We are awarding our annual 30 in Thirty Green Grants daily during the month of June. 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. 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.
Town of Hillsville in Carroll County, has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Green Grant of $1000 for its recycling project. Hillsville is a community nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. The town provides a concert series called, “Summer Night Concerts” held in the town hall. Concerned about the recyclable waste ending up in landfills during these concerts, Hillsville developed their project called “Tuned to Recycle.” With funding from us, Hillsville will purchase recycling bins to place throughout the town for use during the concert series.