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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Alexandria Earth Day 2012 - 4/21/12

Alexandria Earth Day 2012
Alexandria's Green Building Resource Center Live at Earth Day

Alexandria Earth Day 2012Saturday, April 21
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ben Brenman Park
4800 Brenman Park Drive

Mark your calendar for Alexandria’s Earth Day 2012!  The theme is Eco-City Alexandria, which includes a wide variety of activities and educational exhibits related to the ten sustainability principles outlined in Alexandria's groundbreaking Eco-City Charter and Environmental Action Plan 2030
This year’sevent will include the following:
  • 2nd annual Trashion Fashion Show, where Alexandria City Public School students will showcase upcycling through fashion, art, or song
  • Green Building informational sessions entitled the ABCs of Going Green, Green Landscaping for You and the Bay, and Consumer’s Guide to Purchasing Green Vehicles
  • Educational exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for children
  • Annual tree sale and much more
For more information or to volunteer or sponsor this year’s event, visit Alexandria Earth Day 2012 to learn more. 

Alexandria’s Green Building Resource Center Live at Earth Day 2012
The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES), Office of Environmental Quality and theEnvironmental Policy Commission will host an informational and educational display at Alexandria Earth Day entitled the Green Building Resource Center. This tent will exhibit information about energy audits, energy retrofitting, green landscaping, renewable energy, and green building industry best practices.  These displays aim to provide residents information on how to design, build, and maintain their homes and businesses in an eco-friendly manner.
The following topics will be presented in a style in which presenters will provide the information in a creative and highly abbreviated format:
  • ABCs of Going Green — this session will provide residents information on do-it-yourself improvements to conserve energy, water, and other resources while improving comfort in their home. Installation of renewable energy technologies will be highlighted as well.
  • Consumer's Guide to Purchasing Green Vehicles — this session will provide residents information on the economic and environmental benefits of purchasing electric, plug-in hybrids, and other low emission vehicles.  We are planning to have a CHEVY VOLT present as well.
  • Green Landscaping for You and the Chesapeake Bay — this session will provide residents eco-friendly landscaping options to help beautify their home’s landscape while reducing water consumption and protecting the watershed.
For information about Green Building visit the virtual Green Building Resource Center

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