Dan Smith is the pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation.
Cool Davis is always pleased to welcome another faith group into the fold. Many members of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation have supported Cool Davis since its beginnings, and recently the church formalized its relationship as a coalition partner. Welcome!
From Pastor Dan’s perspective, “Just bringing us into community with other organizations with sustainability as part of their mission will help to strengthen our resolve.”
Lisa Baker looks forward to collaboration as the Cool Davis Coalition takes shape.
Over the past two-and-a-half year history of Cool Davis, a powerful network of more than 50 partners joined together to support the Cool Davis mission. As Cool Davis matures into a stronger, more focused organization, the existing Cool Davis Initiative Core will transition to a full-blown coalition of community partners with a broader purpose under the shared leadership of Tom Hall and Lisa Baker. Read more
Jeff Falyn draws in children in his role as Nature Guide.
Nature’s Theater produces environmentally-themed books and plays for children and is the latest to join Cool Davis as a partner.
The company is the loving work of Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins who have worked with Cool Davis since 2010. At the 10-10-10 Cool Davis Festival, they used humor and fun to introduce a theater full of families to climate change and personal ways to make a difference.
Kerry Daane Loux of Cool Davis greets guests at “Songs to Move the Earth” as presenter Lorraine Anderson looks on at the Village Homes Community Center.
By Lynne Nittler, homeowner in Village Homes since 1977
Village Homes in Davis is a passive solar community built in the 1970′s founded on the principals of sustainability. This August, Village Homeowners’ Association Board formalized the friendly relationship Village Homes and Cool Davis have already enjoyed for several years and became an official partner. The alliance is an easy fit because Village Homes was deliberately designed for low carbon living and energy conservation as well as the intention to develop a sense of community.
The Board members found the interview questions to be quite worthwhile as a way to review where Village Homes is now, and to consider where they want to go. Read more
Lower Home Energy, is the latest business to join Cool Davis as a partner. The company aims to help homeowners create changes for a greener life, save money, and lower their home energy use.
Lower Home Energy is owned by Vance Barker, a certified Home Performance Consultant who says, “My business focuses on homes and helps owners make the best decisions about what types of investments will give them the greatest return in terms of energy efficiency, comfort, and monetary savings, too.”
By Dorothy Peterson
John Young, Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner inspired Davis Farmers Market Foundation to consider taking their inspirational Davis Farm to School program to other schools throughout Yolo County.
Having met its strategic plan goals in 2011, far earlier than its target of 2015, the plan needed adjustments. Change can be painful and time consuming with meetings, re-framing of bylaws, logo development, vision, etc. But the Davis Farm to School board has been getting up to speed.
Unitrans has the only natural gas powered double decker bus in the world!
Unitrans, which has offered bus services for university members and Davis residents since 1968 is the latest organisation to join the Cool Davis coalition. Anthony Palmere, General Manager, Scott Weintraub, Assistant General Manager, and Andrew Wyly, Maintenance Manager, obviously take pride in providing low-emission public transportation to the community and working experience for pupils. They hope membership of Cool Davis will continue the tradition of forward-thinking environmentalism the bus service has maintained over the years. Read more
MAK Design Build joined the Cool Davis Initiative Partners Coalition in April. Ellen Moriarty, Owner and Bookkeeper says, “MAK strives to design homes with maximum utility and durability and a reasonable footprint – not just adding space but adding quality through better lighting, openings, rooms, and storage.”
They research the sources of materials, local products, and durable materials and encourage their customers to use greener products. The cabinet company they work with from Portland is environmentally responsible with no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and a high standard for waste reduction.
Ellen notes that MAC was awarded the City of Davis 2008 Environmental Recognition Award in the “Business” category and a 2010 Judge’s Choice Award from the Sacramento Branch of NARI, the National Association of Remodeling Industry for a remodel with high quality products and great relationships. Check out their website: www.makdesignbuild.com/
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