Writing Program Intern Joins Cool Davis
Cool Davis welcomes Annie Merritt! Annie is an environmental outreach writing intern at Cool Davis, as an undergraduate at UC Davis majoring in Environmental Science and Management with a focus on Natural Resource Management and minoring in Professional Writing. Annie interned at the Center for…
Tax Changes and Your Choices for 2018
Recent tax policy changes have generated concerned for non-profits like Cool Davis. Keep in mind there are some silver linings ringing the recent changes: Numerous local donors are dedicated to our work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable and resilient solutions. We trust that…
Give to Cool Davis When You Give to Your Sweetie!
Valentine’s Day 2017 You’re already up on shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts, right? If you happen to shop at Amazon, make the switch to Amazon Smile and give to Cool Davis, too! You love us, right? Don’t know how it works? Go to smile.amazon.com to donate to the Cool Davis Foundation….
Local Leadership and Local Support More Important Than Ever
“This is not about winning; there is no finish line, no election day, just a new opportunity each morning to encourage, educate, and build.” — Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, November 2016 Dear Neighbor, As we face the greatest challenge of our time —…
Newly Designed Newsletter Fresh Off the Mother Board (June July 2016)
Check out the newly redesigned Cool Davis newsletter for this June and July 2016. Get the wrap up and more on the Solar Fair and Community Choice Energy updates. Learn from your neighbors experiences with solar: system size, cost, and contractor. Eco-Heroes as diverse as…
Communications Team Leadership Shifts
April 8, 2016 After years of valuable service, Nick Buxton is passing on the torch as Cool Davis Communications Coordinator in an effort to bring some sanity back to his schedule. Cool Davis is grateful for Nick’s passionate and knowledgeable contributions to our mission over…
Cool Davis Communications Looking for Talent
April 4, 2016 The Cool Davis Communications Team is searching for talented and enthusiastic volunteers and/or interns to dedicate about 10 hours per month (or 2 hours a week). Contact Leslie Crenna at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get on board.
2016 Eco Heroes to Be Honored at Central Park
April 6, 2016 by Judy Moores The awardees have been chosen for this year’s Cool Davis Eco-Hero and Climate Solutions awards! Thank you to all who nominated this special group of outstanding local citizens. Thanks go out as well to all those who volunteered to tell their…
Thank You Cool BDoG Donors!
A special thank you to all the Big Day of Giving donors! Cool Davis is one of many Davis organizations who benefited from the May 5th event. Cool Davis raised $4295, an increase of 15% over 2014 and we added several new donors to our…
A shout-out to Cool Davis
Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise, May 7, 2015. On Earth Day last month, Cool Davis announced awards to several local residents in two categories: Climate Solutions and Eco-Heroes. I couldn’t really tell what the distinction was between the two categories; everything seemed important. Cool…
Pachia Vang joins Cool Davis as part of Civicspark
(By Sam Webb) “This is going to be fun, what an interesting and challenging project to be a part of,” says Pachia Vang who makes up one of three CivicSpark members to join Cool Davis. “Climate change is something we are all going to deal…
Cool Davis wins Breathe California Award
Cool Davis was awarded the 2014 Clean Air Award for Leadership by Breathe California, during the celebration of May as Clean Air Month on May 21st. The award – one of five given to individuals, cities, businesses and community organizations by Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant…
Support Cool Davis on the BIG Day of Giving!
Is action against climate change where your heart is? Then on May 6th, please support Cool Davis, and have your donations multiplied by matching funds. Tuesday, May 6, marks the BIG Day of Giving! It is an exciting initiative that seeks to support the non-profits…
Welcome new Cool Davis Board Members
The Cool Davis Board has welcomed two enthusiastic new members recently. Check them out! Chris Soderquist is president and CEO of Davis-based Octus Energy. He has more than 20 years of experience founding, managing, advising, capitalizing and selling companies in the clean tech, high tech,…
Meet the Cool Davis Foundation Board
Meet the Cool Davis Foundation (CDF) Board, made up of six Davis residents working together to promote energy conservation, water conservation, and sustainable lifestyle practices in the City of Davis and surrounding areas. Its general purpose is to build a formal mechanism to support the…
Cool Davis Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members
During the last few months, the original Cool Davis Foundation (CDF) Board has welcomed four new members who will be invaluable as we develop a new and different governance structure, and seek to build capacity to develop policy, manage projects and grants, increase its fund-raising…
Communications intern wanted!
Are you a good writer and passionate about taking action to stop climate change? Do you want to gain experience of working with professional communicators based in Davis? Can you spare a few hours every week? Cool Davis Initiative is looking for an intern who…
Cool Davis November Newsletter
Cool Davis’ November 2011 newsletter is out featuring: Photos and stories about the Cool Davis Festival Thank you note to our photographers Cool Davis Day of Service coverage Updates on the Veggie Bag project Profile of one of our latest partners, PediCab Invite to Partner…
Making Davis More Sustainable
Livestock agriculture is a major source of CO2: more than 14% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are emitted by livestock production. In fact, the five largest meat and dairy companies generate more GHG emissions than Exxon Mobil, Shell or BP!
Livestock agriculture is also a huge consumer of land and water. 27% of global land area is used for livestock production--that's about the 400% the size of Europe! Additionally, each pound of beef requires more than 1800 gallons of water (while each pound of pork requires 720 gallons of water!)
7844 Hamel Lane
Thursday, February 22nd
Discuss strategies and local action plans to reduce Davis's carbon footprint from meat and dairy consumption.
Some potential strategies we will discuss are:
Expanding the existing Meatless Mondays programs at UC Davis and in Davis schools.
Increasing the availability of vegetarian and vegan options in Davis restaurants both on and off campus, and making sure they are priced fairly
A tax on meat and dairy products. Revenues from the meat tax would either be rebated to consumers in the form of a coupon that can be used to purchase produce in Davis or used to fund programs to feed Davis community members in need.
Any other ideas you bring to the [vegan] table!
We will be serving delicious homemade vegan fare and an assortment of yummy drinks at the meeting. Please contact email@example.com for more questions and to let us know if you can attend (so we can prepare enough food for everyone!). ... See MoreSee Less
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Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.