A Simple Meal
When I was a kid we always had a garden growing. When it came time to pick tomatoes, my Dad would go out to the garden with a salt shaker in his back pocket. In the midst of the picking he would find one that looked especially good to him, sit down, split it open with his hands,
Earth lovers, be part of the solution
I read a text on a friend’s smart phone recently that said: “Save the earth; it’s the only planet with chocolate!” As we approach Earth Day on April 22, it’s good to reflect on the value of something we often take for granted: the earth…
Crowdfunding Clean Energy
By DAVID BORNSTEIN If you wanted to get large numbers of people actively engaged in helping to solve global warming, how might you go about it? For years, the main approach in the environmental movement has been to sound the alarm bell and implore…
Davis Bicycles!: Become a night rider
This article by Maria Contreras Tebbutt of the Woodland Bike Campaign is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. The holidays are over and solstice has passed and here we are in the coldest and darkest months of the year. Time to ride a bike? Well, maybe….
‘Car children’ learn less in school
This column by Sanne Fettinger of Davis Bicycles is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. If you drive your child to school, you decrease your child’s ability to learn the rest of the school day. On the flip side, when children walk or bike to school,…
Photographer’s work documents ‘True Cost of Oil’
This article by Anne Ternus-Bellamy is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise The before and after photos provide a backdrop for Garth Lenz’s message. Before: A lush landscape of color: trees, wetlands and wildlife with mountain ranges in the background. After: More of a moonscape really,…
Festival touts green changes of every size
This article by Cory Golden is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise, one of the Cool Davis’ Festival sponsors. Allen Doyle remembers seeing craters in Alaska left behind by vanished permafrost. On Saturday at the Cool Davis Festival — the Central Park pep rally for all…
Grow Your Own Food! Community Gardening in Davis
For those of us itching to grow our own food but who don’t have a bountiful yard or whose yards may be shaded by beautiful trees, community gardens are one option. And luckily, Davis has two public community gardens and a slew of other ‘community’ gardening options available to choose from!
Keep Your Business Running Cool with New HVAC Program
From Yolo Energy Watch It’s still air conditioning (AC) season in the Central Valley, which means AC units are logging lots of hours to beat back the heat. In Northern California, on average one-third of a typical commercial building’s energy usage comes from HVAC (Heating,…
Davis Farm to School to Expand Throughout Yolo
John Young, Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner inspired Davis Farmers Market Foundation to consider taking their inspirational Davis Farm to School program to other schools throughout Yolo County.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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…