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Galax High School WINS $1,000 Grant from KVB

Galax High National Honor Society has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Plastic Bag Recycling Category. Galax High School National Honor Society will install plastic bag recycling containers at each grocery store in Galax city proper and one at Galax HS for community members to recycle their plastic bags.

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James River Association WINS $1,000 Grant!

James River Association has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Beautification and Community Greening Category. The KVB grant program focuses greater resources and attention on individual localities throughout the Commonwealth and how they are addressing the issues of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and education.

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Fredericksburg Clean and Green Wins $1000 Grant

Fredericksburg Clean and Green has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Cigarette Litter Prevention Category as part of the 30 Grants in 30 Days campaign.

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No Green in Her Day

My great grandmother didn’t have a green movement in her day. She didn’t need one. KVB reflects on why grandparents don’t recycle.

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Great American Clean Up

On March 24th, KVB along with Altria, Hands On Richmond and The City of Richmond, held a massive Great American Clean-up on the Boulevard between the I-95 and the Diamond.  100+ Volunteers removed 1 ton of litter and debris, planted trees and bushes, counted cigarette butts (almost 9000 butts were retrieved within 2 blocks), and […]

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The Ripple Effect

A tree will absorb a ton of carbon during its lifetime. If I planted two trees that would be two tons. If I got two friends to plant two trees that would be six tons! We could create a wave of carbon absorption! As we creep into spring take a look around. Take stock and look at opportunities. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. All it takes is a ripple.

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I’ve eliminated the paper trail. Now what?

I was like a lot of people this week that watched with geek lust the unveiling of the latest incarnation of the iPad.  But once the intoxication of the dual cameras and shiny body wore off I began to take stock of my office environment. Computer, land-line, cell phone, iPod, iPad, DVD player, television…I am […]

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I’d like an electric car. Hmmm…where to start?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our next car.  I have challenges of my own, but the first is to choose an environmentally-friendly option for transportation that will work for my 5-year-old, my needs as an entrepreneur, and something that will accommodate my space requirements.  Oh yeah, and be affordable and comfortable.   And […]

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KVB Announces the “30 IN 30” Grant Program!

In honor of Earth Month this April, KVB will be giving a $1,000 grant daily to deserving groups and organizations to help fulfill our mission..

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America Recycles Day and “A Bags Life” Launch

“A Bag’s Life” Creates Buzz at America Recycles Day at VA Capitol (Richmond, VA) – Nov. 15, 2010 – A statewide plastic bag recycling awareness campaign in Virginia called A Bag’s Life, which includes an interactive and educational website (www.abagslife.com/VA), mobile app with nearly 800 drop-off sites by zip code, and video contest was launched […]

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Does Anyone Really USE Yellow Pages Anymore?

650,000 tons of phone books are distributed to America’s 100+ million households. Only 117,000 tons of Yellow Pages are recycled each year.

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I wanna be in pictures! Confessions of a bag.

You’ve seen me on this website (www.abagslife.com) and on buttons, ads and magnets. I’m the free plastic bag with enough chutzpah to tell you: “Don’t treat me like trash” and “Gimme a second chance.” Now for my next act: I wanna be in pictures.

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