Take Action – Volunteering with Cool Davis

Festival Volunteers
Festival Volunteers enjoy greeting visitors at Central Park.

Do you like fun creative events with good information, great food and awesome entertainment?  Whether you like to help plan or just help out at events, consider joining the Cool Davis events team.  Right now in the works is the Cool Davis Festival.

This flagship festival will be held on Saturday, October 12th adjacent to the Farmers Market.  The Festival features Cool Solutions for households to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions  in their homes, transportation and the goods and services they consume.

Last year over 70 exhibits and 20 performances were featured.  Electric vehicles assemble for our Plug-In Electric Vehicle show and our Bike Rodeo/Bike Circus activities are great fun for all the family.  Contact festival coordinators directly at festival@cooldavis.org .

John Swann leads the audience in new words for "This land is our Land."

Share your Creativity — Calling all musicians, poets, actors, visual artists, sewers & cooks!  Climate change and green-house gas reduction can be scary and technical, so Cool Davis is committed to practicing a philosophy of fun.  We believe the actions we take together will make our community happier, healthier and more cohesive. Creative and fun activities and events help everyone get beyond the bad news to the best parts of making change.  Sign up to be on the list of a Cool Davis Creative Fun Team.  Consider becoming the Cool Davis Creative Fun coordinator who helps keep the fun in everything we do!  info@cooldavis.org

Clara Perez and Lynne Nittler point out one of many experts who visit the Cool Davis booth at the Farmer's Market.

Clara Perez and Lynne Nittler at Farmers Market.

 

Join our Community Engagement Team (CET) and help reach out to new households – tabling at the Farmers Market, other locations and events.  Cool Davis is looking for:

• CET Coordinators – making/keeping the schedules, recruiting & training other volunteers

• Lead CET volunteers – be the on-site head of outreach and tabling activities

• General CET volunteers who help set-up equipment, assist with tabling outreach activities

 

Chrissy Bachman, Leslie Crenna, and Clara Perez are the CAT team.

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Join our Community Action Team (CAT)  – and provide support for households and families making change – our CAT team is involved in designing educational programs and resources for specific household actions.   They work with our network of Cool Homes.  Contact them at action@cooldavis.org

 

 

 

 

Join our One Cool City Campaign Planning and Advisory Task Force – meeting since January 2013 this group is overseeing the design of the One Cool City Campaign and the selection of specific actions for greenhouse gas reduction specially chosen for Davis households and neighborhoods.  Members are experts in ghg reductions in home energy, transportation, consumption, campaign planning and behavior change. info@cooldavis.org

Helen Roland & Jim Cramer at Faith Climate Conference March 2013

Helen Roland & Jim Cramer check in nearly 90 participants from 20 faith groups at the Faith Climate Conference, March 2013

Coalition Building & Partners — The Cool Davis Coalition is 50+ partners and growing strong.  Cool Davis’s goal is that every organization in the City of Davis become a Cool Davis partner committed to the 2050 carbon neutrality goal and engagement of our community in ghg reductions.  Help with the convening and hospitality for quarterly Coalition meetings.  Join our Partner outreach team and help us reach our goals! info@cooldavis.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabel Montanez descried what we can expect in CA in the coming decades.

UCD professor Isabel Montanez described climate change at faith conference

Share your Expertise in Energy, Transportation and Consumption (Food, Waste & Water)info@cooldavis.org

• Be the expert at “Meet the Expert” at one of our tabling events at Farmers Market or other locations

• Speak, present or demonstrate at a Cool Davis educational event, Cool Davis Festival or Cool Home Workshop Communications

Our communications team is made up of writers, webmasters, social media specialists, media relations, content managers and many others who all give a little of their precious time to Cool Davis.  We are always looking for additional members.  Our team is in need of a few good leaders able to commit to assigning stories, tracking content and helping implement a cohesive communications plan for the Cool Davis “One Cool City Campaign”.  newseditor@cooldavis.org

Help with Data Input and Management – We are on the path to carbon neutrality by 2050 and we are measuring what we are doing.  Whether its donors, volunteer contacts, household actions or organizations who are our partners — keeping us connected with the best information about our results is critical to our success.  Data wranglers and data analysis are important roles that you can play in the Cool Davis team.  Provide data management/list support for specific events and activities like Festival or Cool Homes. Data helps us do good planning, be effective in our work and make sure our households have the latest up-to-date information to make change. info@cooldavis.org

Volunteer support and management – Do you care about the care and shepherding of volunteers?  Help Cool Davis by supporting and guiding volunteers and interns in finding their place to thrive in the work of Cool Davis.  We need people with good people-to-people skills, an interest in training and helping volunteers to find fulfilling work with Cool Davis. info@cooldavis.org

Fundraising, sponsorship and community relations – work with members of the Cool Davis board of directors on fundraising, sponsorship and community relations.  Reach out to individuals and businesses to build support for Cool Davis events, programs and the One Cool City Campaign. info@cooldavis.org

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