Resilient Communities Webinar Fosters Positive and Constructive Power
Thanks to all those who registered or attended the “Building a Resilient Community” webinar as part of the November Cool Davis Coalition quarterly meeting. As promised, we are providing the link below to the video of this event along with pdf’s of the presentations and…
Thank You Staff, Volunteers, and Donors!
As the darkest day of 2020 has passed and the pandemic continues to spread, we recognize and support the commitment of our health care community and other frontline workers. Their fortitude and endurance shine through this darkness. But they need our help. We also recognize…
Beat the crowds: Shop the Davis Farmers Market early
As UC Davis students return, the Davis Farmers Market is busy — especially on Saturdays. Executive Director Randii MacNear reminds patrons that the best way to beat the crowds is to shop early. Though Saturday hours are advertised as 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., most…
Tuleyome Tales: Virginia opossum
Have you ever looked out your window at night and seen a long pointy nose and two eerie green reflective eyes staring at you? Did your heart skip a beat? Did your dog go berzerk? Not to fear, it’s just North America’s only marsupial, the…
Tuleyome Tales: Recovering from Gold Fever — and Fire
Mercury, which occurs naturally in many parts of California’s Coast Range, was mined during three eras in our region: the Gold Rush for recovering gold flakes (late 1800’s), the two world wars for munitions (early- to mid-1900’s), and most recently for products such as hearing…
Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice Urges Support for Cool Davis
The Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice was formed as a working group of Cool Davis in 2014. Since then YIACJ has offered many ways for the faith community to engage in discussion and action to slow the climate crisis. As Cool Davis celebrates its 10th…
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…
Davis Media Access: Being ‘open’ in a time of closure
In my recent interview with the Rev. Beth Banks of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis on the “COVID-19 Community Report,” she said of UUCD, “the buildings are closed, but the church is open.” In a time when our common language is populated with words…
Cool Davis receives $6,000 for all-electric engagement
The Valley Climate Action Center (VCAC) recently provided $6,000 to Cool Davis to continue their work engaging Davis residents to adopt all-electric heating and cooling systems. The funds will also be used to develop an electric retrofit “roadmap” for existing homes, going directly to programs…
Tuleyome Tales: A hotspot for biodiversity
Biodiversity hotspots are regions where species numbers are unusually high. Most but not all are in the tropics. One that isn’t is the Californian region. In a 2000 Nature Conservancy inventory of state biodiversity, California stood out dramatically. Its 5,653 species of animals and plants…
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….
Tuleyome Tales: Nature is a healing force for PTSD
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of…
Tuleyome Tales: Recovering from a Wildfire
Tuleyome, a nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, purchased the Silver Spur Ranch in 2016, located immediately south of Indian Valley Reservoir along the North Fork of Cache Creek in Lake County. This 1280-acre property is in the heart of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National…
Bicycling During a Pandemic: Joy, Beauty, and Community on Two Wheels
As spring arrives with warmer weather, and folks are itching to escape from their homes where they’ve been sheltering in place for a while, the natural world is going to become a living room without walls. One activity that people can still enjoy during this…
Welcome READ-Y (Resilient Embodied Action Davis-Yolo)
Resilient Embodied Action Davis-Yolo (READ-Y) is our newest Cool Davis working group and they are committed to a big task. Formed through the energy of its two principal organizers, Gail Kennedy and Jan Beange, READ-Y will work to improve the social and emotional resilience we…
Davis Farmers Market Feeds Chef Brandon’s Soul
Nothing is more satisfying than the comforting smells and sounds of home cooking — a hot skillet crackling with fragrances of garlic and onion or a big ol’ dutch oven stewing aromatically with mouthwatering produce of the season. Scroll down for two delicious plant-based recipes…
What the Circle of Bees Was Up To Last Year
A year-in-review message from Circle of Bees punk rock swarm leader, Christian Coulon: The year 2019 was tremendous for the Circle of Bees (CoB). We did indeed receive the promised Environmental Recognition Award from the City of Davis. The reception ceremony was a blur. I…
Please join the Davis Electrical Vehicle Association on Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual meeting open to newbies and owners alike.
Agenda: Welcome & introductions
Hot topics – Share recent EV news that you’ve heard
National Drive Electric Week – Planning for Davis’s September 25 event
New Valley Clean Energy EV rebate program – Sierra Huffman, Valley Clean Energy
EVs for the long haul: the future for heavy-duty trucks – Ash Dalal, DEVA
Highlights of Norway EV symposium – Katrina Sutton, DEVA
We’ll end with a general discussion of EVs and also open the meeting to questions, especially from people who are new to EVs.
Please register in advance for this meeting.
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The community review period for the City’s draft 2020-2040 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is open to the public for an extended 60-day period that will close on Oct 10.
To read the CAAP, visit: https://buff.ly/3SC9XmM.
Submit comments at : https://buff.ly/3wfFv8H.
DEVA invites you for their Aug 10 6pm virtual meeting open to newbies and owners alike.
Hot topics – National Drive Electric Week planning - New @VCleanEnergy Electric Vehicle rebates – trucks updates.
Register for Zoom link https://www.cooldavis.org/civicrm/mailing/url/?u=16389&qid=283181