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 Personal Reflection: The Heroes and Heroines of the CA Climate Leadership Bills

SB 350 became a huge controversy in the Assembly.

By Lynne Nittler
The news headlines have been gloomy for those of us who were so hopeful only a few months ago when the CA Senate began passing the 12 California Climate Leadership Bills. “How oil won the battle for SB 350” “How Long will this blue state let oil remain king?” by the Sac Bee Editorial Board “Brown finds silver lining in dark sky, rough road” “Major setback for climate agenda” “Centrist Dems test new clout” “SB 350’s victory is incomplete, but hope remains” (more…)

One Simple Thing… Meatless Monday!

Chef Debra Chase will teach the first Interfaith Meatless Monday cooking class on Oct. 17 from 5-7pm.  "Mediterranean dinner with wine pairings."

October is a delicious month as the colorful fall harvest of winter squash, pomegranates, and nuts is gathered. Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice appropriately chose October to introduce Interfaith Meatless Monday to 10 local faith communities. Eating less meat one day a week is One Simple Thing anyone can do for the health of the planet, for our own health, to save water, to save money, and to help alleviate world hunger. Talk about leverage! (more…)

The Dollars and Sense of Development in Davis

Joseph Minicozzi will speak twice on Sept. 29 on using images from public data to inform choices for a sustainable future.

Joseph Minicozzi is coming to town, offering a unique learning opportunity for those interested in how to grow our city in ways that nurture our quality of life and yet contribute to fiscal sustainability. He arrives just in time to deepen our city-wide discussion about the design of our city which is now poised for growth as it considers Innovation Parks and other new additions. For those who care about keeping Davis a great place to live, hearing Mr. Minicozzi on September 29 either at 4 PM at UC Davis or at 7 PM at the Vets Memorial Theater, is a must. (more…)

Go! Play & Drive Electric Transportation Fair


Saturday, September 12th from 8:00am-2:30pm in the Veteran’s Memorial parking lot and entrance to Community Park.

Come join Cool Davis as we celebrate National Drive Electric Week.

Let’s kick emissions to the curb! It’s the first day of the AYSO season and National Drive Electric Week! How will you be getting to games this fall?

Join us for some fun between games and learn how you can get to Community Park, Veteran’s Memorial Center, and DHS while keeping your carbon footprint small. We’ll have plenty of vehicles to test drive! (more…)

Live well! Vivir bien!”

Bill Powers will lead a workshop on Living Well on Sept. 27 from 3-5:30 at the UU Church of Davis.

Ever wondered about downsizing? Living a slower life?

William (Bill) Powers, author of New Slow City will offer his insights on these topics as the keynote speaker at a Cool Davis workshop, “Living Well Today.” His presentation will include insights from his personal attempts to live a slow and intentional life in one of the world’s most fast-paced cities – New York City, and his current life and efforts in Bolivia, a country that in 2010 passed a law protecting the rights of Mother Earth and formalizing government policies on “vivir bien,” the indigenous concept of “living well.”  Reserve your seat on EventBrite here. (more…)

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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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