We are very grateful to our sponsors for their generous support. Please support them in return. Click on their logos to visit their websites! 

Stafford Partners

named in honor of distinguished statesman Robert Stafford. Scroll down to learn more about Robert Stafford. 

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All seven Vermont dealerships are official Green Up Day bag pick up and drop off locations!          

Bennington Subaru         Brattleboro Subaru

               Burlington Subaru           Kinney Subaru

Saint J Subaru      The Car Store     Twin City Subaru 

 

 

 

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Aiken Partners

named in honor of distinguished Statesman George W. Aiken. Scroll down to learn more about George Aiken. 

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Davis Partners

named in honor of distinguished former Governor Deane C. Davis. Scroll down to learn more about Governor Davis.

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Davis Friends

named in honor of distinguished former Governor Deane C. Davis. Scroll down to learn more about Governor Davis.

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We would also like to thank the following businesses for their generous support of Green Up Day 2017:

Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield, MA

Bolduc Auto Salvage, Middlesex

Husky Injection Molding Systems Inc, Milton

Donald Blake Jr., Morrisville

G.W. Tatro Construction, Morrisville

Lajeunesse Construction Inc., East Barre

L & D Safety Marking Corp., Barre

Manghis’ Bread Company, Montpelier

Mount Snow, West Dover

NBT Bank, Norwich, NY

Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc, East Montpelier

 

SUPPORT US

Green Up Vermont is now one of the choices available for charitable giving on your Vermont State Income Tax Form!

Green Up Vermont is not a state agency. Individual donations are crucial to the future success of Green Up Day. Click Here to Donate Online or make a check payable to Green Up Vermont, and mail to P.O. Box 1191, Montpelier, VT 05601-1191.

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!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors, who make Green Up Day happen every year! Click here to see our current sponsors. If your company is interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please email us at greenup@greenupvermont.org, or call us at 1-800-974-3259.

Your Legacy: Making a Planned Gift to Green Up Vermont. Green Up has partnered with the Vermont Community Foundation  to offer Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and other planned gifts. Visit the Vermont Community Foundation’s website to learn more.

Here’s why we need your support

Do you know that “the state” does not do Green Up? By “the state” we mean Vermont’s state government. Understandably, most people still think the state does Green Up because Vermont’s Governor Deane Davis launched it in 1970. However, in 1979 Governor Snelling declared that Green Up was so successful it should “go out on its own.” Thus, caring folks created a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization – Vermont Green Up, Inc. Today our small non-profit organization continues, “doing business” as Green Up Vermont.

The state does support Green Up by an annual appropriation. This now comes through the Agency of Natural Resources in the form of a grant. In the last couple of years the amount increased from its average of $8,000 (for the past years) to $10,500, which helps cover about 7 percent of Green Up’s budget. In addition to the appropriation, the state also provides Green Up office space in a state building.

Towns also support the Green Up effort. Each year we write to ask towns to support Green Up by contributing funds, with the amount requested based on population. We request towns with less than 1,000 population to give $50. For over 1,000 and under 2,000 — $100; 2,000 and under 3,000 — $150; under 3,000 and under 4,000 — $200; over 4,000 — $300. Recent years contributions help cover about 18 percent of our budget. The amounts that we request now are the same as what we requested in 1990.

What is the cost of the green Green Up trash bags we distribute each year? Over  $13,000. The cost and the number of bags has continually risen over the years. In 1996 we distributed 25,000 bags costing $4,000. We now distribute over 50,000 bags. Funds cover services of two part-time employees; trash bags, posters, promotional items, advertising on radio and TV and in print media, postage and supplies for mailings to over 240 town coordinators, basic office equipment and supplies and operational costs.

STAFFORD PARTNER
named in honor of distinguished statesman Robert Stafford.

This Partnership, introduced in 2004, honors Vermont’s Senator Robert T. Stafford, who at age 93 passed away in December 2006. Throughout his long public service career he represented the best of Vermont values. He championed children and the environment and served as a member of the board of Green Up Vermont. He is the only Vermonter, and possibly only person in the nation elected to all the public offices of: County State’s Attorney, Vermont Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, Governor, Congressman and U.S. Senator.

“There can be but one ultimate aim for all of us. It is to take the necessary action today to make Vermont a better place in which to live in every spiritual, social and economic sense for ourselves and our children,” said Stafford when governor.

Aiken Partner
named in honor of distinguished statesman George D. Aiken.

This Partnership, formerly titled Gold Star Partner, (2000 – 2006), honors Vermont’s Governor and U.S. Senator George D. Aiken, who at age 92 passed away in 1984. Aiken, a farmer at his roots, helped create the Eastern Wilderness Area Act (1975) to protect 200,000 forest acres as National Forest lands. He also propagated wildflowers and ferns.

Davis Friend
named in honor of distinguished former Governor Deane C. Davis.

This partnership honors former Governor Deane C. Davis, who launched the first Green Up Day on April 18, 1970. Governor Davis served two terms as Governor, from 1969-1973. He passed away on December 8, 1990 at the age of 90. His grandson, S. Thomas Greeley, started a Green Up Day in Framingham, Massachusetts over a decade ago. Mr. Greeley is actively involved in creating a state Green Up Day for Massachusetts.