Green Living

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 […]

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 […]