News - 07/29/2016


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

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

HOLYOKE, MA (July 29, 2016) – Voters throughout Hampshire County have recognized PeoplesBank’s environmental sustainability leadership, voting the bank Best Local Green Business for the third year in a row in the 2016 Daily Hampshire Gazette Reader’s 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 [INFOGRAPHIC] and construction of three LEED® certified offices.

This past Earth Day, PeoplesBank issued an Annual Green Report that highlighted $70,000 in recent funding for green initiatives in Western Massachusetts. Funds were used for green construction, education, and agriculture. Also, the bank distributed free plants and seedlings to the public and held a free environmental seminar hosted by the Center for EcoTechnology.

To date, PeoplesBank has financed close to $100 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.

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.

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