Long-time Round Hill resident and community volunteer Mary Hull has stepped down as Executive Director of Greenwich Green & Clean after 38 years with the nonprofit organization that was founded in 1986.  Mary joined in 1988 to do public relations and within two years became its Director for more than three decades. During her time, GGC became involved in recycling, public/private partnerships, youth education, beautifying traffic islands, beach cleanups, invasive plant removal, food composting, and hazardous waste removal.

Mary’s contributions to the town and Round Hill have not been not limited to Greenwich Green and Clean.  After she and her late husband Lloyd moved to the backcountry in 1957 and started raising their three children, she became active in the Round Hill Community Guild at the Community House.  She and others expanded the annual Christmas at Round Hill event which featured hand-made crafts, decorations, and holiday foods and clothing. This led to the Fall Harvest Supper which had two meal sessions in November before Thanksgiving.  She has also been a long-time member of the Round Hill Community Church and was instrumental in expanding the nursery school to include two and three-year-old’s.  In addition, she was a constant presence in the church choir since the 1960s.  

She was one of the initial group of six citizens to start recycling in Greenwich at the Waste Disposal Facility at Holly Hill along with Voice for the Environment. She currently can be found every Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Community House where she, Pat, and Ron take in food scraps to be recycled/composted with Waste Free Greenwich.

The decades of Mary’s service to the town have not gone unnoticed.  In October 2023 she was honored by First Selectman Fred Camillo with “Mary Hull Day” and received the David N. Theis Award from the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company for those who go above and beyond helping the community of Greenwich. She also was one of this year’s recipients of the Annual Sustainability Awards presented by the Greenwich Sustainability Committee on April 6th at the Rethink Waste Fair.  With her retirement from Green and Clean, the chairman of the organization, John Blankley, said, ”No one has been more selflessly devoted to the betterment and beautification of our town than Mary Hull”.

Mary expressed that her greatest contribution and legacy has been raising awareness and education about the environment with youth groups and building a collaboration of initiatives with public and private organizations.  It was a job well done, and the Round Hill community is thankful for Mary Hull’s service.

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