Environmental Speakers and Resources

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Ask us about sustainability!

     Many City of Durham Departments are involved with green initiatives and campaigns. In fact, sustainability is a part of the Strategic Plan adopted for the City. Goal five is centered around a sustainable natural and built environment. There are a variety of resources available for our residents to learn more about sustainability, including speakers and presentations. Schools group, local clubs, civic groups and neighborhood associations are encouraged to inquire about these resources.

     Our speakers are experts in their fields who are eager to share their knowledge and department information with the community. They are an excellent resource with many stories to share and are capable of providing answers to many important questions about the City of Durham.

  • All of our resources and engagements are free to Durham County residents.
  • Please review the topics below for more detailed options for presentations.
  • Allow at least two weeks lead time for scheduling requests.

Water Management 



  • Water Efficiency
  • Drinking Water Quality
  • Water Reclamation
  • Water Treatment
  • Click here for the Water Management education webpage

Keep Durham Beautiful

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  • Litter Prevention
  • Native Plants/Pollinators
  • Community Greening 
  • Click here for the Keep Durham Beautiful webpage

Stormwater Services

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  • Water Quality
  • Stormwater 101
  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Watersheds 
  • Click here for the Stormwater education webpage

Parks and Recreation

DPR Camp Group


  • Exploring Nature
  • Stargazing
  • Local Wildlife
  • Click here for Parks and Recreation webpage

Urban Forestry

Planting Tree with Kids


  • Tree care and maintenance
  • Local trees
  • Urban Forestry Management
  • Click here for the Urban Forestry webpage