More inventory, more savings for schools, non-profits, towns and businesses – this Thursday, October 24, 8 am – 6:30 pm, 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens. View pictures of new or like new inventory available for almost half price through this non-profit program.
Save the Date: Furniture Event, Thursday, October 31, 8 am – 4:30 pm, 100 Sherman Ave, Devens.
This annual collection keeps hundreds of tons of material out of waste streams and directs items to vendors that repurpose materials of value in ways that support underserved communities and boost our local economy! Clean out your basement closets and cupboards and bring unneeded items to the event on Saturday, October 26, 9a-2p, at Bemis Associates on Bemis Way in Shirley.
Check out the impressive list of items that can be recycled or repurposed, including appliances, craft materials, furniture, metal, office supplies, pots/pans, rugs, toys, wood and much more. Bring a donation for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and note some items may have a fee to recycle. This is a great opportunity to pass on items that would have more value for others!
The Great Exchange was honored to host Senator Jamie Eldridge and Representative Jen Benson on September 30th. The State Legislators came to learn about the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center and experience first-hand how The Great Exchange provides value to area schools, municipalities, non-profits, and small businesses. We thank them and Pat Natoli from Harvard, Todd Summer from Parker Charter School (left end), Michelle McKenna from Parker Charter, and Stephanie Guitard from HMEA (right end) for their support and efforts to help us raise awareness and engagement in the program.
Launched in October 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
Tim Kelly, acting Chief of the Devens Fire Department will instruct this hands on class where you will learn how:
Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance
Identify any nearby tools to assist you
Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding
Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding
Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding
Keep the victim calm until help arrives
RSVP here and view upcoming Environmental, Health & Safety Roundtable schedule.
You don’t want to miss this
Friday’s EHS Roundtable on The Risks of Occupational Noise Exposure and How to
Implement a Hearing Conservation Program, Friday, September 13, 8:00 – 9:30 am,
33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.
Dr. Melonie Marple will
present an introduction to hearing physiology, noise, hearing loss and
protection. Kathy Puff will provide tips
on how to develop and manage a workplace Hearing Conservation Program.