Fall Fun at Spooky Savings

There is a distinct nip in the air lately signifying one of New Englands favorite seasons is here, Fall! With the change in weather comes a change in both indoor and outdoor decorations. Everywhere you look you are likely seeing pumpkins, apples, and leaves beginning to change.

If you are looking to freshen up your space and get into the fall and halloween spirit, we have some great themed decorations and craft items in stock!

Trick your budget and fill up your bag at 40-50% savings. We look forward to seeing you!

Energize Your Compliance Training

Increase Engagement, Improve Safety

Friday, October 2, 8:00 – 9:30a, via Zoom
Do you teach the same topic to the same people year after year? Join this session to gain ideas on how to increase engagement in all types of compliance training conducted in the classroom (yes – someday!) as well as via the distance meetings we are all doing now. Let’s energize together to increase engagement and ultimately increase compliance.

Our presenter Richard Griffiths understands the challenges and is excited to share his ideas to energize your compliance training. He has been designing and delivering compliance classes for 25+ years for audiences that include academia, pharmaceuticals, and chemical manufacturing and currently leads Griffiths Training and Consulting. Registration $30, please RSVP.

EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory Program

TRI Program Priorities: Past, Current, Future

Friday, Sept. 11, 8:00 – 9:30 am (remote)

Chris Rascher, an Environmental Engineer with NE EPA, will use his 15 years of experience working on the TRI program to review trends and priorities and address timely questions, including:

  • What are common triggers and concerns for TRI inspections?
  • What role will new PFAS chemicals play in the TRI program?
  • How are inspections different in the year of COVID?
  • What might be in the future for inspections, in general?
Anonymous open discussion will be encouraged.
Members free, non-members $30; Zoom link will be emailed prior to meeting.

Welcome Back Teachers

It’s a “new” school year and we know things look a little different this year. TGE is here to help our teachers prepare with supplies needed to help eliminate sharing of classroom supplies and items that can help support home-based classroom activities. Make an appointment with Amanda to shop Wed-Fri 9am-4pm at amandalansing@ecostardevens.com

We’d love to see you and help you prepare for the year ahead!


Learn EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory Program Priorities

Friday, September 11, 8:00-9:30 a.m., remote event
Chris Rascher, an Environmental Engineer with NE EPA, will use his 15 years of experience working on the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program to explain activities that could prompt an inspection, the inspection process, what to expect and have on-hand during the process, and common areas of concern. Come with questions, anonymous open discussion will be encouraged. Hosted by Devens Eco-Efficiency Center. Registration free for members, $30 for non-members. Zoom link will be shared with email confirmation.

Paper Sale

Save ~30% on Copy and Colored Paper

Visit Wednesday-Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment ; curbside pickup available.
White printer / copy paper, buy a ream or a case and save more.
  • 8 1/2 x 11, $2.50-$3.00 / Ream
  • 11 x 14, $3.00 – $4.00 / Ream
  • and 11 x 17, $4.50 – $6.00 / Ream
Multiuse Fireworx paper available in a variety of colors, limit 3 reams.
  • 8 1/2 x 11, $4.65 – $5.00 / Ream
  • 11 x 14, $5.35 – $6.00 / Ream

Upgrade Your Home Office

Tired of working at your kitchen table or from your couch? We have some great inventory in stock to help you create or upgrade to a comfortable and organized home office space with very affordable prices.
We are now open by and offer in person shopping or curbside pickup! Please make an appointment with Amanda at amandalansing@ecostardevens.com Wednesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.
*Note: Please note that per current health guidelines we ask that everyone who enters our spaces is wearing a face covering. Thank you for your understanding!

TGE re-opens with expanded service

Libraries, municipal departments, not-for-profit entities, schools, and small businesses can now take advantage of The Great Exchange’s inventory and savings with curbside service or by making an appointment with Amanda to visit Wednesday – Friday, 9:00-5:00, for supplies  at 33 Andrews Pkwy (rear) or furniture at 100 Sherman Ave, Devens. Items are properly cleaned and masks with social distancing are required to ensure everyone’s safety. Contact Dona to donate reusable items in very good condition.  Look forward to seeing you soon!

Big Deals: Containers, Cubes and Desks

Outdoor activities and organization projects call for new jugs – and The Great Exchange has lots of them: 5 gallon carboys $4, 2.5g jerrycans $2 and 1g food grade containers $1 each. Curbside pickup: 100 Sherman Ave, Devens, Thursday, June 11, 8:30-4:30. Reserve your size(s) and quantity, prepay and confirm a pickup time with amandalansing@ecostardevens.com.

If you are thinking of reorganizing office space act fast on this opportunity to gain three 6×7 L-shaped desks, eight 4×2 and/or three 6×6 powered Herman Miller clone cubes, all in great shape, available for unbelievable prices. Must be picked up in Hudson by June 23. For more info email donaneely@ecostardevens.com.

See pictures of containers and furniture and don’t delay!

Graduation Season

Graduation season is upon us! The Great Exchange has a unique inventory of beautiful hand painted mirrors featuring various college/university campuses and historic Massachusetts sites – a perfect gift for recent graduates and alumni!  A complete list of the select inventory, generously donated by Eglomise Designs Inc, is available here. This keepsake will surely make the day of a graduate in your life!

Email AmandaLansing@ecostardevens.com for additional info and to purchase.

Colleges and Universities

Additionally, though the Great Exchange is currently closed, a reopening announcement and new operating procedures are currently being developed! In the meantime, we invite you to check out pictures of other items available at The Great Exchange and to follow our facebook page (TheGreatExchangeDevens) for updates. Stay safe and stay tuned!