Alexandria Stages Pre-Earth Day Celebration This Weekend

Trashion Fashion

Kenneth Cool Ranch: Chip wrappers and magazine cutouts make up this eco-friendly design. See more trashy threads this weekend in Alexandria. (Urban Woodswalker via Flickr)

Earth Day has certainly grown in stature since its inception.

According to The New York Times:

Nearly 20 million Americans attended the first Earth Day celebration on April 22, 1970, to this day among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history. In the decades since, Earth Day has spread across the globe with thousands of events in more than 180 countries.

Whatever you think of radical environmentalists, I think we can agree that we all share one planet, the only one we know of that boasts intelligent life forms (and yes, have a joke at that last clause). So it’s up to all of us, no matter what our political stripe, to keep her healthy and running smoothly.

This year the Northern Virginia-area apartment renter can join the Alexandria Earth Day celebration that’s to be held at Ben Brenman Park in Alexandria on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the day before Earth Day. This year’s theme is “Eco-City Alexandria,” and it’s free to attend.

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Oh, what earthy fun is in store for the area renter. On Alexandria Earth Day, be ready for “green building learning sessions, educational exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, a tree sale, and the 2nd annual Trashion Fashion Show!”

Don’t know about you, but this Trashion Fashion Show seems like a smelly good time.

There will be a Green Building Resource Center, a tent housing “exhibitors in the energy audit, energy retrofit, green landscaping, renewable energy, and green building industry,” who will “provide residents information on how to design, build and maintain their homes and businesses in an eco-friendly manner.”

Here is a list of exhibitors.

This is all getting so green that I feel I’m turning into a huskier Gumby over here. Pass the patchouli.

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Wanna volunteer? If you’re a single renter in Alexandria into earthly pursuits, this could be a great way to mingle with like-minded folks.

Those who can’t make the event can visit the Virtual Green Building Resource Center.

Sponsors this year include the Alexandria Sanitation Authority, American Disposal Services and Rosenthal Landmark Honda. Their sponsors page gives you a way to support their efforts as well.

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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