Northern New York has its own version of Vermont's "Green Up Day."
The Development Corporation's 5th annual "We Can Make a Difference" clean-up campaign hopes to inspire the Clinton County community to combat litter.
The Development Corporation draws businesses to Clinton County and wants the place to look its best. They're handing out oxo-biodegradable litter bags. The company hopes people use them in the car or when walking the dog.
"We notice a lot of litter that's in the area, and then the wind pushes it up against fences and it just makes it a real eye sore. So we came up with the idea of creating oxo biodegradable litter bags," said Joanne Knowlton from the Development Corporation.
Fun sayings on the eco-friendly bags like "Plattsburgh Proud" and "Pick of the Litter" are meant to help motivate picking up trash.