- 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
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
Only in Davis can electeds have this much fun! From left to right, Brett Lee, Rochelle Swanson, Lucas Frerichs, Joe Krovoza
Getting Cooler all the Time
Come one, come all! The Cool Davis Festival offers loads of family fun Saturday morning, October 12, 8 AM to 1:30 PM at Central Park next to the Farmers Market.
Entertainment, interactive exhibits and information about carbon footprint reduction through home and garden, food, travel, and healthy lifestyle options include bike activities and a full program of music and dance. Read more
Chef Gagliano is known for his fantastic cuisine!
This story is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise on October 1, 2013. It was written by Anya McCann
Our food print is a significant part of our total carbon footprint. At the October 12th festival, visitors can watch two intriguing demonstrations, sample olive oil and honey as they ask questions of the experts from UC Davis, and check out solar cooking options with Solar Cookers International. Read more
This article is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise, Sunday, September 15, 2013.
by Kerry Daane Loux, Cool Davis Festival Chair
Veggie Bag volunteer Wyn Sinclair engages festival volunteers
It’s a Festival! The City of Davis, officially named ‘Coolest California City’ in June 2013, is celebrating our One Cool City. Join neighbors and friends on Saturday, October 12, 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, at Central Park next to the Farmers Market for this fun, informative, community-based event. There will be entertainment, family activities, interactive exhibits and lots of information to reduce your carbon footprint through the choices you make about your home and garden, transportation, food and healthy lifestyle. Read more
Clara Perez and Lynne Nittler point to one of many experts available with Cool Solutions at las year’s Cool Davis Festival
Save the Date! Cool Davis Festival, our annual landmark event has been confirmed for Saturday, October 12th. It will be held again in Central Park 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you would like more information, to volunteer, or to help with planning– email us at email@example.com. There will be meetings twice a month. Please come whether you would like to help just a little or take on a big role. And feel free to invite anyone else to come along.
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
Matteo Nouve, 8, test-drives a Whymcycle at Saturday’s Cool Davis Festival in Central Park. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
The Cool Davis Festival, held October 13 in Central Park, was a terrific success, drawing more participants than ever before.
Participants were treated to a Bike Circus where city council members raced each other on Whymcycles . The Plug-in Electric Vehicle show was busy all morning.
Starting with a fun skit and dance, lead by our fearless Mayor Joe Kravoza (dressed as a tree), the array of entertainment was more extensive this year. This skit was written by Betsy Raymond, who was responsible for recruiting a fabulous collection of musicians, poets, comedians and actors including special performance of Nature’s Theater as well as leading the team of techs who supported them. The cooking demonstrations were very popular with three chef’s giving tips on healthy, environmentally sustainable eating.