Planting Shade Virginia Beach was the first Planting Shade chapter. Starting in 2018, Planting Shade Virginia Beach is responsible for the planting of over 4,600 trees Planting Shade Virginia Beach has made the biggest impact. The chapter has planted across the Hampton Roads Area. Planting Shade Virginia Beach has worked with the city of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University, and numerous parks across the Hampton Roads.
Ellery is a senior at Princess Anne High School. She is the Co-President of the Virginia Beach chapter of Planting Shade. In her free time Ellery likes to play golf and practice instruments. She is B-Club President, and Senior Class President. She has recently won the BBYO election for chapter president continues to engage in Jewish learning.
Simone is a junior at the Entrepreneurship and Business Academy at Kempsville High School. She is the Chapter Vice President of the Virginia Beach chapter of Planting Shade and the international social media director. She is activly involved in her community, having started her own non-profit, Resiliency Fund. She is interested in studying political sciences and enviromental sciences in college.
Randall is a 8th grader at the Old Donation School. He cares about the environment and has initiated plantings and educational series with middle schoolers for elementary students. He assists the team in the annual Neptune Festival fundraisers. Randall loves reading, science and theater.