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Big Day of Giving 2016

THANK YOU! What a challenging but amazing day + ! Donations in our region totaled over 5.7 million and counting. Cool Davis reached a new high of nearly $7000.

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Local Leaf Dealer Moving 40 Best-Selling Electrics a Year

Nissan Leaf at Charging Station

September 26, 2016

By Mike Kluk

I recently test drove the all-electric Nissan Leaf at our local Nissan Dealer, Hanlees. This car runs entirely on the electric power stored in a lithium ion battery with no gas engine at all.

My wife and I were shown around the vehicle by Josh Herron, a personable young man who is working his way through UC Davis by selling cars. As the certified Leaf Specialist at Hanlees, Josh has received special training and did a good job answering all of our questions.

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Report from Richmond on Soil Not Oil Conference

2015 Soil Not Oil Infographic V Shiva

September 26, 2016

by Scott Ragsdale

The second Soil Not Oil International Environmental Conference, held at the Richmond Memorial Convention Center at Civic Center Plaza, this past August 5th and 6th, 2016, promoted in simplest terms the idea that we can mitigate climate change and reap numerous other benefits by returning carbon back to the soils.

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Holmes Planning for 500 Bike Parking Spaces Amid Reconfigurations

New Holmes Car Parking Lot

August 30, 2016

By Sophia Lodigiani

Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High recently converted their larger bike rack area into additional vehicle parking for the staff members. According to Holmes Junior High Principal Derek Brothers, the new parking lot was long overdue, since the junior high “had more staff members parking in the neighborhood.”

While this is a win for the staff, what was displaced to give them that lot? The land they used previously held the larger of the two bike rack areas at Holmes.

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Our Renewable Future

Richard Heinberg, co-author of Our Renewable Future, is a senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute in Santa Rosa.

The Post Carbon Institute is located nearby in Santa Rosa, and the fellows there are wholeheartedly committed to leading “the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.” All of them are serious about understanding what is happening to our planet with climate change well underway, slowing the damaging impacts, and making transitions easier. Check out the array of issues the institute addresses and their strategies. (more…)

Dear Counselor: City protects your right to let the sun shine

Preston Morgan Enterprise Columnist

By Preston Morgan

Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise July 24, 2016

Question: I own a house in Davis, and I installed solar panels some years ago. When I put the panels in, my neighbor assured me that he would cooperate in keeping a small patch of trees from ever interfering with them. Since then, new neighbors have moved in, and the trees are now starting to block my panels.

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Local workplace Green Team improves environment at Kaiser Permanente office

Kaiser Permanente

Cathy Dycaico MD, Michael Kinder RN, and Yvonne Otani MD at Kaiser's Davis facility.

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