ALX Dog Walk 2024

April 20 , 7:00 am 11:00 am EDT

The ALX Dog Walk, is the ultimate annual dog walk event/celebration in the District, Maryland, and Virginia area! It’s a tail-wagging fun way to promote plastic-free/sustainable living!

The Third Annual ALX Dog Walk happens Saturday, April 20, 2024, 7 AM–11 AM in Old Town Alexandria, VA (scroll below for the morning agenda).  More than 500 adorable furry friends and countless humans will come together for a beautiful 2-mile walk down historic Union St, returning along the Waterfront Walk to Oronoco Bay Park for a morning celebration filled with a Sustainability Festival, an ACT for Alexandria Spring2ACTion Nonprofit Village, a fantastic Goodie Bag (with a drawstring backpack, t-shirt, dog bandana, and treats), music, bubbles, kids and dog activities, a judged dog competition with prizes, and lots of belly rubs!

NBC4 Washington’s Meteorologist Chuck Bell will emcee the event, representatives from and The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail will help to lead the Walk, The Board of Lady Managers of Inova Hospital will again host a delicious bake sale, and with the help of the USO, we will host up to 100 members of the military!  Thank you to The Zebra Press, NBC4 Washington, and WTOP News for spreading the word about this year’s big event!

So, lace up your walking shoes, leash up your pup (or come without a dog!), and join the ALX Dog Walk for a morning of wagging tails and community spirit!

February 12 , 8:00 am February 14 , 5:00 pm EST

GreenBiz 24 is the premier sustainability conference for business leaders seeking hands-on, tangible solutions in 2024. Join this growing community to recharge and learn what’s next in decarbonization, biodiversity, supply chains, strategic communications and much more — so you can continue to accelerate your impact and your career.

Location: JW Marriott, Desert Ridge, Phoenix AZ

September 18, 2023 , 8:00 am September 19, 2023 , 5:00 pm EDT

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, inclusive economic growth, and health equity. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,900 Commitments to Action that have made a difference in the lives of more than 435 million people in more than 180 countries.

This fall, CGI is bringing together leaders in New York City for the CGI 2023 Meeting. In a letter, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced this year’s focus: what it takes to ‘Keep Going.”

June 12, 2023 , 5:45 pm 8:00 pm EDT

Join Friends of the Earth to learn more on the policies, strategies and funding opportunities to decarbonize ships and ports, as well as the public health and air quality benefits of port electrification and the tools that can be used to quantify these benefits.

Location: TBA in Washington, D.C., Post RSVP

June 13, 2023 , 8:30 am June 14, 2023 , 4:00 pm EDT

A 2-day event in the nation’s capital – one day of speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities followed by a day of lobbying

While capitalism remains a dynamic force, challenges such as income inequality, crumbling infrastructure, market consolidation, climate change, underinvestment, and the over financialization of America’s economy pose serious threats to America’s continued global leadership and domestic stability. The American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is leading the business transition from prioritizing shareholders to stakeholders, with a focus on corporate culture, fair compensation, equitable ownership, disclosure, and the careful measurement of business impacts. We need transformative public policy as well as bottom-up organizational changes based on serving the needs of all stakeholders. Such is our task and challenge.

ASBN is convening a Policy Summit in Washington D.C. that will feature a full day of conference programming on topical policy issues. ASBN members will also be able to participate in a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. We will bring together stakeholders from across our network to continue important conversations outlined in our newly revised report, Creating an Economic System that Works for All (to be released for the conference). Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the Biden Administration leaders, network with fellow leaders in business and regenerative capital, and discuss important policy messages at a key moment on Capitol Hill.

Held in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, in Washington, D.C., 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

Ticket prices: $145-$2,795

April 13, 2023 , 9:00 am April 16, 2023 , 8:00 pm

The International Ocean Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary at Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco, California, and the Smith Rafael Film Center, in San Rafael, California. Join Plastic Pollution Coalition at this year’s film festival!

Find this year’s film schedule here.

The mission of the International Ocean Film Festival is to be the global platform for ocean literacy and education throughout independent film. Since our inception in 2004, each year the IOFF features a four-day ocean engagement event for audiences from around the world. Through the power of visual storytelling and independent films, audiences of all ages are inspired to become better ocean stewards, and help to protect our oceans. As a year-round ocean conservation organization, the IOFF is proud to present films and post-screening discussions with film directors, producers, and leading industry experts throughout the year.