Thank You to all our Partners who have made this effort possible.
Without the generous support of our business partners, the effort to Regreen Springfield would not be possible. Special thanks goes to the community-minded businesses that have gone that extra step to help ensure that our urban forest is restored for future generations.
The following companies and businesses have contributed to the Regreen Springfield initiative, and we urge you to say ‘thank you’ to them, as you shop, bank or visit Springfield —
As part of its tornado recovery efforts, the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), has developed ReBuild Western Massachusetts, in an effort to assist home and building owners who sustained documented structural damage as a result of the June 1 storms. Working with ReGreen Springfield, ReBuild Western Massachusetts has provided funding to plant over 750 ‘energy saving’ trees in Springfield’s tornado zone.
As part of its recent $200,000 commitment to area tornado relief, PeoplesBank has donated $40,000 to replant trees in Springfield. New trees will be planted in the Sixteen Acres/Parker Street area, Roosevelt Avenue in East Forest Park, and the Old Hill neighborhood . For more information on the regreening efforts of PeopleBank please visit http://www.bankatpeoples.com/home/community/regreen
From the first day of the tornado recovery effort, Sixteen Acres Garden Center, which was spared a direct hit by the tornado by less than one block, was front and center with assistance in the regreening effort. Working closely with staff from the City’s Forestry Division, they donated new shade trees for the regreening effort, as well as providing support to the community tree tree plantings that are taking place in the Fall of 2011. For more information on their good work, please visit http://www.16acresgardencenter.com/
Northern Tree Service has played an extensive role in the clean up of downed and damaged trees across the tornado impact zone, and were the first commercial arboricultural firm to be on the streets of Springfield on June 1st. Their work continues today, with their generous support and donation of new trees, labor, equipment and expertise. For more information on Northern Tree Service, please visit http://www.northerntree.com/
The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) is the leading trade association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. The PPC’s offices are located in downtown Springfield and they have a strong commitment to the community. The PPC is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility and has a number of initiatives within the association that promote these goals. As an extension of these programs the PPC has generously donated $1,000 to be used to plant trees in Springfield. A tree will be planted in the downtown area of Springfield near the association’s offices in the Spring fo 2012, and the remainder of the funds will be used to plant street trees in other parts of the city. For more information about the Paperboard Packaging Council, please visit: http://www.ppcnet.org/
Sodexo Inc. is a global leader in quality service solutions. In Springfield, Sodexo Inc. works in our public schools providing food services. As part of their commitment to the community of Springfield and a company wide interest in sustainability, Sodexo Inc. has generously donated three trees to be planted at Springfield Public Schools in the Spring of 2012. For more information about Sodexo Inc., please visit: http://www.sodexousa.com/
The Pride story began in Springfield, Massachusetts, back in the early 1900s. In those days, the business was focused on servicing horses and carriages. When the automobile came along, the family business went with it and shifted into vehicle repairs and fuel sales. Over the years Pride continued to evolve to meet the changing needs of its customers. We opened our first self-serve station in 1976, and convenience store in 1982 in Springfield, MA. Today, Pride has modern, high technology stores in 29 locations throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. While much has changed over the years, we’re still family and locally owned. And we’re still committed to delivering outstanding neighborhood service.
The accomplishments of Smith & Wesson are so numerous that it is impossible to understand the history of modern handguns without first understanding the history of Smith & Wesson. Smith & Wesson was an industry leader in 1852 when it was first founded and continues to lead the world today with innovations into the 21st century. Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson came from old New England families. Horace learned the firearms trade while working at the National Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts. Daniel’s experience came from apprenticing with his brother Edwin Wesson, the leading maker of target rifles and pistols in the 1840s. The connection to the Springfield community continues today, with Smith & Wesson, and its family of employees, actively involved in efforts to make Springfield a great place to live and work.
Big Y is a family owned and family oriented retail food company serving people’s at home food needs. Their goal is to exceed our customers’ evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver World Class service and value. Big Y is one of the largest independently-owned supermarket chains in New England, and employs over 8,500 people.
For nearly four decades, Big Y has been committed to conserving energy and reducing waste. Saving resources is important to us as a company – not only is it good business, but it’s simply the right thing to do. From comprehensive employee education programs to energy-efficient freezers to in-store composting, we continue to do whatever possible to be as ecologically responsible as we can. We look forward to being able to do even more as new technologies and methods emerge.
Big Y is providing support for Regreen Springfield’s Energy Savings Tree Initiative, and is working to help provide educational information, to Springfield’s residents, outlining the value of trees in the community.