Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice updates
The newly forming Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate is open to any faith group members, or even non-faith folks, who wish to address climate justice and climate disruption issues on a variety of levels. Currently we have people from 8-10 faith groups meeting on a…
Volunteers needed for Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program
The City Recycling Program is recruiting volunteers for the award-winning Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program (AMOWRP)! Volunteers are needed August 28 – September 1 at apartment properties throughout the City to organize donated materials and to help keep good material from ending up in the…
Demonstration Cooking and Tasting
Join Chef Debra for a few hours of Cool Cooking for a Cool Planet. Debra will show you how to choose a climate-friendly diet and be a cool cook. Literally. She will get you into the kitchen and teach you how to make dishes that…
Judy’s Yummy Vegan Cookies
Judy’s Yummy Vegan Cookies. You’d never guess they’re vegan! Wet ingredients: ½ cup canola, grape or olive oil ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup almond, rice, soy or hemp milk 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons maple syrup Dry ingredients: 1…
Ask the Experts: Solar Cooking at June 19 Picnic at the Park
Have you ever fried an egg on the sidewalk? Come out this Wednesday to learn how to use the sun to cook eggs, bake bread, and other culinary marvels in a sun powered oven. Our featured guests – Kendall Essex and Claire Black Slotton – will…
Robyn Waxman, 2013 Eco-Hero Award
Robyn Waxman is, without a doubt, the nicest revolutionary you’ll ever meet. Charming and articulate, she could be a professor, mom or farmer – in fact, she’s all three. Being nice is part of her plan for revolution. “FARM was my graduate thesis,” she says…
Dani Lee, 2013 Eco Hero Award
Dani Lee is one of those natural beauties who sparkles all on her own. Had you seen her in the 1970s you might have thought “mellow hippy”, but Dani is full of energy and enthusiasm about her dream job.
Solid Waste Planning Workshop
Veteran’s Memorial Center: 203 E. Fourteenth Street March 21, 2013: Club Room (Davis, CA) – 6:00 p.m. All are welcome, but an RSVP in advace will assist with our planning efforts. Contact email@example.com or 530-757-5686. The City of Davis Natural Resources Commission will hold a…
Per Capita Davis: UC Davis is putting us on the map
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. For years, whenever I traveled outside of the Sacramento region, whether to Europe, Asia, New York or Los Angeles, when the question was asked “Where are you from?” my…
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.
Grow Your Own Food! Community Gardening in Davis
For those of us itching to grow our own food but who don’t have a bountiful yard or whose yards may be shaded by beautiful trees, community gardens are one option. And luckily, Davis has two public community gardens and a slew of other ‘community’ gardening options available to choose from!
Festival to promote learning by seeing and sampling
The upcoming Cool Davis Festival on October 13 wl brought together four passionate expert presenters in a special demonstration booth to show visitors how they can integrate low-carbon solutions into their daily lives. Have you ever wanted to learn how to make sustainable sushi, create…
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.
How to Hold a Zero Waste Neighbors’ Night Out
What can be better than getting together on Neighbors’ Night Out for a pot-luck? The event already includes camaraderie, good food and fun…Why not challenge yourselves to go for zero waste?
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)…
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.”
Local workplace Green Team improves environment at Kaiser Permanente office
Cathy Dycaico, MD, Co-Chair of the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Green Team, tells the story of how a small group of individuals developed a project at their workplace that is expected to save $1000 per month, reduce related greenhouse gas emissions and has also provided a more attractive environment for everyone.
Farmers market: Ask the Expert sessions in August
Wondering how to keep your house cool without turning on the air-conditioning? Curious as to how dietary changes can make a difference to your carbon impact? Then come down to Farmers Market during August and get free advice from experts in these fields. The Cool…
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.