- Establishing stronger, consensus based goals for recycling in Virginia
- Building stronger markets for recycled materials in Virginia
- Expanding and improving recycling in schools.
- Establishing more “on the go” recycling options at special events and public venues
I recently returned from 10 days in Iceland. They have a mindset about recycling and their environment, and it would seem to be a good model for here.
Going into this year, we had awarded $145,000 to 195 different projects. This year, they ranged from $500 to $1,000, and five winners were awarded $2,000 to expand and/or continue legacy projects!
We awarded the New River Resource Authority in Southwest, Virginia, a $750 30 in Thirty grant for their recycling proposal called, “Bags for Benches.”
We awarded the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) a $2,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Recycling project.
We awarded Keep James City County Beautiful (KJCCB) a $1,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Recycling project.
We awarded Accomack County Public Works a $2,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Recycling initiative, “Trees for Trash.”
We celebrated the first Earth Day in 1970, but almost 50 years later, we’re not quite done.