What To Expect
Green Up Day, always the first Saturday in May, is May 4, 2019!
Visit the Get Involved page to find your town’s coordinator, where to get bags and what to do with them after your outing.
WHAT is it? Green UpDay, always the first Saturday in May, was launched in 1970 by Governor Deane Davis. In 1979, the nonprofit organization Green Up Vermont 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 Vermont is not a State Agency.
WHERE does it take place? Every community in Vermont has a Green Up Day. Roadsides, natural and public spaces, and waterways throughout the entire state are the focus for the litter clean up.
WHO takes part? Everyone can take part – people of all ages! Lots of families go out together to involve young children in learning about negative effects of littering. Local community groups can help organize food and festivities for volunteers.
HOW can people get involved? Visit the Get Involved page to find your Town Coordinator, where to get Green Up bags, and what to do with them afterwards. Also all seven Vermont Subaru dealers are official sites for bag pick up and drop off.
DO! Wear brightly colored clothes, sensible shoes, gloves, and sunscreen. Be tick smart! Wear long pants, avoid tall grass, wear bug repellent and check for ticks when you arrive home. Don’t touch needles or hazardous waste! Tell your town coordinator/town leaders about it.
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.