Earth Day 2018

April 25, 2018  10am-2pm

Lots to see, taste and learn . . .

  

With a theme of reuse, the Earth Day 2018 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.

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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: http://www.bancroftschool.org/

The Bird Store and More
The Bird Store and More is a family owned and operated business dedicated to bringing the Best of Nature into Your Backyard. Founded by Bill and Nancy in 1993 the Bird Store and More has grown and evolved over the years but our love of nature remains the same and we want to share it with you! Learn more: https://thebirdstoreandmore.com

Boston Solar
Boston Solar is the #1 residential solar contractor based in Massachusetts, with over 3,400 installations in 6 years. We are proud to power Massachusetts, a state that continues to lead the nation in solar installations. We provide superior products, exceptional customer service and the highest quality workmanship. Boston Solar is dedicated to helping customers save money, while improving the environment and supporting our local community.  Every member of our team is focused on delivering the best experience for every customer.  Are you ready to join your neighbors as they take part in the national drive toward energy independence? Learn more about why Boston Solar is the best choice for your home or business.  Learn more: www.bostonsolar.us

Center for Ecotechnology 
The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. They provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. learn more: www.cetonline.org 

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: http://centralmassgrown.org/ 

City of Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks T
he Department of Public Works & Parks provides high quality, cost effective, efficient, safe services involving public infrastructure and facilities that enhance the quality of life and support growth in the City of Worcester. Learn more: http://www.worcesterma.gov/dpw

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: http://www.elharvey.com 
             Check out: Earth Day Discount on 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: http://inside.umassmed.edu/ehs

Fifield Electric Bikes
Fifield has been known for more than 90 years as an innovative purveyor of specialty fabrics for a wide array of industrial and consumer markets. That is until founder Ed Martin finally decided to follow his passion and get into e-bikes. Enlisting the aid of e-bike design-build guru, he led FiField on a mission to create better e-bikes. Learn more: https://fifieldebikes.com/

Fitness Center (UMass) 
Learn more: www.umassalbertshermanfitnesscenter.com

Fisher Scientific and Kimberly-Clark
Business Sustainability is a key operating principle of Fisher Scientific and one of the three pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. They are continually seeking new ways to meet our customers' needs, while being environmentally responsible in the way we run our business. Learn more: https://www.fishersci.com/us/en/programs/sustainability-program.html

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: http://grafton.jobcorps.gov/Home.aspx

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: www.gwlt.org/ 
          
Check out: GWLT Volunteer Information
                           GWLT Low Impact Fact Sheet
                           Hike Worcester

Greensteps/ Green World Vision
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

Herb Chambers Toyota Scion of Auburn
Learn more: www.herbchamberstoyotaofauburn.com/ 

Housekeeping - Crothall Environmental Building Services
Cothall Healthcare which supports environmental building services (housekeeping) for the Medical School and Medical Center committed to providing sustainable cleaning service to support the specific goals of their customers. Learn more: https://www.crothall.com/our-process/green/

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: www.intdatsys.com/

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: www.massaudubon.org 

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: www.commute.com/ 

Northeast Materials Handling
Northeast Material Handling are Recyclers and Furnishers for Corporate America. Lean more: www.liquidatedstuff.com/
      Check out: Acceptable Items for Electronics Recycling

Nourse Farm
Nourse Farm was established in 1722 by William and Ebenezer Nurse and for almost three centuries the Nourse family has farmed these same acres. Very much an integral part of the Westborough community then and now. 
Today, the 140-acre Nourse Farm is the 10th oldest continuously operating family business in the country. Over time, farm operations have varied from production for consumption to dairy farming to its current berry specialization. Currently the 8Check th and 9th generation of Westborough Nourses are directly involved with Nourse Farm and contribute to its operations in various ways. David Nourse owns the farm, while brother Jonathan Nourse operates it.  Next generation contributors include Timothy Nourse, who manages the on-line presence, his wife Catherine, who leads community outreach, including on-farm nutrition education and food literacy sessions and siblings Karen and William Nourse who supplied most of the photos for the site. Learn more: www.noursefarm.com/
     
Check out: CSA Application
                       Cookbook & Food Facts

Office Depot
Learn more: www.officedepot.com/cm/marketing/sustainability-report  
      Check out: 3M Greener Essentials
                       Office Depot Greener Office

Perterman's Boards & Bowls
Hand turned wooden bowls. Learm more: www.spencerpeterman.com
      Check out Peterman's Boards & Bowls Flyer

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: www.recworcester.org/

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: www.habitatmwgw.org/restore/

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: http://rgsenergy.com/ 

Siemens
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: http://www.siemens.com/ 

Sodexo
Learn more: www.sodexousa.com/home/corporate-responsibility/sustainable-development/environment.html
        Check out: Sodexo Waste Mangement 
                         Sodexo Composting
                         Spring Produce Guide
                         Spring Produce Guide Recipes
                         50 Ways to be Greener

Stericycle
Learn more: www.stericycle.com/about-us/sustainabillity-commitment/ 

Stryker
Learn more: http://sustainability.stryker.com/

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: http://sustainablewater.com/

TechniArt
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: https://www.techniart.com/ 
      
Check out: Techniart Flyer

Vegan Education
Learn the sustainability benefits from going vegan!

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: http://www.wachusettgreenways.org/ 

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: http://worcestercountybeekeepers.com/

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: http://www.therta.com/