Greening Up Vermont!
Being a Vermont company comes with a lot of perks. Afternoon skiing, weekend hiking, scenic views from every angle and a whole lot of fresh air are just a few of the reasons that The Turtles of Turtle Fur are so in love with where we work.
Another, lesser known perk of being Vermont based is something called Green Up Day. Green Up Day is a day dedicated to encouraging Vermont residents and business employees to take time out of their busy schedules and unite forces - all to pick up litter from around their immediate neighborhoods. The event traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May, though many Vermonters use the first week of May as an opportunity to Green Up together. Green Up Day was launched in 1970 by Governor Deane Davis. Since 1979, the non-profit organization Green Up Vermont carries on the annual tradition with pride. The state-wide event gathers over 22,000 volunteers to come together and remove litter from Vermont’s roadsides and public spaces.
This year, we made a video of our Green Up Day experience so that everyone can see that helping the community can be as FUN as you make it! With the right people, you're in for chatter, laughs, and smiles while working together towards the common goal of a beautiful Vermont.