Local Businessman Saves Money by Installing Rooftop Solar
July 1, 2016 By Carla Arango Mike Hart, CEO and Founder of Sierra Energy, is saving thousands of dollars every year since he installed solar panels. His desire to reduce his carbon footprint encouraged him to go solar, but that’s not the only thing he…
Double Up! Davis Solar Campaign Launched
June 10, 2016 COMING SOON: Contractor selection tool! What does a carbon neutral Davis look like? One thing is certain: there will be solar panels on the rooftops! Cool Davis, in close partnership with the City of Davis, launched a community wide campaign to encourage…
Local Family Produces More Energy Than They Consume
June 7, 2016 By Mike Kluk Steve Wheeler, Mimi Kusch, and their daughter Maddy installed a solar array on the roof of their West Davis home in November of 2015 and haven’t looked back since. In fact, they have big plans for the future thanks…
Solar Saves Her Money without Sacrificing Comfort
By Carla Arango May 25, 2016 As a resident of Davis you regularly ride your bike to work or school, shop at the local farmers market, and reduce your shower time – all in an effort to ameliorate the effects of global warming. But with…
Solar is part of a sound investment plan if you do your homework
By Aaron Nitzkin Cross Posted from the Davis Enterprise June 1, 2016. You’re sitting at home, paying bills, catching up on life and your doorbell rings. Who could that be? Yikes, it is another one of those people selling solar telling you that you can…
Solar film, fair teach us how to catch the sun
By Vanessa Errecarte Cross Posted from the Davis Enterprise May 25, 2016. Converting to renewable energy is not an option but a responsibility. At least that’s how Aaron Nitzkin, CEO of local start-up Solar Roof Dynamics, feels about the responsibility we all share to create…
Catch the Sun Davis! Solar Fair & Movie Screening
Have you been noticing shiny new solar panels popping up everywhere in your neighborhood? Interested in learning how you might benefit from a solar rooftop installation? Looking to get an installation done pronto? Maybe you’re a solar pioneer and want to bring a friend or neighbor into…
Eco Hero: Lisa Baker
By Michele Millet Since taking over as the CEO of Yolo County Housing (YCH) in 2006, Lisa Baker has instituted “green” policies and programs that significantly reduced the operational costs of her agency and cost of living expenses for the Yolo County residents her agency…
Per Capita Davis: Solar energy is sizzling in Yolo County
By John Mott-Smith Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise, 2-19-2015 Rooftop solar photovoltaic systems sprouted up on an increasing number of homes throughout Yolo County in 2014. Of course, many, many systems were installed prior to 2004, and it would be interesting to go backwards…
Smart, clean and local energy technologies for Davis
(Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise by Gerry Braun and Lorenzo Kristov) In their last article, Gerry Braun and Richard McCann summarized energy service options available to Davis, pointing to the benefits of locally accountable energy service delivering clean, low-carbon electricity to Davis residents and businesses….
New Cool Davis Partner: RepowerYolo
August 26, 2016 Chris Soderquist and John Walter have lived in Davis for a combined six decades. Like many Davis residents, Chris and John’s homes are powered by solar panels. Expectedly, their PG&E bills have shrunk significantly; unexpectedly, Chris and John (gladly) field myriad questions…
Council Approves Davis’s PV Ordinance for New Single Family Home Construction
by Alan Pryor On August 26th the Davis City Council passed a new ordinance setting minimum standards for Solar PV on new single family home construction. The Davis Natural Resources Commission approved and forwarded to the Davis City Council a draft ordinance on April 28th. …
A Message from Davis Climate Strike folks:
This Friday - today - we will dedicate our climate strike to Eva and her passionate defense for the rights to dignity and respect for all life. She loved all forms of dancing so we will have her colorful scarves on hand and music. Please wear a facemask and maintain 6 feet of social distance. Please join us TODAY in Eva's memory at the corner of 5th and B, 12:30-2pm.
You may have heard of Eva Dopico who left us last year around this time. She was a beloved teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary that suffered and eventually succumbed to depression.
Eva was a bright light in our community and an ardent defender of equality and belonging for all. She worked tirelessly and joyfully to restore healthy relationships with the Earth and all her creatures.
Eva had a clever, project-based learning approach to teaching climate change to her second grade class. Each student was asked to build a solar oven with their family, which became a model to learn the science of global warming and how greenhouse gases are trapped by our planet's thickening atmosphere. From there she talked about other impacts of human-induced climate change and told the stories of youth leaders.
Eva was passionate about water and protecting marine life in the oceans from plastics and pollution. She frequently transformed into mermaid form, an experience she also shared with her young students. She was a woman of many superpowers and is dearly missed.
Eva wanted to join the climate strike and march with us in September 2018 but was unable to find a substitute teacher.
This Friday - today - we will dedicate our climate strike to Eva and her passionate defense for the rights to dignity and respect for all life.
She loved all forms of dancing so we will have her colorful scarves on hand and music. Please wear a facemask and maintain 6 feet of social distance.
Please join us in Eva's memory at the corner of 5th and B, 12:30-2pm.
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Eva was a shining star in all the colors!
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A message from Davis Climate Strike folks:
Today we dedicate our climate strike to Eva Dopico. She loved all forms of dancing so we will have her colorful scarves on hand and music. Wear a facemask and maintain 6 feet of social distance. Corner of 5th and B, 12:30-2pm. Davis
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