Taking back power to tackle climate change
By Nick Buxton, published in Davis Enterprise “You’ve been negotiating all my life,” a Maine student shouted out to a room packed full of climate experts and experienced diplomats at the United Nations climate conference earlier this month. “In that time, you’ve failed to meet…
Per capita Davis: year in review
John Mott-Smith, member of Cool Davis and columnist for Davis Enterprise reviews whether, overall, the year was one of progress or retreat on tackling climate change, whether we are closer to avoiding or experiencing the consequences of our actions or inactions. The question is complicated…
UC Davis team mapping paths to citywide net zero
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise. UC Davis researchers are plotting how the city of Davis might use the lessons of West Village to reach its goal of net zero energy consumption by 2050. The report will lay out what technology, funding and programs it might use…
Davis could show the world how to save the environment
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise By the end of the year, Davis could be selected as one of six cities that can save the world. Or at least to act as a model on just how to save it. David Gershon, former White House and United…
The pedestrian perspective: Walking opens up my world
By Sue Greenwald, cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise When we think of Davis, we think of bicycles, Unitrans, Amtrak and yes, maybe even Zipcar. But I want to speak today about the forgotten Davis pedestrian. The Cool Davis Festival folks asked me to write about…
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…
I will be a humming bird
Wangari Maathai, an inspiring Kenyan environmentalist died on September 25 2011. On World Environment Day in 1977 she planted the first trees on the outskirts of Nairobi, which marked the launch of a national movement to plant trees across Kenya and eventually across Africa.
My vision for Davis
Judy Moores of the Cool Davis Initiative shared her vision of what Davis could look like in future decades if we follow a path of ecological and social sustainability. What is your vision? Add your comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org Vision Statement: Davis is a…
Message for 350 national:
In just one week, millions of us will be hitting the streets around the world to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.
But we need your help now.
Watch these short video messages of climate strikers talking about why they will be “out of the office/school/home/etc” on September 20th - and share. Or record your own message to share on social media.
We’re out of office. Are you with us?
We are out of patience, out of time, and out of options. We need everyone everywhere - workers, teachers, parents, neighbors - to spread the word and join the youth leading this fight in the streets for climate justice. And you can help.
Get the word out and inspire others to get “out of office” on September 20th. Take two minutes to record your own custom message to your online community, sharing your reasons for joining the Global Climate Strike.
And don’t forget to add the hashtags if you create your own message - use #climatestrike #strikewithus and #outoftheoffice so we can see everything being shared and amplify. And don’t forget to link to globalclimatestrike.net so you spread the word about Global Climate Strikes kicking off in a week, on September 20th.
Ready, set, go! Tell everyone you’ll be out of the office, school, home or wherever you are with our downloadable videos (if you don’t want to record your own, just share one of ours) – and ask others to join you.
Thanks for sharing,
P.S. Haven’t RSVPed for a Climate Strike near you? There are almost 700 actions happening around the country on September 20th so sign up to join one today. ... See MoreSee Less
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