Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise, January 11, 2017
It’s been nine weeks since the presidential election, and Davisites are still riding a wave of activist momentum that has attracted hundreds to a call for action.
On Sunday, more than 150 residents gathered to discuss how to protect environmental gains from a feared assault by Donald Trump’s administration, filling the wooden pews at Davis Community Church.
Words like “unsettled,” “unsafe” and “disoriented” hung heavy in the air.
Posted on: January 12th, 2017
January 3, 2016
A coalition of Yolo County community and environmental groups is sponsoring a community meeting in Davis on Sunday, January 8, focusing on climate and environmental justice issues.
In response to a new administration that has vowed to reverse long-standing environmental regulations, speakers and discussion groups will address ways to respond to policy changes affecting local communities, the nation, and the planet.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2017
On December 2nd the Davis Green Drinks chapter hosted Danny Kennedy, Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund, who spoke about the clean energy revolution taking place all over the planet.
It was one of the most uplifting conversations we’ve had locally in this post-election season.
The bottom line is that nothing can stop the momentous shift in the production and use of renewable energy already taking place across the world.
Posted on: December 30th, 2016
I typically use the last column of the year to sum up progress, or the lack of it, in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. This year there’s so much to say, perhaps summed up as “elections have consequences.” Future columns will talk about this as words fade away and actions take center stage.
For now, let’s look at the numbers.
Posted on: December 21st, 2016
December 20, 2016
By Judy Moores
Cool Davis welcomes The Bike Campaign and Bike Garage as our newest Partner!
Founder and director Maria Contreras Tebbutt wants to reduce car trips and increase bike safety. It’s that simple. She encourages everyone who possibly can to take up bike riding.
As part of The Bike Campaign program, Maria first makes sure that a bike is road worthy and “street legal,” that is, it meets state code for bikes. She also wants to be sure the bike is correctly fitted for the rider. And last but not least, she wants the rider to know the rules of the road and how to ride safely.
Posted on: December 20th, 2016