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Green Up Vermont works year-round,
but YOU make the difference!

We know that Green Up Day is one of your favorite springtime traditions but did you know that Green Up Vermont works year-round on: 
    •  waste reduction initiatives
    •  showing kids how they can make a difference 
    •  broadening awareness of environmental impact
    •  building partnerships for environmental issues & communities
AND so much more!

Our goal is to get more people working together to positively effect our natural landscape so we can continue to enjoy where we get to live, work and play for many years to come.

As you read this enews, please know that YOU help make the difference here by:
    •  volunteering your time and effort
    •  making donations so we can keep our programs going
    •  committing your business in corporate partnership with us
    •  and being positive influencers to kids and in your communities
       simply by picking up trash and reducing waste 

Thank you! By working together, let's see how we can excel in 2022. Read on...
Kate Alberghini, executive director

Out for a walk?

  • Wear work gloves.
  • Wear pants and boots.
  • Always check for ticks.
  • Do not pick up sharp objects. Get an adult.
  • Dispose of any sharps in a heavy plastic bottle with the lid screwed back on and mark "do not recycle."
  • Wear bright clothing.
  • Review safety rules.
  • Face oncoming traffic.
  • Use sunscreen.

See and share the latest @greenupvermont 
The Armand Poulin Memorial Green Up Day Art Contest Winners for 2022

There were so many great pieces of art this year making the judging very difficult for our seasoned experts David Schutz and Hale Ritchie. The Green Up Vermont title, color, message, and relevance to Green Up Day all play a role in the decision making along with what would make an intriguing poster. A big round of applause to all students who entered and congratulations to the winners...
Overall: Marisa H., grade 7, Shelburne Community School
K-4 category: JoJo S., grade 3, Underhill Central School
5-8 category: Canute H., grade 8, Shelburne Community School
9-12 category: Shterna G., grade 11, Burr & Burton Academy 
Encourage Kids You Know to Join the Fun
Here are the other contest details and deadlines:
2022 Green Up Day Challenge
Clean Every Mile!

In 2021 volunteers greened up 77.6% of Vermont's 13,056 miles of roads. 

Let's excite communites and rally more volunteers with a challenge to Green Up 100% of your town's roads!
Sign up for a section with your Town Coordinator and maybe even take on a mile or two more. Green Up Vermont will share your results across Vermont.

#togetherwecan   Are you ready?

Learn more on our website
FInd your town road map here.
Use the  APP:  Google Play or Apple

Our Corporate Partners are Environmental Leaders!

GREENBACKER CAPITAL Believes True Value Lies in Empowering a Sustainable Future

We're leading the clean energy transition by connecting investor capital with sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency projects to power a greener future.
Our renewable energy assets (including our 2.8-MW NPSI 1A asset, pictured here) have produced more than 3.3 million MWh of clean power since 2016, abating over 2.4 million metric tons of carbon emissions. That’s the same amount of CO2 emitted by consuming 5.4 million barrels of oil, 2.6 billion pounds of coal, or 263 million gallons of gasoline.1
Though there’s still a lot of mountain left to climb when it comes to reversing the climate crisis, Greenbacker is proud that our fleet of sustainable infrastructure projects is contributing to that progress—and driving a clean energy future.

1 Carbon abatement is calculated using the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

VSECU Brings Clarity to Environmental Jargon
What Does Conservation Mean? Is It the Same as Efficiency? And What Are Renewables?

The energy efficiency community has something in common with many other industries, including medical, insurance, sports—lots of jargon that can cause confusion. Conservation and efficiency are often used interchangeably, but they are different. And then there's renewable energy, or “renewables” for short. I like to be intentional about these terms and bring clarity around them for others so they can apply real-world solutions to combat the existential challenge of climate change.
Read the full blog post here
VT ANR Celebrates a 10 Year Milestone

2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the passage of Vermont’s Universal Recycling law and the law is working! Stay tuned for events to help Vermonters celebrate our landmark law to reduce waste and increase recycling and composting. Information will be  available on and

Howdy 2022 Corporate Partners!
Along with funding for Green Up Vermont, our partners' environmental initiatives are on point!
Visit their websites by clicking any logo below to learn more. 


Is your business interested in becoming a Corporate Partner of Green Up Vermont? We would love to share your news and environmental initiatives. Email for more information today.
Engaging Students to Help Plan GUD
The GUD Mentor Program pairs Volunteer Town Coordinators (VTCs) and high school students to build leadership and cohesion in communities. Student Mentees help VTCs promote Green Up Day and engage peers in ways kids can relate to. VTC Mentors teach students leadership skills and how awesome it is to give back and be involved with their community by doing good work. Contact Green Up Vermont today for a match.
Shaw's Bags4MyCause Gives to GUV
Shaw's has generously named Green Up Vermont as the nonprofit recipient of the funds generated from "I Give Back Where It Counts" bag sales for April, May, and June! So when you are shopping at any Vermont Shaw's during those months, be sure to stock up on reusable shopping bags and know that the donations are staying right here in Vermont to work for you. Shaw's also encourages their employees to Green Up "on the clock" each year.
Save the Date • Get Involved
Saturday, May 7
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