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Rethink Energy: Our environment, our future | ARLnow

This sponsored column is a regular feature of theArlington Initiative to Rethink Energy Team(AIRE). This county program will help you make smart energy choices that will save you money and leave a smaller footprint on the environment.

Imagine. Imagine a climate-solved Arlington.

Join us Saturday, February 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for hot chocolate (bring your own mug), s’mores, and get inspired to imagine and act to create a climate-solved future.

This eventThis presentation is by Arlington Public LibraryIn partnership Parks and Recreation, Department of Environmental Services, EcoAction Arlington.

The urgency of climate change can be overwhelming. However, imagining a future without a problem can inspire you to act now. So, inspired by author Bina Venkataraman’s idea of the Optimist’s Telescope, let’s take a look through the telescope 50 years into Arlington’s future and imagine that we see an Arlington that is successfully combating climate change. What would Arlington look like? What does Arlington look like?

Join us February 12th: Imagine.What would a climate-solved Arlington look in 50 years? First, grab some hot beverages (bring your reusable mug!), make some s’mores by the campfire, and get inspired by listening to excerpts from literature that imagine the possibilities of a climate-solved future. Follow the trail to the future and learn about local community organizations’ climate action programs. Then, contribute your own solutions for the climate problems facing Arlington. All ages are welcome. There will be activities for kids.

To reserve space, registration is required.

Location: Lubber Run fire ring & Lubber Run Community Center, Oak and Hickory Room.

Please email us with any questions, or to sign up to receive your favorite climate stories. [email protected].

COVID-19 Safety: All attendees ages 2 and older — regardless of vaccination status — are required to wear a mask while inside a County facility. The County Visitor Facial Covering Policy is required for all County facilities. Arlington County Government WebsiteIt is now in effect.

Parking/Transit Options: The Lubber Run Community Center has a garage that offers free parking for up 4 hours and street parking for up 2 hours. Parking lot for the Amphitheater, 200 N Columbus St, Arlington (VA 22203) is the closest parking lot to Lubber Run’s fire ring. Check out HereFor public transit and bicycling options.

In the event of inclement weather, the event takes place in the Oak Room at the Lubber Run Community Center.

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