A Personal Reflection: The Heroes and Heroines of the CA Climate Leadership Bills
By Lynne Nittler The news headlines have been gloomy for those of us who were so hopeful only a few months ago when the CA Senate began passing the 12 California Climate Leadership Bills. “How oil won the battle for SB 350” “How Long will…
CA Climate Legislative Alert – Act This Week!
California Climate Legislation Update Climate bills SB 32, SB 185, and SB 350 will hit the floor of the Assembly next week. Thanks to hundreds of letters, phone calls, and constituent meetings they made it through the State Senate and through policy committees in the…
Stop Oil Trains – July 11 Action
Saturday, July 11 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. There is NO safe way to transport extreme tar sands and Bakken crude. Two years after Lac-Mégantic, oil trains keep exploding and carbon pollution keeps rising. Oil trains are a disaster for our health, our safety, and our climate….
Videos of Kathleen Dean Moore, Panel, and Workshops
Cool Davis and the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice brought an eloquent climate speaker – author and nature advocate Kathleen Dean Moore – to Davis for a community talk on March 6 and as the keynote speaker for the third annual Interfaith Climate Conference on…
This Earth Day Make a Pledge to Cool your Home
By Nick Buxton Davis residents have a proud history of being leaders on caring for our environment – in just the last few years both the University and the City have won prizes for our efforts and today we are number three in the California…
More than Scientists, a new website
Review by Lynne Nittler There’s a new, irresistible website that just launched March 16. It’s the kind of personal story-telling that short videos make possible as they draw you in, and then leave you moved and thoughtful long afterwards. Some will change you. In an…
Valero DEIR Comments are Successful
By Lynne Nittler The DEIR comments for the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project in Benicia closed on September 15, with a final landslide of important letters critical of the project arriving on the last day. Attorneys and others who have looked at the quality and quantity of…
People’s Climate Action Day in Central Park
By Leslie Crenna Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise, September 12, 2014, online In solidarity with organizers touting the largest climate march in history in New York City, dubbed The People’s Climate March, Sunday, September 21, local activists are organizing a same day gathering in…
Celebrate 40 Years of Recycling! Come to a Workshop!
The Davis Recycling Program turns 40 this year! Thank you for participating in 40 years of curbside recycling here in Davis! To celebrate, the City is offering a series of workshops on recycling, waste reduction, composting and more. To show gratitude for all your efforts…
Oil Train DEIR Comments & Other Actions
The City of Benicia has extended the comment period on the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) until September 15th. Yolano Climate Action is hosting the last public letter-writing workshop on September 7. The DEIR is an opportunity for individuals to voice their…
More Crude-by-Rail Trains Put Davis at Risk
By Lynne Nittler, Milton Kalish and Matt Biers-Ariel Cross-posted from The Davis Enterprise, January 12th, 2014 North Dakota Bakken crude oil production is booming, and oil companies are desperate for a fast, convenient way to transport their crude oil to refineries across the U.S. A…
How to Finance Clean Energy for your Home the Easy Way
How would you pay to make your home more energy- and water-efficient? Cash? Credit card? Home equity loan? The new Clean Energy Yolo program provides a better option for these costly improvements and is not based on personal credit.
Take Action – Volunteering with Cool Davis
Do you like fun creative events with good information, great food and awesome entertainment? Whether you like to help plan or just help out at events, consider joining the Cool Davis events team. Right now in the works is the Cool Davis Festival.
Introducing the Davis Climate Advocacy Alliance
Existing climate advocacy groups (350.org, , Citizens Climate Lobby and others ) as well as interested individuals are invited to the next meeting of the newly formed Davis Climate Advocacy Alliance. Members will meet together on a regular or occasional basis to share what each is doing, coordinate climate actions and amplify our effectiveness through improved communications and cooperation.
Davis Bike Collective: 2013 Climate Solution Award
The Davis Bike Collective models how an organization can work with people from different parts of the community work together to teach others to repair their bikes and even customize their bikes for personal needs. With their sliding scale, the collective’s workshop, Bike Forth, is affordable to all.
Diane Swann: 2013 Eco Hero
Diane Swann, one of the Cool Davis 2013 Eco-heroes, sets an example through her quiet pursuit of a better environment. Like many people in Davis, Diane works out of town and knows that a large percentage of her carbon footprint comes from her commute.
Beat the Heat! Energy Efficiency and Solar Discounts for Davis Households Extended to July 31st !
The discounts with Energy Benefits Yolo (EBY)– Group Buy have been extended to run through July 31st. Households through-out Yolo County can participate in the program. REC Solar and Brower Mechanical were selected by EBY last March to provide discounts in Solar PV, Household Audits, Energy Efficiency, & Solar Hot water based on the numbers of people who sign up and contract for upgrades.
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Today, I took part in a #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike outside NSW Parliament house. Although I was 11hours ahead due to timezones, I striked in solidarity with young people all across the UK for their February 15th Youth Strike for Climate!