Clean Fairfax County has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Green Grant of $1000 for its Recycling project.
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. These grants are being awarded 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.
Clean Fairfax works to reduce littering and increase recycling, reusing, and reducing consumption through public outreach, community cleanups and adopt-a-spots. The organization has partnered with Reston Farmers Market in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic consumption. With their funding, Clean Fairfax will purchase reusable produce bags to provide for shoppers instead of disposable produce bags. By replacing the plastic bags, Clean Fairfax and Reston Farmers Market are encouraging the adoption of sustainable practices throughout the County.