Movie Night at Clara’s
One of the most entertaining ways Clara Perez has found to help her community raise its collective environmental awareness has been to gather her tight knit group of largely Colombian and other Latino friends together to watch a documentary, eat good food, and discuss the topics raised in the film.
Move more with your bike
Dani Lee, Sustainability Manager, UC Davis Dining Services, email@example.com, 559-351-4354 shares some top tips on how to transport more on your bike So you live in Davis, right? Mostly likely, you own a bike. If not, then stop reading and get yourself over to Bike…
Could YOU drive on electrons?
Peter Kerr explains the environmental advantages of electric vehicles, what they are like to drive, their many advantages and how to deal with longer trips. Imagine for a minute that the regular car in your garage transformed overnight into a fully electric vehicle (EV). How…
Local workplace Green Team improves environment at Kaiser Permanente office
Cathy Dycaico, MD, Co-Chair of the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Green Team, tells the story of how a small group of individuals developed a project at their workplace that is expected to save $1000 per month, reduce related greenhouse gas emissions and has also provided a more attractive environment for everyone.
Davis is going solar!
This great summary of solar energy development in Davis was written by Jeff Hudson of the Davis Enterprise. You can visit the original article here and subscribe here. Photovoltaic solar panels have been going up all over Davis during the past few years — at…
Shared Solar One Step Closer to Reality
(Lee Barken, GreenTechMedia) The California Assembly’s Utility & Commerce Committee just advanced a bill entitled the Community-Based Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program, or SB843, with an 10-to-2 vote on Monday June 25. This 2,000 megawatt program would create a new $7 billion market for renewable energy….
Mayor: city commits to reduce carbon footprint
This edited article appeared in Sacramento Press and covers the launch on April 3 2012 of the Cool California challenge and the participation of Davis, Sacramento and Citrus Heights Mayor Kevin Johnson spoke at his weekly press conference on Sacramento’s commitment to the Cool California…
How one Davis school cut its trash by two-thirds
Ximena Jackson, Davis RISE Coordinator tells the inspiring story of how Cesar Chavez Elementary School reduced its waste from 320 gallons per week to around 100 gallons a week in the space of a few months.
Davis aims to be the coolest city in California
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the coolest city in all of fair California? As of Wednesday, Davis is in the running for the title of Coolest California City when it became one of the first six cities to apply for the Cool California…
UC Davis team mapping paths to citywide net zero
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise. UC Davis researchers are plotting how the city of Davis might use the lessons of West Village to reach its goal of net zero energy consumption by 2050. The report will lay out what technology, funding and programs it might use…
Davis could show the world how to save the environment
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise By the end of the year, Davis could be selected as one of six cities that can save the world. Or at least to act as a model on just how to save it. David Gershon, former White House and United…
Cool Davis Festival: fun, empowerment, education
By Chloe Kim. Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise, who did fantastic coverage of the whole festival. See full gallery of photos on Enterprise website Hundreds of community members attended the 2011 Cool Davis Festival, overflowing with Earth-friendly themed performances, exhibits, workshops and booths. The festival took…
The pedestrian perspective: Walking opens up my world
By Sue Greenwald, cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise When we think of Davis, we think of bicycles, Unitrans, Amtrak and yes, maybe even Zipcar. But I want to speak today about the forgotten Davis pedestrian. The Cool Davis Festival folks asked me to write about…
Check out electric vehicles at Friday cruise and Sunday festival
Article by Manny Rin of Cool Davis, cross-posted from Davis Enterprise Vroom! Boom! These sounds of a traditional automobile show will be noticeably absent in the upcoming Cool Davis Cruise About and the plug-in electric vehicle show-and-tells coming to Davis this weekend. With increasing gas…
‘Junky’s last stand’ educates and entertains on nutrition
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise, by Anne Ternus-Bellamy Nature’s Theater returns to the Cool Davis Festival on Sunday with a whole new environmental-themed play for children. “Junky’s Last Stand,” written and directed by husband-and-wife team Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins, will be performed at 2:30 p.m. in…
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Here’s how.
This article is cross-posted from Davis Enterprise The message to eat healthy, eat local, reduce waste and lower our carbon footprint is widespread now. But for most households, it is easier said than done. How do we really make changes in our everyday food and…
How green ($) is your yard
This post by Gus Yates is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. With water rates going up, you might be wondering how much your garden is costing you. Don’t worry; there are more alternatives to green than just brown. Experts on water conservation, drought-tolerant landscaping, energy…
What can one person do when 6.8 billion people are frying the planet?
A great comic-style blog post written by a blogger, Franke James in Toronto but equally valid in Davis.
Challenge Day 1: From the Movie to Trashy Habits
Guest post by Juliette Beck of North Davis as part of Low Impact Week. If you would like to submit your own blog post or video diary on the Low Impact Challenge, please email jemoores AT aol.com Hopefully you saw the No Impact Man movie….
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How did you celebrate #EarthDay2021? VCE is happy to celebrate earth day every day by providing cleaner, less polluting electricity to our community at no extra cost. 💚
Okay, one more. Remember 2019? Hundreds of thousands took to the streets. The time is now to make a change -- everyone, everywhere, everyway.
Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike (Published 2019)
Anxious about the future and angry about the failure to curb the crisis, millions joined an urgent call for action against climate change.
Last post today folks, don't miss D-CAAP Workshop tonight, Hugh Safford next week, and other important events. Today felt good for the first time in a long time. https://www.cooldavis.org/civicrm?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fmailing%2Fview&id=1038 @CityofDavis @GreenerDavis
Happy Earth Day, folks! Today is the first day of Big Day of Giving. Be an early bird! Give now and help us make the most of our $15K matching fund! Your donations will be held and posted to the Big Day of Giving website (GivingEdge) on May 6. https://www.cooldavis.org/2021/04/07/big-dog-lands-regionwide-may-6-donate-starting-april-22/
No better tribute to our Earth than community created art. Thank you @AnyaMcCann, Danielle Fodor, Lupita Torres, Alyx Land, and many others who envisioned and conjured these expressions of love and stewardship!