Per capita Davis: Breaking the Record
This adapted column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. We humans love data. We keep track of all kinds of stuff. How much rain did we get, is it more or less than “normal?” When was the…
The True Cost of Oil
Garth Lenz, an internationally-renowned, environmental photo-journalist, will present his award-winning slideshow talk “The True Cost of Oil” on the Alberta Tar Sands in the Blanchard Room of the Yolo County Library – Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Suggested donation $10 to defray travel expenses. No one turned away.
Putting our Faith into Action
The faith community of Yolo County is ready to put their faith into action to slow climate change. More than eighty representatives of about 20 different faith groups met for a three-hour interfaith conference “Climate Crisis: Putting Faith into Action” on March 3rd as a…
Earth Hour – Sat. March 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Because the Cool Davis Community Action Team believes that everyone has power to inspire people and to make real change and impact in Davis and the world, we challenge all of Davis – individuals, households, businesses, the city – to join in Earth Hour. This year…
Forward on Climate: Bay Area February 17
The Keystone XL Pipeline is the current battleground of the emerging Climate Movement. The time has come time for activists to draw a line against more carbon emissions into the atmosphere and hold it.
Feeling the heat
This column by Cool Davis member, John Mott-Smith is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. I find it difficult at times to get my mind around the scope or scale of global warming. We speak about this issue as affecting the “planet” or the “atmosphere” or…
Interfaith Climate Action Conference
Several Davis Faith Groups will present a short, free conference for faith groups: “Climate Crisis: Putting Faith into Action” from 1:45 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the UU Church of Davis at 27074 Patwin Road in Davis.
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,…
The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation
“Canada’s Tar Sands are perhaps the most visually compelling example of all that is wrong with our addiction to fossil fuels and why we must change or face dire consequences for all life on Earth,” says Garth Lenz in his slideshow talk, The True Cost…
The Impact One Person Can Have on Climate Change: Why Eat Less Meat?
Author, Anya McCann, was vegetarian for 30 years and has been a vegan for 7. She has raised two healthy children and to keep things interesting, they are all chefs who prepare cuisine from around the world. She is the owner of Green Your World, which brings the principles of sustainability into practice at home.
How to Become a One Cool City
Cool Davis is a citizen group working to support the Davis Climate Action and Adaptation Plan goals to lower our collective carbon footprint. The organization is focused on solutions to help us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in three main areas: 1) Transportation, 2)…
Two images that demand action on climate change
By Nick Buxton At Cool Davis we focus on practical actions and solutions for how we as individuals and as a community can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, move to a low-carbon future, and improve everyone’s quality of life as a result. We believe that Davis…
Per Capita Davis: Rising temperatures are concerning
This article, written by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. About a month ago, there was an article in the paper about the high temperatures in March in the United States. Of course, the usual disclaimer is still…
Per Capita Davis: Rising temperatures are concerning
This fortnightly column by John Mott-Smith is cross-posted from Davis Enterprise. About a month ago, there was an article in the paper about the high temperatures in March in the United States. Of course, the usual disclaimer is still necessary: It’s not possible to draw…
Per capita Davis: year in review
John Mott-Smith, member of Cool Davis and columnist for Davis Enterprise reviews whether, overall, the year was one of progress or retreat on tackling climate change, whether we are closer to avoiding or experiencing the consequences of our actions or inactions. The question is complicated…
Message for 350 national:
In just one week, millions of us will be hitting the streets around the world to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.
But we need your help now.
Watch these short video messages of climate strikers talking about why they will be “out of the office/school/home/etc” on September 20th - and share. Or record your own message to share on social media.
We’re out of office. Are you with us?
We are out of patience, out of time, and out of options. We need everyone everywhere - workers, teachers, parents, neighbors - to spread the word and join the youth leading this fight in the streets for climate justice. And you can help.
Get the word out and inspire others to get “out of office” on September 20th. Take two minutes to record your own custom message to your online community, sharing your reasons for joining the Global Climate Strike.
And don’t forget to add the hashtags if you create your own message - use #climatestrike #strikewithus and #outoftheoffice so we can see everything being shared and amplify. And don’t forget to link to globalclimatestrike.net so you spread the word about Global Climate Strikes kicking off in a week, on September 20th.
Ready, set, go! Tell everyone you’ll be out of the office, school, home or wherever you are with our downloadable videos (if you don’t want to record your own, just share one of ours) – and ask others to join you.
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