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Cool Davis Partners Coalition meeting was held December 20, 2017, at RepowerYolo offices in Davis.
The Cool Davis Coalition meeting held December 20 2017 at RepowerYolo offices in Davis featured both local and international accomplishments. Photo credit: Johan Verink.
Cool Davis Coalition Stitches “Crazy Quilt” of Change

Eighteen plus turned up to share successes as well as plans for the future at the Cool Davis Coalition meeting this past December 20, 2017, at the RepowerYolo office 909 5th Street (Indigo Architects), now the first fully net zero energy structure in Davis.

Partner representatives, many of whom wear multiple hats both professionally and personally in our community, reported an impressive range of activities including a notable highlight: Mutual Housing of California’s Spring Lake housing development in Woodland (represented by Anne Marie Flynn, Community Development Officer) won an international award from World Habitat in 2017. 

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Think Resilience: Discussion Course

It’s a new year, and a chance for a new kind of commitment. Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice and Cool Davis are offering Think Resilience, an eight week discussion course to get community members seriously thinking about and beginning to create a sustainable future.

The discussion group will meet Tuesday evenings from January 16 through March 6 from 7:00-8:30pm.

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Next Generation Transportation

Nationally recognized transportation expert James Corless will speak Thursday, January 11, at 7pm at the City of Davis Community Chambers, located behind the main City Hall building at 23 Russell Boulevard in Davis.

As the seventh in a series of noted speakers hosted by the Davis Futures Forum, Corless will offer ideas about how Davis might accommodate emerging transportation alternatives as we plan for the future of our downtown.

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Drought Linked to Declining Arctic Ice

Scientists are starting to understand that climate change may act to lengthen and intensify dry periods in the state. It’s tied, believe it or not, to the disappearing ice pack in the Arctic.

A group of scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently published results based on climate models they used to investigate the impact of a reduced Arctic Ice pack on weather in other parts of the world.

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Harvesting Abundance Community Forum

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin will host a community forum with Brian Sellers-Petersen, author of “Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith.” A leading advocate of the “food and faith movement,” Sellers-Petersen consults with congregations across the nation as they seek to grow food, feed hungry neighbors, cultivate community, and care for the earth.

The forum and potluck dinner will be held at 5:00 PM in the St. Martin’s Parish Hall, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis.

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St. James Joins Cool Davis

The St. James Environmental Justice Group is small, and at first glance, quietly unassuming. But just ask them about what concerns them, what they have accomplished, and what they have in mind next, and their passion pours out. They are an energetic, committed group.  As one member put it, they are small but feisty!

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