GreenFest 2012

GreenFest: April 28, 2012 (9am to 2pm) @ Peter Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St., Peabody

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On April 28th, residents of Peabody and surrounding communities will be able to have their environmental, recycling, gardening and energy-saving questions answered for FREE at Peabody’s celebration of Earth Day, GreenFest. From 9 am to 2 pm at the Peter Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central Street, in Peabody; GreenFest will highlight local and regional “green” businesses and organizations by displaying their products and services. Experts from renewable energy and energy conservation groups will also be available to discuss ways to save energy and money. This year's theme for GreenFest is "education and community" with the Peabody School's "Green Teams" and local community institutions taking an active role. Also, GreenPeabody is now offering a scholarship to the class of 2012. All high school seniors who are permanent 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 winners of the GreenPeabody 2012 scholarship will be announced at GreenFest!

GreenFest is a fun, free family event that will feature the following:


* Community Sustainability Forum

* Electronics RECYCLING

* Green home, garden & personal care


* Announcement of Green Team contest winners

* Announcement of GreenPeabody scholarship winners (Scholarship-Info)

* Green tips to save money!

* Energy Efficiency for your Home!

Event Panelists Include:

* Dr. Lindley Hanson: Prof. of Geology at Salem State University, Fields of study: Hydrology, Geomorphology, Coastal & Regional Geology

* Fred Hopps: Solar Now, Inc., Solar and Clean Energy Solutions

* Sean Jeffords: Western Mass Green Consortium, Beyond Green Construction

* Alan Robertson: Independent Power Systems, Project Manager & EIT Certified Civil Engineer

* Curtis Dragon: Earth Landscape, Arborculture/Horticulture & Ecological Organic Gardening


* Chip Osborne from Osborne Organics – “Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care”- starting at 10:15

* Chuck Holden from Holden Oil – “What’s Up with Gas Prices?” – starting at 11:15

* Free showing of the inspiring documentary “HUNGRY FOR CHANGE”

* Additional workshops focus on healthy food habits

JRM Hauling and Recycling Services will offer FREE confidential shredding to all GreenFest attendees!


JRM’s mobile shredding unit will be at GreenFest (from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.) to dispose (at no charge!) your confidential documents and guarantees secure on-site document destruction with equipment that has the technology to allow you to watch the entire process, from beginning to end, so that you can be assured all your documents are being destroyed. ALL SHREDDED MATERIALS WILL BE RECYCLED!

An electronics recycling collection area will accept hardware such as TVs, computers, printers, monitors and more!


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 items to be properly recycled, along with the benefit of removing any hazardous materials. 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.

A special area will be set up for Peabody area schools to exhibit their sustainable project presentations.


GreenFest was created by GreenPeabody, Peabody’s energy and resource conservation committee, and is co-hosted with the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce.  It has been endorsed by Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr., along with all the members of the Peabody City Council, who recognize the growth of the green economy on the North Shore

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Independent Power Systems

Since its inception, IPS (Located on 54 West Dane St, Beverly, MA) has installed many hundreds of solar electric systems for residential power. Independent Power Systems' commitment to quality stems from their passion for the technology and resultant deep knowledge of the products and trade-skill necessary to build robust systems.  The company is staffed by Electricians and Engineers many of whom have attained the coveted NABCEP certification. Independent Power Systems foray into the Massachusetts solar market follows the recently launched Commonwealth Solar II Program which promises to set the example for rest of the country. Through a combination of rebates and the ability to sell excess solar energy to the utility, the payback on the investment of a solar system can be as little as six years. With all the equipment in Sunpower systems warranted for a minimum of ten years (up to 25 years for the panels) by the manufacturer and IPS, investing in a solar system is secure and sure. Choosing to produce your own electrical energy from renewable and locally derived resources gives a sense of empowerment that can’t be matched.


Lyon-Waugh Auto Group

Founded by Bud Lyon and Warren Waugh, the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group opened BMW of Peabody in 1994 before acquiring Acura of Peabody shortly after. Our Massachusetts BMW and Acura dealers were followed in 1996 by our Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Peabody. In 2002, Lyon-Waugh gave New Hampshire Audi and Porsche lovers a new destination for luxury with Porsche of Nashua and Audi of Nashua. MINI of Peabody, our Massachusetts MINI dealer, was rated the best MINI dealership in the country in 2009, and now it has been joined by MINI of Bedford, the first and only New Hampshire MINI dealer.


Salem State University

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.


Energi Holdings Inc.

The Company is a leader in providing comprehensive insurance programs to the Energy Industry in all 50 states and has been instrumental in the development of insurance provider programs, from coverage forms to effective loss prevention programs. EHI has developed exclusive relationships with many insurance companies and strategic partners. In addition, the Company has developed a proprietary safety and loss prevention program, SafetyPLUS™ and Energi Live™ that is customized for clients. The Company's shareholders include leading energy distribution companies, a preeminent worldwide reinsurance company and Energi management.


JRM Hauling & Recycling

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.



SYLVANIA traces its roots back to 1901, when young entrepreneur Frank Poor became a partner in a small company in Middleton, MA, that renewed burned-out light bulbs. The company would buy an old bulb for a few cents, cut off the glass tip, replace the filament, and reseal the bulb. The OSRAM name was registered in 1906 by Auer-Gesellschaft. The name OSRAM derives from the names of two elements: Osmium, a metal; and Wolfram, the German word for tungsten. The company had been a pioneer in the development of the Osmium lamp and the tungsten filament lamp. As a company, OSRAM traces its roots to 1919. OSRAM was the result of a merger between three companies: AEG, Siemens & Halske AG, and Auer-Gesellschaft. All three companies had been pioneers in the development of electric light. OSRAM SYLVANIA in its current form was created in January 1993, when OSRAM GmbH acquired the SYLVANIA and precision materials businesses in North America from GTE. The company remains a global leader in innovative products and services.



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.


The Rotary Club of Peabody

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.


The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce

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.


GraVoc Associates

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.



Treadwell's Ice Cream (located on 46 Margin Street/Route 114, Peabody, MA) has been a North Shore landmark since 1946. Serving an especially creamy ice cream at "signature size portions" and competitive pricing, Treadwell's not only became a favorite of local residents, but of ice cream lovers from all over The North Shore.


Small Biz Computing

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.


Weston & Sampson

When Robert Spurr Weston began his consulting practice in 1899, he established a tradition of engineering excellence. A pioneer in the field of sanitary engineering, Weston, along with business associate George Sampson, formed the Weston & Sampson partnership in 1916. Together, they were instrumental in developing innovative approaches to the new science of water treatment. The engineering practices fostered by Weston & Sampson continue to this day as the basis of state-of-the-art treatment processes. Today, Weston & Sampson is a full-service environmental and infrastructure consulting firm with nearly 400 professionals, all committed to excellence in their chosen fields.


Exhibitors: Double Click On The Company Name To Visit Website 

Salem State University Geological Sciences & Salem State University Geography Department


Peabody Public Schools & Higgins Middle School Project


North Shore Community College


Salem Sound Coastwatch


Habitat for Humanity - North Shore


Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET)




Heavens Harvest Farm


Independent Power Systems


Imagination Brands Co., LLC


Comida Mexican Taqueria


Milk & Honey, Green Grocer


Scratch Kitchen


Focused Fitness


Sunlight Solar Energy




JRM Hauling & Recycling




Small Biz Computing


Earth Landscape






Shady Oaks Organics


Juice Plus+®




Drysdale Carpet Cleaners


Evergreen Garden Center & Evergreen Garden Web Store


AtmosAir Solutions


Window Woman of New England





Kitchen Magic


Heritage Industries




GoGreen Web Directory




North Shore Community Action Programs


Peabody Farmers' Market


Sweet Adelines
Maitland Mountain Farm
Soulas Salsa
Living with Pets
J. Marie Bath and Body
Capt. Petes Lobster
Apothecaring Teas