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

Recycling

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  • 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
Reflections from a Land of Fire and Ice

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.

30 in Thirty 2017

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!

New River Resource Authority Bags 30 in Thirty

We awarded the New River Resource Authority in Southwest, Virginia, a $750 30 in Thirty grant for their recycling proposal called, “Bags for Benches.”

Oyster Shell Recycling Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) a $2,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Recycling project.

Keep James City County Beautiful Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded Keep James City County Beautiful (KJCCB) a $1,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Recycling project.

Accomack County Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded Accomack County Public Works a $2,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Recycling initiative, “Trees for Trash.”

Earth Day 2017

We celebrated the first Earth Day in 1970, but almost 50 years later, we’re not quite done.