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 chairs of Cool Davis coalition

Sara Husby and Ben Pearl have become Cool Davis coalition’s new chairs, 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

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: Davis Chamber of Commerce joins Cool Davis

Davis Chamber of Commerce

The Davis Chamber of Commerce, with a membership of over 700 local businesses, is the newest Cool Davis Initiative Partner.

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Action: Take Action – Volunteering with Cool Davis

Festival Volunteers

Do you like fun creative events with good information, great food and awesome entertainment?  Whether you like to help plan or just help out at events, consider joining the Cool Davis events team.  Right now in the works is the Cool Davis Festival.

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Celebrate 40 Years of Recycling! Come to a Workshop!
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A conscious zero-waste policy can stop trash going to the landfill and reduce carbon emissions

A conscious zero-waste policy can stop trash going to the landfill and reduce carbon emissions

The Davis Recycling Program turns 40 this year! Thank you for participating in 40 years of curbside recycling here in Davis!

To celebrate, the City is offering a series of workshops on recycling, waste reduction, composting and more. To show  gratitude for all your efforts of recycling and reducing waste, they will be offering prizes to guests that RSVP and attend these workshops! July 2014 Workshop Flier. (more…)

Oil Train DEIR Comments & Other Actions
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Davis railroads with .5 US DOT Evacuation Zone for crude oil train derailments and 1.0 mile US DOT Potential Impact Zone for Crude Oil Train fires

The City of Benecia has extended the comment period for the draft EIR on the Valero facility until September 15th.  Yolano Climate Action is hosting 2 workshops this week — Tuesday, July 22 and/or Sunday, July 27 . These are key opportunities to speak out against a surge in potentially explodable oil trains passing through Davis and local communities. Find out how to respond to the Draft Environmental Impact Report and join various actions that are putting this issue in the political limelight

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Per capita Davis: Alarms are meant to alarm
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JohnMott-Smith

This column by John Mott-Smith is republished from the Davis Enterprise.

Two apparently unrelated news articles caught my attention recently. In one, a South Korean ferry sinks with hundreds losing their lives in part because the captain and many of the crew allegedly told passengers to stay put, don’t worry, while the ship sank and they abandoned ship.

The other article was about a new report from the National Climate Assessment, assembled over three years and involving more than 300 scientists. The report basically says that the effects of climate change are beginning to show themselves here and now and lays out on a state-by-state and region-by-region basis just what those effects are. In response, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls the report “alarmist.”

I may be simple, but aren’t alarms meant to be sounded when there’s an emergency? That’s their purpose. It would have been much better if the South Korean crew had sounded an alarm. It would be better if Congress, or at least many of its members, could hear the alarm currently blaring from the scientific community.
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Sara Husby and Ben Pearl new co-chairs of Coalition
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Sara Husby

Sara Husby, Co-Chair of Cool Davis Coalition

Ben Pearl

Ben Pearl, Co-chair of Cool Davis coalition.

Cool Davis is excited to announce our two new coalition co-chairs, Sara Husby-Good and Ben Pearl who will be coordinating the many activities of our coalition now made up of 70 community organisations. (more…)

Cool Davis Festival – October 11, 2014
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Cool Davis Festival

Save the date for Cool Davis’ flagship festival in your diary. It will take place 8am-1pm on Saturday October 11th 2014 in Central Park.

We need lots of volunteers so if you would like to get involved, please fill in our volunteer form.

For information about Sponsorship or Exhibiting contact – festival@cooldavis.org

 

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Striving for Zero Waste: One Davis Family’s Resolution

The Millet Family is on a journey to produce less waste.

The Millet Family is on a journey to produce less waste.

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