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Going Green For Crêpes

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Since the 1970s, Vermonters have picked up trash from public spaces, roadsides and waterways on the first Saturday in May, known as Green Up Day. In honor of the event, the nonprofit that organizes it — Green Up Vermont — holds several contests for young people. The winner of this year's Green Up Vermont Writing contest, and its $250 prize, is Bradford fourth grader Isibeal Bohan. Ninth grader Hope Petraro of Montpelier won the Green Up Day Poster Design Contest with her vivid painting of Vermont's natural beauty (pictured). New this month is a film contest, encouraging students 18 and younger to create short videos about what Green Up Day means to them. Filmmakers are invited to post videos, which must be one minute or less, to the Green Up Vermont Facebook page by May 21. The young person whose video gets the most "likes" and is shared the most will win a Skinny Pancake crêpe party.

For information on how to participate in a Green Up Day event near you, visit greenupvermont.org. Find Green Up Vermont's Facebook page at facebook.com/greenupvermont.

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