Green Up Vermont is partnering with VECAN, Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network, to promote their second annual Button Up Vermont Day of Action on November 1st, 2014.  New this year, there will be a Button Up video contest! Visit http://buttonupvermont.org/ for details, they are still working on them, but you can sign up for updates.  

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New for Green Up Day 2014, a Green Up Day App!

This was developed by a team of volunteers and has been offered completely free to Green Up Vermont. Volunteers tracked their time and progress, and it mapped out the areas that you were cleaned. It was released one week before Green Up Day, so we only had a week to promote it and spread the word. We are hoping it gets more use next year! Here are the links below, for IPhone users and also for Android users. The IPhone App is downloadable, but the Mobile Web-App, for all other smart phone users, is a web-based App, not a download, so simply bookmark on your web browser for easy access.

       iPhone App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-up-vt/id860271437?ls=1&mt=8

                       Mobile Web-App: http://greenup.xenonapps.com/client/

Instructions on how to use the App:  on the home screen you can click on Start Cleaning Up to track your progress. Click on Stop Cleaning when you are finished. To pin hazardous waste items, select the Map tab,  select the area you are in and three choices will come up: Hazard, Comment or Cancel. Choose Hazard for hazardous waste. If you want to mark an area with a comment, such as Illegal Dump Site, choose comment to do that. The Comments tab is where you can leave comments about the App.

Read more about it here: App Press Release

Green Up Day is about removing litter from the 15,793 miles of Vermont’s local town roads. VTrans picks up litter from Vermont’s 2,707 miles of State Highway. VTrans would like to remind volunteers that the busy State Highways are best left to the professionals, and to focus your clean up efforts on Vermont’s town roads. You can visit the VTrans Operations Website to see a map of what they cleaned up this spring!

Green Up Vermont is non-profit organization responsible for Green Up Day’s continuing success. We are looking for new businesses to support it. The sponsorship printing deadline has passed for this year, but donations of any amount are welcomed, and please consider becoming a Green Up Day partner for 2015! Individuals can also help support by donating online through our Go Fund Me page. We are a non-profit organization so participation and donations make Green Up Day happen!

Great News! 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.