New Davis wastewater treatment plant is good news for city’s wetlands
An almost-complete upgrade to the city of Davis’ wastewater treatment plant means changes are in store for Davis wetlands. But those changes likely are good news for outdoor enthusiasts, as better public access to the wildlife area could be on the horizon. The $90 million…
Environmental update: Wildlife-friendly tree maintenance
The community of Davis supports a magnificent urban forest. This forest is made of trees growing along streets and greenbelts, in parks and on residential and commercial properties. In addition to the benefits trees provide to the citizens of Davis, the trees provide habitat for…
Valley Clean Energy Customers Reaping Environmental Benefits for Same Cost
It’s been a long hot summer, but those cool autumn days aren’t too far off… And thanks to Valley Clean Energy, local electricity customers are not paying any more to run their air-conditioners than they would have paid under PG&E. At the same time, they…
VCE adds solar customers, dividends
The Valley Clean Energy board of directors a pair of decisions in June to fulfill two promises to its customers. The board voted unanimously to begin including Net Energy Metered solar customers in VCE service starting in January 2020, and additionally voted to launch a…
Peter Wagner, Cyclist Extraordinaire, Prepares for Zombie Mode
Davis icon and resident of 25 years, Peter Wagner, plans to make an appearance at the city’s first ever Zombie Bike Parade on the morning of October 20th at Central Park. This event put on by The Davis Odd Fellows and The Bike Campaign is…
Why I Ride: A conversation with Clark Fitzgerald
Clark Fitzgerald first started riding a bike on a consistent basis in 2007. He came back from Afghanistan, where he had been deployed as a member of the military, and took some time off for about a year, riding his bike on frequent one-week trips….
Hannah Kornfeld: Gig Car Share
The Vehicle Gig car model you use: Chevrolet Bolts in Sacramento, Prius for trips between Bay Area and Sacramento Where you use Gig (Bay Area/Sac): Both! When you started using Gig: April 2019 The Service Gig Car Share is a new service that provides access to all-electric vehicles in…
Online survey seeks resident input on JUMP bike parking
They’re ubiquitous on the streets and bike paths of Davis. But they’re also the bane of many a Davis resident who finds one parked haphazardly, abandoned in the middle of a sidewalk, blocking the way of pedestrians. They are JUMP bikes, and they’ve been in…
Environmental update: Help prevent pollution in the pipes
Do you wonder where the water you use inside your home goes after a flush of the toilet or a rinse down the drain? It goes to the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which just recently completed a large-scale renovation. However, even a plant like ours…
EV&Me: Kelly Fleming on Gig Car Share
The Owner/Driver Name: Kelly Fleming Age: 30 Occupation: Policy Analyst The Vehicle Gig car model you use: Bolt. Unless I’m in the Bay Area, where I use the Prius C. Where you use Gig (Bay Area/Sac): Both! But mostly Sacramento. When you started using Gig: I started using Gig in February….
City of Davis Adopts Solar Standard for All New Commericial Buildings
The City of Davis announced May 20 that it is now requiring solar photovoltaics on all new non-residential buildings and any proposed high-rise, multi-family dwellings. The ordinance to amend city code also includes electric vehicle charging for new development. The Davis City Council passed a…
Want to Add Solar Panels to Your New Home? Five Considerations
Editor’s Note: Solar tax credits begin to sunset at the end of 2019. To take advantage of the full 30% credit deducted from your tax owed, get your system by December 31, 2019. Before adding solar to your recently purchased home, here are five considerations:…
Camping Made Green: Yolo County Now Offering Reusable Propane Cylinders
Get a FREE reusable cylinder on May 18th from 8 am – 1 pm while supplies last (Woodland/Davis/Winter/West Sacramento, California) – Californians regularly use 1 lb. propane gas cylinders for outdoor grills, heaters, and lighting, and can now save money by buying and refilling reusable 1 lb….
UK Parliament Declares Climate Emergency
Editor’s Note: The Davis City Council declared a climate emergency this March 5 in response to the efforts of Davis citizens trained by The Climate Mobilization. The following is an except from a letter written by Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, Founder and Director of The…
EV&Me: Eric Wilson and His 2014 Tesla and 2018 Bolt
The Owner/Driver Name: Eric WilsonOccupation: Director of Sustainability and STEAM InitiativesLocation: Thousand Oaks, CA The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2014 Tesla Model S and 2018 Chevrolet BoltType: Both fully electricRange: 208–262 miles (Model S, depending on battery size); 238 miles (Bolt)MPGe: 89–95 (Model S, depending on battery size; 119 (Bolt)MSRP: $69,900–$119,000 (Model S, depending on specifications);…
Sperling to Speak on the 3 Transportation Revolutions at Davis Library
Join the Sierra Club for a potluck and presentation by Dr. Dan Sperling of UC Davis on “The 3 Transportation Revolutions and What it Means for our Future” Thursday, May 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Yolo County Library,…
Methodist church focuses on environmental stewardship
Davis United Methodist Church is offering three forums in April on the theme of environmental stewardship. These presentations will be on Sunday mornings April 7, 14, and 28 from 9:45 to 10:50 at the church, 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. April 7: Cool Climate Diet, with…
Why I Ride: The Bike Campaign Promotes Biking Throughout Yolo County
The Bike Campaign has commissioned a series of articles about a wide variety of local people who ride their bikes and why they do it. While these stories are presented here in honor of National May Is Bike Month, The Bike Campaign plans to continue…
Ocasio-Cortez Fights Back against Charge of Elitism on Green New Deal, Climate Change
While the Senate rejected the Green New Deal on Tuesday on a 57-0 vote, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez laid out her vision of why this is needed and why concern for the environment is not simply an elitist concern. “When we talk about the…
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“The crisis has slowed emissions, but not enough to show up perceptibly at Mauna Loa. What will matter much more is the trajectory we take coming out of this situation.”
Atmospheric CO2 levels rise sharply despite Covid-19 lockdowns
Scientists find coronavirus crisis has had little impact on overall concentration trend
A message from Fossil Free California: On May 20, the University of California revealed that it had completed the full divestment of its $1.26 billion portfolio. ... our intention [is] to promote divestment to “build back better”
UC becomes nation's largest university to divest fully from fossil fuels
The University of California has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation's largest university to do so as pressure grows at Harvard, Stanford...
GM EV Batteries Will Last For 1 Million Miles & Have 600 Mile Range
GM EV Batteries Will Last For 1 Million Miles & Have 600 Mile Range
General Motors says it is making good progress toward new batteries with higher energy density and lower costs. It will use pouch cells manufactured a...
Join Tuleyome from where you are. The flowers will keep coming!
Tomorrow (5/22) at 9AM is our Bear Valley Virtual Wildflower Tour! Join us in #EnjoyingOutsideInside
Register for free in advance at http://tuleyome.org/events/bear-valley-virtual-wildflower-tour/