Peter Wagner, Cyclist Extraordinaire, Prepares for Zombie Mode
Davis icon and resident of 25 years, Peter Wagner, plans to make an appearance at the city’s first ever Zombie Bike Parade on the morning of October 20th at Central Park. This event put on by The Davis Odd Fellows and The Bike Campaign is…
Why I Ride: A conversation with Clark Fitzgerald
Clark Fitzgerald first started riding a bike on a consistent basis in 2007. He came back from Afghanistan, where he had been deployed as a member of the military, and took some time off for about a year, riding his bike on frequent one-week trips….
Hannah Kornfeld: Gig Car Share
The Vehicle Gig car model you use: Chevrolet Bolts in Sacramento, Prius for trips between Bay Area and Sacramento Where you use Gig (Bay Area/Sac): Both! When you started using Gig: April 2019 The Service Gig Car Share is a new service that provides access to all-electric vehicles in…
Online survey seeks resident input on JUMP bike parking
They’re ubiquitous on the streets and bike paths of Davis. But they’re also the bane of many a Davis resident who finds one parked haphazardly, abandoned in the middle of a sidewalk, blocking the way of pedestrians. They are JUMP bikes, and they’ve been in…
Count Electric Vehicles on Independence Day
Help Plug In America count electric vehicles (EVs) from coast to coast on Independence Day 2019 Celebrate your freedom from oil this Independence Day! Plug In America is organizing the first annual Independence Day EV Count. Inspired by the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, we…
EV&Me: Kelly Fleming on Gig Car Share
The Owner/Driver Name: Kelly Fleming Age: 30 Occupation: Policy Analyst The Vehicle Gig car model you use: Bolt. Unless I’m in the Bay Area, where I use the Prius C. Where you use Gig (Bay Area/Sac): Both! But mostly Sacramento. When you started using Gig: I started using Gig in February….
City of Davis Adopts Solar Standard for All New Commericial Buildings
The City of Davis announced May 20 that it is now requiring solar photovoltaics on all new non-residential buildings and any proposed high-rise, multi-family dwellings. The ordinance to amend city code also includes electric vehicle charging for new development. The Davis City Council passed a…
The Challenge of Eco-Driving a Plug-in Prius
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published four years ago today. Eco-driving is a simple thing everyone can do whether they drive a Prius or not. Dig in for more details. I love eco-driving in my 2012 Prius plug-in! It’s more fun than a video…
Is There an eBike in Your Future?
Imagine biking along at 28 mph using the same amount of energy normally needed to go about half that speed. For those with limited mobility, imagine riding a bike again, at any speed. I recently had the opportunity to ride an electric bike or ebike…
EV&Me: Eric Wilson and His 2014 Tesla and 2018 Bolt
The Owner/Driver Name: Eric WilsonOccupation: Director of Sustainability and STEAM InitiativesLocation: Thousand Oaks, CA The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2014 Tesla Model S and 2018 Chevrolet BoltType: Both fully electricRange: 208–262 miles (Model S, depending on battery size); 238 miles (Bolt)MPGe: 89–95 (Model S, depending on battery size; 119 (Bolt)MSRP: $69,900–$119,000 (Model S, depending on specifications);…
Sperling to Speak on the 3 Transportation Revolutions at Davis Library
Join the Sierra Club for a potluck and presentation by Dr. Dan Sperling of UC Davis on “The 3 Transportation Revolutions and What it Means for our Future” Thursday, May 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Yolo County Library,…
Why I Ride: The Bike Campaign Promotes Biking Throughout Yolo County
The Bike Campaign has commissioned a series of articles about a wide variety of local people who ride their bikes and why they do it. While these stories are presented here in honor of National May Is Bike Month, The Bike Campaign plans to continue…
Tim Stevens and His 2017 Honda Clarity
The Owner/Driver Name: Tim Stevens Occupation: Retired (previously an environmental scientist with the State of California) Location: Davis, CA The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle Type: Fully electric (uses a hydrogen fuel cell to generate electricity) Range: 366 miles MPGe: 68 MSRP: The Honda Clarity FCV is primarily…
Phoenix Chong and Her 2011 Nissan Leaf
The Owner/Driver Name: Phoenix Chong Occupation: Retired attorney Location: Oakland/San Francisco, CA The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2011 Nissan Leaf Type: Fully electric Range: 84 miles MPGe: 99 MSRP*: $32,780 Time owned: 7+ years *When new, at time of model release. The Experience What made you decide to go electric and how did you…
Muir Commons Cuts the Ribbon on 26 Electric Vehicle Chargers
The Muir Commons community in West Davis “cut the ribbon” on its first electric vehicle (EV) chargers 17 years ago, quite early in the EV game, according to resident Eugen Dunlap. After years of consensus building and leadership, Muir Commons recently cut a new ribbon…
Cool Davis Intern Graduates to UC Davis Med and Caltrans
A short but inspiring and heartfelt message from our longest-running and very successful intern, Tarah Brady (CONGRATULATIONS!): Hello my Cool Davis Community! I hope you are all well. Just checking in. I bumped into (Cool Davis volunteer) Yvonne Hunter at the grocery store a few…
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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