We awarded Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg a $1,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Recycling project. Third grade students at Walsingham Academy started a club called “Green Team” to promote environmentally friendly behaviors. The Green Team started a school recycling program, but they only have one large recycling dumpster. The money from Keep Virginia Beautiful will go to purchasing recycling receptacles for every classroom and the cafeteria, so that the Green Team can continue their efforts.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $145,000 to 195 projects throughout the Commonwealth. This year, we partnered with Altria, Keep America Beautiful, and Deep Run Dance Marathon to make the program possible. Government, non-profit, civic, and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty grants for $500 to $2,000 describing how they plan to address Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Beautification in their communities.