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The 50th Green Up Day is finally here in Vermont after being rescheduled earlier this month. If you are one of the many people who has enjoyed being active around your neighborhood recently, Green Up Day provides the perfect opportunity to incorporate physical movement with making your community a nicer place to live. You may be surprised how many steps you get in while also helping out the planet. Some joggers have even taken up the Swedish invention of “plogging” where they get squats and so forth in by picking up trash while on their runs.

We know that this year presents some new challenges regarding safety. Remember that it is still a good idea to physically distance during your clean up efforts, but this could be a good bonding opportunity with friends. Make it a competition to see how many bags of trash and steps you can get in your local communities. Additionally, here are some other important safety tips that are good to follow anytime you are picking up litter.

Other ideas, tips, and resources to keep you and your family healthy, active, and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Focus on your lower back today as it can be a problem area for many people.
  • Crop Cash is an important way that people can use their 3SquaresVT (aka SNAP) benefits to buy and support local growers!
  • Take a virtual, calming walk with the Morton Arboretum near Chicago.
  • Connecting with grandparents may look a little different right now, but there are still ways to keep them involved.
  • Summer doesn’t have to be cancelled. You just need to know your risks!

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