Sponsor Profiles 2014


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email KYLE or give him a call at 727-474-2982.
Please take a moment to look at the sponsor deck. Thank you for your interest!


Our Premier Title Sponsor


Boston GreenFest 2014 Premier Title Sponsor, Boston Metro is Boston's most widely read newspaper. The Boston Metro is an eco-conscientious organization. It prints on recycled newsprint and there are specially marked recycle receptacles throughout the MBTA stations to increase its recycle rate. It often presents information about sustainability and green initiatives. In its role as Premier Title Sponsor of Boston GreenFest 2014 it is helping the community get a jump start in becoming green.

Our TOP Sponsors


The City of Boston is working hard to turn Beantown into Greentown. The Environment Department evaluates development, infrastructure and transportation projects; analyzes projects for their potential environmental impacts on the City of Boston and its residents, identifies specific environmental impacts and suggests potential solutions.


Greenovate Boston Greenovate Boston is a movement - a way for everyone in the City to work together to improve our planet, communities, businesses, and daily lives. If every person in the City of Boston committed to five small, new actions - like those in our Quick Tips - we could reach our 2020 climate goal by 2015. These actions don't require a whole lifestyle change: it's as simple as switching to cold water when doing the laundry or dishes. Or making a car-free commute every other Friday. Or turning your computer off at night.


Based in Boston, State Street is a financial provider offering benchmarking, investment management and securities administration. Newsweek ranked State Street 6th out of 500 companies evaluated in the country for its sustainability practices. We are particularly grateful to State Street for its encouragement, volunteer efforts and significant participation in this year's event.


For over 25 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality. Halo believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet's life. Ellen DeGeneres - a long time Halo customer - became part-owner in 2008. In the name of Boston GreenFest and the Olate Dogs, Halo, Purely for Pets® will donate 10,000 meals to shelter pets in the Greater Boston area in August.


Isaacs has been serving the Boston and Philadelphia areas for over 20 years and is one of the finest independent moving companies in the country. It received an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. The company offers packing, moving, unpacking and storage services as well as international shipments. Isaacs' movers will help exhibitors move on and off the festival site on August 15th and 17th.


The MBTA, otherwise known as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, manages the Boston area's commuter rail, bus, subway and ferry systems. The MBTA generously provides ad space for Boston GreenFest on its Red and Orange subway lines.


Savers This sponsor brings a double benefit to every shopper. Not only does it help us recycle clothing, shoes, and household goods, but helps support the Epilepsy Foundation in its quest for remedies. Savers knows what the quadruple bottom line is - people, planet, profit and giving back. This wonderful company gave the opportunity to all of our designers to participate in a Project Runway style program to find clothes to upcycle and showcase in our SAVERS EcoFashion Show. Thank you Savers!

Please look through our sponsors by alphabetical order and read their profile by area of specialty (currently being updated).

Full List of Sponsors


Afrodesiacity - ENTERTAINMENT
Amacher & Associates Architects - SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Boston Harbor Hotel - EcoHOSPITALITY
Boston Harbor Islands Alliance - COMMUNITY PARTNER
Boston Parents Paper - MEDIA
Boston Water (BWSC) - WATER
City of Boston - TOP SPONSOR
Coast2Coast - ENTERTAINMENT
Earth Our Only Home, Inc. - SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Eastern Bank - FINANCE
El Mundo - MEDIA
El Planeta - MEDIA
Everybody is a Star - COMMUNITY PARTNER
Fireseed Arts - EcoART
FIRST Boston - COMMUNITY PARTNER
GEICO - FINANCE
George Sabra - EcoART
Glenwood Garden - COMMUNITY PARTNER
Green Energy Times - MEDIA
Greenovate Boston - TOP SPONSOR/ENERGY
HALO - TOP SPONSOR/PRODUCTS
Inner Sanctum - EcoART
Isaacs Moving & Storage - TOP SPONSOR/TRANSPORTATION
jetBlue - TRANSPORTATION
KISS108 - MEDIA
La MEGA - MEDIA
Last Shot Productions - VIDEO/PHOTO
MBTA - TOP SPONSOR/TRANSPORTATION
METRO - PREMIER SPONSOR/MEDIA
MWRA - WATER
Naked Grape - WINE & BEER
National Grid - ENERGY
Radio Disney Live - ENTERTAINMENT
Renewable Now - MEDIA
SAVERS - TOP SPONSOR/EcoFASHION
Sierra Nevada - WINE & BEER
Sonicbids - ENTERTAINMENT
State Street - TOP SPONSOR/FINANCE
Tasty Bite - FOOD
Telemundo - MEDIA
The Boston Harbor Association - COMMUNITY PARTNER
Univision - MEDIA
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill Hotel - EcoHOSPITALITY
zipcar - TRANSPORTATION
Zoo New England - COMMUNITY PARTNER

COMMUNITY PARTNERS


Boston FIRST is a program to involve youth in science and engineering through robotics and inspire them to go beyond their imaginations. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) targets middle and high school students and was founded by inventor Dean Kamen. There will be several teams from local schools bringing their robots to Boston GreenFest.


The mission of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area is to make the Boston Harbor Islands system - with opportunities for education, recreation, and restful solitude within an urban area - an integral part of the life of the region and the nation by protecting the islands and their associated resources while at the same time improving public knowledge and access.


Everybody is a Star provides special needs youth with a greater sense of self-esteem, confidence and success; opportunities to learn from and work with professionals in the music, film and live production industries; and the experiences of creating recordings, videos and performances in which they are heard and seen as the true stars they are. Everybody is a Star is funded entirely through donations from individuals, private foundations and corporations. Everybody is a Star does not charge program participants a fee to participate. We rely on the support of the community to help make a difference in the lives of special needs teens and children, their families and the entire community.


Glenwood Garden is a for-profit business with a social mission -to help nonprofits gain a new source of revenue by being an online conduit for sales of goods and services (we're starting with sustainably made food!) with all profits shared 50/50.


The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) In 1973, a group of farsighted volunteers with the League of Women Voters joined the Boston Shipping Association to form a new non-profit organization - The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA). Its sole purpose was to clean up one of the dirtiest harbors in the USA. Mission accomplished, now a 39-mile HarborWalk Boston's six waterfront neighborhoods. TBHA recognizes that climate change-related storm surges threaten to inundate the waterfront from East Boston to Dorchester. How can we continue to enjoy the beauty and vitality of Boston Harbor and its islands while preventing the rising ocean from swamping buildings and infrastructure of this historic city?


Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

EcoART SPONSORS


Fireseed Arts re-claims, re-purposes, and transforms locally harvested "trash" into higher value objects of beauty and contemplation. Fireseed Arts is a creative enterprise founded as an incubator for profitable, sustainable, environmental art projects and businesses. We are artists, entrepreneurs and musicians with a passion for preserving and protecting our cultural and environmental heritage.


George Sabra is a sculptor with world-wide recognition. Having over 22 years of professional experience, his mastery of the art of sculpting allows the viewer to enter a new dimension. Sabra's media is descended from two worlds, both natural and man-made. Because of this, he finds himself drawn to all sorts of discarded material: plastic - metal - computer waste in combination with earthly offerings of driftwood, roots, granite and marble. Currently Sabra's sculpture, Plastic Storm is on display at the third floor entrance to Boston City Hall. Please let Mayor Walsh know how much you would like it to remain there!


Inner Sanctum Studios is located in Roxbury, MA and has as its creative force a group of highly talented and creative individuals led by artist, Erica Femino.

EcoFASHION SPONSORS


Savers This sponsor brings a double benefit to every shopper. Not only does it help us recycle clothing, shoes, and household goods, but helps support the Epilepsy Foundation in its quest for remedies. Savers knows what the quadruple bottom line is - people, planet, profit and giving back. This wonderful company gave the opportunity to all of our designers to participate in a Project Runway style program to find clothes to upcycle and showcase in our SAVERS EcoFashion Show. Thank you Savers!


The House of Nahdra is run by Nahdra Be Ra, an ecoFashion visionary and avant-garde designer. The House of Nahdra will coordinate the EcoFashion Shoppe and SAVERS EcoFashion Show.

EcoHOSPITALITY SPONSORS


The Boston Harbor Hotel is a hotel "beyond compare." It is Boston's only five-star waterfront hotel located at the historic Rowes Wharf.


Wyndham Hotels has committed to going green through their Wyndham Green program. A few of the key focuses of the program include reducing energy and water consumption, educating internal and external stakeholders, improving air quality and minimizing waste by recycling and reusing materials.

ENERGY SPONSORS


Green Energy Times is designed utilizing 100% solar, off-grid with a 3.8 kW PV system. It is a people's paper, published by a passionate band of Vermonters whose mission is to create radical Energy Awareness, Understanding and Independence. Green Energy Times reaches out to Businesses, Communities and Individuals, as we move into an energy independent future. Carbon emissions continue to rise, which makes this information even more important than ever for us all to be able to make the changes now, and must be taken seriously and addressed sooner, NOT later. Our mission is to get people motivated to move forward and be able to make educated measures to seriously reduce their carbon footprint and become energy independent now! This Website and company is powered by renewable energy.


Greenovate Boston is a response to a need and an opportunity to make a difference. The City of Boston's 2007 Executive Order on Climate Action calls for the City to have a climate action plan (CAP) that is updated every three years. The Climate Action Plan serves as Boston's blueprint for reaching its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, and making sure the city is prepared for the impacts of climate change. It also focuses on community engagement, social equity, and green jobs.


National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. They play a vital role in providing energy to millions of customers across the northeastern U.S. and Great Britain in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS


Afrodesiacity is a unique event planner and promoter in the Greater Boston area. Thanks entirely to Afrodesiacity's vision and planning, our entertainment will be a reality for Boston GreenFest.


The Boston Music Coalition is the center of live music! We are the one-stop publicity portal for music-related events. From Fenway to Franklin Park, the Boston Music Coalition is active with projects and musicians that span a multitude of music genres.


Coast2Coast Models & Events is a nationwide talent and event management agency that specializes in working with top musical artists, models and special events around North America. Our team works on everything from developing and implementing custom marketing events for our clients, scheduling nationwide tours for our portfolio of musical acts to staffing hundreds of models and brand ambassadors for our clients' events.


Sonicbids helps bands find gigs, apply for opportunities, and get and book gigs by connecting them with the largest network of music promoters and music in the world. This wonderful online platform served to locate many performers for Boston GreenFest.


Radio Disney Live. The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Its Radio Live will be present at Boston GreenFest with games and giveaways.

FINANCE SPONSORS


Eastern Bank has stayed true to its communities since 1818. This is part of what makes us Eastern Bank who it is. Through the dedication of time and talent by their employee volunteers, the generosity of our Charitable Foundation's sponsorship and grant efforts, and our partnerships with local community organizations to improve financial literacy, we are committed to giving back. Thank you, Eastern Bank!


GEICO, Government Employees Insurance Company, has been providing affordable auto insurance since 1936. It is the second largest auto insurer in the United States and is predicated on the model of providing auto insurance to government employees.


Based in Boston, State Street is a financial provider offering benchmarking, investment management and securities administration. Newsweek ranked State Street 6th out of 500 companies evaluated in the country for its sustainability practices. We are particularly grateful to State Street for its encouragement, volunteer efforts and significant participation in this year's event.

FOOD SPONSORS


At Tasty Bite 80% of the energy used to make a pouch of food comes from renewable sources. Sugarcane waste, widely available in the region, is the primary renewable energy source. The Tasty Bite farm also employs unique rainwater harvesting techniques to recharge the groundwater in the area. This is of critical importance, considering the rapid depletion of groundwater in many parts of India and the world. The Tasty Bite brand was launched in 1995 with 5 all-natural,ready-to-eat Indian entrées. Nearly 20 years later, there over 30 Indian, Asian, and rice products that have been served to tens of millions of hungry consumers around the world. From the beginning, the goal has been to offer real food with bold flavors, without the hassle of cooking or purchasing innumerable ingredients. Everything is all natural, great tasting, and easy to prepare. The food is filled in unique,multi-layered BPA-free pouches. They are then sealed and sterilized in a retort oven to maintain freshness for over 18 months. Our process uses no artificial flavors, additives or preservatives and ensures a high retention of the food's original aroma, texture, nutrients, and flavor. The Tasty Bite factory is located near the city of Pune, in the rich agricultural region of Western India.

MEDIA SPONSORS


Boston GreenFest 2014 Premier Title Sponsor, Boston Metro is Boston's most widely read newspaper. The Boston Metro is an eco-conscientious organization. It prints on recycled newsprint and there are specially marked recycle receptacles throughout the MBTA stations to increase its recycle rate. It often presents information about sustainability and green initiatives. In its role as Premier Title Sponsor of Boston GreenFest 2014 it is helping the community get a jump start in becoming green.


Boston Parents Paper is the leading resource for families living in the greater Boston, Massachusetts region providing timely information, news and local listings to more than 75,000 readers.


El Mundo is the region's number one Spanish newspaper and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Check out our column on green tips! We are proud to be working with El Mundo as it works to educate and bring the community together.


Since its inception in May 2004, El Planeta has become the leading publication for the Hispanic market in Massachusetts. El Planeta is a newspaper with editorial integrity and a real mission: to inform, educate and unite the Hispanic community with other communities in the region.


KISS 108 is one of the most prominent top 40 stations in New England and is a sister station to Jam'n 94.5. It is run by Clear Channel Communications.


La MEGA is the region's number one Spanish-speaking radio station.


Red Sun PressFor more than 20 years Red Sun Press has been a leader in promoting papers with high recycled and post-consumer content. Red Sun Press encourages the use of processed chlorine-free papers and is the first printer in New England to stock 100% post-consumer waste paper as their house sheet at no extra charge to the customer. All of the paper used in their copy department is recycled, and the color copier stock paper is 100% post-consumer waste. Importantly, it is a company where every worker has a seat on the board of directors, shares equally in the profits, and where women and men of all backgrounds have equal opportunities.


Peter Arpin hostsReNewable Now, which is an eco-conscious series dedicated to the "business side of green". ReNewable Now brings together government officials, business leaders, community groups, inventors, activists and others from around the world to shed light on ways companies can introduce green technologies, programs and practices for conducting activities in an environmentally and economically responsible manner.


Telemundo is an American television network that broadcasts in Spanish and is the largest Spanish-language content producer in the world. Look for their cameramen on the Plaza!


Univision is the number one television for Hispanic viewers to connect with the top stories in the news, sports, entertainment, immigration and "telenovelas." Look for their cameramen on the plaza!

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SPONSORS


Amacher & Associates Architects is a full service architecture firm with over 25 years of experience in green building design, techniques and materials including ZERO ENERGY DESIGN, and sustainable development, renovation of historic buildings, community planning, and commercial design for both contemporary and traditional buildings.


A local women-owned and operated green roof consultancy, Earth Our Only Home, Inc. provides green roof services for commercial and residential applications. The green roof on WGBH was established due to their input and expertise.


Greenroofs.com is a resource portal for the green roof industry. It includes information about how green roofs work, a searchable database of green roof projects, job opportunities in landscape design, and more.

TRANSPORTATION SPONSORS


Isaacs has been serving the Boston and Philadelphia areas for over 20 years and is one of the finest independent moving companies in the country. It received an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. The company offers packing, moving, unpacking and storage services as well as international shipments. Isaacs' movers will help exhibitors move on and off the festival site on August 15th and 17th.


JetBlue, our eco-transportation sponsor, is an airline that strives to be environmentally conscious and socially responsible.


The MBTA, otherwise known as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, manages the Boston area's commuter rail, bus, subway and ferry systems. The MBTA generously provides ad space for Boston GreenFest on its Red and Orange subway lines.


Zipcar is the world's largest car sharing and car club service. It is an alternative to traditional car rental and car ownership. Zipcar is an inexpensive alternative to owning a car in the city.

WATER SPONSORS


Boston Water (Boston Water and Sewer Commission - BWSC). Boston is home to New England's oldest and largest water and sewer systems, which are owned, maintained and operated by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC). Established in 1977, BWSC continues to provide water and sewer services to more than one million residents, workers, students, shoppers, conventioneers, hospital patients and visitors each and every day. BWSC will bring their water truck to Boston GreenFest!


MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resource Authority) is a Massachusetts public authority established by an act of the Legislature in 1984 to provide wholesale water and sewer services to 2.5 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users in 61 metropolitan Boston communities. MWRA will set up a fountain to provide fresh water to festival goers during Boston GreenFest.

WINE & BEER SPONSORS


Naked Grape is a sustainable winemaker bringing a variety of reds and whites to Boston GreenFest. They squash their grapes out of love (love for delicious wine!) and re-use or re-purpose as many aspects of the grape as possible! Grape seeds, stems, skins are cleaned, dried and re-purposed for cattle feed or beneficial compost for land.


Sierra Nevada is an amazing brewery. In the early days, there was no such thing as small-scale brewing equipment. Everything they used was built or repurposed for the brewery. Back then, "reduce, reuse, recycle" wasn't a catchphrase, but a business model. This hardscrabble ethos and their roots in Northern California helped solidify their commitment to the environment. They have been recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for their commitment to reducing their environmental impact. Although they have proven to be a leader in environmental sustainability, they are always looking for the next step they can take to be more efficient. We are proud to be serving Sierra Nevada at Boston GreenFest 2014.

VIDEO/PHOTO SPONSORS


Last Shot Productions is a local all-in-one studio for photography, videography, recording, mixing, voice lessons and more!


Entertainment Highlights



Contact Us

Boston GreenFest is organized by
Foundation for a Green Future, Inc.
Telephone:617-477-4840
email: info@bostongreenfest.org