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Keep Virginia Beautiful awards $750 grant to Girl Scouts

Keep Virginia Beautiful awarded its annual “30 Grants in Thirty Days” daily during the month of June.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast was awarded a grant of $750 in the Recycling category. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding litter prevention, recycling, cigarette litter prevention or community beautification.

Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided more than $178,000 to fund 230 environmental projects and programs all across the state.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast serves more than 11,500 girls in grades kindergarten through 12th. The program, titled “Go Green Girl: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” will launch the Girl Scouts’ Green Team campaign to educate both the GSCCC staff and Girl Scouts about the critical connection between recycling and the longevity of the environment. It will lead participants to adopt habits that will transform girls and adults into “recycling stewards” for their communities.

Funds received from Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase recycling bins for staff buildings, the Outreach and Community Building, and four Outdoor Adventure and Day Camp properties throughout the council’s Virginia territory.

The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through five impact areas: litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, beautification and environmental education. For more information on KVB, go to www.KeepVirginiaBeautiful.org.