Polito promotes Green Communities program in Holland

Program helps reduce energy use, saves on costs

HOLLAND, Mass. (WWLP) – Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito stopped in Holland Tuesday to congratulate the town on being a green community.

A green community means they are saving money by using renewable energy. There are 185 green communities out of the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth and the small eastern Hampden County town of Holland is doing its part.

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito explained how green communities have helped people here in western Massachusetts, “Those dollars of savings are transitioned back into the local budget to do other things for the taxpayers and the people who live in this community.”

The bigger goal is to continue to help the Commonwealth become greener, using more energy from renewable sources, and to save more on energy.

Polito was joined by State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) and Rep. Todd Smola (R-Warren).

Click here to learn more about the Green Communities Program.

25 cities and towns added as Green Communities