On Friday, NC Central students will work with Duke University students on how to engage residents in Durham neighborhoods in helping each other save energy.
NCCU has reached out to over 120 low income homes and will share their knowledge to begin collaboration with Duke students, who are launching a similar outreach program in southwest central Durham over the summer.
The NCCU students, all public health education majors, have been doing community outreach on energy in northeast central Durham for the last four months.
The neighborhood-based program is the first of its kind in the country.
All of the students are working with local non-profit Clean Energy Durham to develop a model for the rest of the country for creating neighborhood networks where neighbors work together to save energy.
Clean Energy Durham promotes renewable energy and energy efficiency throughout Durham County in order to reduce energy expenses, reduce global warming and improve the local economy.