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Extension Family &
Consumer Sciences Announces the E-ConservationHome Assessment & Retrofit Program

The E-Conservation Program of the Cooperative Extension Service teaches homeowners and residents about low cost or no-cost strategies for reducing your energy use and thus, your energy expenses. Attend a local E-Conservation Workshop and in addition to receiving a free energy kit, learn energy saving techniques you can do yourself. Once more, you may qualify for the reduced E-Conservation Home Energy Assessment and Retrofit Program, a grant funded program by the NC Department of Energy. Qualifying workshop participants can receive a home energy assessment along with certain home energy retrofits valued at $800.00 and performed by professional home energy contractors for the reduced rate of $100.00. While $200 of the program costs will go toward the professional energy assessment, approximately $600 will be allocated toward installing identified low-cost home retrofit applications such as air sealing and caulking cracks, crevices, window or doors frames, replacing incandescent lights with CFLs, insulating a water heater, and repairing loose air ducts. Retrofit measures will vary from home to home, depending on assessment findings. Homes eligible for the assessment and retrofit program must be no larger than 2200 square feet, be built prior to 2006 and be located in Durham County. Homeowners interested in the program will need to attend an E-Conservation workshop, agree to pay the first $100.00 of the overall $800.00 grant cost to the assigned energy contractor, be present at the time of the assessment, create an online account with your power company that allows the E-Conservation program access to your energy use data for a period of time to assess the success of installed energy retrofits, agree to periodic surveys over a two year span, and agree to sign a waiver allowing the perspective home energy assessment and recommended retrofits. Go to http://durham.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/06/learn-strategies-to-cool-your-energy-costs-quality-for-a-home-assessment-retrofit/ to get dates of scheduled E-Conservation Workshops

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Extension Family &
Consumer Sciences Announces the E-ConservationHome Assessment & Retrofit Program

The E-Conservation Program of the Cooperative Extension Service teaches homeowners and residents about low cost or no-cost strategies for reducing your energy use and thus, your energy expenses. Attend a local E-Conservation Workshop and in addition to receiving a free energy kit, learn energy saving techniques you can do yourself. Once more, you may qualify for the reduced E-Conservation Home Energy Assessment and Retrofit Program, a grant funded program by the NC Department of Energy. Qualifying workshop participants can receive a home energy assessment along with certain home energy retrofits valued at $800.00 and performed by professional home energy contractors for the reduced rate of $100.00. While $200 of the program costs will go toward the professional energy assessment, approximately $600 will be allocated toward installing identified low-cost home retrofit applications such as air sealing and caulking cracks, crevices, window or doors frames, replacing incandescent lights with CFLs, insulating a water heater, and repairing loose air ducts. Retrofit measures will vary from home to home, depending on assessment findings. Homes eligible for the assessment and retrofit program must be no larger than 2200 square feet, be built prior to 2006 and be located in Durham County. Homeowners interested in the program will need to attend an E-Conservation workshop, agree to pay the first $100.00 of the overall $800.00 grant cost to the assigned energy contractor, be present at the time of the assessment, create an online account with your power company that allows the E-Conservation program access to your energy use data for a period of time to assess the success of installed energy retrofits, agree to periodic surveys over a two year span, and agree to sign a waiver allowing the perspective home energy assessment and recommended retrofits. Go to http://durham.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/06/learn-strategies-to-cool-your-energy-costs-quality-for-a-home-assessment-retrofit/ to get dates of scheduled E-Conservation Workshops

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Durham Cooperative
Extension Shares Its 2014 Report to the Community

Click here to read the 2014 Report to the Community: Educating Embracing and Empowering the Durham Community.  Many thanks to our community partners and stakeholders who make our work possible!

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4-H Summer Fun Camps
are Here!

Check our our 4-H summer fund camps for 2014!  One-day, whole week and residential options from ages 5 to 16.  Sign up now.  Camps fill fast! http://www4hdurham.org

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Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby provides educational and emotional support to parents and cargivers of young children 0-5 with free services in English and Spanish, including: Car seat safety, Phone support, Clothing closet, and workshops.  http://www.welcomebaby.org/

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More in My Basket,
Nutrition for Seniors without Sacrifice

Many of our senior citizens have to choose each monthly between the medications they need and food.  This shouldn’t be, but unfortunately many seniors “make too much” for qualify for Medicare’s extra assistance with their drug cost, even though their limited fixed incomes are not enough to often pay for both medications and food.   Yet, we know that to get optimum health effects from medication, that good nutrition is essential and vice versa. To help alleviate having to make such a detrimental choice, many seniors now might qualify for DSS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), better known as food stamps.  As of July 1, 2010, North Carolina no longer uses the resource limit test for senior households to qualify for food stamps or for the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) debit card.  Additionally, the income limit to qualify has risen to 200%of the poverty level.  Seniors may now receive help for buying groceries with an EBT card even if they own a home, car, land, have a retirement plan or money in the bank.  The Durham County Cooperative Extension Service is promoting and educating Durham County residents about EBT benefits through the More in My Basket program.  The More in My Basket can be presented to groups, to care givers, to families or to individuals.  To learn more about the benefits of affordable good nutrition and health, the maximum monthly EBT amount available, and how to apply for an EBT card, call Deborah McGiffin at 919-560-0521.  Get the food you need without sacrificing other necessities.  Health shouldn’t be a choice between nutrition and medications, and in fact you can’t have one without the other.  Let the Cooperative Extension Service show you how More in My Basket can help you stay healthy or improve your health through nutrition available without sacrifice

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Color Me Healthy

Color Me Healthy Flyer 2014 CMH Flyer 2014  Color Me Healthy is an innovative program that uses color, music, and exploration of the senses to teach children ages four and five that healthy MORE »

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The Giving ClosetMon Aug 4, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 5 days away
The Giving ClosetMon Aug 11, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 weeks away
ServSafe Training ClassWed Aug 13, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Orange County Cooperative Extension, 306-E Revere Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetThu Aug 14, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:10 PM Where:
721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 2 weeks away
Cover Crops and Crop RotationSat Aug 16, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
— 2 weeks away
Seed Harvesting and Saving WorkshopSun Aug 17, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Durham County Public Library, South Regional Branch, 4505 South Alston Ave., Durham, NC
— 3 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Aug 18, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 3 weeks away
E-Conservation WorkshopTue Aug 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Durahm County Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road
— 3 weeks away
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