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Meet One of Our Litter Prevention Judges

We want to take another opportunity to introduce you to another one of the judges for our 30 in 30 Green Grants Program. If you submitted an application for one or our grant awards this year, you know that all of the grant proposals are being read and evaluated by our panel of judges during […]

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Meet one of our Green Grants judges

If you submitted an application for one or our 30 in 30 Green Grants this year, you know that all of the grant proposals are being read and evaluated by our panel of judges during the month of May. We’ll announce the grant winners one each day during the month of June, but we thought […]

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2020 – Best Year for Green Grants Applications

Thank you to everyone who applied to this year’s 30 in 30 Green Grants program! We were concerned that people would be distracted by the COVID-19 circumstances, or not be able to predict projects or programs for their group due to social distancing, or budget worries. But we received the highest number of applications yet! […]

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Make Every Day Earth Day

  In 1970, Earth Day was created to celebrate the planet’s environment.  This year was to be a special 50th Anniversary celebration.  And that is virtually gone – or should I say, gone virtual?  The good news is, there is still so much we can do, because EVERY day is Earth Day! Even with “Stay […]

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Take a Hike!

With the restrictions of social distancing in place, it’s still a good idea to get outside and get some fresh air — so take a hike, or better yet, take a bag with you and pick up some litter along the way! This is the time of year when we typically post so many cleanup […]

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Shiver in the River Is Growing by Leaps and Bounds!

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday — Leap Day! — to Shiver in the River, RVA’s coolest Winter Festival! We had 661 people sign up to start the day off with the Community Cleanup, and they picked up 1,782 pounds of trash and 451 pounds recycling.  That’s over ONE TON of litter and […]

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America Recycles Day

We frequently preach the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The less litter we create, the less litter ends up on our roadways and scenic places. On November 15th of each year, we put a spotlight on this issue with America Recycles Day.

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People are a Cash Crop for Virginia

It’s not what you think: we’re not talking about growing and harvesting people. Virginia’s economy is driven by a number of factors. Tourism generated $26 billion in visitor spending in 2018.

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Our 30 in Thirty Green Grants Recap for 2019!

Our mission is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through our 5 impact areas: To honor that commitment to the Commonwealth, we funded 30 grant recipients – one each day in the month of June.

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Soil Cycles Wins Our Final 2019 Green Grant!

Soil Cycles is dedicated to composting and reducing food waste using human-powered bicycles for transportation.

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Clean Fairfax Nets 30 in Thirty

With their funding, Clean Fairfax will purchase reusable produce bags to provide for shoppers instead of disposable produce bags.

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Keep Virginia Cozy Wins Recycling Green Grant

Keep Virginia Cozy is going to use Green Grant funds to build and provide areas for those recyclables to be disposed of properly, rather than ending up in the landfill. 

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