Cool Davis Festival, October 11 2014

Cool Davis had a wonderful festival. Come back for photos and reports soon!

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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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Cool Davis Festival promotes healthy living, family fun and saving money

Emma Carney, 10; Sarah Carney, 12; and Sara Noren, 11; give away free veggie bags to Gina Bloom and her son Max, 6.  Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

(By Claire Black Slotton and Nick Buxton) Let’s see, would you rather go downtown with friends or stay home to save money to pay your water and electricity bill? Spend large sums on gas and get snarled in traffic or keep fit and live strong?

The answers are easy. Money in your pocket can mean more time with family and friends; a few simple steps can make your home much cheaper to run; and getting on a bike, walking or taking a bus can save you money and make you buff.

Whether you do it for your pocketbook, for comfort and fitness, or because you want to do your part to address climate change, the Cool Davis Festival on Saturday holds the answers to all these challenges. (more…)

Festival links sky to soil to plate

Leslie Crenna digs in at the Community Garden on Fifth Street

(By Leslie Crenna) Look skyward and you will intuitively sense the need to conserve water and support an ever drier landscape.

When you lower your gaze, you may feel a bit overwhelmed to see lawn irrigation flowing into storm drains, trees with burned leaves and drooping branches, confused and dying bees littering concrete slabs, and oodles of water escaping down the shower drain because it takes forever for the water to get hot.

The annual Cool Davis Festival —which will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Central Park — has arrived yet again to help residents implement meaningful solutions to these dilemmas and more — moving us all toward a more sustainable future. (more…)

At the Pond: Thanks, activists

Jean Jackman marched along with 400,000 others in New York City on Sept. 21 while 110 folks gathered in Davis to mark the importance of Climate Change.

Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise on September 21, 2014

Happy autumn. Last Monday was the fall equinox. The sun crossed the equator and our days are now getting shorter than our nights. Changes — always a part of our lives.

Thank you to all who helped with the annual California Coastal Cleanup last weekend at many locations: 28 people cleaned the North Ponds led by Ed Whisler and 34 worked at the West Ponds. Thanks to those who showed up for the Davis Climate Action Day in Central Park, yours was one of 2,808 events held in 162 countries in solidarity with the People’s Climate March in New York. (more…)

Volunteer leaders share hopes for festival


The Cool Davis Festival’s success depends on its volunteers. Jennifer Grace Gordon interviews this year’s leadership team on their plans and visions for this fifth annual celebration that combines food and fun, green living with cost-saving (more…)

Gardening for a Greener Planet

Permaculture garden with fruit tree, herbs, flowers and vegetables munched with hay

Hi my name is Solstice Jones, and I am a junior in high school. I’ve lived in Davis for most of my life, and I think it’s important to help the environment. There is no better place to start then planting our very own food! A lot of teenagers these days have gotten the idea that gardening in their backyard takes too much time and money. So I want to share what I learned about gardening and why I think getting gardening right can also make a difference to our planet.

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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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