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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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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Thank you!

On May 5th, the Big Day of Giving, Cool Davis received over $4000 to its crucial work to reduce our community’s carbon footprint. Many of our partners too benefited thanks to your generosity

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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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Davis residents protest oil trains through town!

Davis could soon have two 100-car oil trains per day if we don't stop them in Benicia and San Luis Obispo.

Over eighty Davis residents showed up on Saturday, July 11, in fiery red, yellow, and orange shirts to awaken the town to the danger of oil trains transporting highly flammable Bakken crude and toxic tar sands crude oil to refineries in Benicia and San Luis Obispo.  Dozens met at the train station and carried signs and a six-foot banner of a 1232 oil tank car through downtown Davis to Central Park, a route entirely within the one mile blast zone should there be an accident.  (more…)

The Pope’s Encyclical and Climate Change: Two visitors at the Vatican

The Pope invited Naomi Klein and Governor Brown to speak at the Vatican.

The Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change is an amazing document.  It is poetic, visionary, insightful, pragmatic, beautiful… Addressed to “every living person on this planet” it lays out the interconnected problems facing humanity and calls for urgent dialogue and action.  His words will open you mind to possibilities and your heart to action.

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Stop Oil Trains – July 11 Action

Meet at the train station at 9:30am.  Walk to the Rotary Stage at Central Park for 10:00 am rally.

Saturday, July 11 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

There is NO safe way to transport extreme tar sands and Bakken crude. Two years after Lac-Mégantic, oil trains keep exploding and carbon pollution keeps rising. Oil trains are a disaster for our health, our safety, and our climate. Join with other Californians on July 11 to remember the 47 who perished in the Lac-Mégantic accident and take action to stop oil trains.

One oil train per week passes through Davis currently. Two more 100-car trains a day are planned for the near future…unless we stop them. Join us! (more…)

A New Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Davis

Davis bicycle and pedestrian coordinator (Credit: Sue Cockrell/Davis Enterprise)

(By Shelby Kelley) Davis just got a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator! And she is raring to go bringing exciting ideas of how to boost biking and walking from her times in Tucson and Calgary. Please welcome Jennifer Donofrio to Davis.

I sat down with Jennifer to discuss her ideas for Davis and get to know her better. First of all she wants to learn from the Davis community about our specific wants and needs. She also intends for cycling and walking to be treated equally in future planning and wants to work toward bettering them together while balancing any conflicts between the two.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Update

Peter Kerr and family show off their electric car, a Nissan Leaf

(By Shelby Kelley, Transportation coordinator) Cool Davis is currently working alongside the City of Davis, Valley Climate Action Center, and the UCD Institute of Transportation Studies to plan the next 10 years of electric vehicle (EV) charging in Davis.

Cool Davis outreach to the community led to 57 people responding to our interest survey. As a result, we’ve held two focus groups for EV owners and are now seeking to get more information and need your support. (more…)

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Movie Night at Clara’s

Clara's movie night

Clara Perez put on a 'zero waste' movie night to start discussions with her friends on what they could do to reduce their environmental impact

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