Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vermont Trashed by Roaring Waters


Vermont Trashed by Roaring Waters, Eclipsing the Storm Irene.

                                  Fortunately Green Up Day is on May 7,2016. 

                                                        (First Sat. in May every year)

"Vermont was the first state to designate a day to clean up the entire state. Started in 1970 by Gov. Deane C. Davis. 

That first year, the results were far beyond expectations. Four thousand truck loads were reported hauled by the Highway Department comprising over 20,000 cubic yards of trash removed from the Interstate and other state roads, and another 20,000 cubic yards, or more, were removed from town roads. Ninety-five percent (95%) of the 2,400 miles comprising the Interstate and other state roads were cleared and an estimated 75% of the 8,300 miles of town roads

45 years later, Green Up Day continues to thrive! In 1979 the Green Up endeavor became a private undertaking through the establishment of a private, non-profit corporation called Vermont Green Up, Inc. In 1997, it began “doing business as” Green Up Vermont. Its efforts now reach out to promote the Green Up ethic and spirit year round through its slogan, “Live the Green Up Way Every Day!

Over 20,000 people volunteer annually in picking up litter on Green Up Day. Over 40,000 bags of trash are collected annually." ” ~Green Up Vermont


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Bernie publishes short stories and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont
#caring, #community, #contribution