2023 GREEN UP DAY IS MAY 6!
Pick up your Green Up trash bags and get out in your community on Saturday, May 7 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.
2022 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.
Marina H., 7th Grade from Shelburne Community School
Congratulations to all!
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!
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 smile.amazon.com (instead of amazon.com) 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.
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.
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.”
“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.”
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.
DECLARATION OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
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.