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…
Environmental update: Got stuff to throw away? Check your mail for landfill voucher
In April of this year, the annual Bulky Items Drop-Off event was postponed due to the shelter-in-place order from the county. Since it is unknown when Recology will be able to provide another drop-off event due to the pandemic, the city and Recology are offering…
Tuleyome Tales: Enjoy some summer hiking in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region
This area gets hot in the summer. Every year, in the extreme heat of summer, there are rescues of hikers in our region. Heat and dehydration can be life-threatening, but rescues, which put our emergency personnel at risk and keep emergency resources occupied, can be avoided with…
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 Summer Interns Making It Happen
Despite the challenges of shelter in place, two young ladies have been steadily adding to the knowledge base and improvement of social media tools management here at Cool Davis. We meet on Zoom and communicate via email and phone rather than in person. Despite the…
Join Solidarity Summer Camp in Central Park Davis
The Sol Summer Camp (a collaboration between Davis parents and UC Davis students/affiliates) is a multigenerational space for the community to gather for a Solidarity Circle in Davis’ Central Park, every Weds/Fri, 10am-1pm throughout the summer, so that we can educate ourselves about the many…
Freedom from Fossil Fuels and Respect for the Animals
Greg Stoner and Kathleen Gill live in the modest North Davis home they purchased over a decade ago. In recent years, they made a decision to create a more sustainable homestead for themselves and their community. While motivated to simply “do the right thing,” Greg…
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…
Environmental Impacts of COVID-19
It’s hard to ignore how much of our lives COVID-19 has changed. Right now, most people’s main concern is keeping themselves and others healthy, while other important issues have been put on the back burner. Before the global pandemic, the main natural disaster scientists warned…
Cool Davis Welcomes Two New Board Members
Cool Davis is happy to announce the addition of two new board members in our 10th anniversary year. Johannes Troost Johannes Troost is retired from a career in Education and Human Services. His work included both policy development and program design, implementation, and evaluation. He…
Per Capita Davis: We’re in a senior moment
Today, as this column is being written (June 1), is the official opening of a hurricane season that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has estimated will be quite active. It comes, as scientists have predicted and proved, that increasing heat stored in the oceans…
Statement of Support and Commitment to the Black Community
In light of the deeply disturbing events transpiring across our nation, Cool Davis is looking inward and evaluating our work in our community and the influence we bring across the organizations and institutions with which we work. We share in the grief and anger of…
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….
Phoenix Coalition Condemns the Deaths and Injustices Endured by Black Americans
Chalk the names of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbrey and light a candle
Buying an Electric Vehicle Used Can Halve the Price
Buying a used Tesla Model S at half the price was the best decision I ever made! My family bought our 2015 Model S used through the Tesla website in March 2019. When looking for an electric car our “wants/needs” included: Ability to drive electric…
Per Capita Davis: Lessons learned can be easily forgotten
As a country, we periodically experience shocks, sometimes big ones that change our national psyche. The Great Depression, World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Great Recession, the attack on 9/11 come to mind as examples. In each case, our country was different after…
Judy Moores: A Lifetime of Dedication to the Environment
Editor’s Note: After a lifetime of dedication to the environment, primarily here in Davis but also in her home town in upstate New York, Judy Moores has moved to the University Retirement Community, where she has begun a new phase in her life. What follows…
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…
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Biden plans to replace government fleet with electric vehicles (Don't pay attention to the false statement that EVs are more expensive than conventional vehicles, not so!)
Biden plans to replace government fleet with electric vehicles
The government is a major purchaser of vehicles. However, replacing such a fleet with EVs assembled domestically will be costly and take time.
Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more via @CBSPolitics
Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more
The 46th president is undoing some of his predecessor's executive actions.
This week's AQI Forecast is for more Moderate (Yellow) air quality. Don't Light Tonight Advisory in effect tonight with slightly improving concentrations of PM 2.5 over the week. Sign up for forecasts or alerts at http://www.ysaqmd.enviroflash.info
Join Travis Credit Union and the Driving Clean Assistance Program to learn how to receive a grant of up to $5,000 towards purchasing an electric vehicle! @TravisCU
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PG&E has extended no power shut-offs through April, at the earliest to help customers get through these tough times.
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