The EcoAdvocate
September 2021
Support the Plastic Bag Tax
The County Board will vote on an ordinance to adopt a five-cent plastic bag tax at its Saturday, September 18 meeting. EcoAction Arlington, Sierra Club’s Potomac River Group, and Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions Arlington Hub let the county board know that we strongly support a five-cent fee on disposable plastic bags.

Vote to Promote Climate Change Action
Voting is an important way for individuals to support bold, comprehensive action to address the climate crisis and ensure healthy and equitable communities for all residents. EcoAction Arlington questioned County and School Board candidates about their positions on key environmental challenges currently facing our community.

Join EcoAction Arlington on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. for a Candidates Forum to further explore the positions of the County Board candidates.
This event is organized by EcoAction Arlington in partnership with the Arlington Hub of the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Audubon Naturalist Society, CSG: Coalition for Smarter Growth, and Leaders in Energy
headshots of the candidates: Audrey Clement, Mike Cantwell, Takis Karantonis, and Adam Theo with details on Candidates Environmental Forum, October 20, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m., Via Zoom
Site Plan Review Process Update
The Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) community input window for 2025 Clarendon Blvd. - Wendy's Site is closing tomorrow on Thursday, September 16. Now is the time to weigh in online to urge the development team to
maximize energy efficiency measures, eliminate the use of natural gas, and commit to an all-electric design.

Getting to Carbon Neutrality Series
The EcoAction Arlington Advocacy Committee presents a series of three virtual webinars on how to attain state and county commitments to carbon neutrality by 2050.

Getting to Carbon Neutrality: Reimagining Arlington
Thursday, September 23
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Join community experts for the first in a series of virtual webinars on how Arlington can address the climate crisis and become a resilient, equitable, and prosperous community. 
The EcoAdvocate is compiled by the EcoAction Advocacy Committee.
EcoAction Arlington's mission is to promote stewardship of our natural resources and practical solutions for a sustainable community. The EcoAction Advocacy Committee engages in public discussion and promotes civic engagement among its members to influence government action in support of its mission. EcoAction Arlington is a non-profit and non-partisan organization.