PREMIER TITLE Sponsor
8th Annual Boston GreenFest Premier Title Sponsor, Boston Metro is Boston's most widely read newspaper. The Boston Metro is an eco-conscious 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 the 8th Annual Boston GreenFest it is helping the community get a jump start on becoming green.
Direct Energy is one of the largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home services in all of North America. The Direct Energy philosophy is one of education, transparency and aim to keep the customer's best interests at heart. We are honored to have Direct Energy as this year's Presenting Sponsor and to showcase their innovative technologies.
OUR FEATURED SPONSORS 2015
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.
Ford is working diligently on changing the way the world moves. Mark Fields, President and Chief Executive Officer, declared that "at Ford, mobility is about far more than motion. It is really about progress. Human progress." Find out more about Ford's vehicles by riding in them at our festival!
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 the City could reach its 2020 climate goal sooner. 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.
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, accommodating Boston GreenFest's wonderful participants. We could not run Boston GreenFest without the generous and kind help Isaac's provides year-in and year-out.
Earth Our Only Home, Inc. is a woman-owned green roof and living wall consultancy that works with customers to find the best solutions for their building structure and habitat.
Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. organizes Boston GreenFest as their signature annual event to bring the community together in the name of learning, sharing and celebrating. This multicultural 501(c)3 nonprofit is dedicated to providing opportunities to neighborhoods and communities to build an environmentally-friendly world. The Mayor's Office approved the Foundation's proposal to set up movable healing gardens on City Hall Plaza as a means to not only embellish this stark space, but to teach about the healing power of plants. Two planters will be donated to begin this process on the occasion of Boston GreenFest.
GREEN PARTNER SPONSORS 2015
The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) is a nonprofit professional service organization that administers programs and provides services that enhance the practice of architecture. In recent years, the BSA has targeted sustainable green building practices.
Cabot Creamery is a 1,200+ farm family dairy cooperative with members in New England and upstate NY producing all natural, award-winning cheeses, including the "World's Best Cheddar", as well as a tasty variety of flavored cheddars.
Cape Cod Select is a family business that has been harvesting cranberries in Southeastern Massachusetts for over 70 years. From flower to package, Cape Cod Select strives to integrate all the latest sustainable technologies and pledges to do its share in protecting the environment. Look for their cranberry smoothies in the EcoKids Center!
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. GEICO is committed to being environmentally responsible. It practices energy and water savings efforts in its offices, uses a paperless billing system, and seeks continuous improvements to managing its waste.
Herb Chambers began in 1985 and currently would be ranked fifth largest car business in the nation if they were a publicly owned business (they are not!). Herb Chambers has gone beyond hybrids and is gearing up for the future with offering many electric vehicles. We're happy to have them bring us an electric BMW for Boston GreenFest 2015.
At HONEST TEA they embrace the simplicity of tea - water and leaves. Ever since 2730 B.C. when the Chinese emperor Shen Nung first "discovered" tea after some leaves fell into a pot of boiling water, tea has been the world's second most popular drink (behind water). For generations, cultures around the world have enjoyed tea grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers and they do not include them in their recipes today.
Late July is proud to be an independent, family-owned company dedicated to making delicious organic, NON-GMO snacks! Its mission is to ensure that future generations of families always have access to delicious food free from GMOs, toxic persistent pesticides and antibiotics.
Lowe's enables people to make their own projects, fix their homes and express themselves creatively. With more than 1,840 stores, Lowe's manages their operations to reduce their environmental footprint while generating cost savings. As they continue to grow, they are working to minimize increases in the use of valuable resources such as energy and water. In 2013, Lowe's Social Responsibility Report announced their first set of public sustainability goals, covering energy, carbon emissions and waste.
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.
The people at Naked Juice know a healthy body does not mean much without a healthy world to live in. That's why at Naked they make sure that all their products make an impact that will enhance everyone's life and the planet's.
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.
Nissan will showcase the Nissan Leaf at Boston GreenFest by providing an opportunity to try out the car in the heart of Boston. Nissan designed the LEAF for efficiency, not only giving it an electric motor, but an aerodynamic body, regenerative brakes, and available LED low-beam headlights that use half the energy of traditional ones. "The Nissan LEAF gets more miles and more fun out of every kilowatt!"
As a nonprofit, Planet Aid's mission is to inform, mobilize, and inspire individuals and communities to work together to bring about worldwide environmental and social progress. It collects and recycles textiles to protect the environment, reduce waste, and increase the efficient use of vital resources. The proceeds from Planet Aid's clothes collection go toward funding sustainable development projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Revitalive makes delicious 100% organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, non-pasteurized vegan meals and juice cleanses. These help to balance the body with the pure nutrients and minerals that raw food provides.
Savers 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 find clothes to upcycle and showcase in our SAVERS EcoFashion Show. Thank you Savers!
SolarCity has assembled one of the most experienced clean energy project design and installation teams in the world. The company serves customers in 19 states, plus Washington D.C., with over 75 operations centers. SolarCity's unique specialty in the solar industry is that it performs the entire process, from permitting through installation, and provides ongoing monitoring and repair services. It is the only company that offers integrated sales, financing, design, installation, monitoring and efficiency services from a single source, without requiring the services of multiple third-parties.
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.
Sungevity is working toward making each community, and the global community, better through affordable residential solar power. They are certified as a B Corporation, a further commitment that shows consideration toward the environmental and social implications of everything they do. Finally, Sungevity has partnered with Empowered by Light to donate solar powered light or cell phone charger kits to Zambian children who live off the grid.
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 and has been a proud sponsor of Boston GreenFest since 2008.
Full List of Sponsors
Boston GreenFest is grateful to ALL the sponsors that make our event possible!