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 this year. 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.
Green Up Vermont
P. O. Box 1191
Montpelier, VT 05601-1191
Our office is located in Montpelier at 14-16 Baldwin Street, Montpelier, Vermont.
Melanie Phelps, Operations Manager / Interim President
Melanie has been the Operations Manager at Green Up for over 10 years and recently stepped up to the role of Interim President. Melanie has always worked in the nonprofit sector. Melanie has a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Art History from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Melanie was a county winner in the poster design contest when she was in High School at MMU in 1991! Since then and because of that initial awareness, she has always been passionate about the cause of Green Up Day.
Visit the Green Up Vermont Board of Directors page for detailed information about our board.