Meetings:
Next Meeting

Meeting Notes:
July. 10, 2017

THE PROBLEM:
Plastic rubbish like water bottles, shopping bags, and styrofoam plagues the waters of the Earth. This everlasting trash cannot be assimilated by Nature, but accumulates for eternity, harming wildlife and turning the Earth into an eternal garbage dump.

THE SOLUTION - ACTION & RESPONSIBILITY:
The Northern Virginia Trash Action Work Force (TAWF) will be leading our Fall Trash Action on October 26, 4-6pm. We're hitting the streets again with our Trash Mob, informing the public how single-use plastic trash like water bottles and plastic bags is poisoning our watersheds, and calling for action! This Action's theme is Apocalypse, costumes are encouraged. This Halloween, we're getting trashy for the environment!

Over 30 people joined us for our first Action, we're expecting even stronger turnout for this one. We will march at the headquarters of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), hand out flyers at King Street Metro, and then celebrate with a costume party at a nearby bar or restaurant. There will be awards and prizes!

TAWF's goal is to eliminate all plastic waste from our watersheds. Our members have been leading stream cleanups and working to protect our streams and parks for years, and now we're addressing this issue at the source. Our actions are intended to provoke, inspire, and educate on trash-related issues, in peaceful, creative, legal ways.

We are often told that this is a hopeless task, that corporate interests, public apathy, and legislative complexity make this an impossibility. Nevertheless we persist! Join us - we're stronger together! Cities, states and countries are far ahead of Virginia in their work to reduce trash, so we know this can be done!

Here's the Meetup page for our Fall Day of Action.

We are grateful for the support and participation of our partners and co-sponsors! And we'd love to add your organization to our growing list!
Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment
Clean Water Action
Friends of Accotink Creek
Friends of Dyke Marsh
Friends of Huntley Meadows
Friends of Lake Accotink Park
Friends of Little Hunting Creek
Potomac Riverkeepers Network
350 Fairfax
Alice Ferguson Foundation
Sierra Club (Great Falls Group)
Sierra Club (Mt Vernon Group)

SUMMON YOUR USEFUL INDIGNATION AND JOIN US!

MAP - Association location
           

How will you send the message?
♪ LEARN THE CHANTS HERE! ♪
MORE GRAPHIC/MESSAGE/COSTUME IDEAS HERE!


If you believe this, you'll believe anything - Join us!

Read about our May 8, 2017, Trash Day of Action