Saturday was Vermont’s 49th annual Green Up Day. It’s one of the oldest statewide cleanup days in the nation and a chance for Vermonters to do their part in keeping the state green by cleaning up trash around their communities.
Every year, more than 20,000 people volunteer in more than 220 towns across the state.
“It’s really one of my passions to get more people involved and start cleaning up our environment because we do a lot of damage to it,” one volunteer said. “I think with climate change and everything that’s going on, we all need to take steps to do our part.”
Last year, more than 200 tons of garbage was collected.