Per Capita Davis: It’s time to think about building decarbonization
“Decarbonization,” a word so new my computer keeps trying to spell check it to something else, defines what some have called the next frontier in California’s fight against the climate crisis. The focus for reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been largely dominated by discussions over…
Environmental update: Protecting our urban forest
There are many environmental and direct and indirect social benefits of urban trees, including cooler temperatures, cleaner air and water, reduced energy consumption, carbon sequestration, higher property values, increased business revenue, safer streets, heightened academic performance, and healthier and happier people. Recognizing the benefits of…
Plant Nerd and Fish Guy Update Home with Solar, Solar Water Heating
Chris and Christy Dewees have owned their house in Village Homes since it was originally built in 1977. The house came equipped with energy efficient features such as passive solar cooling, extra insulation, dual-paned windows, and solar water heating panels. As the home aged, its…
Greywater Showcase 2019: Case Studies Rise to the Top
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Diane Swann: 2013 Eco Hero
Diane Swann, one of the Cool Davis 2013 Eco-heroes, sets an example through her quiet pursuit of a better environment. Like many people in Davis, Diane works out of town and knows that a large percentage of her carbon footprint comes from her commute.
Cool Davis 2015 Eco Hero and Climate Solution Awards
Each year Cool Davis recognizes “Eco-heroes” – Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their work, civic, and everyday lives. Acting out of personal conviction, they do “the right thing” for themselves, our community, and our planet.
Climate Solutions Award: Mutual Housing Yolo
By Ann Savageau According to Executive Director Rachel Iskow of Mutual Housing California, her organization combined forces with Mutual Housing Yolo in 2008 to improve housing for lower income families in Yolo County. As a local non-profit, Mutual Housing Yolo’s primary goal is to revitalize…