Congratulations to the 2015 Poster Design winner: Chloe Boyce, Grade 11, of Montpelier High School. Her teacher is Barbara Austin-Hutchins. Great job Chloe!

2015 poster scan

Click here to see all the 2015 poster winners!

Congratulations to the 2015 Writing Contest winner Ayla Fidel, Grade 6, Waitsfield Elementary School. Her winning essay:

Every year on the first Saturday of May, many Vermonters join hands and help make our state a clean place. Green Up Day, hosted by Green Up Vermont, is an essential day for Vermont and the serene nature around us. It is a day every year when we get to give back to the earth, and thank Vermont for all it gives us. Our beautiful lakes, rivers, ponds, mountains, trees, and wildlife. Green Up Day is also a day to reflect on global warming, what it is doing to the earth and what we can do to help. Global warming is such a massive problem. We as individuals can do so much to help our planet; we just don’t realize it in our day-to-day lives.

To me though, Green Up Day is especially about community. There is something really nice about getting your “green bags” from the same person each year. There is a certain feeling that you get in your heart when you see strangers, family, and friends coming together helping the planet one step at a time.

Green Up Day is that special tradition that is also a fantastic way to give back to our magnificent state. Sometimes it’s the little things that help.

Great news…..Green Up Vermont is now one of the choices for charitable giving on your 2014 Vermont Incomes Tax Form! Please help us spread the word by sharing the jpeg graphic below on social media and email. Simply right-click over the image and click on “save image as”.Tax-Form-promo-jpeg-806x1024

Green Up Vermont is non-profit organization responsible for Green Up Day’s continuing success. We are looking for new businesses for Green Up Day 2015! Individuals can support us by Clicking Here to Donate Online. We need participation AND donations make Green Up Day happen!

You can also support us by participating in the Amazon Smiles program for nonprofits. When you login to your Amazon.com account, you can now select the charity of your choice and Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price, at no cost to you. Please consider selecting Vermont Green Up!

Your Legacy: Making a planned gift to Green Up Vermont. Green Up Vermont has partnered with the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) to offer Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and other planned gifts. See VCF’s Planned Giving Partnership webpage to learn more.