Community

The Devens Eco-Efficiency Center creates a sense of community by bringing representatives of area businesses and organizations together to achieve “triple bottom line” benefits. Activities include networking forums where facilities can achieve profitable ventures, Earth Day projects that enhance the local environment, and charity drives that demonstrate social responsibility.

These interactions demonstrate eco-industrial practices, where “businesses cooperate with each other and with the local community in an attempt to reduce waste and pollution, efficiently share resources (such as information, materials, water, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources), and help achieve sustainable development, with the intention of increasing economic gains and improving environmental quality.” (Wikipedia)

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