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.
The True Cost of Oil
Garth Lenz, an internationally-renowned, environmental photo-journalist, will present his award-winning slideshow talk “The True Cost of Oil” on the Alberta Tar Sands in the Blanchard Room of the Yolo County Library – Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Suggested donation $10 to defray travel expenses. No one turned away.
Cool Davis at Picnic in the Park
Cool Davis is excited about this year’s first “Picnic in the Park” at the Farmer’s Market in Central Park from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. on Wednesday, March 20. Come find our booth near the caterpillar. Our Community Action Team (CAT) will be on hand…
Forward on Climate: Bay Area February 17
The Keystone XL Pipeline is the current battleground of the emerging Climate Movement. The time has come time for activists to draw a line against more carbon emissions into the atmosphere and hold it.
Call to Action: Forward on Climate
350.org, Sierra Club, Credo, NRDC, CALPRIG, Rainforest Action Network, and many other organizations have joined together to reach out to President Obama in climate rallies in cities across the country on Presidents’ Day. The grassroots effort is called Forward on Climate.
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Youth to adults â join us in the climate fight
There‘s no guarantee that we can still solve the climate problem. One can be excused for despairing, but not for walking away. Especially at the...