Green Up Day arrives on May 5 in Vermont

This article originally appeared May 3 in the Bennington Banner.

BENNINGTON — Green Up Day arrives on Saturday, when more than 22,000 volunteers are expected to come together to clear litter from roadsides and public spaces across the state.

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An annual tradition in Vermont since 1970, Green Up Day is a grassroots event that allows volunteers to concentrate on the areas that concern them the most.

Sunny skies are in the forecast for Saturday, with temperatures reaching 70 degrees.

New this year is an app that promises to help volunteers coordinate their efforts. “This is an amazing achievement for an all-volunteer project,” said John Need, a Code for BTV volunteer who helped develop the app.

“This project team has donated hundreds of hours of coding, designing, marketing, and management skills to produce an awesome mobile app that everyone in Vermont can use.” To download the app for Android or iPhone, visit greenupvermont.org.

For Green Up Day information for your town, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of local organizers, visit the Get Involved page at greenupvermont.org; bags are also available at your local Subaru dealer.

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