Friday, May 1, 2015

South Burlington Green Up Day Preparations - VT Family & Friends Tradition

You’ve got South Burlington VT in your hands. Keep her Green & Clean – Pick up litter.

Event: South Burlington Green Up Day Saturday May 2, 2015  8AM  - 2PM

Participate and celebrate this VT 'family & friends tradition' through caring, contribution, and community. Pick up bags

 at SB City Hall, 575 Dorset Street 8-4:30 M-F
Refreshments provided at South Burlington City Hall drop off site on Green Up Day.
Elvis will be dropping in from time to time during the day - I hear he gives autographs on request.

See (photos) images of participants from past SB Green Up Dates on the web @

2015: Consider photos during your Green Up Day event including before and after site photos. If you email photos to me I will publish on my SB 2015 Green Up webpage. 

2015  SB Adopt-a-Block open for sign up. Sign up for SB Adopt-a-Block, whereby individual citizens, businesses, or any group sign up for a street, block, park or area of their choosing; then clean up litter there periodically (at least every 4-6 weeks recommended) throughout the year.
Send your name or groups name to Bernie(dot)paquette@yahoo(dot)com to sign up for 2015.
View more information including the folks who have signed up so far and what areas they chose @ . (Bernie’s web site).

Community Facebook page: Like the ‘VT LitterStories’ Facebook page to keep abreast of SB Green and Clean events, news, and photos.

Safety reminder: Green Up Day and any time spent picking up litter; follow common sense safety guidelines including but not exclusive of these:
Green Up Day Safety Advisory
v  Be Tick Smart: Repel, Inspect, Remove
v  Risk Alert: Avoid materials that appear to be hazardous toxic waste. When clustered together items like ammonia tanks, common cold pills, Muriatic acid, Freon or starter fluid, "Heet" brand gasoline additive or rubbing alcohol could be waste from a meth lab.   
v  Call police if you see possible meth labs, a found, closed safe, anything that looks like the police should know about it.
v  Stay away from homeless camps!
v  Don't try to pick up small pieces of broken glass or unusually awkward trash - It's important to take care of yourself and your group!
v  Wear bright-colored clothing so that you are easily visible to passing motorists.

View the video of my April 20 Clean City litter control presentation to the City Council on Channel 17  @ beginning at time lapse 58:12. What is your opinion of this recommendation?

You’ve got South Burlington in your hands.
Keep her Green and Clean – Pick up litter.

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