Report from Richmond on Soil Not Oil Conference
by Scott Ragsdale, September 26, 2016 The second Soil Not Oil International Environmental Conference, held at the Richmond Memorial Convention Center at Civic Center Plaza, this past August 5th and 6th, 2016, promoted in simplest terms the idea that we can mitigate climate change and…
Apartment Move-out Waste Reduction Program
Are you interested in helping out with the award-winning Davis Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program? Then mark your calendars for August 25-September 1! Every year the City of Davis Recycling Program teams up with apartment managers to encourage reuse of items and to reduce the amount…
Rain + Plants + People = Success at Cesar Chavez School Garden
July 11, 2016 By Leslie Crenna If you aren’t connected with Cesar Chavez Elementary school (CCE), you might not know about the amazing progress of the school garden program over the past few years. New energy, dedication from stalwart veterans, and support from Principal Denise…
Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Program
June 9, 2016 Should I donate my shoes or recycle them? Many organizations take shoe donations in which lightly worn athletic shoes are either re-sold or sent to communities or individuals. If your shoes still have life in them, by all means donate them to…
Climate Solutions Award: UC Davis Aggie Reuse Store
By Ann Savageau Cool Davis is pleased to recognize the UCD Aggie Reuse Store with a Climate Solutions Award in the Consumption Category. In 2012, after two years of extensive groundwork and help from faculty mentor Prof. Ann Savageau, UC Davis graduate students Carol Shu…
Mike Hart, Eco Hero
By Anya McCann Cool Davis has selected Davis resident Mike G. Hart, CEO of Sierra Energy, as the recipient of a 2016 Eco Hero Award focused on reducing consumption and waste. Hart is an innovator, actively seeking ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on…
Parvaneh Keivanfar and Alex Gray Share Eco Hero Award
By Martha Quenon Meet Parvaneh of Butterfly Vegan Bakery and Alex Gray of Bicycle Barista who are partnered for a Cool Davis Eco Hero Award in the Consumption category. Parvaneh and Alex are also partnered personally through marriage and help in each other in both…
The Plant-Based Journey with Lani Muelrath
On April 10 Interfaith Meatless Monday invites the public to a talk by Lani Muelrath about her new book, The Plant-Based Journey. She divides the journey into five basic steps to guide people making the transition to a diet of vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, fruits,…
Get Your Brown On!
City-Wide Organics Collection Coming July/August 2016! By July/August 2016, the current system of collecting yard waste loose in the street will change to a hybrid system of yard waste piles and organics carts. Once the Organics Program begins, all residents and business in Davis will…
Three Farms, Five Courses: Cooking the CSA Box
Chef Debra Chase presents a free cooking demonstration this Saturday, January 23, from 3-5pm at the United Methodist Church (1620 Anderson Road). Two lucky people will win free CSA boxes to take home! What better way to learn how to cook for a cooler planet….
Interfaith Alliance introduces Meatless Monday
Yolo Interfaith Alliance for climate Justice has introduced Interfaith Meatless Monday to most of its 11 member congregations. Joining Meatless Monday is One Simple Thing we can do to address climate change. For the health of the planet, for our own health, to save water,…
Learn to Install a Laundry Greywater System
Ever wonder where all that water goes once you’re done with it? Your shower, the kitchen sink, the bathroom. The answer is simple: the wastewater treatment plant located northeast of town just past the landfill.
Concerned about your carbon footprint?
By Jim Cramer Consider calling EcoAssistant! EcoAssistant was created in 2014 to help Davis families attain sustainable lifestyles. The four partners – Leslie Crenna, Scott Ragsdale, Keli Rutan-Jorgensen, and Chrissy Backman – frequently encounter residents who want to be good stewards of the environment but…
One Simple Thing… Meatless Monday!
October is a delicious month as the colorful fall harvest of winter squash, pomegranates, and nuts is gathered. Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice appropriately chose October to introduce Interfaith Meatless Monday to 10 local faith communities. Eating less meat one day a week is…
Sustainable Living – ALT. Farming Workshop Series
This spring, FARM Davis will host a series of unique workshops for the Davis community. The goal of these workshops is to share valuable skills and to create a space where community members can collaborate in making long-lasting societal change. The ALT.Farming Workshop Series will…
Davis Food Coop to support Cool Davis in Earth Day Giveaway
The Davis Food Coop, a long-term coalition partner, has generously selected Cool Davis to be a beneficiary in their new Earth Day Giveaway! Rather than spending $3,000 on reusable bags as they have in the past, they decided to let their shoppers vote on donating…
NASA Scientist looks at Jet-Stream Data
Review of article by Jay Famiglietti by Lynne Nittler We’re all aware of the CA drought. We know we’re entering a 4th year, and it’s serious. But the analysis of NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti that we really have about one year of water left in…
Vegan Cheese Spread
Suggested by J. Moores Are you trying to eat lower on the food chain? Of course you turned to cheese…until you discovered cheese is almost as high as beef for carbon emissions! Now what? Who doesn’t love the creamy texture and snappy taste of cheese….
Pipe Dreams Greywater- New Cool Davis Partner
By Judy Moores Kent Thompson’s “Pipe Dreams Greywater” is no longer a dream. It’s Kent’s business, and his aim is to help homeowners conserve and reuse water that would otherwise “go down the drain.” Kent can help you plumb your bathroom sinks, showers and washing…
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HUGE WIN! Maine just became the 1st state to pass a law requiring divestment from fossil fuels!
Other states should follow suit and ensure their public funds don’t drive the climate crisis.
Divestment goes Maine-stream - Grist
Maine just became the first state in the nation to pass an actual law requiring divestment of public funds from oil, gas, and coal companies.
The City is opening a cooling center today (Wed.) from 1pm to 8 pm located at the Davis Senior Center at 646 A St. Please use the 7th St entrance to the West multipurpose room. The cooling center will remain open through Sat. (daily hours 1 pm to 8 pm). Masks are required.
Tonight's the night! Please register to join (virtually) the next meeting of the Davis Electric Vehicle Association on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. (PDT).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: DEVA Meeting June 9, . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Meeting of DEVA Happens every other month on the 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
"Hallelujah. A day for celebration! I have a great story to share about how “all of us” ... won and killed the bill AB 1139 that wanted to kill rooftop Solar in California." @aztecsolar @RepowerYolo @SolarCitadel #gosolardavis
Grassroots Coalition Rallied to Keep California a Pro-Solar State - Cool Davis
Hallelujah. A day for celebration! I have a great story to share about how “all of us” won yesterday ...