Celebrate Earth Day 2024 in Alexandria Throughout the Month of April!

Alexandria City Council and citizens plant a tree during Earth Day 2023. (Photo courtesy City of Alexandria)

By ABC, City of Alexandria T&ES, and Eco-City Alexandria

Alexandria, VA – Join the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Beautification Commission in celebrating Earth Day 2024 throughout the month of April with in-person and virtual events. See details at alexandriava.gov/earthday; a sustainable world starts with all of us!

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of global events involving one billion people in more than 193 countries.  Alexandria’s Earth Month theme for 2024 is “I am an Eco-City Superhero.”  Some of this year’s events include:

  • Stream Cleanup at the Living Shoreline, Windmill Hill Park: April 6th, 9-11am
  • Spring Garden Market at River Farm: April 12-13, 9-3pm
  • Reading of the Earth Month & Arbor Day Proclamation, Tree Planting, and ACPS Student Art Showcase at City Hall: Saturday, April 13th, 8:30-9:30am
  • ALX Dog Walk and Sustainability Festival, Oronoco Bay Park: April 20th, 7-11am
  • Del Ray Gardenfest at 2207 Mount Vernon Avenue: April 21st, noon-4pm. The Ellen Pickering Award recipient will be awarded at this event.
  • Eco-City Festival at NoVA Community College (5000 Dawes Ave): May 11th, 10-1pm

We can’t wait to start celebrating, so we are launching into April with Bingo!  Join us in being environmentally friendly by completing a bingo card and enter into a drawing for environmentally focused giveaways.  More details @alexandriavates and @ecocityalx.

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