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Green Up Day - May 1st

Get outside and help your community shine!

GREEN UP DAY IS MAY 1!

Pick up your Green Up trash bags and get out in your community on Saturday, May 1 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.

GREEN UP GEAR

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.

THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT

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.

2021 Poster Art Contest

With over 290 entries the choices are always difficult. Congratulations to the 2021 winners shown here and many thanks to all who entered the contest.  

Overall Winner

Jiya S., 3rd Grade

Congratulations to all!

K-4 Category Winner

Elliot K., Kindergarten

Grades 5-8 Category Winner

Ian B., 7th Grade

Grades 9-12 Category Winner

Jose R., 9th Grade 

AT GREEN UP VERMONT

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!

TONS OF TRASH 

VOLUNTEERS STATEWIDE

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!

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.

251 Maple Saplings 

Part of Green Up Day has always been about beautification. Sadly our 50th Anniversary was dampened by a pandemic, BUT we distributed Thank You gifts to every town which included Maple tree saplings and beautiful granite plaques.

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.

Kids VT’s Good Citizen Challenge

This year the Good Citizen Challenge partnered with Green Up Vermont. Some of the challenges include participating in the Green Up Day contests! Kids had fun with Green Up contests and received points for the challenge. 

Best Bag for the Job! We checked!

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 recycled content makes sense and has the least carbon footprint. 

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 our social media. We look forward to building more Stewardship Partner relationships.

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.”

RTF

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

Facebook Comment

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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.

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.