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Alexandria Earth Day 2014

Mark your calendar for Alexandria Earth Day 2014!

This year's celebration will be held at Ben Brenman Park (4800 Brenman Park Drive) on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year's theme is Are You an Eco-Citizen? The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages, a tree sale, and more!

This year’s event will also feature the Upcycling Showcase, where students will showcase their creative interpretation of Earth day through literature, fashion, visual arts and performing arts.

Participate now in one or more of three Environmental Challenges.  All entries received before April 25 will be entered into a drawing!

2014 Bus Pass 

Leave Your Car at Home this Earth Day!

The public is encouraged to take public transit, walk or bike to the event!

DASH will be offering free rides for the Earth Day Event on DASH AT8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Click on the pass to print and present to the driver for your free ride! One pass per rider. For DASH route and schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit

Bicyclists may visit for the City's Bike Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.

Additional parking will be available at the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, located at 435 Ferdinand Day Dr.

Food Vendors

Alexandria Earth Day is pleased to have the following local businesses providing food and beverages for sale at this year's event: Hard Times Cafe and Cafe Pizzaiolo!  Vegetarian options will be made available.


Alexandria Earth Day Logo thumbnail imageEarth Day Network Logo thumbnail imageEarth Day 2014 Poster 

The City of Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and the Alexandria Renew Enterprises awarded the first Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award in 2009.
The success of Alexandria Earth Day largely depends on charitable contributions from businesses and individuals in our community! To become a sponsor, please complete the Sponsorship Form and return as directed.
We are thrilled to welcome nearly 50 exhibitors to this year’s event.  Come see what local environmental groups, green businesses and City Departments have to share about Earth Day, and vote for your favorite exhibit on the day of the event!
Take a look at the list of opportunities below and once you have chosen an activity, click here to contact the Earth Day Committee and indicate your name, telephone number, and the activity and time you prefer. Final assignments and instructions will be sent via email in mid-April.
Events & Activities

Check out all the great events happening at Alexandria Earth Day and elsewhere around the City!

> City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Earth Day Tree Sale on Saturday, April 26  

Photo Gallery
Photos from Alexandria Earth Day events and activities.
Contact Us
For general inquiries on Alexandria Earth Day, or to help sponsor the event, please contact Jennifer Hovis, Committee Chair at

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6344

Office Hours
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler