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Helping area businesses and organizations reduce their environmental impacts and operating costs through education, collaboration and technical assistance.


The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center hosts regular Roundtables as forums for area businesses to share best practices, discuss challenges, exchange resources, build partnerships, and focus on specific sustainability topic areas.  Roundtables are open to members and the public.  The sessions are free for members and there is a small fee for non-members.  For a listing of past roundtable topics and resources, select the corresponding Roundtable link on the left-hand column.  Upcoming Roundtables:

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The EHS Roundtable brings local professionals with environmental, health, and safety-related responsibilities from a range of industries together to learn new skills, gain resources, and share experiences. Meetings always include valuable time to networking with other local business representatives.


Manual Material Handling - Safe Lifting Strategies       January 29

Material handling solutions are critical tools for improving worker productivity and reducing injuries. When developing the best strategies, numerous factors must be considered, including: handling techniques, risk of injury, when to deploy an assistive device, and how to justify the cost of that device. Dan McHugh, a Certified Professional Ergonomist, will share strategies to address these and other challenges. Sign up now


Going Green? TURI Can Help   February 26

Considering eco-friendly cleaning products? Want to eliminate hazardous materials from your operation or products? Learn about free services, resources and tools offered by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell that can be used to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in your facility, protect public health and the environment, increase competitiveness of your company. Pam Eliason, Industry Research Program Manager, will showcase TURIs offerings. Sign up now


Got Styrofoam? Now it CAN be Recycled         April 1

Polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) is the 5th largest source of hazardous waste in the US, is the primary source of urban litter, and takes 500 years to decompose. Inspired to divert foam packaging to a recycler instead of landfill? Come learn about ReFoamIt (Leominster), what items they accept, what the foam becomes in its next life, and how your facility can use their service. Maybe even partner with other firms to organize a “milk run” pickup and achieve further savings. Sign up now


Future topics will include Vendor Vetting, Violence in the Workplace, and more. Join us!


*All roundtables will take place at Devens Eco-Efficiency Center Office, 33Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA from 8:00AM to 9:30AM.  Roundtables are free for members.  Not a member?  Call 978-772-8831 x3304 and sign up today. Registration for non-EcoStar members is $15; coffee and breakfast treats served.