Spring2ACTion UpCycled Pizza Box Art Contest
Cafe Pizzaiolo is known for its pizza box art on the walls of their restaurants. We're teaming up for a new spin, an UpCycled Pizza Box Art Contest! UpCycle your new or used SIZE SMALL pizza box and enter it in our Spring2ACTion art contest.
Starting March 1st, reuse your size SMALL pizza box or pick up a fresh one at Cafe Pizzaiolo or UpCycle to decorate or change as you wish. The only rule is that your final product must be able to hang on a wall. Entries are due to UpCycle by March 24th and will be hung in St. Elmo's Coffee Pub in Del Ray from March 26 – May 5. An online vote will determine the winning artwork from the following age categories: 2-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-15 years, 16+ years and 65+ years. Prizes awarded at St. Elmo's on April 5 at 7p. You do not need to be present to win.
Crochet and Make Pompoms with Plarn & Book Signing Event
Hooray for Books - 1555 King Street
April 17, 2017
5:30 - 6:30 p - Crochet and Pompom Making
Reduce your waste by reusing plastic bags to make plarn (plastic yarn). UpCycle Creative Reuse Center & the Del Ray Yarn Bombers will be on hand to teach you how to crochet and make pompoms with plarn. We'll bring lanyard hooks and key rings so you can put your plarn creations to use.
6:30p - Book Signing with Elizabeth Zunon, Author of One Plastic Bag: Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use, but what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two, then ten, then a hundred, until the efforts of a woman who found a way to recycle the hundreds of discarded plastic bags that littered her community.
Alexandria's Earth Day Celebration: Clean Water Starts With YOU!
April 29, 10a-2p
Lenny Harris Memorial Park at George Washington Middle School
1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia 22301
How do "YOU" help keep our waterways clean? Waterway clean-ups, cleaning up after you walk your dog(s), not littering, storm water management, and individual awareness that items entering your waterways via storm drains and toilets are all environmental choices that you can make to help keep Alexandria's waterways clean and safe.
At Alexandria's Earth Day Celebration, we'll be making postcards about the waterways we want to protect in our community. Send your postcard to your elected official to let him or her know you want to help keep our waterways clean.