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.
Interfaith Climate Action Conference
Several Davis Faith Groups will present a short, free conference for faith groups: “Climate Crisis: Putting Faith into Action” from 1:45 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the UU Church of Davis at 27074 Patwin Road in Davis.
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!
How to Hold a Zero Waste Neighbors’ Night Out
What can be better than getting together on Neighbors’ Night Out for a pot-luck? The event already includes camaraderie, good food and fun…Why not challenge yourselves to go for zero waste?
City of Davis and Schools sponsor Renewable Energy Bill
Davis’ schools and Joe Krovoza, the mayor of Davis have co-sponsored a bill by Senator Lois Walk, that could allow Californian residents to get their power from renewable resources and thereby create new investment and jobs across California.
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.