Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2013 Green Up Poster Design and Writing Contest winners!

Congratulations to Aurora Brush, Grade 10, Montpelier High School, whose artwork was chosen to be the official poster for Green Up Day 2013!

Her art teacher is Barbara Austin-Hutchins. Congratulations Barbara!

Congratulations to our Grade category poster design winners:

Isabella Sepulveda-Muniz, Grade 2, Blue Mt. Union School, teacher: El Towle

Charlotte Brace, Grade 8, Main Street School, teacher: Rhonda Brace

Ally Puffer, Grade 12, Blue Mt. Union School, teacher: El Towle

Congratulations to Fin Richards, Grade 4, Stowe Elementary School, whose writing entry was chosen to as the 2013 Writing Contest winner! Here is Fin's winning poem:

Green Up Today!

It is a fine and peaceful day in the Green Mountains,
Wind blowing, trees rustling, rivers flowing gently
Into water falls.
“What could possibly be wrong?” says the tree to the river.
“I am clogged with trash,” babbled the river to the tree.
But the tree bent and swayed,
Whispering, “It’s Green Up Day…
They’ll come right now.”
The river sighed and sparkled on.
And once again in the Green Mountains the wind blew,
The trees rustled, and the rivers flowed gently
into the water falls.

An honorable mention goes out to:

Bradley Myers
Mount Anthony Union High School, Grade 11
Teacher: Jim Cross

Here is Bradley's poem:

What Green Up Means to Me

Green Up means keeping our state nice and clean,

Keeping the litter off the ground and the grass green,

And plastic off the ground and trash out of the lakes and streams.

Green Up means keeping the fields, roads, and woods garbage free,

It means using less paper and planting a new tree,

And creating less pollution and making it safer for the birds and the bees.

Green Up means recycling and working together as a team,

In order to keep our environment ecofriendly safe and green

It means keeping plastic out of our landfill,

And polluting less so we can bring back those Vermont winter chills

Green Up means using our resources and not allowing them to go to waste,

So let’s work together as a team and not make haste.

Let’s go out there and clean up and make this state right,

We will make the state spotless, even if it means working all night.


  1. Congratulations Aurora and Fin. The poster and poem are both lovely and inspiring.

    I have placed both on my web site with credit and reference to the Green Up Vermont blog site.

    Will we be able to see all of the submissions? I would like to add them all to my web page. Please advise. Thank You
    Bernie Paquette
    My web site:

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