Chantilly, Va. (October 3, 2014) – Michael Lunsford Middle School has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) 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. KVB is awarding “30 Grants In 30 Days” from September 15 to October 14.
KVB provided the opportunity for government, non-profit and/or service organizations in Virginia to apply for one of (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.
Lunsford’s “Lions ROAR for Recycling” project will take their school to the next level of recycling by building awareness and making it easier to recycle in several key locations. The Lunsford PTA and Green Club will be working with the students, staff, custodians, Loudoun County and many community business partners to expand their school’s recycling efforts. KVB is happy to provide a grant for Lunsford to purchase many sturdy recycling bins, recycling labels and signage to make sure there is no excuse not to recycle and to make it easier for students and staff to recognize the correct bins.
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 http://www.keepvirginiabeautiful.org.