Thank you to all the Green Up Day volunteers for taking part in Green Up Day 2017! Thank you also to all the sponsors that made Green Up Day possible!

A special Video Contest for 2017!

The Skinny Pancake, sponsor of the prize for the winning video entry, will deliver a crepe party to Pownal Elementary School in Bennington County. Mrs. Hunt’s class crafted the winning video, which features multiple messages with each one presented by two different students, about reasons why Vermont is beautiful and then why there is a “but” . . . too much trash, too much global warming, too much littering and pollution.

The winning entry was determined by the number of “likes and shares” received on the Green Up Vermont Facebook where entries were posted. Pownal Elementary School received 51 likes and 82 shares. The video also received 4,400 views.

Click here to view the video.

Congratulations to Pownal Elementary School! 

Thank you to our Green Up Day Video Contest Sponsor – The Skinny Pancake!       

Thank you to the Vermont Coffee Company for providing communities with free coffee for their Green Up Day events!  

What is Green Up Day? Green Up Day, always the first Saturday in May, was launched in 1970 by Governor Deane Davis. Since 1979, the non-profit organization Green Up Vermont proudly carries 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.

In addition to Green Up Day, we have two free downloadable educational booklets designed for grades K-2. To download them, visit the Contests page. Our poster design and writing contests, for grades K-12, also engage children in a hands-on way about the importance of litter-free living. 

How is Green Up Day organized? Green Up Day happens all over the state and wouldn’t happen without the dedicated help of our coordinators. Each town has a coordinator that volunteers can contact to get their Green Up bags. To find your town’s coordinator, go to the How to Participate page.

2017 Poster Design winner, Petraro, grade 9, of Montpelier.

Support Us! Green Up Vermont is non-profit organization responsible for Green Up Day’s continuing success. Individuals can support us by Clicking Here to Donate Online. Consider including Green Up Vermont in your planned and legacy giving. Green Up Vermont works directly with the Vermont Community Foundation on this, so please contact them if you are interested. Did you know that you can give to Green Up Vermont on your Vermont State Income Tax Return on Line 29?  Click here for more information!

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.

Want to download the poster? Click here to download the 2017 Green Up Day poster

Thank you to our 2017 Stafford and Aiken Partners!






Contact us:
Ph. 802-229-4586; 800-974-3259; Email: 
By mail: Green Up Vermont, P. O. Box 1191, Montpelier, VT 05601-1191