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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