Rappahannock Group Sierra Club wins Green Grant for Litter Prevention

The Rappahannock Group Sierra Club in Fredericksburg has won a 30 in Thirty Green Grant of $1000 for their Litter Prevention proposal.

We are awarding our annual “30 in 30 Green Grants” daily during the month of June. Since 2011, we have provided $203,000 for 260 different environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partner Altria, as well as additional support from Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola.

Rappahannock Group Sierra Club is teaming up with vendors at their Saturday Farmers Market to introduce reusable nylon net produce bags. They plan to educate shoppers on the importance of reducing plastic bag waste with a project titled, “Pass on Plastic.” This alternative is a reusable nylon net produce bag that is durable, washable, and allows vegetables to “breathe.” A sewing machine will be set up adjacent to the vendors at the market, and volunteers will sew the bags, give them away to shoppers, and educate the public. Funds from the grant will be used to purchase materials to sew the bags, and to create educational signage.