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



  • 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
TWP – The Youth Movement Wins 30 in Thirty

The goal of TWP – The Youth Movement is to develop a safe, welcoming neighborhood garden space for art, entertainment and learning in the area with Norfolk’s highest concentration of low income public housing.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Win 30 in Thirty

Their program will launch the Girl Scouts’ Green Team campaign to educate both the GSCCC staff and Girl Scouts about the critical connection between recycling and the environment.

King George County Wins a 30 in Thirty

King George County plans to host a Community Clean-up Event, comprised of five teams of volunteers that will clean up portions of five arterial routes in the county.

SCRAP RVA Wins 30 in Thirty for Recycling

SCRAP is a nonprofit donation-based creative reuse store and donation center in Richmond.

DEQ Wins 30 in Thirty

The Activities Committee has participated in river cleanup efforts with the DCR since 2000.

A 30 in Thirty for the City of Lexington

The City’s current residential recycling rate is about 25-30 percent. They would like to raise that rate to a consistent forty percent.

Big Stone Gap Wins 30 in Thirty

A 12-year-old boy who lives in the town of Big Stone Gap was surprised to learn that his area of Southwest Virginia has nowhere to recycle glass.