Welcome! This page is an informational page for our Green Up Vermont Coordinators. Each town has a coordinator, and sometimes a co-coordinator. They volunteer to coordinate the Green Up effort for their town.
We track statistics about trash collected and number of volunteers. These are really important measures of success. We ask all town coordinators to submit an online Coordinator’s Report. To submit your online report click here.
If you are a new coordinator, visit the Green Up Guides page to learn more about coordinating!
You can save a jpeg version of our logo above by clicking on it to enlarge it and then selecting “save image as”. If you want to use the poster in your emails or newsletters: Click here to download the 2017 Green Up Day poster
The Green Up bags and posters are shipped every April directly to the 8 AOT District Garages throughout the State. Not sure what district your town is in? Click here for the towns by district list. The bags are then delivered out to all the towns so they arrive a week or two prior to Green Up Day. Addison County towns will need to go to ACSWMD to pick up bags and posters.
Needles and Hazardous Waste – Green Up volunteers and town coordinators are not to touch or pick up needles or hazardous waste such as Meth Lab containers. Let your local town leaders know the location of the needles. If they are found on a state highway, you can report them on the VTrans website or download their new app to report them. Also remind volunteers to Be Tick Smart and read more here: Be Tick Smart booklet!
Act 148 – Green Up Vermont has been given an exemption from the Agency of Natural Resources. It is encouraged, however, if your town has enough volunteers to help sort and wash containers that are dirty. It is voluntary not mandatory.
Help needed with counting! We get pressured about the number of participants for Green Up Day. Please consider placing a simple “Tally Sheet” that participants can mark at each location where they pick up bags. Ask: # bags taken # volunteers in the group. Please have this available both prior to and on Green Up Day.
Sign Up Genius – This is a FREE online software tool for volunteer management and event planning — saves time from sign-up sheets, schedules, etc.
Waterbury and Hartland Coordinators are using this and really like it. It automatically tallies # of volunteers and they can say where they would like to clean up. You can check out Lisa’s Waterbury Sign Up Genius at — http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f44a8af2aa57-green. It has lots of info!
To create your own, for free, go to Sign Up Genius.com. If not this year, maybe next year give it a try.
VISIBILITY . . . please make your Green Up visible, somewhere, somehow. So that people know, as a 6th grader from Williamstown Middle/High School said: “On Green Up Day the trash bags are green!” Idea — affix a fake-filled green up bag to signage boards.
Consider engaging your local schools or your selectboard about participating in Green Up Day! Here is an excerpt of our Middlebury coordinator Peg Martin at the Middlebury Selectboard meeting: