Saving Money? Always a Great Plan!
Thank you to Bernadette Balics for her contributions to this article! Incentives have always played a huge role in the adoption of new technologies. Eventually, prices come down as volume increases and innovations like electric cars, electric heat pumps, and renewable energy become commonplace. While…
Part II: 2020 Article Series ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’
Looking at the Cool Davis checklist through new eyes The converging crises of our present reality have changed the way we live and work and forced us to take a fresh look at the Cool Davis action checklist. On the bright side, telecommuting and reducing…
The Year of Climate Activism in Review: 2019 Sets New Standards
The year 2019 has been one of remarkable progress for climate advocacy. Educational and civic entities declared “climate emergencies” coupled with dramatic forward revisions of carbon neutrality goals. Announcements of divestment from significant fossil fuel asset portfolios by similar entities ensued, and youth demonstrations and…
The Potential for Residential Greywater for Outdoor Irrigation in Davis
Residential greywater offers up a huge potential for our city to offset potable water use. When the next drought rolls around, and it will, we could be sitting pretty with healthy trees and landscapes using less water from the Sierra than we do now. How…
The Green New Deal: Q & A with UC Davis Policy Experts Part II
Editor’s Note: This is Part II of a two part article. Read Part I here. The Green New Deal is a resolution introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in early February of 2019. The primary sponsors are Senator Ed Markley, D-MA,…
The Green New Deal: Q&A with UC Davis Policy Institute Experts
Editor’s Note: This is Part I of a two part article. Read Part II here. The Green New Deal is a resolution introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in early February of 2019. The primary sponsors are Senator Ed Markley, D-MA,…
Special Earth Day Proclamations at Community Chambers Tuesday Night
Not in recent memory has such a diverse group gathered in such jubilation at Davis Community Chambers solely to celebrate and honor local passion — both past and present — for building a sustainable community. The room was filled with excitement, pride, and hope; enthusiastic…
Muir Commons Cuts the Ribbon on 26 Electric Vehicle Chargers
The Muir Commons community in West Davis “cut the ribbon” on its first electric vehicle (EV) chargers 17 years ago, quite early in the EV game, according to resident Eugen Dunlap. After years of consensus building and leadership, Muir Commons recently cut a new ribbon…
May Is Bike Month 2018 Events and More
May is Bike Month Tune up your ride, organize your team, and track your miles! April 28 Travel Training Workshop May 3rd — Big Day of Giving — Big Day at the Dock — Come celebrate Big Day of Giving with our partner Davis Media Access and other…
Winter Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice (Vegan Recipe)
Enjoy this vegan recipe from Plant Punk Kitchen! Winter squash make for warm fall eating. Most squash ripen well after summer is over, and the butternut squash season is at its best between late autumn and winter. For more Consumption Cool Solutions, visit our Cool Solutions page. INGREDIENTS:…
Vegan Recipe – Broccoli Stuffed Pasta Shells
Check out this yummy vegan recipe with broccoli or other seasonal favorites from Plant Punk Kitchen! Serve with some nice warm crusty bread to sop up the tomato and “cheese” sauce. For more Consumption Cool Solutions, visit our Cool Solutions page.
Why Conserve Water After the Winter We Had?
Right about now a few folks in town are asking why, when our central region snowpack is over 200% and reservoirs are overflowing, do we still have to conserve water and limit watering times. Why not use our new surface water source, the Sacramento River,…
Watermelon Poke Recipe (Serves 4)
Looking for a refreshing vegan recipe with the best fruits and vegetables of the season? Check out this recipe by Plant Punk Kitchen! This recipe is vegan, oil free, and gluten free. While macadamia nuts and soba (buckwheat) noodles are super high in protein, you could…
Greywater Showcase: Reuse Water to Save Water
Cool Davis partner Water Wise Davis, with support from the City of Davis, is hosting a Greywater Showcase in the Davis Senior Center Activity Room 646 A Street in Davis on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Come and win one of two raffle prizes: parts kit…
Davis Recognized as Solar Energy National Leader
Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise By Special to The Enterprise From page A7 | May 03, 2017 SolSmart, a program funded by he U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has recognized Davis with a Gold Award. Davis will be identified as a solar energy national leader…
MAY IS BIKE MONTH! 2017 Events in Davis
WELCOME TO MAY IS BIKE MONTH 2017 National Bike Month was established in 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. Every May, cyclists in the Sacramento region pledge to ride their bikes and log bike…
Greener Davis: Environmental conservation in five steps
By Jennifer Gilbert Crossposed from the Davis Enterprise From page A4 April 21, 2017 Five ways you can reduce waste 1. Choose to reuse: Look for reusable alternatives for single-use products. Use towel and cloth napkins instead of paper. Use washable containers instead of zippered plastic bags….
The Fabulous 14 R’s of Sustainability
April 21, 2017 By Kristina Miller As Earth Day approaches, it becomes increasingly important to spread awareness about our changing planet and how we as human beings can work together to preserve and protect it. The words “reduce, reuse, recycle,” otherwise known as the three…
Greener Davis: Waste, Water, Wildthings, and CCE
April 22 this year marks the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day! In celebration of this occasion, please join City of Davis staff for a series of environmental classes that promise to be nothing short of literary masterpieces (or at least educational and entertaining)….
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Biden plans to replace government fleet with electric vehicles (Don't pay attention to the false statement that EVs are more expensive than conventional vehicles, not so!)
Biden plans to replace government fleet with electric vehicles
The government is a major purchaser of vehicles. However, replacing such a fleet with EVs assembled domestically will be costly and take time.
Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more via @CBSPolitics
Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more
The 46th president is undoing some of his predecessor's executive actions.
This week's AQI Forecast is for more Moderate (Yellow) air quality. Don't Light Tonight Advisory in effect tonight with slightly improving concentrations of PM 2.5 over the week. Sign up for forecasts or alerts at http://www.ysaqmd.enviroflash.info
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PG&E has extended no power shut-offs through April, at the earliest to help customers get through these tough times.
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