Conserve water, save energy
John Mott-Smith is a member of the Cool Davis Initiative Core Group and writes a fortnightly column on environmental issues for the Davis Enterprise that we will feature here. With all the talk and controversy over proposed water rate increases, I expected more of a…
Understanding our food print
By Lynne Nittler, cross-posted from Davis Enterprise Our culture teaches us to value what we put on our bodies more than what we put in our bodies. Folks who might gasp at the price of organic heirloom tomatoes will spend quite a lot on a…
Fashion designers to turn trash into treasure
We Americans have a lot of stuff and we dispose of a lot of stuff, and all that stuff we throw away, took a lot of energy to create. John Johnston, local resident and Environmental Engineering Professor at Sac State likes to tell his students…
‘Junky’s last stand’ educates and entertains on nutrition
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise, by Anne Ternus-Bellamy Nature’s Theater returns to the Cool Davis Festival on Sunday with a whole new environmental-themed play for children. “Junky’s Last Stand,” written and directed by husband-and-wife team Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins, will be performed at 2:30 p.m. in…
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Here’s how.
This article is cross-posted from Davis Enterprise The message to eat healthy, eat local, reduce waste and lower our carbon footprint is widespread now. But for most households, it is easier said than done. How do we really make changes in our everyday food and…
How green ($) is your yard
This post by Gus Yates is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. With water rates going up, you might be wondering how much your garden is costing you. Don’t worry; there are more alternatives to green than just brown. Experts on water conservation, drought-tolerant landscaping, energy…
Free composting classes
The City of Davis Recycling Program is offering free composting classes at the following locations and dates: Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard Monday, October 3 from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm at the…
Challenge Day 1: From the Movie to Trashy Habits
Guest post by Juliette Beck of North Davis as part of Low Impact Week. If you would like to submit your own blog post or video diary on the Low Impact Challenge, please email jemoores AT aol.com Hopefully you saw the No Impact Man movie….
Quick actions to green your diet
The average mouthful of food travels an estimated 1,500 miles to reach us, requiring a staggering amount of fossil fuel. Every time we eat food locally grown or produced, we reduce the need for these transportation costs.
Quick actions to cut the trash
These are tips from Low Impact Week, which was held in February 2011 but can be done anytime! On a per capita basis, Americans generate more waste than the rest of the world, about 4.6 pounds per person per day, partly because of wasteful and…
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World must hit "peak meat" by 2030 to avoid climate crash - CBS News via @GoogleNews
World must hit "peak meat" by 2030 to avoid climate crisis, scientists say
Livestock production accounts for nearly 15% of global carbon emissions — five times as much as air travel.