Archives for January 2010

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment will sponsor a Green Living Expo March 20

The expo will feature businesses and organizations with products and services focusing on energy conservation, solid waste reduction, eco-friendly transportation, green home remodeling, sustainable landscaping, and healthy homes. The expo will be held Saturday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, near Ballston Metro. For more information visit the website, call 703-228-6427 or e-mail

For more tips about going green, visit my webpage on green resources.

Arlington Named One of Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year

Arlington County announced in a press release today that they are one of two U.S. Communities to be named one of teh 2010 Top Seven Communities of the Year by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).  To read the full version of this release and what the criteria were, click here.

Three Arlington Elementary Schools Recognized by Governor

Arlington Traditional School, Arlington Science Focus Elementary School, and McKinley Elementary School have earned the 2010 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, the highest honor under the Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) incentive program which promotes advanced learning and achievement.

Nine other Arlington elementary schools earned the earned the Board of Education Excellence Award, the second-tier honor in the VIP program.  And three schools, including Washington Lee High School, earned the Board of Education Competence to Excellence Award.

For the complete press release, click here.

Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 17th

Arlington County will hold a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. at Thomas Jefferson Auditorium Sunday, January 17 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

The tribute will include united gospel choirs from area churches, award winning Washington – Lee Jazz Big Band, the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Essay Winners, and a volunteer open house to showcase ways to serve on Martin Luther King’s Birthday and throughout the year.

For more details, click here.