People's Climate Action Day

Davis will be joining the world’s ‘largest climate march in history’ this Sunday September 21 (11:30 to 2:30pm) with banner-making, speakers, and film showings at the Farmers Market Pavilion.

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Cool Davis Festival, October 11th 2014

Save the date for Cool Davis’ flagship festival and help us organize it by volunteering!

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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?

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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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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Special thanks to our sponsors

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

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Meteorological Study Predicts Megadroughts in the U.S. southwest

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Everyone is concerned about the third year of drought in California, but things could get worse. A recent study concludes that the chances of a megadrought for the U.S. southwest is now at 50%. A drought lasting 30 years or more could hit southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. Fortunately for those of us living near the Bay Area, our chances of a megadrought are more like 10%. (more…)

Quake Shows need for Resilient Energy Infrastructure

How can we build resiliency in our energy grid before the next earthquake?

Review of article by Elena Krieger

The recent earthquake in the Napa area raises all kinds of concerns for us as we consider the implications of a serious quake closer to home. What if the quake causes a fire? What if the power is knocked out for days? How can we prepare for such a disaster so we survive with the least disruption? How can we plan for preparedness and resiliency both individually and as a community? (more…)

Valero DEIR Comments are Successful

Lynne Nittler led the Davis effort to send comment letters on the Valero DEIR.

By Lynne Nittler

The DEIR comments for the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project in Benicia closed on September 15, with a final landslide of important letters critical of the project arriving on the last day. Attorneys and others who have looked at the quality and quantity of the comments submitted believe at the very least the DEIR will have to be significantly revised to address the many serious issues raised, and then recirculated. They expect the analysis to take many months. (more…)

Drought, unwatered lawns are killing trees

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The leaves of a tree show signs of stress from the drought. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

By Dave Ryan

Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise

Got a brown lawn? You might have a dying tree, too.

As trepidation about the city’s plans to raise water rates and calls for conservation sink into Davis’ conscience, the city’s urban forestry manager says many people have simply let their lawns die and have forgotten to water their trees.

“I haven’t really seen things like this,” (more…)

Share water conservation Tips and Pics

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With low groundwater levels and the worst drought California has seen, the city of Davis is committed to working with the community to save water.

The city has launched SaveDavisWater.org, a website that provides conservation tips, rebates, workshop information and more. The city encourages residents to share photos of creative conservation ideas and techniques. Pictures sent to info@SaveDavisWater.org may be featured on the website.

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