2011 Green Business Awards

Review the recipients of the 2011 Green Business Awards.

Mother Herb Cloth Diaper Service 
The Mother Herb Cloth Diaper Service is a cloth diaper service using organic, fair trade cotton and hemp products. Mother Herb Cloth Diaper Service uses an energy efficient and bio-degradable cleaning process and Pedal People bicycle powered delivery service.

Pedal to Properties 
Pedal to Properties uses bicycles to view real estate with potential buyers and placed a large bike rack on the street in front of business to provide alternate parking. The business supports increased and safe bicycling in the city along with promotion of the Rail Trail network.

Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. 
The Environmental Compliance Services Inc., recently opened a new division in Florence providing consulting services to businesses on sustainable business practices. As part of building renovation, installed a geothermal system to heat their new offices and uses the system as a demonstration unit to promote the use of geothermal heating and cooling.

Smith College 
The Smith College constructed a LEED certified science and engineering facility in the new Ford Hall and converted the power plant to a co-generation facility. The college also hired a sustainability officer to promote sustainability best practices campus wide.

Stop & Shop 
The Stop and Shop reduced plastic bag consumption at the Northampton store by 30% along with cardboard recycling and accepts consumer plastic bags for recycling. Stop and Shop also instituted a food composting program.

Wright Millwork 
The Wright Millwork recently renovated and expanded their woodworking facility in the Northampton Industrial Park including installation of high efficiency lighting and dust extraction equipment.