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Vermont Green Up records, 1979-1999.
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 490  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Corporate Author : Vermont Green Up, Inc.
Title : Vermont Green Up records, 1979-1999.
Physical Description : 1 linear ft.
Summary :

The collection documents the Green Up effort from the time of privatization in 1979 through 1999 and is organized in three parts: photographs and slides, copies of newspaper articles, and administrative records.

The photographs are arranged chronologically. Slides, contact prints, and photographs, as well as a few negatives, are included. Many of the photographs are the work of a professional photographer employed by the State of Vermont. There are a number of photographs of Governors Dean C. Davis, Madeline M. Kunin, Richard A. Snelling, and Howard Dean participating in Green Up activities. Many of the photographs are not labeled as to location.

The collection also includes newspaper articles reporting various Green Up Day activities. Administrative and organizational material includes bylaws (1979 & 1983), minutes of board meetings, donor lists, financial statements, correspondence, and annual reports from 1980 and 1990-1993.

Biographical or historical data :

Vermont Green Up, Inc., is a private, non-profit corporation that organizes Green Up efforts in Vermont in the spring and summer months. The focus of the organization's efforts is Green Up Day, a statewide day during which volunteers clean trash from highways and other public spaces held on the first Saturday in May. The organization is a public-private partnership that receives partial funding from the Legislature.

Green Up Day was inaugurated in 1970 by Governor Deane C. Davis as a function of state government. On April 18 of that year 70,000 citizens turned out to pick up trash, filling state Transportation Agency dump trucks with 40,000 cubic yards of trash. The effort was a Vermont-style celebration and marked the beginning of the environmental movement in the state.

In 1979 Governor Richard A. Snelling felt the need to rejuvenate the Green Up program and expand its program. He also decided to privatize the effort and a board of directors was established.

Related Collections : A collection of posters from Green Up Day, 1983-1993, has been integrated into the Vermont Historical Society broadside collection.
Personal Subject : Davis, Deane C., 1900-1990 Photographs.
Kunin, Madeleine M. (Madeleine May), 1933- Photographs.
Snelling, Richard Arkwright, 1927-1991 Photographs.
Dean, Howard Photographs.
Subject Term : Environmental protection Vermont Citizen participation.
Roadside improvement Vermont.
Litter Trash Environmental aspects Vermont.
Landscape protection Vermont.
Refuse and refuse disposal Vermont Citizen participation.
Genre/Form : Photographs.
Clippings.
Bylaws.
Minutes.
Financial records.
Correspondence.
Annual reports.
Local Subject : Green Up Day Vt.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.