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Governor urges Vermonters to 'green up' May 3

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New green gives the green light to Green Up Day.

The cleanup effort, entering its 44th year, appeared doomed earlier this year when reports surfaced that the nonprofit was running out of money.

Companies, like Ben and Jerry's and Green Mountain Coffee pulled their funding, but others stepped in including Green Mountain Power and Casella. The state also pitched in $10,000.

Gov. Peter Shumlin says there will always be a need for Green Up Day in the Green Mountain State.

"We've got the most beautiful state in the nation, the best quality of life in the nation but sometimes even in the cleanest state in the nation folks chuck things out of the windows of their cars. And while that might bewilder us, we got to all get out and clean it up," said Shumlin, D-Vermont.

Green Up Day will land on May 3 this year. Volunteers are expected to clean up more than 13,000 miles of roads and collect 40,000 bags of trash.

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