2018 Recycler of the Year, Institution Category

The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center and The Great Exchange received recognition by MassRecycle with an “Institution Recycler of the Year” award. The statewide non-profit coalition dedicated to waste reduction recognized The Great Exchange’s ability to provide an alternative solution for unneeded items and materials.

Roy L. Jeannotte Award for Outstanding Organization2012 Roy L. Jeannotte Award for Outstanding Organization

The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center was presented with the Roy L. Jeannotte Award for Outstanding Organization from the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce for making “a substantial contribution to the lasting enhancement of the Nashoba Valley Region by demonstrating exceptional leadership and community involvement.” The award was presented at the Nashoba Valley 15th Annual Community Service and Leadership Awards Banquet.



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2010 Environmental Energy Achievement Award Winner by the Environmental Business Council of New England

The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center is the proud recipient of an award for Outstanding Environmental Energy Achievement from the Environmental Business Council, New England in recognition of outstanding environmental-energy achievement for the development and operation of the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center and the EcoStar program.

EPA 2008 Environmental Merit Award2008 EPA’s Environmental Merit Award

EcoStar and its “Great Exchange” event were recognized at their annual awards ceremony held on earth Day in Faneuil Hall in Boston. The Environmental, Community, Academia and Non-Profit organizations Merit Award recognized the programs provided to help organizations make better use of resources.

Massachusetts Smart Growth-Smart Energy Award2007 Massachusetts Smart Growth-Smart Energy Award

EcoStar was recognized as one of the most innovative and effective smart growth/smart energy projects in the State.  The objective of this award is to draw attention to communities and partner organizations who have taken major steps to improve development and energy efficiency practices.

Worcester Business Journal2006 Worcester Business Journal Award

In 2006, the Worcester Business Journal and Mass Audubon recognized the EcoStar program as an example of a successful public/ private partnership.

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2005 Massachusetts Sustainable Development Award

The Devens Enterprise Commission was awarded the 2005 State of Massachusetts Sustainable Development Award for a Government Agency by the Commonwealth.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Logo2005 Massachusetts Environmental Purchasing and Sustainability Award

Devens received recognition for its work in advancing a broad range of sustainable development practices and for outstanding performance in the areas of recycling and sustainable purchasing programs.