Tom Higgins, energy education director displays a visual aid used in Clean Energy Durham’s Pete Street workshops. The board demonstrates how air escapes a home and how residents can stop these leaks to save energy and money.

Staff photo by Anna Starnes

Pete Street program helps residents cut energy costs

Clean Energy Durham, a nonprofit organization focused on cutting energy usage and costs in neighborhoods throughout North Carolina, is working to promote energy efficiency through interactive workshops. Last year, employees produced a teaching program called Pete Street, which the organization sells to different communities in the state. So far, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wilson and Siler City are all licensed to… Read more →

UIS tests new program designed to evaluate teaching techniques

By Kelcie Landon UNC  Staff Writer the Durham VOICE Dejon McGirt, a third-grader at Union Independent School, squirms with excitement as his raised hand pulls him out of his chair and he calls out the population of Finland. The classroom is full of students like McGirt who are cheering each other on in a competition to be the fastest… Read more →