Grassroots organization EcoAction Arlington celebrated 40 years Friday evening, a milestone for Arlington’s sustainability.
At its EcoExtravaganza gala, volunteers from Arlington’s only volunteer-led, environmental nonprofit, along with guests like Delegate Alfonso Lopez and Arlington County Chair Katie Cristol, recognized decades of motivating and engaging its members to go green.
The menu featured local and sustainable ingredients, and all waste was composted and recycled.
“We’ve got climate change, we’ve got huge amounts of pollution impacting our oceans and our waterways,” said Elenor Hodges, EcoAction Arlington’s executive director, “Now [sustainability is] something that we can’t just put off to the side — it needs to be integrated into everything.”
Until its rebranding on Earth Day, EcoAction Arlington was known as Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment.