The calendar items included here are wonderful opportunities for health & wellness, natural living, and holistic parenting.
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Alexandria Earth Day 2017!
This year’s celebration will be held at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year’s theme is Clean Water Starts with YOU! The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages!
2017 Earth Day Celebration Exhibitors
Non-profits, local organizations, and businesses interested in exhibiting at Alexandria Earth Day can secure exhibit space at the event by filling out this online form. All exhibitors are required to offer an activity for children that emphasizes the importance of Earth Day and this year’s theme,”Clean Water Starts With You!”
There is no fee to reserve a table at Earth Day the Alexandria Earth Day Committee will review all applications to confirm that the organization and exhibit are appropriate for this event. Each applicant will be notified of the decision on whether they have been accepted or denied as an exhibitor for this event. Submit an application now!
While there is no fee for (timely) exhibitor applications, the Alexandria Earth Day Committee welcomes donations in any amount to offset the cost of providing these amenities. If your organization is interested in becoming an official sponsor of the event, please complete a separate sponsorship form available from the city. Sponsorship guarantees that your logo will be prominently displayed on Earth Day promotional materials, providing additional recognition and a unique advertising opportunity.
This year we are challenging students to think about their water usage. We have compiled activities that are fun and easy ways to monitor the water we use, discover how much water is in our bodies as well as the food we eat, learn the parts of the water cycle, and discover creative ways to add water to our every day diets!
Participation is simple! Over the next few weeks complete at least four or more of the activities listed in this guide. Some activities may require adult supervision. Bring your completed activity book to the 2017 Alexandria Earth Day Celebration on April 29, 2017 OR email your completed packet to Reggie Morris, 4-H Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org. be sure to join us at the Earth Day Celebration to collect your prize!
Please check back for a fillable PDF version of the guide
We are organizing a Clean Air Challenge for APS students to create Public Service Announcements that encourage people to take steps toward cleaner air.
Join us on the first day of Clean Air Awareness Month and Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month to
- recognize the Clean Air Challenge participants & showcase some of their work
- provide education and inspiration on the topic of clean air and children’s health
- connect community members for further collaboration
Learn, share and engage in the hopes of creating a world in which we can all breathe easier.
RSVPs are not necessary, but if you are on Facebook, please do indicate if you plan to come, and please share the event!
WHY TALK ABOUT CLEAN AIR?
Arlington gets an “F” for its air quality from the American Lung Association.
- Children are harmed more by pollution than adults.
- Asthma rates among Arlington Public School children have increased in recent years at a faster pace than the APS population has increased.
- With 25,000 students in APS, Arlington families can play a significant role in improving our air quality and supporting children’s health.
- A 2016 survey by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment found that vehicle idling was a significant concern among Arlington parents.
Agenda (Subject to change)
4:15: Doors open
View PSAs, meet exhibitors, learn how to get involved in local health and environmental initiatives. Young children can color or listen to the story, I Have Asthma, What Does That Mean? read by librarian Mariela Aguilar
4:30: Welcoming remarks by Environmental Health and Asthma Subcommittee co-chairs Jessica Haney and Amy Thomas
4:35: Remarks by experts on health and the environment including School Health’s Dr. Sam Stebbins, Arlington Transportation Partners’ Elizabeth Denton, Elenor Hodges of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Arlington County Board member Katie Cristol
4:55: Movement Break
5:00: Recognition of students who participated in Clean Air Challenge with Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy
5:15: Movement Break
5:20: Closing remarks followed by informal discussion & networking
5:45: Event ends
EHAS appreciates the support of our partners:
- Arlington Public Library
- Arlington Public Schools Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability
- Arlington Transportation Partners
- Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment
- Media partner: MindfulHealthyLife.com
To inquire about being a partner, please email email@example.com
Green Festivals is the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the United States.
At Green Festival®, we offer something for everyone who is interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green – from food, fashion and health, to energy, home, garden and design. Each Green Festival also features hands-on demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment.
When women hemorrhage after childbirth, blood donations must be available in case a blood transfusion is necessary to prevent the mother’s death. You can help by giving blood on Mother’s Day weekend and being a hero for moms!
Free and open to the public! Join us on Mother’s Day weekend for a family-friendly blood drive and maternal health awareness event dedicated to saving the lives of mothers. The blood drive will draw attention to Placenta Accreta – a serious pregnancy complication that can cause catastrophic hemorrhaging, and where blood transfusions are sometimes necessary to save the life of the mother after giving birth.
There will be exciting giveaways, activities for kids (make cards for Mother’s Day!), and support for moms and families from local maternal health organizations. Check out the event website for the latest news and be sure to make an appointment to donate blood that day! www.heroesformoms.com
BALTIMORE’S OWN MILKSHAKE BAND HOLDS A SPECIAL PRE-MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT & MINI-ACTIVIST FAIR
CREATIVE ALLIANCE, BALTIMORE
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
The Milkshake Band is hosting a mini-activist fair as part of their Celebrate Moms Concert on Saturday, May 13 at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. The fair begins at 12:00 noon, and the concert will start at 1:00 p.m.
Kids can have their face painted and make Mother’s Day cards for mom, thanks to Macaroni Kid, and even get their picture taken with Moo, Milkshake’s mascot. Moms can check out some great non-profit organizations to connect with. Every mom also gets a flower and some chocolates! Bring a diaper and/or diaper ointment donation for Share Baby and get a free Milkshake CD!
Says Milkshake’s Lisa Mathews, “We want to celebrate moms with this pre-Mother’s Day concert and also provide an opportunity for moms and families to connect with various organizations that are pro-mom and pro-family.”
Peace Love Yoga Fest is the junction of yoga, meditation, art, and music in the District of Columbia. This event is the first day-long yoga festival in DC and will be an occasion to gather together and spread love, joy, peace, and acceptance in our beautiful capital.
Join us again next year on Sunday, May 21st, 2017!
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-love-yoga-fest-2017-tickets-29003746988
The Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Health System and the Walter and Jean Boek Foundation invite you to attend the 2017 Washington DC Gluten-Free Education Day. This annual event brings the best of the gluten-free industry to Washington DC and features a full day of educational sessions with options for adults and kids as well as a cooking pavilion where attendees learn valuable nutritional lessons and tricks for cooking up delicious gluten-free meals. And, of course, time to interact with gluten-free food manufacturers, bakeries, and restaurants.
Local restaurants, bakeries, and national gluten-free food manufacturers sponsor meals and snacks throughout the day. The event is live streamed globally to capture an international audience. Attendees leave the event filled with knowledge, jam-packed goodie bags, and many new gluten-free friends.
The 2017 Washington DC Gluten-Free Education Day will feature two tracks: one for adults (ages 13+) and one for kids. The kid’s forum will be split into two groups: children ages 4-6 and ages 7-12. Please click here to view the agenda for the Kid’s Experience.
The Adult’s Forum features two keynote session, lunch, and three breakout session. Please select one option to attend for each breakout session. All sessions will be recorded and made available online for later viewing.
Virginia Yoga Week (June 12th-19th) kicks off the Be Well Virginia 2nd Annual Summer Wellness Campaign on June 21-September 22, 2016
A Summer long celebration of mind, body, and spirit. Featuring free yoga and wellness events throughout the state. View the calendar here.
During Virginia Yoga Week, verious organizations will be offering free and $5 classes throughout the area, all to benefit 4 local charities.