Across the state on Saturday, thousands of people will participate in Vermont’s 35th annual Green Up Day. The tradition of picking up litter on a massive scale started in 1970 when Governor Deane Davis urged Vermonters to clean up their highways and neighborhoods. On that first day, 70,000 volunteers picked up trash around the state, and even the interstate was closed for a few hours to accommodate the clean up campaign.
Neal Charnoff talks with Melinda Vieux, the executive director of Green Up Vermont, about how many volunteers are expected to participate.
Find Green Up activities in your town at Green Up Vermont.