Posts filed under ‘West End’

Partnership Gets the Job Done in Southwest Central Durham

By Darcie Borden

Clean Energy Durham’s Debbie Royster, Community Outreach Specialist for Southwest Central Durham, was proud this month to oversee a project that is revitalizing a neighborhood where some homeowners still remember her as a little girl.  Debbie was raised just a block away from Gerard Street.  When she was asked to be part of this project, Royster joked, “I couldn’t say no!”

The Gerard-Jackson Street Better & Beautiful Project is a partnership between Clean Energy Durham, Durham Community Land Trustees, Habitat for Humanity, and Self-Help, as well as dozens of volunteers.  Support was also provided from the Duke University Community Care Grant Fund.  These organizations want to get neighbors involved, create a sense of community and teach residents how to save energy and money.

“This project is a true partnership among like-minded non-profits and residents of the West End neighborhood,” said Dan Levine, Project Manager for Self-Help. (more…)

May 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

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If you live in one of these neighborhoods, you're eligible to receive a free $25 gift card to & order free transit info.

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June 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

Announcing City NERP Phase II: Under Way Already!

We’re excited to announce that the City of Durham has selected five neighborhoods to participate in Phase II of the Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program (NERP): Fisher Heights, Northgate Park, Trinity Park, Parkwood, and Morehead Hill/West End (these two neighborhoods applied together). The initial meeting for the neighborhood volunteers who will serve as the liaisons for their neighborhood was held this week. Liaisons learned more detailed information about the NERP program requirements, and CED staff reviewed program documents with the volunteers and answered neighborhood liaison questions. We’re excited to hear more ideas from volunteers on how to increase neighborhood involvement!

June 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

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