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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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Rain + Plants + People = Success at Cesar Chavez School Garden

Chavez Elem Garden Program Pitchforks

July 11, 2016

By Leslie Crenna

If you aren’t connected with Cesar Chavez Elementary school (CCE), you might not know about the amazing progress of the school garden program over the past few years. New energy, dedication from stalwart veterans, and support from Principal Denise Beck and the PTA have unearthed some fantastic growth.


Per Capita Davis: Let the sun shine on our solar panels

John Mott-Smith received an eco-hero award for his service to the community! Credit: Davis Enterprise

By John Mott-Smith

Cross Posted from the Davis Enterprise From page A10 | July 06, 2016

Each year I try to assemble data from each of the cities, and Yolo County, on the number of solar photovoltaic systems installed on homes and businesses. The quality of record-keeping varies but each jurisdiction has a pretty good handle on the numbers for their community, with those that have an adopted Climate Action Plan generally providing the best data.


They Waited Forty Years for Solar to Be Affordable – Now It Is

Thomsen-Samuelsen solar panels

July 5, 2016

by Mike Kluk

Craig Thomsen and Paula Samuelsen looked into the feasibility of installing solar panels when they originally purchased their home in 1988, but at that time it was simply too expensive for their budget.

Finally, costs reached a tipping point sometime in 2014, and they were able to put a top notch solar electric system on their roof.


Local Businessman Saves Money by Installing Rooftop Solar

Mike Hart solar system

July 1, 2016

By Carla Arango

Mike Hart, CEO and Founder of Sierra Energy, is saving thousands of dollars every year since he installed solar panels. His desire to reduce his carbon footprint encouraged him to go solar, but that’s not the only thing he has managed to decrease.

“When my energy bill comes, instead of a few hundred dollars a month, it’s now three bucks,” Hart said.


Newly Designed Newsletter Fresh Off the Mother Board (June July 2016)

El Rayito Bonito Debut June 2016

Check out the newly redesigned Cool Davis newsletter for this June and July 2016.

  • Get the wrap up and more on the Solar Fair and Community Choice Energy updates.
  • Learn from your neighbors experiences with solar: system size, cost, and contractor.
  • Eco-Heroes as diverse as their solutions.
  • Vegan brownie recipe!

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Davis Bicycles! On the Move

Trish Price helps with bike maintenance at Cool Davis Festival 2014

Trish Price, current president of Davis Bicycles!, helps adjust a bike for a young woman at the Cool Davis Festival in 2014. The organization is a Cool Davis Partner and has actively participated in several Cool Davis events.

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