We are awarding our annual “30 in Thirty 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.
Isle of Wight County in Hampton Roads has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Green Grant of $1000 for its Litter Prevention project. Isle of Wight County services waste needs for approximately 14,000 households. The County will implement a project to prevent litter called, “Teach Up the Pick Up.” It will focus on educating children about litter prevention, and getting students involved in school and roadside cleanups. They will also aim to prevent litter on highways through a “Cover Your Load” campaign. Funds received from our grant will be used to purchase educational materials for students, cleanup supplies, and “Cover Your Load” informational signs.