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Two Things: Green Up Day and More Exciting Progress in the Vermont State House

Two things: Vermont’s annual Green Up Day is this weekend, and we’ve got more exciting legislative progress to share!  

Stay informed, stay connected—two things.

Vermont’s Annual Green Up Day is This Saturday, May 6th

Vermont’s annual Green Up Day will be held this Saturday, May 6th, in communities across the state. We hope you can join us in participating in this beloved, spring clean-up tradition that activates thousands of Vermonters to get involved in their communities in picking up roadside trash.  Every year, volunteers have picked up as much as 421 tons of trash and over 9,000 tires! Get a bag, and head outside to gather trash along the public right of ways, greenbelts, stream banks, and parks. Only official Green Up Day bags can be used. Learn more and find out how you can get involved this weekend here

Legislative Progress for Clean Water Protection and Smart Growth Housing Opportunities for all Vermonters

This week brings more exciting progress for clean water and housing opportunities, as two of our priority bills see advancement in the House and Senate! 

  • S.100, an act relating to housing opportunities made for everyone, passed out of the House Committee on Environment and Energy and will soon be headed to the full House floor for a vote. By enabling development in smart growth areas, S.100 aims to reduce zoning-enforced sprawl and related environmental pressures. Learn more about S.100 and our position on the policy here
  • H.31, an act relating to aquatic nuisance control, is headed to the Senate floor this week. VNRC supports H.31, and believes it provides Vermont with an opportunity to examine the effectiveness of the current legal framework for allowing pesticides to be used to address aquatic nuisance in Vermont waters. Read our recent testimony to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy on H.31 here