Market Team Helps get us All to Zero Waste
This article is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. It was written by Anne Ternus-Bellamy. When was the last time someone cheerfully welcomed you at a garbage can? If you regularly attend Picnic in the Park, probably quite recently. That’s where the Zero Waste Team,composed mostly…
Demonstrations Target Festivalgoers’ Carbon ‘Foodprint’
This story is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise on October 1, 2013. It was written by Anya McCann Our food print is a significant part of our total carbon footprint. At the October 12th festival, visitors can watch two intriguing demonstrations, sample olive oil and…
Upcycling at the Davis Farmer’s Market
Need a new wallet or coin purse? What about a vase for your roses, a snack box, or a bird house? Transform milk cartons into these useful and beautiful creations at the Cool Davis booth at the Davis Farmer’s Market from 5pm to 7:30pm, Wednesday,…
Lynne’s Apple Crisp
Apples are best in the fall, and their sweetness baked with a topping is irresistible. Here’s a family fruit crisp recipe modified to eliminate refined sugar and substitute healthier oils. • 4 cups or more of chopped apples in a baking dish. The smaller you chop…
Zero Waste Home
By Claire Black Slotton A Zero Waste Home is all about filling life with experiences versus stuff. The new book, Zero Waste Home, by Bea Johnson, is the very personal story of one affluent woman’s quest for less. At the age of 32 she and…
A Simple Meal
When I was a kid we always had a garden growing. When it came time to pick tomatoes, my Dad would go out to the garden with a salt shaker in his back pocket. In the midst of the picking he would find one that looked especially good to him, sit down, split it open with his hands,
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…
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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 ...