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?
How can I get more involved?

Become a Cool Home today

Sign up to become a Cool Home and be part of our community’s effort to become America’s ‘coolest city’ in 2017 and work towards our goal of a being carbon-neutral city by 2050.

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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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How cool are we?

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

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Thank you!

On May 5th, the Big Day of Giving, Cool Davis received over $4000 to its crucial work to reduce our community’s carbon footprint. Many of our partners too benefited thanks to your generosity

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A New Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Davis

Davis bicycle and pedestrian coordinator (Credit: Sue Cockrell/Davis Enterprise)

(By Shelby Kelley) Davis just got a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator! And she is raring to go bringing exciting ideas of how to boost biking and walking from her times in Tucson and Calgary. Please welcome Jennifer Donofrio to Davis.

I sat down with Jennifer to discuss her ideas for Davis and get to know her better. First of all she wants to learn from the Davis community about our specific wants and needs. She also intends for cycling and walking to be treated equally in future planning and wants to work toward bettering them together while balancing any conflicts between the two.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Update

Peter Kerr and family show off their electric car, a Nissan Leaf

(By Shelby Kelley, Transportation coordinator) Cool Davis is currently working alongside the City of Davis, Valley Climate Action Center, and the UCD Institute of Transportation Studies to plan the next 10 years of electric vehicle (EV) charging in Davis.

Cool Davis outreach to the community led to 57 people responding to our interest survey. As a result, we’ve held two focus groups for EV owners and are now seeking to get more information and need your support. (more…)

Thank You Cool BDoG Donors!

Thank you for giving to Cool Davis!

A special thank you to all the Big Day of Giving donors! Cool Davis is one of many Davis organizations who benefited from the May 5th event. Cool Davis raised $4295, an increase of 15% over 2014 and we added several new donors to our ranks. The region exceeded its goal reaching $5.6 million in donations.

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Rethink, Refresh, Rebound…The Sustainable Enterprise Conference 2015

Visualisation of Sustainable Enterprise Conference

Jennifer Ann  Gordon, a writer and communicationsn consultant and volunteer with Cool Davis attended the Sustainable Enterprise Conference in April in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County and came back inspired and motivated by businesses committed to solutions to sustainability. This is an edited version of a blog

While most conferences have left me feeling “peopled out,” drained and asking myself, “What of value did I really glean from this event?” I left the Sustainable Enterprise Conference inspired, uplifted, in awe, and motivated to do my part. I left feeling more knowledgeable and aware of the very real potential of business to benefit people, the planet and profitability. (more…)

A Call to Pinners

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You probably already know about our facebook and twitter accounts and if you haven’t already done so let this serve as a reminder to like and follow us respectively. What you might not be aware of is our pinterest account. We want to know if you would like to help us by pinning relevant items to our boards.

We want our page to provide resources and ideas to help households reduce their emissions. It will include creative ways to reuse, easy home energy and water reduction actions, drought friendly as well as other amazing garden ideas, and of course delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes. (more…)

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Tinker, tailor, eco-hero

Larry Fisher

Larry Fisher in the backyard where he converts trash into useful goods

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