Judy Corbett: Climate solutions awardee
“It feels better to do something than nothing.”
That’s how local environmental hero Judy Corbett describes what has motivated her life’s work. It’s an understatement, coming from a woman whom Time Magazine has named a Hero for the Planet.
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.
Robyn Waxman, 2013 Eco-Hero Award
Robyn Waxman is, without a doubt, the nicest revolutionary you’ll ever meet. Charming and articulate, she could be a professor, mom or farmer – in fact, she’s all three. Being nice is part of her plan for revolution. “FARM was my graduate thesis,” she says…
Dani Lee, 2013 Eco Hero Award
Dani Lee is one of those natural beauties who sparkles all on her own. Had you seen her in the 1970s you might have thought “mellow hippy”, but Dani is full of energy and enthusiasm about her dream job.
Per capita Davis: Impractical and uneconomical?
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. Driving down Interstate 5, motorists are accompanied by a view of the California Aqueduct, part of the several hundred-mile network of canals that make up the Central Valley Project…
April 21: Slideshow talk and Eco Hero Awards
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise. Mark Earth Day and John Muir’s 175th birthday party, with a slide-show talk by author Kim Stanley Robinson of Davis, an adventure outing with Nature’s Theater for kids and presentation of Cool Davis’ 2013 Eco Hero Awards. John Muir turns 175…
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area
The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area campaign is gaining steam. On Thursday, March 7, Representative Mike Thompson re-introduced the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act with co-sponsors Representatives John Garamendi, Jared Huffman, Ami Bera, and Anna Eshoo, which would protect 350,000 acres of…
Celebrate Earth Day and John Muir’s 175th Birthday!
Are you looking for a meaningful yet fun way to mark Earth Day 2013? It just so happens John Muir was born the day before Earth Day, and you’re invited to his 175th birthday party. Cool Davis, the Church and Society Ministry of Davis Community…
Earth Hour – Sat. March 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Because the Cool Davis Community Action Team believes that everyone has power to inspire people and to make real change and impact in Davis and the world, we challenge all of Davis – individuals, households, businesses, the city – to join in Earth Hour. This year…
Lutheran Church of the Incarnation Joins the Cool Davis Coalition!
Cool Davis is always pleased to welcome another faith group into the fold.
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.
Per Capita Davis: UC Davis is putting us on the map
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. For years, whenever I traveled outside of the Sacramento region, whether to Europe, Asia, New York or Los Angeles, when the question was asked “Where are you from?” my…
Per Capita Davis: Seattle, Portland are sustainability models
This column by Cool Davis member, John Mott-Smith is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. Davis is proud of its record on energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability, and justifiably so, but there are other communities that think they are the leader in pioneering efforts to…
The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation
“Canada’s Tar Sands are perhaps the most visually compelling example of all that is wrong with our addiction to fossil fuels and why we must change or face dire consequences for all life on Earth,” says Garth Lenz in his slideshow talk, The True Cost…
Per capita Davis: Cows, wind and airplanes
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise although it has been reordered slightly to emphasise our locality. I wrote recently about wind energy in Yolo County, and a reader emailed to ask if I knew anything…
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!
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(CNN) A series of potent Pacific storms are directed at Northern California this week ... the storms could lead to flash floods and dangerous debris flows in a wide swath of the region already devastated by recent wildfires.
Level 5 atmospheric river to unleash flooding across drought-stricken California
After nearly a year without rain, a series of potent Pacific storms are directed at Northern California this week,...
Maintenance workshop at Bike Garage
Maintenance workshop at Bike Garage - Davis Enterprise
Join the Bike Campaign at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Bike Garage, 1500 Cannery Ave., behind…
Cool Davis is currently seeking candidates with a background in community organizing to work with households at neighborhood level, including homeowners and rental households in single and multi-family homes. https://www.cooldavis.org/2021/09/15/want-to-take-on-climate-change-cool-davis-is-hiring/
UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo Co. are recruiting for their 2022 training class. If you are interested in applying, please email or call Jennifer Baumbach, Program Coordinator at http://jmbaumbachATucanr.edu for an application. Deadline is this Friday, October 8 by 5 pm.
Our partner @thebikecampaign will have a "Chat" trishaw for the new @cyclingwithoutage chapter in #daviscalifornia on hand this Sunday at Central Park. They're recruiting for pilots! Come see what it's all about! @CityofDavis @bikedavis @ucdaviscycling
Electric Vehicles at the Pavilion: National Drive Electric Week 2021 - Cool Davis
October 3 from 11am to 2 pm Davis Central Park Pavilion