Greener Ways for Better Days

The Sustainability Office organizes community education and outreach initiatives to enhance sustainability throughout Durham’s community, including the Earth Month, an Energy Fair, the Green Durham Photography Competition, and presentations on sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions. The City and County are working to make our community more sustainable. Read more.

Via: Memorial Day weekend marks the start of road trip season, when families all across the nation pack up their cars, trucks and SUVs and take off for destinations across the country. Why do they drive? To save money on airfare, airport parking and the stress of air travel, instead packing multiple family members […]

There has been a lot of talk of fracking between North Carolina politicians, and there are a lot of debate as to whether or not it would do more harm than good. So, what is fracking?

A unique business in Fayetteville is attracting thrill seekers and nature lovers alike.

Gov. Bev Perdue is making her stance on fracking clear. She signed Executive Order No. 118 on Monday, which establishes a task force on fracking.

Gasoline mowers and other gas-powered landscape equipment are highly polluting when running, and refueling them results in gasoline spillage that adds up to higher local ozone levels.

Via: Programmable thermostats are an extremely effective way to save serious money on your heating and cooling costs. So replacing our house’s old manual model was a top priority soon after we moved in. And while it may look tricky at first, it’s actually a fairly straight forward project. Just make sure it’s actually […]

Via There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, and here’s a new one for 2010: go green in a job search and incorporate telecommuting as a work option. There are many environmental benefits from telecommuting (which most people know), and many professional opportunities available the incorporate telecommuting (which most people don’t know). […]

Via Want to save the environment, but can’t afford costly solar panels? Are you eager to cut down on energy costs, but leery about putting a wind turbine in your backyard? Don’t worry. There are plenty of easy and affordable ways to “go green with a home makeover and stay within your budget.” For example, […]

Via Green jobs are now widely touted as the jobs of the future. But what exactly is a green job? It seems obvious that producing solar panels is a green job. What about teaching people to install solar panels? Or how about the accountant who works in the solar panel company, or the janitor […]

Earth Day – Planet Earth Celebration, Respect Your Mother Join us for a green Earth Day festival, have fun and learn about the many opportunities for living lightly on the planet. Learn about living sustainably, view exciting models for sustainable buildings and meet some cool green vendors. Location: Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina […]

Use perennial vegetables instead of annuals. Plant edibles including trees, vines, bushes, and ground-covers, to reduce your carbon footprint and have a “farmer’s market at home”. Avoid using leaf blowers and other dust-producing equipment. Leave dog leavings on the yard. they decompose and return nutrients to the soil Use recycled wood chips to keep the […]