Thursday, April 29, 2010

I’m A Believer In Clean Energy Durham!

I didn’t learn until today that I was in on the start up of Clean Energy Durham until this morning. At least as a donor.  Cool!Capture

Clean Energy is one of those innovative things that gives Durham its personality and character, coupling “caring,” “activism” and “innovation among other Durham values that make Durham distinct.

Here is a link to Clean Energy Durham’s 2009 Annual Report    Judy Kincaid, a former law professor is executive director.  She’s one of a very significant group of former Duke Grads who settled in Durham 30 year ago including Wib and Dub Gulley, Martin Eakes and Paul Luebke to name a few.  They are symbolic of Durham’s positive “brain-gain” to us a Richard Florida metrix and they have their fingerprints all over this community from Self Help Credit Union to regional transit to the General Assembly…

Support them if you can.  We’ve all be short term focused due to the downturn but with the upturn fully underway, we need to reach out to groups like this who are working so hard on a better future.

One way to do that is to use tools like this to compute your own personal carbon footprint and then make that as a monthly donation to offset.

That reminds me, I need to update mine for that Harley Cross Bones which is .47 metric tons or little more than $6 per month…and then there is the round trip I just took to see my family which is between 1 and 2 metric tons or maybe $20 per month….

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