Green Mountain Power and Castleton State College’s Green Campus Initiative are teaming up to create real change.
The groups have combined efforts to plan and execute the annual Chittenden Resovoir Clean-Up, which will take place this year on Oct. 5.
Two students in particular, Kate Phillips and Marissa Smyrski, have taken the reins on the project.
The two have been responsible for planning, promoting and staffing the event.
“It’s awesome to be helping plan something so cool,” said Phillips in a meeting.
“It’s gonna be awesome. We’re getting the Artist Society Club to make some sculptures to raffle, we found an apple press for fresh cider.”
“We really want it to be like an outdoor clean-up day that’s like a sustainable farmers market style,” adds Smyrski.
There will also be art demonstrations to show what can be done with recycled goods, a free barbeque for anyone who participates and local music for all to enjoy.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the community as well as Castleton Students.
The curators ask that volunteers bring a reusable water bottle and an old shopping bag to promote sustainability at the event and reduce the impact of greening-up the reservoir by using old bags.
Directions to the event can be found online on the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/212506832259525/.