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Get Your Grass Off Gas
It's time again to trade in your old, dirty, smelly, unsafe gas-powered lawn equipment (mowers, blowers, edgers, trimers, chainsaws, etc.) and get a discount on new, clean, safe, easy-to-use Black and Decker electric models.  The event was June 27 from 10 -2, but do not worry you can still participate. How? See below & check out how you could be the winner of a FREE electric mower!  

Bring your old equipment (working or not) to one of the convenience sites (Parkwood, Redwood, Rougemont, or Bahama) along with this completed form to be signed by the attendant and returned to the Sustainability Office via scan and email, fax, mail or in person. Details can be found on the form. Please remember to drain the fluids from your old equipment before bringing it in. Fluids should be disposed of properly by bringing them to the Household Hazardous Waste Center, 2115 E. Club Blvd. For information on Get Your Grass Off Gas, email Megan Carroll​  or call (919) 560-7993. 

Once you return your signed form, proving you traded your old gas lawn mower/equipment we will send you a secret code and website to order new equiptment to be delivered free of charge. 

In addition to various models of edgers, trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, etc, we will have three models of mowers. All are cordless.  Discounts are 25 percent off suggested retail price.

CM1836 - 36V 18in. Mulching/Bagging Mower
Retail $349
Event Price $262

CM1640 - 40V 16in. Mulching/Bagging Mower
Retail $349
Event Price $262

CM1936​ - 36V 19in. Mulching/Bagging Mower
Retail $400
Event Price $300

Enter to win a free electric mower by showing us why it is important to Get Your Grass Off Gas. Take a picture illustrating why you think it is important and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #GrassOffGas. Make sure to tag us ( on FB, GreenerDurham on Twitter and Instagram).  Complete rules.​ Entries are due by July 5.

Keepers Training
Workshop participants will learn a variety of techniques to help expand, maintain, and protect Durham's trees. Topics include tree biology, planting, maintenance, basic identification, tree insects and disease, and tree protection methods. Participants are expected to come to every class. After completing the training, participants are expected to provide 15 hours of volunteer tree care during the next 12 months as part of the Tree Keeper Volunteers.

 - July 8, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 - July 10, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 - July 22, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 - July 24, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St.
Cost: $25, a limited number of scholarships are available.

Tree Keepers are part of Trees Across Durham, a collaboration among the City, County, Durham Public Schools, Duke University, EPA, and other community partners.  

Register or email Megan Carroll​ for information.
Contact the Sustainability Office:

120 E. Parrish St.
1st Floor
Durham, NC 27701

Tobin L. Freid
Sustainability Manager
(919) 560-7999

Megan A. Carroll
Sustainability Specialist
(919) 560-7993
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