The mission of Clean Fairfax is to encourage environmental stewardship and urban sustainability in Fairfax County, Virginia through education, programming, and community involvement. Clean Fairfax seeks to reduce littering and to encourage recycling, reusing, and reducing consumption, promote community action by supporting clean-ups and adopt-a-spots and serve as a clearing house for environmental information in Fairfax County.

Clean Fairfax and Sierra Club-Great Falls are hosting a screening of Plastic Ocean, at the Oakton Library on Wednesday October 18 at 6:30 pm, with a short discussion after. Admission is free

A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.

Plastic bags and bottles are the most polluting pieces of litter Clean Fairfax finds in area streams and woods. Unlike paper litter, plastic never breaks down and disappears, but instead turns into microplastic that end up in our drinking water, rivers, and oceans.

After the screening, please join us for a rousing discussion on simple ways you can start to eliminate polluting plastic from your every day life–ways that are neither painful nor expensive!

For more information please contact Clean Fairfax at cfc@cleanfairfax.org or call 703-324-5471


Wondering how you can keep Fairfax County Clean, Green and Sustainable? Adopt-a-spot in your neighborhood, or adopt a highway! Organize a clean up, educate yourself and your family and neighbors about recycling. Please see our announcement regarding our Report-a-Litterer program. Advocate for your community by being an environmental steward. New Educators’ Resources Available, and we’re adding to it all the time and always looking for feedback.