Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22nd, is a great opportunity to reflect on our impact on the environment and evaluate the choices we make in our daily lives, including where and how we live. EYA thinks green not only when it comes to how we build, but also how our homeowners will live. This includes building neighborhoods in close-in locations with easy access to transit and open green spaces, recycling construction materials, environmentally-friendly home features and more. As an example, the infographic below shows a snapshot of EYA’s sustainable design practices at our newest community, Tysons Ridge.
When we heard that one of our Robinson Landing homeowners had founded the ALX Dog Walk to not only raise awareness about sustainable living and reducing plastic use, but also to raise funds to beautify the City of Alexandria and protect its environment, we knew we wanted to learn more and support her efforts. EYA proudly sponsored the 2022 inaugural dog walk, and we’re excited to sponsor the second annual walk on April 29, 2023 in Oronoco Bay Park in Old Town Alexandria (you can register here). And, we have been so impressed with her work that we wanted to share her story. We hope you enjoy the following Q&A with Robinson Landing resident and ALX Dog Walk executive director, Julie Chapman, to hear about her work and learn how you and your pup can participate in this year's walk!