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Cool Davis Initiative Core Group currently meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month. It sets the mission, goals and purpose of Cool Davis and exists to provide continuity, coordination and advice to Cool Davis sub-groups. It is open to individual citizen involvement and representatives of a cross section of community organizations & institutions (Schools, business, City, University etc). Read more
The Cool Davis Initiative is made up of a Core Group and sub-groups which function as working satellites of the Core Group. These sub-groups are engaged in a variety of projects, support functions and planning activities focused on achieving the mission of CDI.
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The CDI Core group sets the mission, goals and purpose of the CDI. It also sets the rules about how all the entities within CDI work together and makes decisions. The Core Group exists to provide continuity, coordination and advice to CDI sub-groups. It is open to individual citizen involvement and representatives of a cross section of community organizations & institutions (Schools, business, City, University…). It meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month, 3:30-5:30pm at the City of Davis conference room on 1818 5th Street, Davis, CA. Read more
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
The Cool Davis Initiative is a network of citizens, community organizations, businesses and the City of Davis.
Our mission is to inspire our community to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, to adapt to a changing climate and to improve the quality of life for all.
The Cool Davis Initiative is working to engage 75% of our community in:
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