To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.

Waste Reduction


  • Establishing more convenient and responsible recycling and disposal options for electronics and household hazardous waste
  • Improving options for recycling organic waste such as yard trimmings and food scraps
  • Promoting the reduction of construction and demolition waste
This is How 30 in Thirty Works

One of our 30 in Thirty grant winners is showing some real results!

We Love It When a Plan Comes Together

With the help of all of these amazing supporters, who – combined – gave hundreds of hours of volunteer time, we were able to make a tremendous impact on Carytown. The people who came to enjoy that slice of Virginia – and a slice of watermelon – experienced the best our Commonwealth has to offer.

30 in Thirty 2017

Going into this year, we had awarded $145,000 to 195 different projects. This year, they ranged from $500 to $1,000, and five winners were awarded $2,000 to expand and/or continue legacy projects!

Buckroe Improvement League Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded the Buckroe Improvement League in Hampton, a $500 30 in Thirty grant to support their Pet Waste Station.

Augusta County Recycling Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded Augusta County Recycling Committee a $500 30 in Thirty grant for their Cigarette Litter Prevention Project titled, “Park Your Butts Here.”

Groundwork RVA Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded Groundwork RVA a $1,000 30 in Thirty Grant for their Litter Prevention project in the Highland Park neighborhood.

Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful a $750 30 in Thirty grant for their Cigarette Litter Prevention Project that will take place in the City of Norton, the town of Grundy in Buchanan County, and the town of Big Stone Gap in Wise County.