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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Cool Davis Festival 2014

Cool Davis had a wonderful festival. Read our overview and see a slideshow of its highlights

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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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“What brings you to Soups & Stews?”


(By Pachia Vang) It was the first question our instructor asked us and we, bright-eyed and food-curious students, had a variety of answers! From being new Davis residents keen to learn more about the local food co-op, to wanting new tips on how to jazz up old soup recipes, it was clear that each student was on a mission of their own.

What led me to the Davis Food Co-op’s “Intro to Soups & Stews” class? Well for starters soups are my favorite comfort food. When I came across the class on the Co-op’s Cooking calendar I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to improve on my soup skills. And with a “Not-So-Creamy Creamy Vegetable Soup” on the learning menu for the night, I was excited that we were cooking something not only healthy for us but also for the environment! That’s what my favorite part about the Co-op is!

When we think about what kind of a foot print we are leaving behind on this planet an important part of what we need to consider is our food print. What are we eating and how are these choices making an impact on the world around us? (more…)

Because It’s Wrong to Wreck the World!

Moral philosopher and environmental advocate Kathleen Dean Moore asks if we have a moral obligation to take action to protect the future of a planet in peril.

In a flood of extinctions and on-rushing global warming, what can one person do to change the course of the river?

Cool Davis invites the public to hear… acclaimed climate speaker and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore speak on our imperiled planet and offer actions and inspiration.  Join us on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Veterans Memorial Theater (203 E. 14th St. in Davis.)  A suggested donation of $5-10 is appreciated; students are free!  Preregister for this popular speaker here. (more…)

Interfaith Climate Conference – Moral Ground

Moral Philosopher, nature writer, & environmental advocate, Kathleen Dean Moore asks, "Do we have a moral obligation to take action to protect the future of a planet in peril?"

Standing at the cliff edge of climate chaos…Where do we find the courage and the hope?

The Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice invites people of faith and the public to the third annual Interfaith Climate Conference to hear acclaimed climate speaker and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore speak on our imperiled planet and offer inspiration for action.

The conference will be held Saturday, March 7th from 9:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m. at the University Covenant Church (315 Mace Blvd. in Davis). Suggested donation of $10 includes lunch. Pre-register here.


UC Davis TAPS – New Coalition Partner

Biking through the many bike racks on campus

(By Judy Moores) When I asked Leslie Mancebo, whose official title is “transportation demand and marketing coordinator” for UC Davis’ Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS), what she did, she mentioned, “ ‘TDM!”

At my puzzled look, she explained, “TAPS manages a program called the goClub to encourage the use of six main modes: bike, walk, bus, train, car and vanpools. In addition to issuing parking permits, maintaining parking lots, roads, bike paths and walk-ways, putting up signs and installing bike racks, TAPS offers incentives to those who use green transportation modes as well.” (more…)

Feb. 7th March for Climate Leadership in Oakland

"I love my children and grandchildren.  I want a healthy planet for all children.  Join me in reducing your carbon footprint for the sake of the children." Visitors filled in why they care about slowing climate change on earth posters for the Davis Climate Action Day on Sept. 21, 2014.

See revised info on bus rides below!

Join concerned residents of Davis and thousands from across the state on February 7th in Oakland beginning at 11:30 a.m to call on Governor Jerry Brown to protect all Californians from dangerous oil and activities that harm our water, our health and our communities.

Find all the information you need below, including an invitation to a stencil/poster making party in Davis.

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A Simple Meal

Chef Debra has 30 years of experience with climate-friendly cooking.

Chef Debra has 30 years of experience with climate-friendly cooking.

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