Meet Chrissy Backman, Our New Campaign Field Coordinator
Our new campaign field coordinator sat down with our longtime writer, Michael Kluk, for a little Q&A. See the results below: What will your new job involve? As Campaign Field Coordinator, I’ll be planning and facilitating activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our community….
Per Capita Davis: If seeing the world helps ruin it, should we stay home?
The last column was the third of three about money, investments, and spending moving capital towards support of a sustainable future. It touched on the subject of “carbon offsets,” payments made to any number of projects that reduce (“offset”) CO2 emissions at least equal to…
Per Capita Davis: Big money and climate change
The previous column was the second of three addressing money and the transition to a fossil free future and it featured the actions of several billionaires to identify and support game changing new technologies. Incredible as it may sound, there are also trillionaires in the world, and…
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…
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A message from Fossil Free California: On May 20, the University of California revealed that it had completed the full divestment of its $1.26 billion portfolio. ... our intention [is] to promote divestment to “build back better”
UC becomes nation's largest university to divest fully from fossil fuels
The University of California has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation's largest university to do so as pressure grows at Harvard, Stanford...
GM EV Batteries Will Last For 1 Million Miles & Have 600 Mile Range
GM EV Batteries Will Last For 1 Million Miles & Have 600 Mile Range
General Motors says it is making good progress toward new batteries with higher energy density and lower costs. It will use pouch cells manufactured a...
Join Tuleyome from where you are. The flowers will keep coming!
Tomorrow (5/22) at 9AM is our Bear Valley Virtual Wildflower Tour! Join us in #EnjoyingOutsideInside
Register for free in advance at http://tuleyome.org/events/bear-valley-virtual-wildflower-tour/
The City of Davis is hosting a special Bike Bingo contest to celebrate May Is Bike Month. The contest is open to Davis students Kindergarten through 12th grade. Fill in your bingo cards for a chance to win weekly prizes.
May Is Bike Month Bingo Contest for Students - Cool Davis
Bike Bingo Contest Week 4 - May 24 - 30