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Virtual Vendor Fair

 

As we celebrate Earth Day 2020 in a different format that in the past, please  remeber the great organtions that support the sustainability missions of UMass Medical School and the Worcester community. Check out this years virtual exhibitors and resources, and dont forget to buy those gift cards and memberships if you can to support these local organizations. 

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Appalachian Mountain Club
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. AMC believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world. Learn more: www.amcworcester.org 

B-Organic 
These organic cotton produce bag are the solution to keeping your produce fresh and crisp. Learn more: https://b-organicma.com             
         Additional Resources:
              Post card
              Freshness chart (1)
              Freshness chart (2)
              Product visual
              Example bag

The Bird Store and More
The Bird Store and More is a family owned and operated business dedicated to bringing the Best of Nature into Your Backyard. Founded by Bill and Nancy in 1993 the Bird Store and More has grown and evolved over the years but our love of nature remains the same and we want to share it with you! SHOP: shop.thebirdstoreandmore.com Learn more: www.thebirdstoreandmore.com

Center for Ecotechnology 
The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. They provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. Learn more: www.cetonline.org

Central Mass Grown 
Central Mass Grown is a new initiative, born out of the need to highlight the farms of Central Massachusetts. Our organization’s mission is to promote the purchase of local agricultural products and to foster the education about its benefits to health, communities, the economy, and the environment. Learn more: www.centralmassgrown.org/

Community Harvest Project
Community Harvest Project is a non-profit farm that engages volunteers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables to provide to those experiencing hunger. Members of our community who experience hunger are also more likely to have limited access to healthy foods. Limited access to healthy foods leads to poor health effects such as unhealthy diet, higher levels of obesity, and higher instances of diet-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. We farm and donate fruits and vegetables so everyone has the healthy option. Learn more: www.community-harvest.org 

E.L. Harvey
E.L. Harvey & Sons is a full service waste hauling, transfer, and scrap recycling operation. It has been an independent, family owned and operated business since it was founded in 1911 by Emory Larkin Harvey. Learn more: www.elharvey.com 

Energy Monster
Energy Monster is your local green expert when it comes to improving a home's energy efficiency and comfort. We help homeowners by offering leading edge home performance solutions that save energy, lower utility bills and lead to a more comfortable home. Learn more: www.myenergymonster.com

Fifield Electric Bikes
Fifield has been known for more than 90 years as an innovative purveyor of specialty fabrics for a wide array of industrial and consumer markets. That is until founder Ed Martin finally decided to follow his passion and get into e-bikes. Enlisting the aid of e-bike design-build guru, he led FiField on a mission to create better e-bikes. Learn more:https://fifieldebikes.com/

Grafton Job Corps
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. Learn more: https://www.jobcorps.gov/center/grafton-job-corps-center 

Great Harvest Bread Company
Great Harvest Bread Company may be a national corporation, but we have the spirit and heart of a locally-owned small business. Great Harvest Bread's voice and priorities reflect the small business owners who represent our over two hundred independently-owned bakeries and bakery cafes across the country. Learn more: www.greatharvest.com

Greater Worcester Land Trust
The Greater Worcester Land Trust is a small non-profit organization created in 1987 to purchase, hold, advocate for, preserve or transfer, critical open space parcels in the Greater Worcester area. The Land Trust is run by a board of trustees, volunteers, and a small office staff. Learn more: www.gwlt.org/
        Additional Resources:
                 Check out the the ULTIMATE guide to hiking in and around Worcester at www.hikeworcester.com 
                 Membership and Volunteer information 
                 
Worcester Intercollegiate Outdoors Initiative

Herb Chambers Toyota Scion of Auburn
Learn more: https://www.herbchamberstoyotaofauburn.com/  

Housekeeping - Crothall Environmental Building Services
Cothall Healthcare which supports environmental building services (housekeeping) for the Medical School and Medical Center committed to providing sustainable cleaning service to support the specific goals of their customers. Learn more: https://www.crothall.com/blog/crothall-wins-2018-sustainability-award-business-intelligence-group/

Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook 
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. MINUTES from UMass, either via Plantation Street or Lake Ave, Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook is New England’s largest urban wildlife sanctuary, with 430 acres and 5 miles of well-managed nature trails for all abilities, including two fully accessible trails, and one sensory trail.  Admission is FREE for all Worcester residents and students, as well as Mass Audubon and Greater Worcester Land Trust members.  (Otherwise, it is $4 adults, $3 children and adults greater than 65)  Our beautiful Visitor Center has clean bathrooms, educational exhibits, a gift/book shop, and nature programs for all ages, and also serves as a Visitor Information Site for the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor.   Bring a picnic and enjoy it on our large deck or picnic areas.Learn more: www.massaudubon.org 

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
The Department’s mission is to help keep the Massachusetts’ food supply safe and secure, and to work to keep Massachusetts agriculture economically and environmentally sound. Learn more: www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-agricultural-resources

Mass Department of Transportation
MassDOT's mission is to deliver excellent customer service and safety to people traveling in the Commonwealth. We work to provide our nation’s safest and most reliable transportation system to strengthen our economy and quality of life. Learn more: www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-transportation

MilliporeSigma
MilliporeSigmas commitment to environmental goals means they are constantly assessing and reassessing our progress. To measure environmental performance and improvements, MilliporeSigma use an array of tools—from the ISO14001 environmental management framework to site-level monthly data collection in a CRedit360 database, which provides a 360-degree view on environmental performance. Learn more: https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/globalCitizenship2019/operations.html

NexDine
As UMass Medicial School's food service provider, NexDine is committed to implementing sustainable practices focusing on fresh ingredients and local sourcing. Learn more: www.nexdine.com/sustainability

Northeast Materials Handling
Northeast Material Handling are Recyclers and Furnishers for Corporate America. Lean more: www.liquidatedstuff.com/
      Check out: Acceptable Items for Electronics Recycling

Nourse Farm
The140-acre Nourse Farm is the 10th oldest continuously operating family business in the country. Over time, farm operations have varied from production for consumption to dairy farming to its current berry specialization. Currently the 8th and 9th generation of Westborough Nourses are directly involved with Nourse Farm and contribute to its operations in various ways. Learn more: http://www.noursefarm.com/

Partners for World Health
Partners for World Health (PWH) is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Portland, Maine that is committed to reducing medical waste, improving the quality of healthcare in underserved countries, and educating our local community about global healthcare issues. Learn more: www.partnersforworldhealth.org

Regional Enviromental Council
The Regional Environmental Council is a grassroots food justice organization located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The REC was founded in 1971 and has been dedicated to building healthy, sustainable and just communities in Worcester for more than 40 years. Learn More: https://www.recworcester.org/

Sodexo
Sodexo, UMass Memorial's food service provide. Is always seeking opportunities to collaborate with clients, and design sustainable solutions for the next generation of their business. We are committed to reducing our global carbon emissions, both our own and those on client sites that come from delivering our services. Learn more: https://www.sodexo.com/home/your-industry.html

Stericycle
Learn more: www.stericycle.com/about-us/sustainabillity-commitment/ 

Stryker
Learn more: http://sustainability.stryker.com/

SunRun
Sunrun believes there is a better, less expensive, cleaner way for families to power their homes. With Sunrun’s residential rooftop solar, storage and energy services, homeowners are saving money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) they release into the atmosphere. Learn more: www.sunrun.com 

Sustainable Water
Sustainable Water is a leading provider of commercial-scale water reclamation and reuse solutions across the United States. Their ecologically-driven solutions bring together teams of experts who have built hundreds of high-profile, innovative, multi-million dollar projects. Sustainable Water provides impactful water management solutions that minimize risk, maximize financial savings and enhance environmental stewardship. Utilizing innovative performance financing vehicles, they provide turn-key project development services at no capital cost to their clients. Learn more: www.sustainablewater.com/

Tower Hill Botanical Gardens
Tower Hill Botanic Garden features a four-season display of the finest plants for cultivation in New England. Carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, plus trails that enhance the natural features of this beautiful 171-acre property and a robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a must-see destination. Learn more: www.towerhillbg.org

Town Farm Gardens
Town Farm Gardens a family-owned farm and nursery located in beautiful Brookfield, Massachusetts. They make delicious, award winning pickles, jams, relishes, hot sauces, and salsa – and grow as much of their own ingredient fruits and vegetables as thye can and source as much of the rest as possible from the neighbor farms. Learn more: www.townfarmgardens.com

TRAXX
Traxx uses the latest generation of web-based tools and wireless sensor technologies, to enable real time health monitoring, benchmarking, data archiving, and energy management of mission critical cold storage assets in life science and pharmaceutical companies. learn more: https://www.klatunetworks.com/ 
         Additional Resources:
               Utility Incentives for TRAXX
               Facility Health Monitoring and Prioritizations
               Why Upgrade Your Existing Monitoring System

Wachusett Greenways
Wachusett Greenways’ mission is connecting the Wachusett community with trails and greenways. In 1995, this all-vounteer nonprofit group and our partners began to build and maintain trails. Members, volunteers, donors and many partners are central to our work. We envision an expanded network of trails and roads for non-motorized recreation and transportation in central Massachusetts.
Learn more:www.wachusettgreenways.org/ 

Walk Bike Worcester
WalkBike Worcester (WBW) works to make walking and bicycling in Worcester more safe, pleasant and convenient. WBW was founded in 2011 as a work group of the Worcester Food and Active Living Policy Council to carry forward the active transportation priorities identified through the City of Worcester’s Mass in Motion grant. Learn more: https://walkbikeworcester.org/

Worcester Clean Tech Incubator
Worcester Clean Tech Incubator (WCTI) provides both the physical and network resources that companies need to propel their ideas to market. Founded and operated by the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, WCTI is a community in the heart of central Massachusetts dedicated to building change. Learn more: www.wcti.org 

Worcester County Beekeepers Association
The Worcester County Beekeepers has been a leader in beekeeping education to beekeepers for over one hundred years.  It is the oldest county beekeeping organization in the United States.  Its members come from all over New England.  Through its beekeeping school, quarterly newsletters, monthly meetings, and outreach activities the club provides ongoing education for its members. Learn more: www.worcestercountybeekeepers.com/

Worcester Ecotarium
The EcoTarium museum of science and nature in Worcester, Massachusetts offers an indoor-outdoor experience to visitors of all ages. Guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor interactive exhibits, live animal habitats, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride around the 45+ acre campus (seasonal). Learn more: www.ecotarium.org

Worcester Regional Food HUB
With over 1,500 farms in Worcester County and a burgeoning restaurant scene, Worcester and Central Massachusetts are national leaders in the local food movement. The Worcester Regional Food Hub is at the forefront of this movement by connecting farmers to markets, allowing them to focus more time on farming while keeping more of the food dollar. The Food Hub also helps develop and grow food businesses by assisting start-ups negotiate everything needed to enter the food scene including utilization of the Food Hub Kitchen, assistance with regulatory compliance, and gaining access to markets. Learn more: www.worcesterfoodhub.org
         Additional Resources:
              About Worcester Food HUB

Worcester Regional Transit Authority
The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) was created in September 1974, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 161B of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Authority is given general responsibility to develop, finance, and contract for the operation of mass transportation facilities and services within its territory. The mission of the WRTA is to provide convenient, comfortable, safe, reliable, cost-effective mobility services contributing to the economic vitality of the region.
Learn more: http://www.therta.com/