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Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 by hosting your own Hands On Workshop with Clean Energy Durham this April.  Here’s how easy it is:

  1. Pick a date in April to host your workshop.
  2. Contact Clean Energy Durham and reserve your Elite Pete® for that day.
  3. Invite your neighbors and friends over to your house for a workshop.
  4. Have a great time with your neighbors and friends learning about easy, affordable (some are even free!) ways to save energy around your house.

It’s just that easy!  During the workshop, you and your neighbors will learn easy-to-do activities  as well as find out how simple changes in behavior can save you lots of energy and money in your home.  Everyone there will learn and do at least three energy-saving activities that they can then repeat in their own home. 

Read our other blogs posts or check out our website to get an idea of what happens in our Hands On Workshops.  To schedule your own workshop, contact Ann at 919-323-3244 or info@cleanenergydurham.org.

April 7, 2014 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Join Us for Bus Buddy ‘Coffee Stops’

Bus Buddy

This month Clean Energy Durham we will be holding coffee stops along the Bull City Connector route. The 1st will be Wed. 1/16/13 from 7am-9am in front of Ninth Street Bakery, 136 E. Chapel Hill St., Downtown Durham. Please join us and invite others to join us for a free cup of coffee and answers to transit-related questions.  Check out the flyer for more information.

The Bus Buddy Program is a neighbor to neighbor transit education resource in different neighborhoods. With Bus Buddies in various neighborhoods volunteering their time to speak to their neighbors and friends about transit services and developing a transit network.

DeDreana

January 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

Bike Commuting in Winter — Not Just for the Hardcore

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.

December 10, 2012 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

Celebration of 5 Years of Clean Energy Durham Volunteers Energizes Community

LOVE

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

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

Love Our Volunteers Event

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 EventBuildSense/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.

November 13, 2012 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

Clean Energy Durham Helps Build Local Communities

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!

November 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

Judy Kincaid Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

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!

Check out media coverage, here, here, here in the Durham Herald Sun.

-Clean Energy Durham Staff

October 18, 2012 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

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