Michael Pollan’s Classic ‘Food Rules’ Animation
It started with a simple idea: when it comes to food, we would do well to model our diets after our grandparents, which is to say, we should eat less meat (most of our grandparents couldn’t afford to eat meat in the quantities most Americans…
The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming 101
Ever wonder what the greenhouse effect is all about? What are greenhouse gases anyway? For a sneak peek at our new Climate Impacts page, read on: What are Greenhouse Gases and the Greenhouse Effect? Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are invisible chemical compounds found normally in our…
Drive Electric Week success in Davis! EVs @ the Market!
The 23 different owner vehicles on display and four dealers providing 10 electric vehicles for test driving, made for National Drive Electric Week success in Davis. EV @ the Market Day provided everything local EV interested folks could want! “I came out to see the…
Test Drive Electric Vehicles at Davis Farmer’s Market
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Greywater Workshop: Hands-on Education and Installation
Cool Davis partner Eco Assistant is hosting a hands-on installation Greywater Workshop in West Davis on Thursday, September 7 (6:30–9:30pm), Friday, September 8 (9:30am–4:30pm), and Saturday, September 9 (9:30am–1:30pm). The two-day workshop consists of three sessions (designed to beat the heat!) featuring instruction on code…
Davis Reaffirms Climate Action and Paris Agreement
STAFF REPORT (PDF Download) DATE: July 11, 2017 TO: City Council FROM: Mike Webb, Assistant City Manager, Mitch Sears, Sustainability Manager SUBJECT: Climate Action Executive Order – Paris Climate Agreement [Editor’s Note: The full text of the City Council staff report and the Resolution say…
"Inconvenient Sequel" Screening and Electric Vehicle Show & Tell
Friday, August 4, 2017
Laundry Solutions for a Sustainable Lifestyle
Spending a little time thinking about how you wash and dry your clothes can have a big impact on your sustainable lifestyle. Combine your grandparents’ wisdom with some modern ingenuity and get some truly fantastic results.
Davis doubling up on clean solar energy
Crossposted from The Davis Enterprise From page A8 | February 01, 2017 By Mike Kluk and Leslie Crenna We did it, Davis! High-fives and a fist bump. In late May 2016, the city of Davis and Cool Davis — via City Council resolution — challenged…
Crude by Rail Fight Leads Feds to Rule for Local Control Over Oil Refinery Expansions
October 11, 2016 Rarely does a full range of governmental, environmental, and citizen groups all work together, but the crude-by-rail issue united them on an arduous journey spurred by the threat of 100 tank cars per day of crude traveling through northern California communities to…
Double Up on Solar Campaign Looking Bright
October 7, 2016 Davis, we are on track to reach our goal of 500 new solar systems by year’s end! Data through the end of September shows that Davisites filed permits for 368 solar systems in 2016. We are just shy of exactly three quarters of the goal at…
Circle of Bees’ Hives Tackle Bee Crisis Locally
September 29, 2016 by Judy Moores and Leslie Crenna Welcome to our new Cool Davis partner, Circle of Bees! Circle of Bees, or CoB for short, promotes care for both domestic and wild bees, which are currently threatened nationwide. This non-profit group, headed by Board…
Double Up! Davis Solar Campaign Launched
June 10, 2016 COMING SOON: Contractor selection tool! What does a carbon neutral Davis look like? One thing is certain: there will be solar panels on the rooftops! Cool Davis, in close partnership with the City of Davis, launched a community wide campaign to encourage…
Oil train danger to Davis is averted for now
Reposted from the Davis Enterprise From page B5 | February 14, 2016 By Lynne Nittler and Jean Jackman It has been an exhausting and dramatic week for Davis activists and those from Sacramento and other cities uprail from the proposed Valero Refinery expansion in Benicia.
4th Annual Interfaith Climate Conference March 5, 2016
RSVP/Register NOW When: Saturday, March 5th from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Where: St. James Catholic Church; 1275 B St., Davis, CA 95616 Cost: Free, suggested donation $10-20 RSVP: Register in advance HERE or at the door
Growing Cities For Financial and Neighborhood Sustainability
Joe Minicozzi’s Partner is coming to Davis! How Davis can use public data to plan growth so our community is financially strong as well as socially and environmentally resilient. Keynote Speaker: Charles Marohn, Nationally Recognized Transportation & Urban Planner When: Friday January 22 — 10 am…
Three Farms, Five Courses: Cooking the CSA Box
Chef Debra Chase presents a free cooking demonstration this Saturday, January 23, from 3-5pm at the United Methodist Church (1620 Anderson Road). Two lucky people will win free CSA boxes to take home! What better way to learn how to cook for a cooler planet….
Shop Green and Local
December 2015 Gift Ideas List: Give Green, Shop local. Grow our economy. Shrink our carbon footprint. Members of the Davis Climate Action Team, concerned citizens and Cool Davis created a list of suggestions for a greener holiday celebration. Get two for one this holiday season….
Praying and transformation in a time of Climate Change
The 40,000 world leaders from 190 countries are gathered in Paris to reach an agreement to curb carbon emissions and to find ways to support vulnerable countries and communities in adapting to the impacts of climate change that are happening right now. Our prayers are…
Helpful Resources for the Paris Climate Talks
The Paris Climate Talks make people all around the globe stop and think about this earth – our one home – and our relationship to it. Clearly we are out of sync, and our use, and sometimes abuse, of the planet is causing serious repercussions…
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Latkes anyone? I know, Hannukah is passed, but that's no excuse! mmmmmmmmm applesauce and sour cream (vegan and gluten-free).
Latke Recipe Vegan & Gluten-Free - Cool Davis
This latke recipe is plant-based and gluten free! Chickpea flour gives these latkes a traditional taste but still suitable for those with food allergi...