40th Anniversary EcoExtravaganza Event A Success

Published November 1, 2018

EcoAction Arlington’s 40th anniversary EcoExtravaganza celebration took place Friday, October 19, at the Arlington Arts Center. The event was a “festive evening in honor of the 40th anniversary of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, from its grassroots beginnings to its EcoAction Arlington future,” as stated on the official website.

Andy Shallal, founder and CEO of Busboys and Poets, delivered the welcoming remarks and the event overall was able to raise $14,000 which the organization says will go directly to their work planting trees, improving energy efficiency for low-income families and keeping waterways free of plastic pollution. The proceeds from this event also go toward launching their new online Sustainable Choices Resource Center.

The Host Committee consisted of:

  • Dean Amel and Terry Savela
  • John C. Chadwick, AIA
  • Lyndell and Margaret Core
  • The Honorable Katie Cristol, Arlington County Board
  • Jennifer Endo, AHC Inc.
  • The Honorable Paul Ferguson, Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • The Honorable Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board, 1998 to 2017
  • The Honorable Patrick Hope, Virginia House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Alfonso Lopez, Virginia House of Representatives
  • Andrea Reese, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
  • Michelle Robinson
  • The Honorable John Vihstadt, Arlington County Board

The Shooshan Company, along with many others, was proud to sponsor such an event and look forward to all of the wonderful things EcoAction Arlington has planned.