Celebration of 5 Years of Clean Energy Durham Volunteers Energizes Community

November 30, 2012 at 8:09 am Leave a comment

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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

Entry filed under: Events, Fundraising, Volunteers.

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