How Smart Electrical Panels Manage Loads Possibly Avoiding the Need for Upgrades
We live in a 1991 townhouse in Davis. My goal and dream has always been to move away from our current natural gas system and fully use electricity from the sun. But how is that actually achieved? Many smaller and older homes begin life with…
New State Organic Waste Regulations Aimed at Reducing Methane Gas Emissions
So, you might have heard about a new “food scrap recycling” program in the news, seen info about “organics diversion” in Greener Davis newsletters, or received a mailer about it in your mailbox recently. The new organic waste regulations under SB 1383 that went into…
Cartober Is Coming! Donate Your Old Gas Guzzling Clunker to Cool Davis
Much like Giving Tuesday, Cartober is an online giving campaign held throughout the month of October to highlight the impact vehicle donations can make. Cartober encourages people to drive change by donating their unwanted car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or boat to their favorite nonprofit or public…
Climate Review no. 4
Welcome to the Cool Davis Climate Review, quotes and inspiration from a new-ish genre of books and videos … and more! Visit our Cool Solutions page for a list of climate documentaries in the Resources section at the bottom. Have a quote, summary, or link you would like…
City Opens Downtown Plan Draft EIR Comment Period
The City of Davis announced that the comment period is now open for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Davis Downtown Specific Plan (Downtown Plan). While the State requires 45 days for the comment period the City is proactively extending the comment…
City Engages Community with Wastewater “Hunt”
Ever wonder what happens when the bathtub drains, the suds in the kitchen sink wash away or the toilet is flushed? In an effort to broaden the community’s understanding of the City’s wastewater system and infrastructure and its impact throughout the community, Davis residents will…
Davis Picks It Up
As you’re walking or biking around Davis these days, keep an eye out for Davis Picks It Up volunteers. You’ll recognize them by their blue vests, big smiles, and colorful litter grabbers! Davis Picks It Up (DPIU) is a new, all-volunteer group that helps prevent…
Charging around Town: Update on Local Charging Infrastructure
EV Charging Stations in Davis Many people with an electric vehicle (EV) who use their car primarily for commuting may not be aware of charging options in town because they charge at home. Others who don’t have an EV yet may be inhibited from buying…
Tampon Shortage? Get a Menstrual Cup
“I need a pad right now,” is something you may have thought this month, beginning another cycle of contemplating what you will need in order to manage your period. I feel like I am often having to make a choice between my comfort, convenience, wellbeing,…
The Night Market
The sun has set over Central Park in Davis but the light still lingers. A woman on her bike rolls up to the fountain-that-never-was — next to the Solidarity Space — and unloads some boxes from her trailer, setting them on the level, counter-height, faux-stone…
Four Tips to Improve Your Next Climate Change Conversation
Do you care about climate change but don’t know how to bring that up with your friends, family, or colleagues? Climate change is already happening, and many of us have experienced its impacts on our daily life. Despite the growing scientific literature on this global…
Success on Big Day of Giving! You Are the Hope!
On the Big Day of Giving over 170 donors joined our match fund donors in reaching a total of over $36,000 in funds raised for Cool Davis programs. But they didn’t stop there and by the end of the weekend Cool Davis met its Big…
“Coming Clean” Film Screening, Town Hall, Summit Events at UC Davis
“Coming Clean” Film Screening On Friday 5/13/22 4-6 PM the College of Biological Sciences, Fossil Fuel Free UC Davis, and the Campus Advisory Committee on Sustainability are screening the film ‘Coming Clean’. This event is part of the Campus Global Theme: Transformative Energies: Repowering and Empowering the Planet. Coming Clean is a film directed by Carolina…
NRC Holds Special Meeting to Discuss CAAP
The NRC held a special meeting to discuss results of the CAAP actions analysis requested by City Council, which includes Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction potential and other factors for each prioritized action in the draft 2020-2040 CAAP (in progress). This meeting was…
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