Please Join Us at the Brown School:
• Winner of the Massachusetts 2012 Recycle Bowl Award & Recipient of “Excellence in Environmental Education” Award 2008-2014
• ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
• PAPER SHREDDING! JRM Hauling and Recycling Services will offer confidential shredding to all GreenFest attendees!
• Support the Community & the Students! Attend GreenFest!
This year's theme for GreenFest is "STEM Education for a Sustainable Future!"
On May 2nd, residents of Peabody and surrounding communities will be able to have their environmental, recycling, sustainable technology, gardening and energy-saving questions answered for FREE at Peabody’s GreenFest. To learn more about the Brown School recycling programs please click here!
From 9 am to 1 pm at the Captain Samuel Brown School, 150 Lynn Street, Peabody; GreenFest will highlight the green and sustainable technology that will be implemented on the planned new LEED Silver certified Higgins Middle School. This year's theme for GreenFest is "STEM Education for a Sustainable Future." Also, GreenPeabody is offering a scholarship to the class of 2015. All students who are Peabody residents are eligible to be awarded a scholarship that will assist them in their academic career. The scholarship will be given to those who have been active in community and academic activities that are focused in green initiatives. The winner of the GreenPeabody 2015 scholarship will be announced at GreenFest!
Samantha Silva demonstrates her thermoelectric project at GreenFest 2014.
Sponsor & Exhibitor List (along with event info) will be added & updated frequently, so please check this website periodically for new info.
GreenFest is a fun, free family event that will feature the following:
• An Exhibit for the Planned New LEED Silver Certified Higgins School
• GreenFest will highlight the green and sustainable technology that will be implemented on the planned new LEED Silver certified Higgins Middle School.
• Peabody School District Exhibit presented by David Keniston, School Business Manager
• Educational Exhibits from Salem State University
• Exhibit by Dr. Lindley Hanson: Prof. in Geology at Salem State University, Fields of study: Hydrology, Geomorphology, Coastal & Regional Geology
• The Peabody Library Creativity Lab
Learn More About the Peabody Institute Library’s Creativity Lab which is a community makerspace located at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody. The Peabody Institute Library’s Creativity Lab will provide all residents with the place, tools and learning opportunities they need to become inspired creators and explorers of science, art, technology and fabrication. The Creativity Lab will teach you how to use the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer (Video of the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer is shown on the right) or an Arduino single-board microcontroller which will allow users to create amazing projects like a self balancing Segway-like Robot or Botanicalls Twittering Plants.
• BUILDING A GAMING COMPUTER DEMONSTRATION
• The event will feature a demonstration showing how to build a gaming computer.
• See students learn how to create a powerful gaming system with instructions and assistance from Small Biz Computing's Mark Beckley.
• PAPER SHREDDING! JRM will offer confidential shredding to all GreenFest Attendees!
JRM’s mobile shredding unit will be at GreenFest to dispose your confidential documents and guarantees secure document destruction. JRM will shred, without charge, up to 2 boxes of your confidential documents.
● JRM will shred, without charge, up to 2 boxes of your confidential documents.
● THE FIRST 2 BOXES ARE FREE! $5 fee without ticket
● There is a $5 fee (cash only) for each additional box after the first two!
● ALL SHREDDED MATERIALS WILL BE RECYCLED!
• ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
An electronics recycling collection area will accept hardware such as TVs, computers, printers, monitors and more, providing members of the community the opportunity to bring their old electronic items to be properly recycled. A $10 cash-only fee will be charged for each. Very large items may be assessed an additional fee. Old cell phones will be collected separately by GreenPeabody and donated to Safe Haven Shelter, a resource for battered women.
TV’s, Monitors, Printers, VCRs, Laptops, PC & CPU Towers, DVD Players,Stereo Components: $10 per item fee
Large Items May Have an Additional Fee!
No Microwaves, No Projection TVs
• Sustainable Science Fair Exhibits
Students will show their concern for the environment by presenting individual science projects at this year's GreenFest.
• Learn more about PMLP’s Net Metering Program and 2014 Residential Energy STAR® Appliance Rebate Program
Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP) offers net metering to customers who wish to generate their own electricity with solar, wind, or other PMLP approved renewable distributed generation (DG) systems. Once the PMLP Engineering Division reviews and approves a customer-owned renewable DG system, net metering allows a customer to be connected to the utility’s distribution system and any excess electricity received by PMLP can be credited to the customer’s account at the rate determined in the Billing section of the Net Metering policy.
• For More Info on PMLP's Net Metering Policy, Click HERE!
• For More Info on PMLP's Appliance Rebate Program, Click HERE!
• Learn more about and be a part of the Brooksby Farm Stewardship Program
Stewardship Program Practices:
• To maintain trail safety & use
• Leave as natural wild life habitat
• Maintain wild life habitat diversity
• Consider conducting commercial thinning to promote diversity of wildlife habitat
• CSA Program
Learn More About & Join the Peabody Institute Library’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program by visiting Chris' Farm Stand's exhibit table at this year's GreenFest!
The City of Peabody and the Peabody Institute Library have partnered with Chris' Farm Stand to bring a community supported agriculture (CSA) program to Peabody this summer, and registration is now open. In a CSA program, members agree to purchase products from a local farm throughout a season. This agreement makes members shareholders of the farm, and each week the farm agrees to deliver the products to the library for shareholder pick-up. A CSA program is a creative way to eat locally and reduce your carbon footprint. In addition, for the duration of the growing season, you know the farmer who grows your fruits and vegetables, and just how your food is produced.
• Recycling Arts and Crafts (T-shirt Repurposing, Recycled art project)
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
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To the Peabody Rotary Club “service above self” is not just a motto but a call to action. Locally members provide monthly meals at the Haven from Hunger. This past year members donated their time and effort on a Habitat for Humanity project in the community. The Peabody Rotary Club annually awards college scholarships to Peabody students. Recently, the Peabody Rotary Club donated funds for tornado relief efforts in the Joplin, Missouri and Springfield, Massachusetts areas. Internationally the Peabody Club funded literacy programs in Guatemala, contributed to flood relief efforts in Pakistan and, in conjunction with Rotary International, contribute to the eradication of Polio world wide. These are just a few of the many local, national and international organizations and projects the Peabody Rotary Club supports.
Located in Peabody on 81 Main St., GraVoc Associates is a rapidly growing technology consulting firm focused on providing solutions in the practices of information security, information systems, information technology, media development, and professional services.
Let the experts at Small Business Computing (Located on 419 Grove Street Reading, MA 01867) build your next PC. They specialize in creating fast, functional, and affordable machines for your specific needs using best-in-class components by leading manufacturers. Small Business Computing call their computers "Green Machines" because every element inside of the distinctive aircraft-aluminum case is a modular, off-the-shelf, non-proprietary solution that can be easily removed and repaired or replaced at any qualified facility. Buying a green machine helps the environment because it never needs to be replaced. In addition to building Green Machines, Small Biz computing routinely repair and upgrade personal computers.
Peabody Municipal Light Plant is a consumer owned, not-for-profit electric utility owned by the citizens of Peabody and dedicated to providing safe, reliable electricity and high quality service at the lowest possible rates. PMLP is committed to the protection of the environment and to the welfare and safeguard of the community. PMLP was founded in 1891 after a long and emotional political battle was fought by the citizens of the then Town of Peabody for the right to operate their own electric business. The efforts of our Peabody ancestors resulted in legislation being passed which allowed all cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts the opportunity to establish their own electric business.
Salem State University offers the community much more than top-quality, educational programming. Enjoy an award-winning theatrical performance, take advantage of the print and electronic resources of the library, or bring the family to an exciting athletic event. Salem State is more than the largest institution of higher education on the north shore of Massachusetts. As one of the largest employers in Salem, with over 39 percent of its alumni living in Essex County, the university is a key player and major contributor to the economic development of the region. The university welcomes collaborations with area businesses and encourages the Salem State community to take advantage of what the North Shore business community provides the region.
The smart story began in the early 1990s when Nicholas Hayek, the inventor of the Swatch watch, approached Mercedes-Benz to realize his vision of an "ultra-urban" car. The outcome was one of the most innovative cars ever introduced, garnering accolades across the globe when it debuted at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Shortly thereafter in 1998, the smart car began its journey from "smartville," its eco-friendly birthplace in Hambach, France, to its future homes in over 40 countries throughout the world. Nearly a decade passed, with the smart car constantly being refined with input and over one million smart cars sold worldwide before they even arrived in the United States. In early 2008, American streets were enduringly transformed when the United States became the 37th country to sell the smart fortwo. The first US market fortwo was delivered to a Manhattan resident on January 16th, 2008. Since that time, over 45,000 smart fortwos have been sold in the United States. As the authorized smart car dealer for the Lynnfield area, Herb Chambers Smart Center Lynnfield's mission is to provide our community with quality vehicles, a knowledgable staff and top-level service.
WasteZero partners with municipalities to deliver the most effective waste reduction programs in the United States. WasteZero Trash Metering™ programs save money, increase recycling, and reduce waste being sent to landfills by more than 44% annually. WasteZero, the leading provider of waste reduction programs in the US, partners with more than 800 municipalities throughout the United States to reduce waste landfilled and burned, increase recycling, generate savings, and protect the environment. WasteZero's Trash Metering™ programs and Pay-As-You-Throw conversion programs reduce solid waste 44% annually on average. WasteZero uses leading edge technology to manufacture all of our of our programs' supplies, including customized plastic trash bags made in the USA from recycled content. WasteZero's Retail Store Distribution Program™ offers trash bag warehousing, inventory management, accounting, and more. WasteZero has offices in Cambridge, MA, Raleigh, NC, Murrells Inlet, SC, and Chicago, IL.
Every year 21 BILLION pounds of textiles are thrown away in the United States. 45% of these textiles can be reused, 30% can be turned into wiping clothes, and 20% recycled into new products. Through Bay State, turning this problem around can start in your community. Bay State Textiles Inc., services over 70 municipalities through out Massachusetts. With over 40 years of experience in the post-consumer textile waste industry they can tailor a program to meet the needs of your community. Bay State Textiles has a very successful school box program that brings this “real” world problem into the classroom. They focus on the economic and economical aspects of textile reuse. The Bay State program can also be a part of your schools community service, and peer to peer educational requirements.
JRM Hauling and Recycling Services, Inc. is a family owned and operated business with more than fifty years experience in the solid waste and recycling business. Since its inception in 1995, JRM Hauling and Recycling Services, Inc. have grown from a small operation servicing the Cape Ann Area in Gloucester, Massachusetts to a leader in the industry servicing all of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and parts of Rhode Island.
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is an active support organization committed to providing business, government and community information resources and opportunities to its members, and being an involved corporate citizen in the community. Dedicated to empowering businesses to succeed while enriching the community.