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PeoplesBank Earns its 5th Best Local Green Business Award

LEED® Certified Gold office in Northampton and commitment to environmental sustainability earn PeoplesBank recognition from Hampshire County voters.

PeoplesBank Earned its 5th Best Local Green Business Award

HOLYOKE, MA (July 27, 2018) – Hampshire County reaffirmed its supports of green values once again by naming PeoplesBank the Best Local Green Business for the fifth year in a row in the 2018 Daily Hampshire Gazette Reader’s Choice poll.

The bank’s environmental sustainability initiatives were outlined in its Annual Green Report which was released on Earth Day, April 22, 2018. The initiatives include building and operating three LEED® Certified offices, including the bank’s LEED Certified Gold office at 300 King Street in Northampton; $65,000 in recent support for green community projects in Western Massachusetts; and $177 million in green energy financing, including wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects. PeoplesBank also distributed free tomato plants and garden seeds to Hampshire County residents and held a free e-recycling event in celebration of Earth Day.

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 $171 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.

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GCAi for PeoplesBank
Darcy Fortune, 413.736.2245

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