Environmental Recognition Awards City of Davis 2021
Each year the City of Davis recognizes community contributions to Davis’ environmental quality of life in three categories: individual/group, a business, and non-profit organization, agency or school. Additionally, a special category, the Environmental Legacy Award, may be presented for sustainability efforts that have made a…
Environmental update: City’s top 10 New Year’s environmental resolutions
The transition to a new year can often be a good time to evaluate existing habits and to look to adopt new ones. If you’re still trying to think of some good New Year’s goals or resolutions to shrink your environmental footprint in 2021, here…
Environmental update: Pollution prevention in the wet season
With the arrival of fall, the wet season commences in California, bringing rains that recharge your garden. Substantial rainfalls saturate the ground, which creates runoff on to streets and sidewalks, and ultimately into city storm drains. Runoff flows into this stormwater system from the places…
Environmental update: Help protect stormwater quality by keeping water onsite
The fall is a good time to consider landscaping projects that will prepare your yard for the winter rainy season by reducing the amount of rainwater that runs off your yard and into the storm drains. Keeping rainwater onsite and allowing it to soak into…
Council favors short-term ban on leaf blowers
Davis City Council members on Tuesday night directed city staff to work with city commissioners and the community at large to craft a revised leaf-blower ordinance that would likely include a ban on gas-powered blowers. But while such an ordinance wouldn’t be ready for council…
Davis Futures Forum Marks Five Years with Rick Cole Talk
The Davis Futures Forum presents four to six events a year as opportunities, interest, and funds are available. Local professionals and community members volunteer their time to sustain this effort. Beginning September 2015, the Futures Forum has hosted several nationally known experts. When possible these events are filmed for…
Greener Davis Newsletter September 2020
Visit the official web version of the Greener Davis newsletter and scroll to the bottom to subscribe! Got Cardboard? Do you have large cardboard boxes? Please don’t place them in the trash or even in the recycling carts! Large cardboard boxes that do not easily fit…
Act Local with Us on Climate! Message from Cool Davis Founders
Over a decade ago, a group of concerned community members responded to the call from the City of Davis to assist with the implementation of its first and groundbreaking Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. We and many others — members of the Climate Action Planning…
PART I: 2020 Article Series ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’
Recognizing the climate science, recommiting to action On June 10, 2010, the City of Davis adopted its first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, laying out goals and actions for our community to become carbon neutral by 2050. At that time, there were few jurisdictions in…
After 20 years, Putah Creek Accord, still key to habitat, water flows
WINTERS — Near the Lake-Sonoma counties border — not far from Mount Saint Helena and Snow Mountain — Southwest Peak of Cobb Mountain stands higher than all else in the Mayacamas Mountains. On the east side of Cobb Mountain flows the headwaters of Putah Creek….
Solar with a Re-roof Is a Good Match!
Breaking News! Effective May 4, 2020, Yolo County announced it is now allowing construction and other limited activities to resume. The City of Davis is accepting new construction permit applications and resuming processing of existing applications. The building counter in City Hall remains closed to…
All Electric Homes in Davis: the Carrot vs. the Stick
In January, the California Energy Commission approved a new building code in Davis that encourages the construction of all-electric homes and discourages the use of natural gas to fuel residential appliances and heating systems. This comes after numerous California cities have approved similar initiatives, including…
City of Davis 2020 Environmental Recognition Awards Nominations Now Open
April 22, 2020, is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Started in 1970, the Earth Day movement has, since then, mobilized over one billion individuals worldwide to take action for the future of our planet. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The…
Environmental update: Here are a few tips on living with turkeys
It’s that time of the year when local wild turkeys become nomadic, forming large, foraging groups and wandering around larger sections of town. Turkeys can be fun to watch, and they help to keep pests like slugs and snails out of the garden. However, they…
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