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Environmental Education

Welcome to the Environmental Education Department

About askHRgreen.org

askHRgreen.org is your go-to resource for all things green in Hampton Roads — from recycling tips and pointers for keeping local waterways clean to water saving ideas and simple steps to make local living easy on the environment. Get inspired to be the best environmental steward you can be by liking us on Facebook, facebook.com/askHRgreen, following on Twitter, twitter.com/HRgreen, tuning into YouTube, youtube.com/user/HRGreenVA, and reading our blog, askhrgreen.org/blog.

askHRgreen.org is administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and powered by the following members: The cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York; and HRSD.

Browse our site Opens in New Tab, like us on Facebook Opens in New Tab, follow us on Instagram Opens in New Tab, subscribe to our YouTube channel Opens in New Tab, and tune into our blog Opens in New Tab, written by environmental experts here in the region. But perhaps, more importantly, we hope you are inspired to start your own little green movement whether it’s at home, in your yard, at work, in the classroom or around your neighborhood.


Environmental Education Mini-Grant Program

askHRGreen offers environmental education mini-grants of up to $500. The mini-grants are intended to provide funding for environmentally-themed projects and may be used to fund a portion of or an entire project. Funds may be available for the purchase of waste or recycling containers if a recycling contract or service is in place, but may not be applied against monthly operational costs.  Grants are limited to 1 per classroom per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

All Hampton Roads school teachers (K-12) and youth leaders / organizations are eligible to apply. All projects should be specifically tied to environmental topics such as:

  • Waste Reduction
  • Water Conservation
  • Recycling and the 3 R’s
  • The Water Cycle
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Litter Prevention
  • Watershed Education
  • Soil Erosion
  • Habitat Restoration/Creation/Beautification
  • Waste or Water Audits
  • Waterwise Landscaping
  • Fats, Oils, and Grease Disposal and Recycling
  • Properties of Fats, Oils, and Grease
  • Impacts of Fats, Oils, and Grease on Wastewater Systems

There is no deadline for applications. Applications are accepted year round as long as funding is available. Applications submitted by the 15th of each month will be responded to by the 15th of the following month. The school principal or organization’s director must review and sign the application before it is submitted.

To download an application or for more information on the environmental education mini-grant program, go to: http://askhrgreen.org/grants/environmental-education-mini-grant/Opens in New Tab


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Contact Environmental Education




8:00am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday

The Regional Building
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

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