Understanding our food print
By Lynne Nittler, cross-posted from Davis Enterprise Our culture teaches us to value what we put on our bodies more than what we put in our bodies. Folks who might gasp at the price of organic heirloom tomatoes will spend quite a lot on a…
Fashion designers to turn trash into treasure
We Americans have a lot of stuff and we dispose of a lot of stuff, and all that stuff we throw away, took a lot of energy to create. John Johnston, local resident and Environmental Engineering Professor at Sac State likes to tell his students…
Check out electric vehicles at Friday cruise and Sunday festival
Article by Manny Rin of Cool Davis, cross-posted from Davis Enterprise Vroom! Boom! These sounds of a traditional automobile show will be noticeably absent in the upcoming Cool Davis Cruise About and the plug-in electric vehicle show-and-tells coming to Davis this weekend. With increasing gas…
‘Junky’s last stand’ educates and entertains on nutrition
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise, by Anne Ternus-Bellamy Nature’s Theater returns to the Cool Davis Festival on Sunday with a whole new environmental-themed play for children. “Junky’s Last Stand,” written and directed by husband-and-wife team Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins, will be performed at 2:30 p.m. in…
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Here’s how.
This article is cross-posted from Davis Enterprise The message to eat healthy, eat local, reduce waste and lower our carbon footprint is widespread now. But for most households, it is easier said than done. How do we really make changes in our everyday food and…
Festival Theater Program
The Cool Davis Festival will feature a lively music and theater program including a special performance by Nature’s Theater, music by the Vocal Art Ensemble and Music to our Ears, dance by the Ecokinesis Dance Company, and presentations of the Climate Group Solutions Awards.
How green ($) is your yard
This post by Gus Yates is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. With water rates going up, you might be wondering how much your garden is costing you. Don’t worry; there are more alternatives to green than just brown. Experts on water conservation, drought-tolerant landscaping, energy…
Eco-heroes to be honored at Cool Davis Festival
Great piece published in the Davis Enterprise today: cross-posted here. Passion, conviction and humility sum up the four Davis residents who will be honored as Eco-heroes at the 2011 Cool Davis Festival. All four have made careful decisions about how they wish to live in…
Evening in honor of Planet Earth great success!
By Lynne Nittler: When 350.org announced the date of September 24 for their annual global event, I knew immediately how to put together a beautiful gathering. Our Evening in Honor of Planet Earth was created from the talent that lay all around us in this sustainable…
Cool Davis Co-Sponsors Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Davis
The 5th Annual 2011 Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour is back in Davis! The Festival will feature inspirational films that share stories about the environment and community participation. This year’s event will include a silent auction and raffle. The Festival will be…
Service Day of Action – October 15
Want to get your hands dirty, learn some new skills and take of the planet too? As part of the Festival in October, Cool Davis has linked up with different community organizations and set up various exciting projects where volunteers can learn to grow food,…
Cool Davis thanks festival sponsors
Cool Davis Initiative would like to thank the various community organizations that have supported the festival. If you would like to donate to Cool Davis, please visit Cool Davis Foundation and show your support! Visit our Festival Sponsorship page for a full list of donors.
Cool Davis Festival to culminate weekend of special sustainable events
The Cool Davis Festival – which is rapidly approaching – now features as the finale in a long weekend of special events on sustainability. These include film festivals, a plug-in vehicle cruise and a Service Day of Action. Don’t miss out!
September 24: An evening in honor of the Earth
The Cool Davis Initiative and The Village Homeowners Association are presenting An Evening in Honor of Planet Earth featuring readings by internationally-acclaimed author Kim Stanley Robinson and songs by local musicians. On Saturday, September 24 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., guests will sample home-made desserts and enjoy…
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Extreme Heat Resources from Yolo County - Cool Davis
Yolo County resources to prepare for extreme heat, stay cool, and help others suffering from the effects of extreme heat.