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April 27: Earth Day Celebration and Eco-Hero Awards

Don’t miss this performance of a striking dance piece, Call of the Wolf, and the chance to meet this year’s inspiring Eco-Hero and Climate Solution Award winners.

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Join The Climate Ride - May 17-20

Pedal your bike and power Cool Davis through this unforgettable wine country bike tour!

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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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Special thanks to our sponsors

Thank You to the Cool Davis Sponsors

Cool Davis wants to give a huge thank you to our sponsors that help us do our crucial work.

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Partner: Monticello Seasonal Cuisine

Rhonda and Tony Gruska

Monticello restaurant, a business partner of Cool Davis Initiative, found out that investing in sustainability saved huge amounts on their PG&E bill and cemented strong relationships with the Davis and Yolo county community.

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Action: The Impact One Person Can Have on Climate Change: Why Eat Less Meat?

Vegan Yeshaia van Leeuween's vegan macaroni and cheese

Author, Anya McCann, was vegetarian for 30 years and has been a vegan for 7. She has raised two healthy children and to keep things interesting, they are all chefs who prepare cuisine from around the world. She is the owner of Green Your World, which brings the principles of sustainability into practice at home.

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Yolano Climate Action: Crude-by-Rail Transport through Davis Update
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Update on the Valero Benicia Project which will mean 100 unsafe DOT-111 oil cars like this each 60 feet long per day moving through Davis.  Richard McAdam Photo

By Lynne Nittler

Yolano Climate Action is a go-to place for climate activists where members of groups like Move-on, Sierra Club, Citizen’s Climate Lobby and Cool Davis can bring their active concerns. It is a working group of the Cool Davis Coalition Partners. See below for an introduction to the group.

Following is an update on our city’s actions related to the crude-by-rail transport through Davis and our region, updates on the two projects “down-rail” that will impact us, and references to several Sacramento Bee articles on crude oil trains that may be of interest. (more…)

Honoring Eco Heroes and Climate Solution Leaders
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Eco-hero award winners Marissa Wong, left, and Ivy Zhou, leaders of the Holmes Junior High School Green Team, show off a recycling station.  Michelle Millet/ Photo courtesy

Each year Cool Davis members are humbled by the process of selecting our award recipients. There are so many remarkable individuals and groups taking action every day, and we have much to learn from them. We are also grateful that so many people step forward willingly to serve on the selection committee, and then  interview the selected individuals, write the Enterprise articles, and in some cases even snap the photograph that accompanies the interview.  Finally, we are ever thankful that Debbie Davis, editor of the Davis Enterprise, makes space to publish all the interviews and showcase our award winners to the community. (more…)

Going Green, at Church and at School
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Eco-hero award winners Marissa Wong, left, and Ivy Zhou, leaders of the Holmes Junior High School Green Team, show off a recycling station.  Michelle Millet/ Photo courtesy

Part 3. Consumption

The Cool Davis 2014 Eco-Hero awards for Consumption go to Ivy Zhou and Marissa Wong for their Green Team leadership at Holmes Junior High School, while Davis United Methodist Church receives a Climate Solution award for its exemplary efforts to become a “green congregation” and help the hungry of Davis, too.

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Eco-Heroes who Get us from Here to There
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UC Davis profesor Andy Frank, who has made hybrid electric and electric vehicles the focus of his career, demonstrates how to "tank up" his electric car.  Bruce Thomas/ Courtesy Photo

Part 2. Transportation

Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise, April 16, 2014

Each year Cool Davis recognizes “Eco-heroes” – Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their work, civic, and everyday lives. Acting out of personal conviction, they are just doing “the right thing” for themselves, our community and our planet. (more…)

Heinemeier, Hallmark Properties make “cool” efforts to help the planet
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Kristin Heinemeier takes a break from her work studying the energy efficiency in cooling systems.  Claire Black Slotton/ Courtesy Photo

Part 1. Buildings: Energy Efficiency

Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise, April 13, 2014

Each year Cool Davis recognizes “Eco-heroes” – Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their work, civic, and everyday lives. Acting out of personal conviction, they are just doing “the right thing” for themselves, our community and our planet. (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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