City of Alexandria Hosts 23rd Annual Earth Day (Photos)

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Alexandria, Virginia Earth Day

City Of Alexandria Hosts 23rd Annual Alexandria Earth Day On April 30

On Saturday, April 30, the City of Alexandria hosted the 23rd Annual Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration. This year’s event was at a new location: the Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, adjacent to the George Washington Middle School.

The FREE family-friendly event included the Sixth Annual Upcycling Showcase, featuring students from Alexandria City Public Schools showed off their upcycling creations based on the theme, “Choose to Reuse—Your Choices Matter.”

You can see photos from the event at this link on Flickr or this link on our Facebook page. Video from the event is available at this link.

Other activities included:

  • “Tent Talks,” featuring topics such as recycling in Alexandria; choosing native plants in Alexandria; oyster restoration; and live animal exhibits
  • The Eighth Annual Ellen Pickering Award presentation
  • Arbor Day Tree Planting
  • Live animal exhibits
  • Live music by local artists
  • Environmental education exhibitors and plant giveaways

Alexandria Earth Day is based on the need to promote education and lead us all to a green and sustainable future, in keeping with the goals of the Eco-City Alexandria Initiative.  The Alexandria Earth Day Committee has committed to making this event a zero-waste and carbon neutral.

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