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…
Per capita Davis: Cool Davis gets festive
John Mott-Smith is a member of Cool Davis and a regular columnist at the Davis Enterprise from which this article has been cross-posted. It’s that time of year again, when the folks at Cool Davis put on the annual funfest to make real their organization’s…
Nature’s Theater presents "The Search for King Carbon"
With a little bit of folly, a little bit of learning and a lot of laughs, Nature’s Theater returned to the Cool Davis Festival on Saturday, October 13th with a free theatrical performance for the whole family. The show is called The Search for King…
Davis Farm to School to Expand Throughout Yolo
John Young, Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner inspired Davis Farmers Market Foundation to consider taking their inspirational Davis Farm to School program to other schools throughout Yolo County.
Back to School means composting for Davis Elementary
After a very successful year at Chavez Elementary of modeling the city’s business compost pilot, this successful community schools plans to kick off the new year with further reductions in their carbon footprint and help students learn lifelong lessons in “making a difference.”
Zero Interest Funds Available for Energy Efficiency
Yolo Energy Watch News Release Yolo Energy Watch wants to make local businesses aware of an excellent vehicle for funding energy efficiency projects. “On Bill Finance” (OBF) is a PG&E program offered specifically to businesses that can reduce or eliminate the upfront cost of installing…
Per Capita Davis: An energy survey of Manhattan
I recently traveled to New York, home of the United Nations, ostensibly for the purpose of observing an example of dense development and the ensuing consequences for greenhouse gas emissions. That was my cover story. The real (secret) purpose of my journey was to report…
Per Capita Davis: Yocha Dehe tribe has a commitment to stewardship
This post is written by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, and cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. I recently had the opportunity (two, in fact) to learn what the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has done on its Cache Creek lands to increase energy efficiency,…
Monticello Seasonal Cuisine
Monticello restaurant, a business partner of Cool Davis Initiative, found out that investing in sustainability saved huge amounts on their PG&E bill and cemented strong relationships with the Davis and Yolo county community.
Unitarian Church Green Sanctuary
The Unitarian Church in Davis has put its faith into practice on sustainability for many years – and is an active member of the Cool Davis initiative. In 2005, the UUCD embarked on the important and daunting task of becoming a Green Sanctuary: a church whose members truly live with “respect for the interdependent web of which we are a part.”
January Climate Movie Circle: “Eating Our Way to Extinction” (online) NEWS FLASH! We’ll start the discussion with a Q&A session with the film’s lead scientist Gerard Bisshop coming to us from #Sydney, Austrailia.
January Climate Movie Circle: "Eating Our Way to Extinction" (online) - Cool Davis
Discussion Sunday, January 15, 1:30 to 3:00pm Online via Zoom