Climate Action Alliance of the Valley in Harrisonburg has been awarded a 30 in Thirty grant of $500 in the Recycling category. They focus on diverting home-generated organic wastes from landfills by offering resources and information for alternative ways to compost. The Market Compost Drop-off project is a free, weekly green waste drop-off opportunity that distributes free compostable bags at all farmers’ markets that are used to send donated green waste to a local composting facility. Their project hopes to foster a community conversation about organic waste diversion by safely and completely composting products, and promoting the use of backyard composting, vermicomposting, and community gardens.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 in 30 in Thirty Grants to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification.