Earth Day 2022

What You Can Do Locally

The first Earth Day took place in 1970. Since then, over one billion people in 190 countries have mobilized with EarthDay.org to take positive action for the planet. You can be part of this critical effort. We have some programs and suggestions for how you can work with us to celebrate Earth Day.

Am I Clean?

We have developed a new tool that allows any person at an HRT stop to quickly, easily, and anonymously report back your observations that may be impacting the cleanliness of the stop or the condition of its passenger amenities.

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Adopt-A-Stop

The Adopt-A-Stop program encourages community engagement through volunteerism to help us maintain transit stops and keep the neighborhoods of Hampton Roads beautiful. You can help make a difference in your community.

 Adopt-A-Stop Today!

Take Transit

The average person spends about $9,000 annually on using and maintaining their car: car payments, insurance, and not to mention gas. Riding transit gives you back money and extra time you wouldn't have sitting behind the wheel of a car.

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Every day is Earth Day

Earth Day is the one day when people are encouraged to pick up trash from neighborhoods, beaches, rivers, lakes, and parks. But it doesn't have to be the only day. Please consider doing a little extra today — HRT's New Program For Earth Day - Every Day. If your stop is normally clean, then consider planting a tree in your own yard. Working together, we can improve the health and well-being of our communities.

What We're Doing

Electric Vehicles

We operate six all-electric, zero-emission buses along one of Virginia's busiest routes. These advanced vehicles provide an insight into the future of public transportation.

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Volunteering

Our staff loves our community and our planet. We volunteer in organizations that promote green technologies, plant trees and gardens, pickup trash, save the bees and rescue wildlife just to name a few.

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Regional Bus Stop Cleanup Effort

Littering contributes to polluted water, unclean streets and communities, and is dangerous to wildlife and humans. The HRT Regional Bus Stop Cleanup Effort is a great opportunity for citizens to contribute to the Hampton Roads community. This year’s effort began on Earth Day and will continue for two weeks, through May 6. Volunteers are encouraged to use their own supplies, and leave any trash bags full of litter next to the HRT bus stop signs for collection. Please always be mindful of any bus and vehicle traffic around the stops when picking up litter, and try not to interrupt passengers use of amenities when cleaning up around shelters and benches. Bring your friends and family out to celebrate Earth Day and make a difference. Please post your pictures to social media with #HRTCleanUp.