What Do We Do?

Our daily business is to provide opportunities for volunteers to help with projects which are not covered by Town or State budgets. Since 1986, we have been cleaning and planting throughout Greenwich.

We are involved in community projects across Greenwich from inception to completion:


Who Are We?

We partner with the Town of Greenwich to bring community-oriented volunteers and funds to projects that are not within the scope of publicly available resources.

We are volunteers of all ages:


Where Are We?

Greenwich Green & Clean is committed to the concept of public/private partnerships: The principle of "shared ownership" of public space.

We work hard to improve the following sites (and many more):


Why Does Greenwich Need Us?

We work year round for the benefit of Greenwich residents.
A sampling of our major endeavors demonstrates our primary focus in serving the community.

Spring Plantings

From highway exit ramps throughout town to parks and beaches, between street signs and the highly-trafficked intersections they denote, we distribute and award beautiful landscaping that helps make all of our lives a bit more upbeat.

Townwide Cleanups

Spring and Fall cleanups began in 1986 and have been visibly successful throughout the year. We organize volunteers who aim to enhance Town Properties as if they were our very own front yards, for the good and the beauty of the community.

Hanging Baskets

During the dreary winter months, brightness and festivity can restore charm and cheer to even the shortest of days. We partner with local businesses, and Sam Bridge Nursery, to decorate Central Greenwich and beyond with hanging baskets on lampposts made with strictly volunteer labor.

Recycling Education

Our partners, Greenwich Youth Conservation Program and Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board work with us to instill the values of smart and sound recycling practices on the next generation of Greenwich citizens. We are dedicated to educating our children about sustaining a healthy environment.

Think Globally, Act Locally

All over America, groups similar to Greenwich Green & Clean have reached the same conclusion: Flowers are a deterrent to trash. The quality of one's life is inextricably affected by one's environment. Children growing up surrounded by piles of discarded cans, bottles, food wrappers, and garbage often lack motivation, while orderly surroundings and beautiful flowers and trees engender optimism for people of all ages.

What can we do about today's growing environmental concerns:
Global Warming? Pollution? Sustainability?

“[The] sustainable society is one that lives within the self-perpetuating limits of its environment. That society, contrary to some popular opinion, is not a “no-growth” society. It is, rather, a society that recognizes the limits of growth. It is not a society that continues to seek alternatives to growth. It is, rather, a society that looks for alternative ways of growing.”

Greenwich Bag Ordinance

EFFECTIVE: Sept. 12th 2018

Greenwich Green & Clean is proud to have partnered with the G.R.A.B. and BYOGreenwich along with the Conservation Commission and the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) to have passed the new Greenwich Bag Ordinance on March 12, 2018. The new rules are in effect as of September 12, 2018. We know all you business owners are prepared and have eliminated your stock of plastic shopping bags accordingly! For more specifics check out these FAQs or the statute itself.

Farewell, Lights!

Having taken responsibility for the program from the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, Greenwich Green & Clean helped raise funds and coordinate residents, merchants, landlords, businesses and the Town to install reusable lights during the holiday season, for the last three years. Our board has decided that we will no longer be undertaking this endeavor going forward. Following a unanimous vote by the Greenwich Green & Clean Board of Directors, a decision was made to discontinue the challenging task of installing holiday lights on the trees in Downtown Greenwich to focus their energies and our limited dollars on their primary mission.

Town-Wide Cleanup

On October 6th, 2018 the Greenwich Green & Clean in coordination with the Greenwich Fire Department will host a town-wide effort to clean up areas affected by litter and the changing seasons. Please send us an email letting us know about your ability to help out, or check out our volunteer page for more information. And feel free to report a dirty site that will need attention! Keep an eye out for our flyers around town and RSVP for our Facebook Event, to stay up-to-date.

Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board

The G.R.A.B., in conjunction with the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works, has released new guidelines and restrictions on the Town's recycling program, effective July 1st, 2018. Click here for the full list of what can be recycled where. And click the button below to see a handy visual guide about the new recycling policies. And feel free to email G.R.A.B. at GreenwichRecycles@gmail.com if you have further questions.

The three main materials no longer accepted are:

Plastic Bags
Take clean plastic bags & film to participating stores.
Shredded Paper
Bagged shreds can be deposited in special containers at Holly Hill
Styrofoam
To be deposited with regular trash

Identifying Invasives!

Try to “weed” these invaders out of your garden! You do not want invasive vines, plants, and trees on your property.

An invasive plant has the ability to thrive and spread aggressively outside its native range. A naturally aggressive plant may be especially invasive when it is introduced to a new habitat.
USDA - National Invasive Species Information Center

How Do We Reach Our Goals?

Beyond the hard work of our Board, Full-time volunteers, and other supporters;
we thrive because of the contributions of our fantastic community.
Temporal and financial gifts are both overwhelmingly appreciated.