Travel Lite Challenge
Bike, Walk, Ride Transit, or Carpool to the First Worship of every month Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice launched their Travel Lite Challenge the first weekend in October in seven faith groups across town. The first worship of each month they will continue to…
I Believe in Riding a Bike to Work
By Matt Biers-Ariel I commute 180 days a year to Winters High School where I teach English. Like most people who ride a bike to work, I love it. Sometimes I think of a great lesson plan. Sometimes I obsess over a difficult interaction with…
Electric and Plug-in Cars Light Up the Festival
This article is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise on Friday, October 4, 2013. It was written by Peter Kerr. Are you seeing TV ads for the Leaf and the Volt? Or hearing about them on the radio when commuting? Can the marketing campaigns be believed?…
Meeting the CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard
The state is exceeding its 2011 fuel standard so far. California adopted a policy that requires the transportation fuel mix to reduce the carbon intensity from 0.25 in 2011 to 10 percent by 2020, and it has already reached 6 percent in 2012. So far,…
Paint Bike Fun
Paint Bike Fun is painting a community bike mural in downtown Davis this summer in partnership with the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art Program. Paint Bike Fun encourages public art that promotes cycling, builds community, and makes people smile. They have a beautiful design that…
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.
Is Your School Being Audited? You can help!
It is not too late to give input to help with making your school site more walkable and bikeable for you and your child! The City of Davis Walk & Bike Audits are taking place in April and May at schools throughout the city. At…
Are You Ready for May is Bike Month?
May is Bike Month is just around the corner and there are many people in Davis getting ready for this year’s fun and challenge. Log on to sign up at http://www.mayisbikemonth.com/ . Get your workplace, school site, church etc. going with the challenge! Folks in…
TRANSFORM– The Transportation Choices Summit and Advocacy Day
There is still time to sign up for TRANSFORM the Transportation Choices Summit to be held Tuesday, April 23rd. To sign up http://transformca.org/choices2013 Join leading community organizations and advocates in Sacramento and help ensure state policies and investments promote effective public transit, great walking and…
Per Capita Davis: The road not traveled
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. The last column was (in part) about how important it is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles if we are to reach our emission reduction target of 80…
Per Capita Davis: The toughest nut to crack
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. The toughest nut to crack: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is, in some ways, painless and invisible to most of us. Others are doing it for us. If Congress raises…
Are plug-in hybrids meeting expectations?
If you’re curious about current sales and future prospects for plug-in hybrids and electric-vehicles, including the Prius plug-in, the Chevy Volt, and the Leaf, Brett Wiliams’ article “Managing EV Expectations” provides current information. Follow this link directly to the article to read his analysis or go…
Davis Bicycles!: Become a night rider
This article by Maria Contreras Tebbutt of the Woodland Bike Campaign is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. The holidays are over and solstice has passed and here we are in the coldest and darkest months of the year. Time to ride a bike? Well, maybe….
‘Car children’ learn less in school
This column by Sanne Fettinger of Davis Bicycles is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. If you drive your child to school, you decrease your child’s ability to learn the rest of the school day. On the flip side, when children walk or bike to school,…
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…
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…
Per capita Davis: Cool Davis gets festive
John Mott-Smith is a member of Cool Davis and a regular columnist at the Davis Enterprise from which this article has been cross-posted. It’s that time of year again, when the folks at Cool Davis put on the annual funfest to make real their organization’s…
Move more with your bike
Dani Lee, Sustainability Manager, UC Davis Dining Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 559-351-4354 shares some top tips on how to transport more on your bike So you live in Davis, right? Mostly likely, you own a bike. If not, then stop reading and get yourself over to Bike…
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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