We’re less than a week away from Earth Day and officials in Arlington County are encouraging the community to be more environmental-friendly.
The third annual EarthFest event held at the Arlington Mill CommunityCenter stressed the importance of environmental protection. Adults and kids in attendance had the opportunity to play recycling games, grow plants with experts from Arlington Nature Centers, and learn about composting, and energy efficiency.
“It’s important for kids to get started on this early because as they grow up they’ll always keep it in mind. Everything they do, they’ll be saying is there styrofoam here, could this be recyclable? Could I have a compost garden in my house. So I think the earlier you impart that knowledge, the earlier they’ll take it throughout life, ” Emily Braxton, Family Programs Coordinator for Arlington Parks and Recs said.
The free event was hosted by Arlington County’s Department of Parks and Recreation.