Cool Davis Festival, October 11th 2014

Save the date for Cool Davis’ flagship festival and help us organize it by volunteering!

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Inspire our community
Reduce greenhouse gases
Adapt to a changing climate
Improve quality of life for all.


What is Cool Davis?
What can I do?
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Volunteer with Cool Davis

Read about all the possibilities for action here and then use this form if you wish to volunteer

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New chair of Cool Davis coalition

Sara Husby has become Cool Davis coalition’s new chair, bringing a wealth of experience, ideas and community contacts that will boost our work to reduce our community’s carbon impact.

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How cool are we?

Three Davis residents share their stories on how they lowered their carbon footprint.

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How Cool Can We Be? Net Zero Innovation Parks?
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Now is the time to give your input on the new proposed Innovation Park concepts for our community.

Three new developments including two Innovation Park locations are being discussed right now with community and city leaders. (more…)

Warm Nights but Cool Kitchen with Solar Cooker Eggplant Lasagne
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DeVoDa CSA boxby Claire Black Slotton

I love a warm dinner, even in the summer when the weather is hot. I don’t want to run my oven much though. So, today, I decided on solar-oven eggplant lasagne so I could use up some of the dazzling eggplants growing in my yard and the rest of the spaghetti sauce I made from the yard last week. (more…)

Cool Davis’s Newest Partner: RepowerYolo
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RepowerChris Soderquist and John Walter have lived in Davis for a combined six decades. Like many Davis residents, Chris and John’s homes are powered by solar panels. Expectedly, their PG&E bills have shrunk significantly; unexpectedly, Chris and John (gladly) field myriad questions about their solar panels.
“Every few weeks, a friend or neighbor will ask about our solar system,” explained Chris. “And, consistently, the conversations will end with, ‘I’d like to go solar, but …’.” (more…)

Council Approves Davis’s PV Ordinance for New Single Family Home Construction
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by Alan Pryor

On August 26th the Davis City Council passed a new ordinance setting minimum standards for Solar PV on new single family home construction.  The Davis Natural Resources Commission approved and forwarded to the Davis City Council a draft ordinance on April 28th.   This draft ordinance has been under development for over a year and included Staff’s analysis looking at requirements in other cities, solar at existing developments, discussions with staff and stakeholders, and general research. (more…)

An Invitation to Change Everything
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“My poster focuses on a young girl holding a pinwheel, which alludes to wind turbines, while the sun behind her alludes to solar energy … She looks up from the precipice, wearing on her face the symbol of the march: a green heart," Jean said about his design.

If possible, on September 21 travel to New York City and join tens of thousands in the People’s Climate March two days before the United Nations Climate Summit 2014….Or, join us here in Davis with banners and posters. It’s a modest way to join with others across the nation to urge government leaders to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming.

This is an invitation to change everything.
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Diane Swann: 2013 Eco-Hero

Diane Swann

Diane Swann now commutes 4 days a week to Sacramento on her electric assist bicycle, keeping her carbon footprint low and her health tip-top.

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