Green Up Vermont Receives $79,834.60 From the Chittenden Solid Waste District
Williston, VT – The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is pleased to announce that Green Up Vermont will be receiving $79,834.60 for the third and final Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) awarded by CSWD and approved by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. This project will fund a grant program to supply and install refillable water bottle stations in schools and high-use municipal properties across Vermont.
Green Up Vermont is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that fundraises 100% of its operating budget each year. Founded in 1979 to manage the efforts of Green Up Day, a successful litter cleanup effort first launched 1970, Green Up Vermont’s mission also includes working year‐’round to implement special awareness projects and build environmental stewardship throughout the state.
Green Up Vermont will manage the water bottle refill station project with technical assistance provided by CSWD as needed.
“While Vermonters are very good about recycling at home and are making great strides at work, recycling ‘on-the-go’ remains a challenge,” said CSWD Executive Director Sarah Reeves. “Helping Green Up Vermont address this waste-prevention gap is right in line with our mission.”
The goal of the water bottle refill station project is to reduce the use of single-use beverage containers–and the waste and litter associated with them–by providing convenient access to refillable water bottle stations at public and private schools and municipalities throughout Vermont. The grants will fund the purchase of and up to $1,000 in installation costs for indoor and outdoor units.
“I am very pleased to have Green Up Vermont, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and CSWD teaming up on this project,” said Kate Alberghini, Executive Director of Green Up Vermont. “As important as Green Up Day is, it is just as important to fulfill initiatives that teach good habits for reducing waste and creating the mindset of reducing and reusing resources instead of just using disposables. These year-round initiatives are an important part of our stewardship mission that we extend to Vermont residents.”
Green Up Vermont will be releasing details on how to apply for the Water Station grants to various constituents statewide in the coming weeks. Recipients will be chosen in early December. For more information and to apply, please email email@example.com.
For more information on how to get involved with Vermont Green Up Day, visit greenupvermont.org.
The Green Up Vermont mobile app is available as a free download for iOS and Android through the Apple and Google stores.
The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is a municipality created by our member Towns and Cities to manage the solid waste generated within Chittenden County in an environmentally sound, efficient, effective and economical manner.
About Green Up Vermont
Green Up Vermont’s mission is to promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways, and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day while raising public awareness about the health, economic, and visual benefits of a litter-free environment year-round. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.