Shop local for sustainable gifts. See link in the text.
Give Green, Shop local. Grow our economy. Shrink our carbon footprint. Members of the Davis Climate Action Team and concerned citizens created a list of suggestions for a greener holiday celebration. Get two for one this holiday season. Give a gift to your loved ones that’s also a gift to the planet.
Categories on the list include Shop Local, Give a Gift of Sustainable Living, Give Locally Grown and Locally Made Products, (more…)
Posted on: December 1st, 2013
Kids cycle to Birch Lane Elementary School [Photo credit: Davis Enterprise]
The City of Davis is inviting everyone interested to attend a community meeting to review the Draft Recommendations
from the Davis Safe Routes to School Walk & Bike Audit Project. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11th, from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Davis Senior Center on 646 A Street. (more…)
Posted on: November 21st, 2013
Finance solar pv, windows, heating and cooling systems through PACE.
How would you pay to make your home more energy- and water-efficient? Cash? Credit card? Home equity loan? The new Clean Energy Yolo program provides a better option for these costly improvements and is not based on personal credit.
The Yolo County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on November 5, 2013 to allow residential property owners to upgrade their homes using Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. (more…)
Posted on: November 12th, 2013
John Mott-Smith Credit: Davis Enterprise
This column by JohnMott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is reprinted with thanks to the Davis Enterprise.
When we look in the mirror, we see ourselves. Or, more precisely, we see ourselves backwards: my left arm looks like the right arm of the impostor in the mirror. It turns out that we can’t, without some optical gymnastics, really see ourselves as others see us.
And, collectively, we tend to view ourselves through the lens of our own history and culture. It’s hard for us, for example, knowing ourselves to be good-hearted people, to understand why much of the world has an antagonism toward us as a country.
So it’s interesting to me to read the foreign press, to see what others are saying about the United States as it relates to climate change. And I appreciate those friends who regularly travel, or just travel the Internet, and send me news articles from other countries.
Posted on: November 11th, 2013
- DK (David Kemp), the Davis Biking and Pedestrian Coodinator, sailed through the festival.
Well, our name is Cool Davis, then early this year we won the California Coolest City award, so getting ‘cooler all the time’ seemed an apt slogan to describe Cool Davis fourth annual festival.
The five-hour-long event on Saturday October 12 certainly managed to live up to the slogan. Over 3000 people turned up for a festival that showcased not only every aspect of sustainable living, but combined it with great music, amazing bike contraptions, mouthwatering food demonstrations, and countless tips and inspiration for reducing our personal and our community’s carbon footprint. (more…)
Posted on: November 7th, 2013