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

Waste Reduction

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  • Establishing more convenient and responsible recycling and disposal options for electronics and household hazardous waste
  • Improving options for recycling organic waste such as yard trimmings and food scraps
  • Promoting the reduction of construction and demolition waste
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.

Another 30 in Thirty Success!

They’re moving ahead with their grant money, starting a grand recycling initiative!

This is How 30 in Thirty Works

One of our 30 in Thirty grant winners is showing some real results!

We Love It When a Plan Comes Together

With the help of all of these amazing supporters, who – combined – gave hundreds of hours of volunteer time, we were able to make a tremendous impact on Carytown. The people who came to enjoy that slice of Virginia – and a slice of watermelon – experienced the best our Commonwealth has to offer.

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!

Buckroe Improvement League Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded the Buckroe Improvement League in Hampton, a $500 30 in Thirty grant to support their Pet Waste Station.

Augusta County Recycling Wins 30 in Thirty

We awarded Augusta County Recycling Committee a $500 30 in Thirty grant for their Cigarette Litter Prevention Project titled, “Park Your Butts Here.”