Green Up Day: May 4th, 2019 Get Involved Volunteer Coordinators
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About Green Up Day

What is Green Up Day? Green Up Day, always the first Saturday in May, was launched in 1970 by Governor Deane Davis. In 1979, the non-profit organization Green UpVermont was formed to carry on the tradition of Green Up Day. It is an annual statewide event, when over 22,000 volunteers come together to remove litter from Vermont’s roadsides and public spaces.

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. 

Green Up has a new App! Volunteers for Code for BTV, who donate their time to create apps for nonprofit organizations, chose Green Up Day as one of their volunteer app projects for Green Up Day 2018. The app focuses primarily on bringing people together, such as small groups of friends or business employees who can coordinate their group clean ups. It also enables users to pin where they are dropping their full Green Up bags, and to see where bags have already been dropped, potentially creating less overlap on areas that have already been cleaned. To learn more about what it does click here. To download the IPhone or Android versions visit the Code for BTV website. For instructions on downloading the App click here.

Town Clerks can download our 2018 Town Report here: 2018 Town Report


Green Up Vermont
P. O. Box 1191
Montpelier, VT 05601-1191

Office:  14-16 Baldwin Street, Montpelier, Vermont


Visit the Green Up Vermont Board of Directors page for detailed information about our board.


Green Up Day is one of my favorite Holidays! Hopefully this helps a little. Thank you for all your work!
Montpelier resident
I really appreciated the free coffee from the Vermont Coffee Company. I threw in donuts and it was a great way to starting the morning.
Reading Town Coordinator
I love Green Up Day and the message it gives our children. Thank you for all you do.
Amy Clapp, teacher
It is a brilliant idea because if you were to say to people, whenever you get a chance just go out and pick up the litter, no one would do it. But because it is a collective day of action, and you can see everybody with their green bags, it is really exciting because we are all doing it together. It's about community building.
Kathyrn Blume