Green Up Day
Green Up Vermont
Green Up Vermont is a nonprofit organization with 501(c) (3) status. 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.
Board of Directors:
Our two part-time employees who work behind the scenes are Melinda Vieux, President and Melanie Phelps, Operations Manager. They work accomplishing the tasks required to ensure a successful Green Up Day—providing assistance to towns and coordinators throughout the state. They help recruit coordinators, maintain contact information and databases; communicate with coordinators throughout the year; determine number and distribution for trash bags, car litterbags, posters and promotional items such as stickers, bookmarks and activity booklets; work with the board of directors; work on fundraising and processing donations; organize and administer projects - poster design, essay of "Write Up for Green Up" and video - for students K - 12.
Bill Shontz has been performing at Green Up Vermont's annual Awards Banquet in March for many years and engages the children in singing his original songs, including "The Green Up Song". Please visit his website at: www.billshontz.com.
By mail: Green Up Vermont
Directions to 14-16 Baldwin Street, Montpelier:
Take exit 8 off of Interstate 89. Go through the first set of lights. At the second set of lights (intersects with Bailey Ave.) take a left. At the next set of lights (Bailey and State Street) go straight. Baldwin Street is the first street on the right. Our building is dark brown and is the second building in on the right-hand side. Beware: Baldwin empties out onto Aiken Ave and the State House Building, which is a one-way no entry street, so you will need to turn around and exit the same way that you came in.
If you are only coming to pick up or drop off for a few minutes, you can pull in behind the parked cars on the left-hand side of the building and put on your flashers. There may also be a space on the street from May-October.
There may be free spots on surrounding side streets. There is paid parking in town, a five minute walk away. There is free parking at the Department of Labor parking lot, the turn for which is a left-hand turn before Bailey Ave (you will see a car shuttle sign - shuttle service Jan-May during the legislative season). There is a walking path which takes about 10 minutes and will put you out on Bailey Ave near the stop light.
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