Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) is awarding “30 Grants In 30 Days” from September 15, 2014 to October 14, 2014. The Suffolk Clean Community Commission has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Recycling Category. This KVB grant program focuses greater resources and attention on organizations and individual localities throughout the Commonwealth and how they are addressing the issues of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and education.
Suffolk Clean Community Commission (SCCC)
The Suffolk Clean Community Commission (SCCC) plans to bring recycling to City parks. They plan to start with Lake Meade Park and will be engaging the local high school art students to paint the new recycle bins. The funding will support educational outreach materials, receptacles, and a recycling launch event. The Commission wants to increase recycling awareness by showing residents and visitors how easy it is to recycle and to set a good example for the community. KVB applauded SCCC's positive recycling campaign and noted they cannot wait to see their message spread through the community as well as much of Hampton Roads.
KVB provided the opportunity for government, non-profit and/or service organizations in Virginia to apply for one 30 grants of $500 to $1,000 in three different categories: Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Community Beautification. These grants are made possible by Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation and MeadWestvaco.
The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through these impact areas: Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education. For more information on KVB, go to their website.