Need a covid-safe service project? Join the SHIVER IN VIRGINIA challenge!
SHIVER IN VIRGINIA presents a safe, statewide, month-long beautification effort to remove trash from the state of Virginia! In order to participate, all you need is a pair of gloves and a trash bag.
As you know, there’s no shortage of litter and it takes all of us doing our part every day of the year. Get Caught in a Beautiful Act/SHIVER IN VIRGINIA is an opportunity for us to recognize individuals and groups who are giving back to their community through cleanup, recycling, and beautification projects. During the month of March, get out and Do Beautiful Acts such as:
Here’s a brief list of ways to keep Virginia beautiful in your own neighborhood and beyond!
-Grab a Bag, Take a Walk, Pick up Litter! It could be the easiest “do anywhere” beautiful act there is!
-Take recycling to the curb or recycling center
-Plan your garden
-Work in your garden or yard
-Contribute time to a community garden
-Install a rain barrel
-Set up composting, turn your compost
-Pull invasive plants
-Clear a trail
-Plant a native Virginia plant or tree (zone appropriate, of course!)
-Clean bird feeders and birdbaths
-Upcycle or artcycle an item otherwise bound for the landfill
-Take household and electronics to donation centers
-Take the Keep Virginia Beautiful Pledge https://keepvirginiabeautiful.org/engage/take-the-pledge/
Please remember to
-Snap a pic or quick video
-Post it and tag #ncacbsa #LeaveNoTrace #ShiverinVirginia #LitterFreeVA #dobeautifulthings
Take it further: for a small but very impactful donation of $20.21, you will receive a FREE Virginia State Parks one day parking pass. That same donation also gives you optional access to the Keep Virginia Beautiful Mission Challenge website where we can all witness our state getting cleaner and greener – day by day AND each beautiful act you report enters you into drawings for really cool prizes (see below).
The Mission Challenge website will spotlight beautiful places in Virginia throughout the month, and you’re encouraged to share your pictures, contributions, and successes with everyone on the mission with us. As we reach milestones together on our path around the Commonwealth, there will be amazing prizes!
Even if you cannot make a donation to gain access to our Mission Challenge activity, we still hope you will let us know what you are up to throughout March by reporting on our new and improved GET CAUGHT IN A BEAUTIFUL ACT link! https://keepvirginiabeautiful.org/engage/get-caught-in-a-beautiful-act-clean-up-report/