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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The Challenge of Eco-Driving a Plug-in Prius

Lynne Nittler uses eco-driving techniques to maximize the 13 miles of electric charge on her Prius Plug-in hybrid.

By Lynne Nittler

I love eco-driving in my 2012 Prius plug-in! It’s more fun than a video game, and when I “win,” so does the planet! Here’s my personal challenge. What is the highest miles per gallon I can achieve? Can I manage all my in-town driving with zero ghg emissions to the atmosphere?  Read on to find out. (more…)

Dear Future Generations: Sorry!

Dear Future Genera-tions: Sorry by rapper and activist Prince EA(rth)

For our 45th Earth Day Celebration, Rapper Prince EA wrote a letter for the future to startle us into action in the present. Set in the stark Amazon desert where once a dense canopy of trees teemed with life, he spoke apologetically of extinctions and the damage to the planet caused by our worship of corporate greed. We are willing to cut down our trees for money.  He reminds us that the native Americans were careful to leave the earth in good shape for the next 7 generations, while we cannot even take care for tomorrow.  But… (more…)

Videos of Kathleen Dean Moore, Panel, and Workshops

Videos of both talks by Kathleen Dean Moore, author and nature advocate,  are now available to review and share with friends.

Cool Davis and the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice brought an eloquent climate speaker – author and nature advocate Kathleen Dean Moore – to Davis for a community talk on March 6 and as the keynote speaker for the third annual Interfaith Climate Conference on March 7, 2015. For those who missed the two special appearances and for those who wish to listen again or share with friends, Davis Media Access captured her words as well as the Intergenerational panel and several workshops on video. Find all the video selections here.  (more…)

Cool Davis Awards: photos of Davis’ Green Oscars

On Earth Day, April 22, Cool Davis was very proud to honor members of our community for their efforts to reduce our city’s emissions and to model a low carbon green liveable future. Here are some photos of the awardees and the ceremony held in the US Bicycling Hall of Fame. (more…)

The Ecological Hopeful

What was a turning moment in your life? When did you become aware of your part in the web of life?

Karen Klussendorf, UU Worship Associate

Earth Day, April 26, 2015

I did NOT want to come up here and tell you how you can get involved in the Environmental Movement, or give you “new” ideas for recycling, reducing, reusing or even to give you statistics of how humans are ravaging our earthly home. Most of us have computers for that. This week’s Earth Day and the monthly theme of Redemption left the door wide open for some harping but…. I didn’t want to research bad news…and…anyhow…. (more…)

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Shar Katz and Caffe Italia

Shar Katz and family [Credit: Davis Enterprise]

Shar Katz's family (husband Kevin and children Jagger and Gabrielle) have been her inspiration for taking action on climate change.

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