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Board of Directors

Meet the Cool Davis Foundation Board of Directors! The role of the board is to support and promote the mission of Cool Davis in the community. Cool Davis also benefits from the advice and guidance of a Council of Advisors.

Michael McCormick

Michael McCormick’s road shot shows how Cool Davis board members are a little bit different.

Our current board members are

The board meets monthly and may be made up of as many as 15 members who have rotating 3-year terms.

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The Cool Davis Coalition is a network of organizations and individuals including more than 80 partners joined together to support the Cool Davis mission.

Under the Coalition umbrella, members:

  • Help and mentor between organizations to achieve lower carbon footprints themselves,
  • Create a place for creative community dialogue and social/political action,
  • Provide community forums, collaborative projects,  and fun educational events about climate change, action and adaptation, and
  • Host the yearly Cool Davis Festival.

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Contact Us

  • For more information about Cool Davis, email info@cooldavis.org or fill in the Contact Us form below.
  • To submit a story idea or information about happenings in our community relevant to the Cool Davis mission, email newseditor@cooldavis.org.

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Council of Advisors

In addition to ongoing leadership from our Board of Directors, Cool Davis also benefits from the advice and guidance of a Council of Advisors. We welcome your interest in being an advisor.

Lisa A Baker

Lisa Baker

Lisa Baker focuses on the intersection between jobs/housing balance, housing availability, housing affordability and impacts of housing on the overall carbon footprint. Courtesy Photo.

Lisa Baker is Chief Executive Officer of Yolo County Housing (a California Public Housing Authority) and Executive Director of New Hope Community Development Corporation (a 501 c 3 non-profit). While Lisa lives in “west west Davis,” aka Winters, she thinks of Davis as part of her community – not just because Yolo County Housing serves as Housing Authority for Davis, but also because it is the home of her Alma Mater, UC Davis.

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Davis climate rally in October 2009

Davis climate rally in October 2009

Cool Davis was formally launched in October 2010, but its roots had already taken hold nearly five years earlier.

In response to growing awareness of the climate crisis, in 2005, then Mayor Ruth Uy Asmundson, on behalf of the City of Davis signed the U.S. Mayors Agreement on Climate Control in support of the Kyoto Protocols, pledging the City to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

City staff soon began working and researching ways to implement the pledge. When the city staff did a greenhouse gas inventory and found that over 75 percent of Davis emissions were generated by the daily activities of its residents, it was clear that the only way that Davis would reach its targets would be with the help of all its citizens. Read more

How We Work

Task force meeting monthly to household strategies for ghg reduction

Cool Davis task force meets to plan strategies to engage households in ghg reduction.

Cool Davis works thanks to the extraordinary efforts and commitment of so many individuals and organizations in our community. We could always use more support, so please consider volunteering your time.

Cool Davis Foundation Board  The Cool Davis Foundation Board of Directors meets monthly as a group and drives four active committees: governance, operations, programs, and community relations and fundraising.

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Cool Davis is an active network of residents, community organizations, businesses and community institutions committed to implementing the City of Davis’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.

Our mission is to inspire our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and improve the quality of life for all.

We engage in our mission with a philosophy of fun! Climate change is serious but in order to make change we must engage all of the community and all of our creativity in the process. Cool Davis actively incorporates organizations and activities around good food, laughter, music, art, poetry, dance, visual arts, and film.

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