Vermont, USA

Pick up your Green Up trash bags and get out in your community on Saturday, May 6 to clean up your neighborhood roads and waterways. As a volunteer, you make a huge difference for our environment.  Click the icon to learn more.


Safety green t-shirts with reflective print
will keep you visible on the roads – $15 ea.
Reusable aluminum waterbottles – $12 ea.
All proceeds support Green Up Day. 
Click the icon to order yours today.


The Green Up App helps you and your team track your route, communicate, and let your town know where the trash is. 
Download from Apple Store or Google+
Click the icon for more information.

Hooray, Its Contest Time!!!

Something for every talent. Work in groups or on your own, with the whole class or a group of friends – the main thing is to have fun and share your love for Green Up Day!
   • Art Contest – visualize on paper for all to see.
   • Writing Contest – poem, essay, speech – the sky’s the limit.
   • Video Contest – :60 “commercial” to show others why Green Up matters!
   • Jingle Contest – :15 to :30 diddy to inspire people to Green Up.
   • Mentor Program – leadership opportunity looks great on resumes and college apps.
   • Green Up at Home & School – start a movement, become GREEN influencers.
   • Plogging?? – jog around and pick up litter, track your amounts and see your impact.
   • Apply for the scholarship – have you ever Greened Up? that makes you eligible.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Full Details

The Armand Poulin Memorial Green Up Day

Poster Art Contest

With over 200 entries the choices are always difficult. Congratulations to the 2022 winners shown here and many thanks to all who entered the contest.  

Overall Winner

Marina H., 7th Grade from Shelburne Community School

Congratulations to all!

See All Contest Winners

K-4 Category Winner

JoJo S., 3rd Grade

Grades 5-8 Category Winner

Canute H, 8th Grade

Grades 9-12 Category Winner

Shterna G., 11th Grade 


We live our mission to keep Vermont beautiful.

Green Up Vermont’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 while raising public awareness about the health, economic, and visual benefits of a litter-free environment year-round.

Green Up Day Stats

Thanks to the help of our town coordinators we track how much trash is cleaned up, how many volunteers helped and how many abandoned tires were properly disposed of. Great work!
Can you imagine what Vermont would look like if we just left it all on the roads!



discarded tires

Green Up works year-round.

Although our main event is Green Up Day, Green Up Vermont works year-round to raise awareness and stewardship, create special programs, and to engage youth. Read more about our initiatives and how to get involved. Its feels great to give back!

Best Bag for the Job! 

Many ask why we don’t use a more organic bag. In a nutshell, when you bury any trash bag in a landfill – paper, compostable or plastic – they all take decades to decopose without oxygen. Using a recycled content bag has the least carbon footprint. 

Shaw’s Reusable Shopping Bags Program

Need a few more reusable shopping bags? Purchase these bags displayed at all Shaws stores in Vermont. Green Up Vermont is the nonprofit recipient of the bags for April, May and June! 

Your Shopping Can Give Back

Does your business purchase supplies off Amazon? How about student text books or holiday shopping. Use (instead of with your regular account, choose your favorite nonprofit and amazon will donate .5% of your purchase.

An Easy Way to Help

When doing your taxes this year remember to donate to Green Up Vermont on Line 23 of your VT return. Even if you can only spare a couple bucks, this program really adds up and helps us keep Green Up Day alive. Your donation makes an impact.

Green Up Mentor Program

Green Up Vermont is working with a handful of Volunteer Town Coordinators (VTCs) willing to pilot our new Mentor Program. This program engages youth in their hometowns with their VTCs who show them what it takes to run Green Up Day.

Stewardship Partners

In the fall we assisted and heard stories about groups getting out and greening up through-out the year. Green Up Vermont was happy to supply left over bags and promote their events on social media. We look forward to building more Stewardship Partners.

Our partners are doing great work too.

Check out these business initiatives that are helping Vermonters.

People Love Green Up Day

Don’t take our word for it – here is what a few of our friends have to say:

“We found that the roads were much cleaner this year! We heard from many people that have been cleaning them up as they take their daily walks. We had a great a turnout, every road was covered!”

Volunteer Town Coordinator

Town of Barnard

“Of all things to cancel, Green Up Day shouldn’t be one of them.”


Comment on Gov. Scott’s Facebook page

“There should be Green Up Day once a year in every state.”

Ivan B.

Facebook Comment

“Yes. Taking care of this beautiful little state should always be done. Not one of us wants to ever let Vermont be not valued and taken care of. My home state. Blessed I was to have been raised there.”

Laurie K-R

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Special thanks to our Corporate Partners

As a private nonprofit we rely on the cohesive support of corporate partners, donations, and grants.
Learn more about their community initiatives in our enewsletters and on our partners page.

Darn Tough Vermont

Green Up Vermont and its board of directors, condemn racism and welcomes all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, gender identity or expression, age, or disability, and want everyone to feel safe and welcome in our communities.
As an organization, we formally condemn all discrimination in all of its forms, supports fair and equal treatment of everyone in all of our
communities, and will strive to ensure all of our actions, policies, and operating procedures reflect this commitment.
Green Up Vermont has and will continue to support a place where individuals can live freely and express their opinions.
Adopted by Green Up Vermont employees, officers, and board of directors on September 28, 2022.

We want to hear from you.

Have a question? Need more information? Want to get involved?
Contact us and we will get back to you with the best assistance possible.