Big Y Joins Effort to Regreen Springfield

Big Y Chairman Donald D'Amour and Big Y Cooley Street Store Manager Jeff Hamel plant a tree in Springfield's East Forest Park neighborhood, on July 27, 2012

Big Y Foods of Springfield has joined in the effort to plant new trees in  the city, and is assisting in Regreen Springfield’s latest initiative to regreen tornado impacted neighborhoods.

Big Y Chairman Donald D’Amour recently participated in a tree planting event in Springfield’s East Forest Park neighborhood, planting a Pin Oak tree on a property that was devastated by the June 2011 Tornado.  Mr. D’Amour was joined by Jeff Hamel, Store Manger of the Cooley Street Big Y store.  This tree is one of 700 mature trees that will be planted across the tornado zone by Regreen Springfield and the City of Springfield by the end of August.  Big Y is providing support

for this ambitious initative, and will be sponsoring a series of events aimed at increasing people’s awareness of this planting program and providing information on the importance of trees as a mechanism to cool temperatures, reduce energy use and provide shade to homes and businesses.

As part of this commitment to replanting the city, the Big Y store located at 300 Cooley Street held a registraiton event for residents on July 30th and August 1st.

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