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

Waste Reduction


  • 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
I’ve eliminated the paper trail. Now what?

I was like a lot of people this week that watched with geek lust the unveiling of the latest incarnation of the iPad.  But once the intoxication of the dual cameras and shiny body wore off I began to take stock of my office environment. Computer, land-line, cell phone, iPod, iPad, DVD player, television…I am […]

I’d like an electric car. Hmmm…where to start?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our next car.  I have challenges of my own, but the first is to choose an environmentally-friendly option for transportation that will work for my 5-year-old, my needs as an entrepreneur, and something that will accommodate my space requirements.  Oh yeah, and be affordable and comfortable.   And […]

KVB Announces the “30 IN 30” Grant Program!

In honor of Earth Month this April, KVB will be giving a $1,000 grant daily to deserving groups and organizations to help fulfill our mission..

America Recycles Day and “A Bags Life” Launch

“A Bag’s Life” Creates Buzz at America Recycles Day at VA Capitol (Richmond, VA) – Nov. 15, 2010 – A statewide plastic bag recycling awareness campaign in Virginia called A Bag’s Life, which includes an interactive and educational website (, mobile app with nearly 800 drop-off sites by zip code, and video contest was launched […]

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.

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.

Who wants an electric car in 2011? THIS guy!

My family has been keeping an eye on electric vehicles for a while, with the same longing stare that many of you have probably shared.