To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.



  • Supporting sustainable classrooms and “No Child Left Inside” initiatives
  • Facilitating funding toward expanded and enhanced outreach to diverse groups
  • Promoting awareness of energy efficiency
No Green in Her Day

My great grandmother didn’t have a green movement in her day. She didn’t need one. KVB reflects on why grandparents don’t recycle.

The Ripple Effect

A tree will absorb a ton of carbon during its lifetime. If I planted two trees that would be two tons. If I got two friends to plant two trees that would be six tons! We could create a wave of carbon absorption! As we creep into spring take a look around. Take stock and look at opportunities. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. All it takes is a ripple.

Does Anyone Really USE Yellow Pages Anymore?

650,000 tons of phone books are distributed to America’s 100+ million households. Only 117,000 tons of Yellow Pages are recycled each year.

Recycling is Real in Fairfax County

Major props to our friends in Fairfax County! Recycling is real in Fairfax County!

No recycling for RVA BIZ, but at least there’s VCU!

It’s hard to believe that in 2011, in the Commonwealth’s capitol, we don’t have recycling at our office. I could even understand this more if, say, our offices were in the outer reaches of Mechanicsville or Hanover….but we’re on MAIN St…

Best Buy Launches “Buy Back Program.”

The Buy Back program encourages repeat business because consumers who bring back gear that they no longer want are paid with a Best Buy gift card. Smart….for everyone.

Promoting “Green” Building in Virginia

The James River Green Building Council strives to create a positive impact on the “built environment” within Central Virginia. Their goal is to empower the building industry with market-based solutions that encourage green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards.