Winter bike commutes can be fun, even magical! Let our pros show you their tips and tricks in this FREE Workshop by the Durham Bicycle Coalition!
Bike Commuting in Winter – Not Just for the Hardcore
Saturday, December 15th, 3:00 – 4:15 pm at the Durham Bike Co-op, 715 S. Washington St. (Entrance in the Back of the Building)
FREE, Open to the Public
Experienced bike commuters will offer tips on gear, safety, maintenance, and more to help you enjoy your bike commute in winter. Meet other commuters and ask the questions that will help keep you rolling year-round! Questions? Email Casey. Thank you to the Durham Bike Co-op for hosting this event!
Stay for a fun, free social bike ride after the workshop! The Holiday Lights Bike Ride starts at 5:00 pm from the Co-Op – some sort of bike light recommended, but no big worry if you don’t have one – there will be safety in numbers! Read more and visit the workshop Facebook link.
More than 135 volunteers and other Durham residents came together for an afternoon of recognition, energy quizzes and games, fabulous Durham delectables, bike blender smoothies and prizes to celebrate five years of Clean Energy Durham volunteers.
In five years, over 300 volunteers have taught their neighbors and shared hands-on energy savings knowledge to over 2,000 homes in neighborhoods throughout Durham. While Clean Energy Durham designed the model, it is the terrific, community-minded, caring people of Durham who made this happen and continue to do so.
-Judy Kincaid, Executive Director
At the event, which was held at at BuildSense, a downtown Durham certified green design, construction, and renovation firm, awards and gifts were given to twelve volunteers for their special contributions:
- BILL TRIPLETT was awarded the ENERGY MENTOR AWARD
- DIANA PERONIS was awarded the SUPER SUPER TRAINER AWARD
- KAREN ANDERSON was awarded the ALMOST FULL-TIME VOLUNTEER AWARD
- CATHY STARKWEATHER was awarded the CREATIVE NEIGHBORHOOD LEADER award
- MELVIN WHITLEY was awarded the LEADERSHIP MENTOR award
- NINNA GAGNON was awarded the BICYCLE MENTOR award
- IRIS FISHER was awarded the NEIGHBORHOOD LEADER’S LEADER award
- MARK MUNDAY was awarded the SUPER SUPPORTER AWARD
- MATT GREENWOLFE, JOY GREENWOLFE, JIM GUDAITIS and ED COX were awarded the CLEAN ENERGY DURHAM FOUNDATION award for creating and being a member of the original group that eventually grew into Clean Energy Durham.
Tribute was also paid to Judy Kincaid, acknowledging her long-standing contributions to Durham and to helping Durham residents achieve energy savings. She is retiring at the end of 2012.
Sponsors of the event included the following: Mark Munday; BuildSense; The Herald Sun; Durham Catering; Judy Whisnant, Attorney At Law; Chuck and Jean Wilson; B & J Custom Printers; Common Ground Green Building Center; Craig and Patti Morrison; Steve Schewel and Lao Rubert; Reyn Bowman; Mike Freemark and Anne Slifkin; Clear Vue Glass; Jenny Warburg; Green Horizon; Southern Energy Management; and Rep. Paul Luebke and Carol Gallione.
See our media coverage on WUNC 91.5
Durham resident and avid urban farmer Frank Hyman recently wrote an opinion piece for The Durham News highlighting the value of the Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) (formerly known as Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program or NERP). HESP provided subsidized energy upgrades for homeowners in Durham with the goal of improving energy efficiency of homes by more than 20%. Clean Energy Durham was involved in organizing the outreach and workshops to educate neighbors on the value of this program and additional easy no-cost and low-cost ways to save household energy and money.
Ride the bus? Interested in riding the bus? Check out Clean Energy Durham’s Bus Buddy program in partnership with GoTriangle. Share info about your experiences on the bus or get connected to others who ride the bus to learn how you too can start riding!
Join us in celebrating and recognizing five years of Clean Energy Durham volunteers this Sunday, November 18th, from 3-5 pm at Clean Energy Durham’s Love Our Volunteers Event—BuildSense/Studio B Architecture at 502 Rigsbee Avenue in Durham! Free to invited Clean Energy Durham volunteers, and just $10 for everyone else. Admission includes fabulous food & drink and a raffle ticket for great prizes like gift certificates to local restaurants. There will be silent auction items, bike blender smoothies, games, awards, and fun for the whole family.
Check out the recent press we received at a workshop we conducted in Northeast Central Durham. Kudos to our two volunteer trainers, David Charters and Jim Wisner, for doing such a great job!
Our very own Judy Kincaid was honored with the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as Clean Energy Durham’s founding Executive Director. She has spent many tireless hours building the organization with the mission of helping to move America toward cleaner and safer energy by creating and educating organizations of neighbors helping neighbors. Judy, we are proud of all you have done—you deserve this award!
-Clean Energy Durham Staff