News - 07/28/2017


Voted Best Local Green Business for the Fourth Year in a Row

Green initiatives and commitment to sustainability earn PeoplesBank recognition from Hampshire County voters.

HOLYOKE, MA (July 28, 2017) – Voters throughout Hampshire County have recognized PeoplesBank’s environmental sustainability leadership, voting the bank Best Local Green Business for the fourth year in a row in the 2017 Daily Hampshire Gazette Readers Choice poll.

PeoplesBank puts its green values to work throughout the year through its charitable donations, volunteerism, and the financing of sustainable energy. The bank has been recognized for its support of green energy and construction of three LEED® certified offices.

This past Earth Day, PeoplesBank issued an Annual Green Report that highlighted $65,000 in recent support for green community projects in Western Massachusetts. Funds were used for green construction, education, and agriculture. Also, the bank distributed free tomato plants and seeds to the public and held a free e-recycling event.

To date, PeoplesBank has financed close to $126 million in green energy financing, including wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects. Each year, the bank holds free e-recycling events, through which it has collected more than 100,000 pounds of recycled material.


About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® certified offices are environmentally friendly, and we have financed more than $126 million in wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects.

As the largest community bank in the market, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes. Our associates devote an average of 6,000 hours to volunteer work each year, and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the boards of directors and committees of 115 nonprofit organizations in the area.

As a mutual bank, PeoplesBank is responsible to its depositors, employees, and the community. This organizational structure allows us to focus on the long-term viability of the bank and the best interests of our customers.

PeoplesBank – a passion for what is possiblesm


Media Contact
GCAi for PeoplesBank
Darcy Fortune, 413.736.2245


Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040 | 413.538.9500 Connects to All Offices
  • DIF
  • FDIC
  • Equal Housing Lender