Christopher Newport University has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $1,000 in the Recycling category. 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. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 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.
Christopher Newport University in Newport News advocates waste reduction by increasing recycling education and encouraging students to participate in recycling events. They plan to promote a student-designed poster to help individuals quickly identify if their refuse is recyclable or municipal solid waste. They’ll also focus on the development of peer-to-peer education programming to promote recycling visibility and outreach at events. Funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase blue recycling receptacles, liners and other supplies. CNU’s Office of Sustainability will be working with students, faculty, and staff to build a well-informed, diverse coalition of recycling stakeholders.