January 2022 Newsletter
Be an Environmental Advocate
During the 2022 General Assembly Session
Urge Amazon to Make PenPlace HQ2 Zero Carbon
The PenPlace Project, Amazon’s HQ2 complex, demonstrates outstanding elements of sustainable design and has the potential to become the first commercial zero carbon building in Arlington. You can make public comments at the upcoming January 24th Virtual Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) meeting.

Getting to Carbon Neutrality Series
In case you missed our three-part Getting to Carbon Neutrality Series, the videos of these programs are now online. 
Monitoring the Effect of the Plastic Bag Tax
During the 2022 MLK Day cleanup on January 17, 102 EcoAction volunteers picked up 219 plastic bags and plastic bag pieces in Barcroft Park. We administered the plastic bag tally in order to collect baseline data after the recent implementation of Arlington County’s five-cent plastic bag tax. Under EcoAction Arlington’s leadership, volunteers will continue to monitor the number of plastic bags collected during future cleanup events to see if there is a decrease.
The EcoAdvocate is compiled by the EcoAction Arlington 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 to support its mission. EcoAction Arlington is a non-profit and non-partisan organization.