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nurture the environmentally committed business sector

advocate for green policies

improve the environmental profile of economic activity in Western Mass

Welcome To Western Mass Green Consortium

Green Night – December 14, 2016

Grass Fed Beef – The advantages of this model

You are invited to join the Western Mass Green Consortium at the upcoming Green Night from 5PM – 7PM on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at the Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant Street, Northampton!

From 5:00-5:30 grab a drink or order food and chat with others. At 5:30 it’s time to share news, events and make your announcements. The featured presentation begins at 6:00 with Q & A following. At 7:00 we move into the bar where energy is high and we continue with conversations, networking and more food and drink.

Ridge Shinn, of Big Picture Beef, and the Western Mass Green Consortium will present the advantages of grass fed beef, carbon sequestration and his model for bringing all-grass beef production to New England.

Many thanks to our evening’s sponsor, River Valley Co-op!


River Valley Co-op is a community-owned co-op, specializing in fresh, local and organically grown groceries, prepared foods, wine & beer, wellness, and bulk. Everyone is welcome to shop, co-op ownership is not required. Stop by and see what our local farmers brought in today!

River Valley Co-op carries Hardwick Beef, a grass-fed beef organization co-founded by Ridge Shinn of Big Picture Beef.

Mark your calendar and save the dates for the upcoming Green Nights!

January 11th
February 8th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 12th

Join us at the Platform Sports Bar at Union Station the 2nd Wednesday of every month for Green Night


The Platform Sports Bar is located in the historic Union Station in Northampton, MA at 125A Pleasant Street. The bar offers a full menu and an extensive list of drinks. Parking adjacent to the bar is free.