Whole Foods Market holds a quarterly 5%
Day to give back to the communities they serve, where 5% of the day's
net sales are donated to a local non-profit organization. They
have selected Capital Region Earth Force as their next 5% day recipient on June 2nd, 2010.
Earth Force is showing some posters of students in action and Gunston will be one of the schools represented.
Come see our poster and support this great environmental education organization by shopping at Whole Foods on June 2nd!
Outside Reconnect with Nature Build a Movement
Dear Gator parents and students,
Just sharing some of the local events worth attending and participating in this weekend.
We collected a lot of trash from Troy Park and stream. Thanks so much to Mrs Parks, Ms Wadzinski, and Ms. Hernandez for coming to help out with the clean-up today. It was great to do something so valuable for our community!
Have a great weekend,
*SATURDAY, APRIL 10: Potomac Watershed Cleanup
Volunteer to participate in the Alice Ferguson Foundationâ€™s 22nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.
Check out the results of the clean-up from last year. It is amazing to see some of the things that were found there!
Data from previous years can be found in the "Data & Results" tab at the left hand side of the page.
ALEXANDRIA/FOUR MILE RUN: Saturday, April 10, 9am to noon. Three locations:
1) Four Mile Run Park at 3700 Commonwealth Avenue,
2) Mt. Vernon Avenue and Four Mile Run Park, and
3) Eaton Square at 801 Four Mile Road.
ARLINGTON: Saturday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Chain Bridge. Join ACE for
the annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup. Meet at N. Glebe and Chain Bridge Roads. For more information or to register, email or call 703-228-6406.
*SUNDAY, APRIL 11: The Story of the Wood; Seeing the Trees and the Forest!*
A public event featuring a woodmill demonstration.
Learn all about wood and the woods at â€œThe Story of the Wood; Seeing the Trees and the Forest!â€ a free public program on Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Follow the progress of wood from tree to furniture and bowls. See a sawmill in action and learn about urban
forestry, tree planting, wood lore and other wood uses. Get insights into how our forests and the wood that comes from them tie in with global issues like energy and climate change. Learn how to identify and care for trees.
Join us for this engaging, hands-on program suitable for adults and children age 10 and older.
This program is co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, the Arlington Department of Parks and Natural Resources, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria, the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Arlington Urban Forestry Commission
For, directions and other information, please call 703/528-5406. Potomac Overlook Regional Park is located at the end of Marcey Road, off of Military Road, in north Arlington, Virginia.
Gunston has shown amazing support for Haiti and for charity:water this year. Now, charity:water is working to provide clean drinking water for Haiti with their new campaign, UNSHAKEN. Find out what you can do to help at http://www.charitywater.org/unshaken/
Since 2007, people all over the world have been turning their lights out for one hour to make a stand against climate change. This year's Earth Hour was on March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. local time.
Check out this link to see what happened around the world this year.
Scroll down below the map to see pictures from all over the world.
Barcroft Park Clean-Up!
Join Ms. Chamorro's classes and Green Team members on our annual spring stream clean-up!
Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Barcroft Park is at 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive, next to the Barcroft Recreation Center. This event is sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment.
Arlington Green Schools Open House
Sunday, February 28, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington
Join Arlington Green Schools:
Send an e-mail with your APS school name to
Saturday, January 9. 10:00 a.m. - noon. Taylor Elementary School, 2600 North Stuart Street, Arlington 22207. Have old cell phones, laptops, printer cartridges, or other small electronics? Recycle them at Taylor Elementary School's upcoming annual recycling event. Please check the list of accepted items before bringing them to the event. By reusing material rather than trashing it, you are reducing the amount of material being made, burned, and transported to the landfill and creating a healthier, more sustainable planet. And the proceeds will benefit the school. For more information, contact Alison Davis-Holland.