KVB has been awarded a grant from Dominion to put additional recycling carts in all 35 state parks this fall. In addition, KAB gave KVB a grant to place more cigarette receptacles and educational signage throughout the 35 Virginia State Parks.
Every Day is Earth Day Earth Day too
Memorial Day 2012
KVB, Coca-Cola, and Walmart teamed up to bring sustainable-reusable bags and recycling plastic bags education to Walmart Stores across Virginia.
Great American Clean-up National Days of Action
April 27-28, 2012
KVB partnered with HR Green to create a 2 day clean-up event in and around Hampton Roads. 1639 Volunteers picked up 124,682 lbs of trash, painted 248 structures, planted 904 trees and plants, in 88 projects within 13 counties and cities.
30 in 30
KVB gave away 30 grants ranfing from $500 to $1000 to 30 community organizations from all our the Commonwealth to help improve and beautify their schools, neighborhoods and gardens.
We received an additional $75,000 grant from Altria for 2012.
America Recycles Day
November 15th, 2011
As a KAB State Coordinator we received a $2000 grant. We partnered with LG, WM, RMA, CVWMA, TFC Recycling, and Gone 4 Good Shredding to create KVB’s first ever ARD event. One 1 tractor trailer of electronics, 3.5 tons of paper, and a whole lot of cardboard and plastic bags were recycled at this all-inclusive recycling event in central VA.
KVB became Virginia Green’s 1000th partner; beginning our goal of working with the VA Tourism Corporation (VTC).
Inaugural Golf Tournament
The October 10th event at Stonehenge CC turned out to be a great opportunity to reach new partners and engage old friends. We had 80 golfers (20 teams) and raised $10,000 net in our inaugural year.
State Fair of VA
Reached tens of thousands of Virginians with KVB’s anti-cigarette litter message and plastic bag recycling initiative, created the very popular “Bag A Bench” plastic bag quantity guessing contest with over 1100 contestants, and awarded the SFVA an Environmental Stewardship Award for the lasting and innovative commitment to the environment.
City of Richmond Recycling Bins
We worked with the City of Richmond and the Richmond Clean City Commission to create a pool of 100 recycling bins that can be used during any all City events, fairs and festivals. We received a pass-through grant from MeadWestvaco to make this possible.
Reached thousands of attendees with KVB’s anti-litter and recycling message.
“EveryDay Is Earth Day”
Partnered with Coca Cola and Walmart to bring this highly visible campaign to life in Coca Cola displays across all VA Walmart Stores. Generated huge website traffic for KVB during the 9 week contest.
First KVB fundraiser offered to schools and organizations to promote the “I Will” campaign through sticker sales while helping the schools raise money for “green” projects and initiatives.
New Facebook Page
February 1, 2011
Another step in our initiative to help make a greener Virginia has been to upgrade our social media outreach. Redesigning our facebook page helps us reach a larger audience while raising awareness about all the opportunities we have to offer.
30 in 30 Grants Program
February 1, 2011
In honor of Earth Month, Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) is announcing the 30 Grants In 30 Days campaign. This grant campaign is co-sponsored by KVB, Walmart, and Waste Management.
February 1, 2011
Launching our new state of the art social media website to strive to become the state leader for volunteerism and activism in a “greener” Virginia.
KVB was awarded an $85,000 grant to create a statewide volunteer based website and to set up 20 grants for cigarette and plastic bag litter prevention programs (to be awarded in spring of 2011).
A Bag’s Life
November 15, 2010
On America Recycles Day, KVB partnered with American Chemistry Society, Virginia Retail Federation, Office of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, Trex, and Virginia recycling Association to launch a new website, abagslife.com and our plastic bag recycling initiative in the state of VA – on the VA Capitol Steps with media coverage, hundreds of participants, & governor’s proclamation.
VCU Sustainability Day
October 15, 2010
Participated in Virginia Commonwealth University’s sustainability day – presented the university with a KVB Environmental Pride Award – awarded a $1000 scholarship to the VCU student facebook contest winner.
Over a 10 day period in September 2010, thousands of people signed our “I Will” Banner and pledged to recycle more, Keep Virginia Beautiful, & be litter free.
I Will Campaign
Launched a new “I Will Keep Virginia Beautiful” Pledge Campaign using 6′x9′ signable banners and removable stickers as take-aways.
Partnered with Coke and Walmart in the summer to create 2-liter “neck ringers” to introduce KVB and to remind people to recycle and the importance of recycling.
The first of many accomplishments by the organization, KVB launched a new facebook page and website on Earth Day 2010 to mark a completely new revamped Keep Virginia Beautiful Organization.
$100,000 grant given to KVB to establish a new mission, hire an executive director, set goals and basically start the engine running for the new KVB.