Alexandria Celebrating Earth Day With Events Throughout April
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria will celebrate Earth Day throughout April with virtual and in-person events, providing information to empower residents to make a positive impact on the environment.
The theme of Alexandria Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet: Practicing Sustainability,” which focuses on participating in our vibrant community in ways that are mindful of the needs of future generations.
During this year’s Earth Day-related events, participants can:
- Join the City’s Stormwater Management team in cleaning up litter at Four Mile Run Park, in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Potomac River cleanup, on Saturday, April 15.
- Stop by City Hall’ s Vola Lawson Lobby all month long to check out a gallery of sustainability-themed artwork created by K-8 students in Alexandria City Public Schools.
- Watch a local environmental champion receive the 2023 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award during the Del Ray GardenFest on Sunday, April 23.
- Raise funds to help beautify and protect Alexandria’s environment on a two-mile dog walk in Old Town, led by Mayor Justin Wilson, NBC Meteorologist Chuck Bell and Monte Durham of “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta,” on Saturday, April 29.
- Check out the different electric vehicles in our community – from electric buses and cars to e-bikes and scooters – at the Office of Climate Action’s Electric Vehicle Showcase on Sunday, April 30.
There will also be opportunities to plant trees and plants, learn how to ride a bike, and participate in learning sessions designed to help residents conserve energy and reduce food waste.
Visit alexandriava.gov/EarthDay for a full list of April events and activities, and for more information about Alexandria’s sustainability efforts.