Earth Day 2017

April 20, 2017  10am-3pm

Lots to see, taste and learn . . .


With a theme of water conservation, the Earth Day 2017 Celebration will feature a mix of campus favorites, including local food and craft vendors as well as energy efficient products and services. Check out this years exhibitors and resources.

Mass Energy will also be greening this event by matching the electricity used for the event with clean, local wind power!

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Appalachian Mountian Club Worcester Chapter 
Since 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club has been promoting the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers, and trails of the Northeast outdoors. learn more about the Worcester Chapter: 
Location: Old School Lobby
  Raffle Item: #outdoorcitizen t-shirt, camelback chute water bottle, bandana, and AMC notebook and pen

Bancroft School 
Bancroft, an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, prepares talented, well-qualified, and motivated college-bound students, PreKindergarten through Grade 12, to pursue and realize their academic, personal, and social potential. We provide a comprehensive, caring, and creative curricular and extracurricular program that fosters an experience of excellence for each student. Inspired students, a superior faculty, and engaged families thrive in our diverse, safe, and supportive community. We afford students the opportunity to discover their passion in life and to learn to embrace confidently and responsibly the moral and ethical challenges of being lifelong learners, teachers of others, and citizens of an increasingly complex global community. learn more:
  Location: Old School Lobby
  Raffle Item: 1 week summer camp

Bee My Honey Apiary
  Location: New School Lobby
  Raffle Item: 2lb jar of honey

Central Mass Grown
Central Mass Grown is a new initiative, born out of the need to highlight the farms of Central Massachusetts. Our organization’s mission is to promote the purchase of local agricultural products and to foster the education about its benefits to health, communities, the economy, and the environment. Learn more: 
Location: New School Lobby

E.L. Harvey
E.L. Harvey & Sons is a full service waste hauling, transfer, and scrap recycling operation. It has been an independent, family owned and operated business since it was founded in 1911 by Emory Larkin Harvey.
Learn more: 
Location: Faculty Conference Room
   Raffle Item: Red Sox Tickets
   Resources: Coupon for dumpster rental

Environmental Health & Safety (UMass)
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety provides for a safe environment for all people associated with the institution, whether they be employees, patients, students, visitors, or volunteers. This includes assuring that the facility is in compliance with applicable municipal, state, federal and other recognized standards involved with safety, and to minimize the potential for unsafe events occurring at the institution. The department is responsible for monitoring the use of hazardous materials; ensuring that work is conducted in a safe and healthful manner, safety of personnel, and the general environmental safety of the institution.
Learn more:
   Location: New School Lobby

Fitness Center (UMass)
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   Location: New School Lobby

Go Green Solutions Inc.
Learn more:
Location: Fcaulty Conference Room

Grafton Job Corps
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. Learn more:
   Location: New School Lobby
   Raffle Item: Grafton Job Corps gift pack

Great American Rain Barrel
The Great American Rain Barrel Company re-purposes shipping drums into a complete water collection system right here at their food importing plant in Hyde Park, MA, something that they have been doing for 20 years. learn more:
   Location: Old School Lobby
   Raffle Item: Rain Barrel

Great Harvest Bread Company
Learn more: 
Location: Old School Lobby
   Raffle Item: 

Greater Worcester Land Trust
The Greater Worcester Land Trust is a small non-profit organization created in 1987 to purchase, hold, advocate for, preserve or transfer, critical open space parcels in the Greater Worcester area. The Land Trust is run by a board of trustees, volunteers, and a small office staff.
Learn more: 
Location: Old School Lobby
   Raffle Item: one-year family membership, 2 coffee mugs, WGLT wooden pencils and logo stickers
   Resources: GWLT website
                    GWLT Facebook
                    Green Hill Park/ East Side Trail

Greensteps is an outreach organization educating residents on whole-home energy efficiency and sustainability. Greensteps represent multiple companies that provide the Mass Save assessments, as along with solar power providers. 
   Location: Faculty Conference Room

Hartman's Herb Farm
Hartman's Herb farm will be bringing to the Earth Day Celebration fresh herb plants, vegetable plants, heirloom tomato plants, succulents, fairy and dish gardens, dried flower wreaths, and wall baskets. Learn more:, and their Facebook page
   Location: New School Lobby
   Raffle Item: Herb basket

Herb Chambers Toyota Scion of Auburn
Learn more:
   Location: Faculty Conference Room; and check out the Prius Prime, RAVE 4 hybrid, and others
   Raffle Item: Toyota merchandise gift pack
   Resources: UMMS & UMMHC Employee Purchase Program
                    New Grad Program

   Location: Faculty Conference Room            
   Raffle: $50 Visa gift card  

Interval Data Systems 
Interval Data Systems, Inc. was founded because of a need in the marketplace to understand energy usage on an operational, maintenance, and cost reduction basis. Cofounders Bill Gnerre and Greg Cmar started IDS in the fall of 2003 with the belief that in the near future, all facilities managers will use data to manage energy consumption and costs. And EnergyWitness™ was born.
Learn more:  
   Location: New School Lobby

Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook 
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. MINUTES from UMass, either via Plantation Street or Lake Ave, Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook is New England’s largest urban wildlife sanctuary, with 430 acres and 5 miles of well-managed nature trails for all abilities, including two fully accessible trails, and one sensory trail.  Admission is FREE for all Worcester residents and students, as well as Mass Audubon and Greater Worcester Land Trust members.  (Otherwise, it is $4 adults, $3 children and adults greater than 65)  Our beautiful Visitor Center has clean bathrooms, educational exhibits, a gift/book shop, and nature programs for all ages, and also serves as a Visitor Information Site for the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor.   Bring a picnic and enjoy it on our large deck or picnic areas. Learn more: 
   Location: Old School Lobby

Mass Energy
This year Mass Energy will be greening our earth day celebration by matching the electricity used for the event with clean, local wind power. Mass Energy is a non-profit organization with a mission to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable. Mass Energy programs are available to any Massachusetts residents (and in some cases, anyone). They offer renewable heating & colling, dicounted heating oil and energy effiency programing. Learn more:

   Location: Faculty Conference Room
   Resources: This is a Green Event!

Mass Rides
MassRIDES is a free program of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) designed to help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality and mobility. To accomplish these goals, MassRIDES works with both employers and commuters within the Commonwealth to promote the use of commute options. Through hands-on worksite assistance, ridematching services, marketing and outreach events, MassRIDES annually offers thousands of commuters and employers time – and money – saving solutions for a better commute in Massachusetts.
Learn more: 
Location: Old School Lobby

Polar Beverage
Polar Beverage is the country's largest independant soft-drink bottler, is a fourth-generation, family owned business with that traces its roots back to 1882.
   Location: Faculty Cnference Room
   Raffle Item: 30 inch Polar Bear

Regional Environmental Council
REC is a grassroots environmental justice organization located in Worcester, Massachusetts--New England's second largest city. Founded in 1971, REC has been dedicated to building healthy, sustainable and just communities in Worcester and beyond for more than 40 years. Learn more:
   Location: Faculty Conference Room

Relay Power
Relay Power's mission is to engage residential customers to power their homes with clean, local renewable energy through simple accessible and affordable options. Learn more:
   Location: Old School Lobby

ReStore/Habitat for Humanity
At Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester (MW/GW), our motto is “A hand up, not a handout.” We are dedicated to building houses with families, not for them. WE partner with hardworking families who earn between 30 and 60% of the area median income and typically do not qualify for other conventional homeownership programs. Not only do Habitat families pay for their homes through a monthly mortgage, they also put in between 400 and 500 hours of sweat equity prior to becoming homeowners.
Habitat is able to build affordable housing through funds generated by ReStore. ReStore is Habitat’s open to the public retail outlet which sells donated new and gently used home furnishings and building materials. ReStore sells anything from cups and plates, to ovens, to doors and windows, to lightbulbs. We even offer a free pick up service to collect these donations. If it can go in or on a home, ReStore has it! ReStore provides quality goods at discounted prices. The proceeds again going to fund our home build mission. ReStore generates enough funds to build one home, and has kept 400 tons of useable materials our of local landfills.
Learn more:
   Location:  New School Lobby
   Raffle Item: $20 Resotre Gift Card and a ReStore travel mug
   Resources: Who We Are
                    ReStore Rack Card with Guidelines
                    Volunteer Rack Card             

RGS Energy
More than 35 years ago, RGS Energy – a Real Goods Solar Company – sold some of the very first solar panels to the public out of a small general store in Northern California. Since then, they’ve installed over 25,000 solar energy systems for homes, businesses, schools, government facilities, and utilities across the country, totaling more than 260 megawatts of clean energy. 
Learn more: 
Location: Faculty Conference Room
   Raffle Item: Inflatable Solar Lantern

     Location: Old School Lobby

Siemens offers a complete technical infrastructure portfolio for building automation, energy efficiency, fire safety, security, total building solutions and market-specific solutions in buildings and public places.
Learn more: 
   Location: New School Lobby

Location: Faculty Confeence Room

Learn more: 
Location: Old School Lobby

Sustainable Water
Sustainable Water is a leading provider of commercial-scale water reclamation and reuse solutions across the United States. Their ecologically-driven solutions bring together teams of experts who have built hundreds of high-profile, innovative, multi-million dollar projects. Sustainable Water provides impactful water management solutions that minimize risk, maximize financial savings and enhance environmental stewardship. Utilizing innovative performance financing vehicles, they provide turn-key project development services at no capital cost to their clients. Learn more:
Location: New School Lobby
   Raffle Item: 2 - $25 Dunkin gift cards

TechniArt has been engaging utility and renewable energy customers since 1986. We work with utility companies, state agencies, municipalities and transformation groups, to provide turnkey services that increase participation in utility programs and promote energy-efficient products.
Learn more: 
   Location: Old School Lobby
   Raffle Item: 2, LED combo kits containing 10 LED 60W equivilents and a LED desk lamp
   Resouces: Flyer- Energy Saving Lighting Fair

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Tower Hill Botanic Garden features a year-round display of the finest plants for cultivation in New England. Carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, plus trails that enhance the natural features of this beautiful 132-acre property, and a robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a year-round destination.
Learn more: 
   Location: Old School Lobby
   Raffle Item: 4 gate passes

Town Farm Gardens
Town Farm Gardens is a family-owned farm and nursery located in beautiful Brookfield, Massachusetts. We make delicious, award winning pickles, jams, relishes, hot sauces, and salsa – they grow as much of their own ingredient fruits and vegetables as they can and they source as much of the rest as they can from their neighbor farms.
Learn more: 
Location: Old School Lobby

Wachusett Greenways
Wachusett Greenways’ mission is connecting the Wachusett community with trails and greenways. In 1995, this all-vounteer nonprofit group and our partners began to build and maintain trails. Members, volunteers, donors and many partners are central to our work. We envision an expanded network of trails and roads for non-motorized recreation and transportation in central Massachusetts.
Learn more: 
Location: Old School Lobby
   Resources: Wachusett Greenways FAQs
                    Volunteer Opportunities

Worcester County Beekeepers Association
The Worcester County Beekeepers has been a leader in beekeeping education to beekeepers for over one hundred years.  It is the oldest county beekeeping organization in the United States.  Its members come from all over New England.  Through its beekeeping school, quarterly newsletters, monthly meetings, and outreach activities the club provides ongoing education for its members.
Learn more: 
Location: Old Shool Lobby

Worcester Earn-A-Bike 
Worcester Earn-A-Bike is are a non-profit community bicycle shop dedicated to teaching people bicycle maintenance while enabling them to earn a bike from our inventory of donated bicycles. Their mission is to promote and carry out education programs to facilitate bicycle use, repair and rehabilitation for the improved health and well-being of the community, to teach fun, affordable bike repair to neighborhood youth and community members by providing tools, instruction, and repairable bikes and parts. Worcester Earn-A-Bike encourages bike riding as an empowering, economical, and healthy alternative to car culture.
   Location: New School Lobby

Worcester Regional Transit Authority
The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) was created in September 1974, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 161B of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Authority is given general responsibility to develop, finance, and contract for the operation of mass transportation facilities and services within its territory. The mission of the WRTA is to provide convenient, comfortable, safe, reliable, cost-effective mobility services contributing to the economic vitality of the region.
Learn more: 
   Location: Old School Lobby
   Resources: How to track WRTA buses