gloves; 10 green trash grabber sticks; a supply of biodegradable and/or recycled trash bags; and a t-shirt for the Team Leader. Teams may also choose to order t-shirts/hoodies to show their spirit in the community.

ALX Dog Walk Founder, Julie Chapman, commented, “There’s nothing more satisfying than making avisible impact in the community while having fun with old and new friends. We hope to give away many Green Team Kits in the years ahead!”

Starting a Green Team in your neighborhood requires just a few simple steps: 1) send an email to [email protected]; 2) register your team with the ALX Dog Walk; 3) expect a delivery on your doorstep of a Green Team Kit; 4) recruit a Team of volunteers and pick a time and location to meet once monthly; and 5) start doing green works and having fun!

ALX Dog Walk, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, strives to educate people throughout the DMV about plastic-freeand sustainable living all the while also helping to beautify and protect the City of Alexandria’s environment (the location of its annual dog walk!).

Bark on!




What do you get when you gather a fun group of people together and arm them with green plastic pick-up grabbers and gloves made of bamboo? Answer: A Green Team!

The ALX Dog Walk, a 501(c)(3) that works to educate people about plastic-free and sustainable living,is forming Green Teams around the City of Alexandria (the location of its annual dog walk!). Each Green Team picks a location in the community, and once monthly, they gather for a morning walk topick-up plastic and other debris and enjoy the area’s beautiful outdoors while doing green works.

Teams may choose to meet-up afterwards to continue socializing as well! To show appreciation,Alexandria’s business community is offering special coupons and activities for those who participate!

Funds raised from the April 2022 dog walk enable ALX Dog Walk to purchase supplies for 20 Green Teams in 2022 (and we’re just getting started!). Each Team Leader Volunteer receives a Green Team Kit that includes:

  • 10 green litter grabber tools
  • 10 green bamboo/rubber gloves
  • A supply of trash bags made from biodegradable and/or recycled materials
  • Coupons from area businesses (who demonstrate a plastic-free or sustainable practice in their store) to show appreciation for your volunteerism!
  • A Team Leader Volunteer t-shirt

To serve as a Green Team Leader and receive a kit to organize a Team, please email,: [email protected].

Doing green works!

For more information, contact Julie Chapman at   [email protected]/703-717-3672


SEE ALSO: Barking Reviews for First Annual ALX Dog Walk 

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