Green Up Day
Green Up Vermont
2013 Project Selections
Congratulations to the winner of the
Blue Mountain Union School, Wells River, Grade 2, Teacher: Elroy Towle
Grades 5-8 winner:
Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, Grade 8, Teacher: Rhonda Brace
Grades 9-12 winner:
Blue Mountain Union School, Wells River, Grade 12, Teacher: Elroy Towle
The 2013 Green Up Vermont
Writing Project Selections
It is a fine and peaceful day in the Green Mountains,
Wind blowing, trees rustling, rivers flowing gently
Into water falls.
"What could possibly be wrong?" says the tree to the river.
"I am clogged with trash," babbled the river to the tree.
But the tree bent and swayed,
Whispering, "It's Green Up Day…
They'll come right now."
The river sighed and sparkled on.
And once again in the Green Mountains the wind blew,
The trees rustled, and the rivers flowed gently
into the water falls.
Green Up means keeping our state nice and clean,
Keeping the litter off the ground and the grass green,
And plastic off the ground and trash out of the lakes and streams.
Green Up means keeping the fields, roads, and woods garbage free,
It means using less paper and planting a new tree,
And creating less pollution and making it safer for the birds and the bees.
Green Up means recycling and working together as a team,
In order to keep our environment ecofriendly safe and green
It means keeping plastic out of our landfill,
And polluting less so we can bring back those Vermont winter chills
Green Up means using our resources and not allowing them to go to waste,
So let's work together as a team and not make haste.
Let's go out there and clean up and make this state right,
We will make the state spotless, even if it means working all night.
We will push ourselves to the very end,
And make sure Vermont is our number one friend.
Green Up's mission is to promote the stewardship of our state's natural landscape and waterways and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day and raising public awareness about the benefits of a litter-free environment.