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Board of Directors

Bill Heinicke appreciates the opportunity to work locally on a global issue.

Bill Heinicke appreciates the opportunity to work locally on a global issue.

Meet the Cool Davis  Board of Directors. The board is currently made up of nine members working together to promote the mission of Cool Davis (aka Cool Davis Foundation) in the community.

Board members include:

  • Bill Heinicke, President;
  • Lynne Nittler, Secretary;
  • Mark Tebutt,  Treasurer;
  • Judy Moores, Past President
  • Dick & Carol Bourne, Kerry Daane-Loux, Michael McCormick, Anne Savageaux,

The board meets monthly and may be made up of as many as 15 members.   We are always looking for new members who are committed to our mission, to having fun, and to working hard to gather the resources we need to engage our community!

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Contact Us

To get in touch with Cool Davis Initiative, please:

For more information, email info@cooldavis.org

For web-related enquiries or suggestions email web@cooldavis.org Read more

Cool Davis Coalition

The Cool Davis Coalition is a network of more than 80 partners joined together to support the Cool Davis mission.  Individual community members are also welcome to participate in the Cool Davis Coalition.

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Davis climate rally in October 2009

Davis climate rally in October 2009

The Cool Davis Initiative was formally launched in October 2010, but it has emerged as a community-wide response to the pressing climate crisis over the last six years.

In response to growing awareness of the climate crisis, in 2005, then Mayor Ruth Uy Asmundson, on behalf of the City of Davis signed the U.S. Mayors agreement on climate control in support of the Kyoto Protocols, which pledged that the City would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

City staff began working to research and find ways to implement the pledge. When the city staff did a greenhouse gas inventory and found that over 75% of Davis emissions were generated by the daily activities of its residents, it was clear that the only way that Davis would reach its target of 25% reduction by 2012 would be with the help of all its citizens. Read more

How we work

Task force meeting monthly to household strategies for ghg reduction

Task force meeting monthly to plan strategies to engage households in ghg reduction

Cool Davis runs thanks to the extraordinary efforts and voluntary commitment of so many individuals and organizations in our community. But it always needs more support so please consider volunteering your time.

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Mission & Goals


Cool Davis is an active network of residents, community organizations, businesses and community institutions committed to implementing the City of Davis’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.

Our Mission is to inspire our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and improve the quality of life for all.

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Science of climate change

Scientific consensus on climate change

Climate sceptics make a great noise, but among climate scientists there is almost unanimity that humans are causing climate change

We still don’t have a full picture about how climate change will affect humanity in coming generations but there is almost complete agreement among climate scientists that:

  • Climate change is happening at an increasingly accelerated rate
  • Climate change is caused by human activity, in particular the increase in emissions of carbon

A small vociferous minority of skeptics – sponsored by the fossil fuel industry – have succeeded in creating enough public doubt to put a brake on policy change at national level in the US. Their actions are rather like the tobacco companies who succeeded for many decades in creating doubt about the health dangers of smoking. Read more

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