Greenwich Green & Clean Announces Seeks Submissions for Annual Beautification Awards

Greenwich Green & Clean will host their first Annual “Green Gala” on Friday, October 25 at 6:00pm at Sam Bridge Nursery on North Street.

Festivities will include drinks, food, music and silent auction opportunities. The event will celebrate and give thanks to otherwise anonymous heroes.

Can you think of a homeowner or group of volunteers who have beautified a special corner of Town or traffic circle? Or a homeowner whose landscaping has created a streetscape as pretty as a picture?

The idea is to take a picture from a road that is visible as you walk or drive by.

Prizes will be awarded to those individuals, businesses and groups who have created either horticultural or environmental improvements to the Town. When residents take pride in their homes, it often begins at the point where visitors turn onto their street. Many businesses seek to entice customers to enter their shops with wonderful streetside arrangements. The Greenwich Green and Clean recognizes both these and other initiatives that make Greenwich look its best.

Submit a photo of beautified landscapes for consideration for prizes, which will be awarded at the gala. Some of the awards at the Betteridge award for Public Space and the Golden Trowel Award.

Please, no back yards or trees planted by previous homeowners! The idea is to honor beautification efforts visible from public space.

All are invited to the gala, as are nominations for winners.

To nominate, submit photos via email to [email protected] and include your name and contact information, as well as the address of the nominee.

For comments and questions, please call Green & Clean at 203-531-0006.

The deadline is September 23.

Greenwich Green & Clean was created in 1986 to make a cleaner and more beautiful environment in Greenwich in which to live and work.

All over America, groups similar to Greenwich Green & Clean have reached the same conclusion: Flowers are a deterrent to trash. Green  Clean believes the  quality of one’s life is inextricably affected by one’s environment, and that 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.