Be a Force for Positive Change!
By Cool Davis Board Member Anthony Eggert
On Sunday, February 9, UC Davis Professor and ‘Blue Planet Prize’ recipient Dan Sperling gave a captivating talk to supporters of Cool Davis on the global challenges and opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.Many of Cool Davis’ major donors, supporters and sponsors from 2010 to the present were on hand for this special event.
After describing the challenge of a world that includes 2 billion vehicles by 2020, Dan talked about the ‘three legs of the stool’ that comprise the opportunities for change including vehicle efficiency, low-carbon fuels, and more efficient land use/travel behavior.
California is making progress on all three with groundbreaking policies including 1) the vehicle standards established in California, now national, that will double fuel economy by 2025; 2) the low carbon fuel standard which will diversify the fuel supply to cleaner sources, and 3) policies that encourage mixed-use and walkable communities..
When asked about what individuals can do to contribute, Dan mentioned that every citizen and community can be a force for positive change by voting with their dollars when they choose what vehicles to buy (e.g. electric car), voting for candidates and policies they support, and changing their daily travel and energy use behavior.
Cool Davis is grateful for all our supporters! For this event, Nicole Salengo from Berryessa Gap Winery provided and poured wine. Harpest Susan Coppock played delightful music for our gathering time. Savory appetizers were made by Cool Davis Partner — Monticello Cuisine.
When each of us acts with compassion for the people and places of our community, we fuel our common courage to address this crisis. Thank you for your past compassion for our organization and your courageous donation to Cool Davis today. @JasonBone @Johannes Troost Chris Granger @juliehaney
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Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
When we act with compassion for the people and places of our community, we fuel our common courage to address this crisis. Take advantage of our special matching fund, available for gifts of any amount up to $10,000! Give today! #givingtuesday
When each of us acts with compassion for the people and places of our community, we fuel our common courage to address this crisis. Thank you for your past compassion for our organization and your courageous donation to Cool Davis today. #givingtuesday
There's still time to change some of those holiday mainstays to plant-based #veganrecipes
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency seeks volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Volunteers must complete the “Medical Points of Dispensing (MPOD)” course at http://yolopodclasses.org.
There is a difference between "carbon neutral" and "fossil free" and these students have hit on it. They report emissions have not dropped significantly despite so many efforts.
I call on all UC Davis affiliates (students, staff, faculty, alums, etc) - please sign ✍🏼& share🐦 this petition for the bold action we need to fight the #ClimateCrisis. Let's #decarbonize.
Press release: https://davisite.org/2021/11/activists-launch-fossil-free-uc-davis-campaign.html