askHRgreen.org has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $500 in the Cigarette Litter Prevention category. askHRgreen.org is a public awareness program of the seventeen cities and counties of Hampton Roads. Members will work collectively at five separate locations across the region. They will use grant funds to purchase cigarette ash receptacles for installation at each project location, and post signage to encourage proper disposal of cigarette litter. They will also schedule outreach events to distribute educational materials and pocket ashtrays to the public.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $178,000 to fund 230 environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partners at Altria and Keep America Beautiful. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification.