Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Litter picking is an All Season Sport - Preparing for Vermont's Green Up Day

Start Practicing for Green Up Day...
Build up your points early.



Note the recycled bag-been using it since 2009.



 Look Up,




















 Look down,










 Littered trash is there to be found.







The more you clean up the more points you gain.


Litter is an All-Season Sport. Drop a piece you lose a point; pick up a piece you gain a point.






Green Up Vermont for......








      land dwellers
                 
            and water dwellers














and the flyers,













                               and waterfowl.
















Green Up Vermont for the swimmers.








Green Up Vermont for all of nature's creatures!












Green Up Day is a Family affair.













Green Up Vermont for all of us!







Vermont's 2014 Green Up Day is Saturday May 3







GREEN AND CLEAN SCORECARD

Inspection form to rate locations (from clean to littered). Example: Street XYZ had 2 redeemables, 1 water bottle, 3 cardboard, 7 lg items, 2 misc for total 15 points lost = 85 score.
                                       Points lost in critical inspection categories







Cat. # Code Name Critical Inspection Category Descriptions #  Years to break down Street Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Overall score
1. Ouch Glass 1 million years  XYZ Ave.0210030720 85
2. Lost Nickel Redeemables 50-450 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
3. Oil H20 Plastic (water) bottles 450 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
4. Fish & bird food Plastic, Styrofoam 50 years to never 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
5. Fast Wrap Fast food containers  4 mos to 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
6. Tree-Ex Paper, cardboard 6 wks or more 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
7. Toxic time bombs Cigarette butts 1-5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
8. Heavy Trash Large trash items  50 years to never 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
9. You name it Misc., Unique 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
10. Desirable Pleasant, Comforting, Green & Clean. Dependent on our behavior 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100



* Both forms available in Excel spreadsheet. Email request to me at litterstories(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Form to catalog collected litter items.
Trash Catalog: Green and Clean 365 Found Trash Running Count
OuchLost NickelOil H20Fish & bird foodFast WrapTree-ExToxic time bombsHeavy TrashSingle use
How Long litter lasts:1 million years50-450 years450 years50 years to never6 wks to 5 years6 wks or more1-5 years50 years to never20 yrs to small pcs
DateStreet or other Location GlassRedeemablesPlastic (water) bottlesPlastic, StyrofoamFast food containers Paper, cardboardCigarette buttsLarge trash items Plastic bag Week TotalUnusual Found Litter
00000000000
00000000000
00000000000

00000000000
Grand Total
Sub totals00000000000





* See my personal story about Green Up Day @ http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2010/06/tradition-apr-2010.html





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