- 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. Read more
Wednesday Evening October 23rd, 2013 5 – 7pm
Cool Davis Booth “Picnic in the Park” at Farmers’ Market
Bring a clean, gently used costume
Leave with a costume new-to-you
See you there!
Chef Salvatore Gagliano of the Tercero Dining Hall at UC Davis sautes green beans during a cooking demonstration at Saturday’s Cool Davis Festival. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise, one of Cool Davis’ sponsors for the festival
A rich aroma of sizzling garlic and green beans in a bubbling orange-colored curry wafts skyward from a smoking cast iron pan.
An audible “mmm” is heard, emanating from somewhere within the crowd that’s gathered to watch the cooking demonstration at the Cool Davis Festival in Central Park on Saturday.
UC Davis Chef Sal Gagliano was responsible for the fragrant display. And besides the tasty indulgence it offered (in the form of free samples), it fit thematically with the annual festival’s environmentally friendly purpose.
“All this produce is sourced from (UCD’s) Student Farm,” Gagliano explained. “I go out there with the grower and see what’s fresh and vibrant, and that’s what I’ll cook with.
“It’s organic produce that’s grown really just across the street, no more than five minutes away. That’s as good as it gets when it comes to reducing a carbon footprint.”
Gagliano’s cooking demonstration was just one in the vast array of activities designed to inspire local residents to reduce their carbon footprints. This is the third annual festival. Read more
Tar Sands protestors marching in Richmond, CA August 3rd, 2013
Tar Sands Crude in Davis
Over 135 actions nationwide are planned on September 21 to urge President Obama to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline that will transport some of the world’s dirtiest oil – the Alberta tar sands bitumen notorious for its carbon footprint – from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. As it is refined and eventually used as fuel, it will greatly increase the amount of both sulfur dioxide pollution and carbon dioxide spewed into the atmosphere. While it may seem that Davis is far from tar sands Ground Zero, Read more
Cutting down dead black walnuts along Russel Blvd.
All who love trees are invited to a special memorial service scheduled on September 22, the first day of Fall. As service organizer, Judy Moores, notes, “It is appropriate to gather on the Autumnal Equinox to honor the Black Walnut trees that once flourished along Russell Boulevard, just west of the city-line. Trees, like the seasons, have their fullness and their passing.”
Plans for the service include a brief history of the Russell trees, time to mourn their passing and time to celebrate Read more
Need a new wallet or coin purse? What about a vase for your roses, a snack box, or a bird house? Transform milk cartons into these useful and beautiful creations at the Cool Davis booth at the Davis Farmer’s Market from 5pm to 7:30pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
All supplies will be provided, so bring your energy and your brood and leave the rest to us. Plus, get a useful list of collaborative consumption resources to top off a productive yet unwasteful, upcycling afternoon during Picnic at the Park!
Juliette Beck and her daughter Calia bicycle to church every week.
The newly forming Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate is open to any faith group members, or even non-faith folks, who wish to address climate justice and climate disruption issues on a variety of levels. Currently we have people from 8-10 faith groups meeting on a monthly basis. The group is a partner of Cool Davis as are some of the individual faith groups.
Here are some ways faith groups and individuals are invited to participate. Read more
A volunteer arranges donations at an apartment station
The City Recycling Program is recruiting volunteers for the award-winning Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program (AMOWRP)!
Volunteers are needed August 28 – September 1 at apartment properties throughout the City to organize donated materials and to help keep good material from ending up in the landfill. Read more