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The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center utilizes many resources to provide participants with access to educational materials and tools that can be used to implement more sustainable practices.  Take some time to explore the links below for some great resources that will help you minimize your organization’s environmental footprint and achieve the EcoStar Standards. 

Earth 911 seeks to empower the public with community-specific resources that improve their quality of life. Visit this site to get free community-specific information about recycling, green shopping, energy conservation, hazardous waste, composting, environmental education and more….

WasteWise is a free, voluntary program of the US Environmental Protection Agency that helps organizations eliminate costly municipal solid industrial wastes, benefiting their bottom line and the environment. Large and small businesses from any industry sector are welcome to participate.


Waste reduction makes good business sense because it can save your organization money through reduced purchasing and waste disposal costs. WasteWise provides free technical assistance to help organizations develop, implement, and measure your waste reduction activities.

Sustainable Business provides global  news and networking services to help green businesses grow.  Rather than covering a slice of the industry, this site offers visitors a unique lens on the field as a whole, covering all sectors that impact sustainability:  renewable energy/efficiency, green building, green investing, and organics.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping businesses and residents save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. This site contains many resources for businesses to reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency, all while saving money and improving the environment.

From building energy codes to appliance standards, the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) is a great resource for all you need to know about the latest in energy efficiency.  NEEP promotes energy efficiency in homes, buildings and industry in the Northeast US through regionally coordinated programs and policies that increase the use of energy efficient products, services, and practices, and that help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.

The primary goal of the EPP Program is to use the Commonwealth's purchasing power to reduce the environmental and public health impact of state government and foster markets for EPPs. From this site, you can obtain information about the benefits of EPPs, statewide EPP contracts, guides, tools, events and more.

The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) is a non-regulatory office within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs that helps manufacturers and other toxic chemical users reduce or eliminate their use of toxics and generation of hazardous byproducts while saving money at the same time. OTA provides programs and services to help businesses cut costs, improve chemical use efficiency, and reduce environmental impact in Massachusetts.  OTA promotes toxics use reduction, environmental performance, health and safety, economic competitiveness in the private sector, and effective service delivery in the public sector.

Learn about the true costs and environmental impacts of purchasing products and services through an entertaining and informative online video. View the film, download and share with friends and colleagues at

Planet Green is the first and only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network with a robust online presence and community. Launching in June 2008, on-air content will reach 50 million homes with more than 250 hours of original green lifestyle programming. Both online and on-air, Plant Green's content is entertaining, relevant, and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. By representing a broad range of ideas and perspectives, Planet Green is taking an active role in generating conversation and motivating individuals to take action when it comes to improving the environmental status of our planet.

TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. At TreeHugger we know that variety is the spice of life, so you can find all you need to go green in our up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, weekly radio show and our user-generated blog, Hugg. We also extend our expertise to companies looking for a little green guidance. Past clients include Domino, Sundance Channel and House & Garden.

Expanding on the “Story of Stuff”, the Story of Electronics is an informative look into the true impacts of electronics on the environment and why life cycle costs need to be factored into the true costs of our electronics.  Manufacturers are now designing more durable products and take back programs and their products to expand their useful life disposable designs” lead to huge wastes.


Wondering where you can properly dispose of or recycle unique items such as batteries, household appliances, medications, bulky plastics, and other unique waste streams that should not be send to the landfill or incinerator? This guide provides a comprehensive listing of recycling services in the central Mass. Region.


Got a consistent waste stream that can’t be repurposed through The Great Exchange but has recycle potential? Terracycle might be able to help you keep the material out of the landfill.

EcoStar also provides educational information and resources to businesses, organizations and homeowners including tips, advice and ideas on how to “green” your operations at work, home and play: Follow this link for recycling and waste reduction tips for businesses and residents in Devens.  More tips for Devens residents can be found here as well.

GreenBiz is the leading information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. The site provides valuable news and resources for large and small businesses through a combination of web sites, seminars, daily news feeds, electronic newsletters, and briefing papers. Their resources are free to all users.