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 years. Nevertheless, we persist in passing on the crucial importance in treating Town Properties as if they were our very own front yards.

Lights and 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 to decorate Central Greenwich and beyond with Lights! on trees and 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.”

Light Up Greenwich!

Greenwich Green & Clean helps coordinate residents, merchants, landlords, businesses and the Town to install reusable lights during the holiday season. The money raised will be used to light trees in commercial centers of Greenwich. If your generous donations meet our goals, we will be able to keep even more side streets festively lit.

Town-Wide Cleanup

On May 5th, 2018 the Greenwich Green & Clean in coordination with the Greenwich Fire Department hosted a town-wide effort to clean up areas affected by litter and the changing seasons. Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer and if you would like to report a dirty site that will need attention in the fall, send us an email! Click below to find out more.

Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board

Please help our friends and partners at the G.R.A.B. as they advocate for recycling as an alternative to just finding efficiencies in trash removal in Greenwich.

The G.R.A.B. mission:

  • Develop educational materials and programs for the community on the benefits of recycling.
  • Encourage and implement recycling initiatives leading to sound waste management.
  • Support recycling education in public and independent schools in the area.
  • Develop recycling programs which support Town regulations.

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.