Tap into Your “Practical Prepper”
Being prepared for an energy and water disaster has never been more important We all witnessed a catastrophic fail of energy infrastructure in Texas over the past few weeks. Households went days without gas, electricity, or water in freezing temperatures and many of these households…
“Kim Stanley Robinson Speaks” Draws Record Crowd
The first talk in the Davis Climate Speaker Series 2021 drew a record number of registrations of nearly 400 admirers eager to hear about Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel. Long-time Davis science fiction and climate fiction writer, Kim Stanley Robinson offered the mostly home-town audience…
Davis 2021 Climate Speaker Series: Mark Reiff on Climate Change and Capitalism
Prof. Mark Reiff March 23 2021 online via Zoom
Affordable Electric Pickup Trucks Are Coming!
Do you see an electric pickup truck in your future? The marketplace for electric vehicles (EVs) is accelerating rapidly. Only five years ago, all battery electric vehicles sold were limited to a range of 84 miles or less. Only the Tesla Model S had a…
Time to Build a Yolo Public Bank
The City of Davis will spend $84 million over 10 years to fix its streets and bike paths, infrastructure which will continue to be necessary to our city long into the future. The banks and financial institutions that move money for state infrastructure investments collect $7.7 billion dollars…
Environmental Recognition Awards City of Davis 2021
Each year the City of Davis recognizes community contributions to Davis’ environmental quality of life in three categories: individual/group, a business, and non-profit organization, agency or school. Additionally, a special category, the Environmental Legacy Award, may be presented for sustainability efforts that have made a…
Welcome to Our Cool Davis Spring 2021 Intern
Cool Davis’ Spring 2021 Video Intern is Evan Loy, an undergraduate at UC Irvine majoring in Film and Media Studies. Evan was raised here in Davis and he has been riding bikes for transportation, fun, and exercise as long as he can remember. In the future,…
Welcome, Johannes Troost, New Cool Davis Board Member
Johannes Troost is retired from a career in Education and Human Services. His work included both policy development and program design, implementation, and evaluation. He received a B.A. in Political Science and an M.Ed from the University of Vermont. He has lived in Davis since 1986…
Cool Davis Welcomes New Board Member Julie Haney
Julie Haney is a licensed architect and earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1990. While attending Cal Poly Julie’s interest focused on sustainable design, she studied Village Homes and energy efficient architecture. While at Cal Poly she was…
Per Capita Davis: What a week this was
What a week that was, and I don’t mean about what was happening in Washington, though I guess that also factors in. I’m talking about the avalanche of news reports coming out about car companies and their plans for the future. Friday, Jan. 29, the…
Per Capita Davis: We have arrived at a reckoning
The word “reckoning” can be used in more than one way. It can be defined as “the action or process of calculating or estimating something,” as in “I reckon that boat won’t float.” For my purposes with this column, it can also be defined as,…
Free Bike Repair Courtesy The Bike Campaign
FREE BIKE REPAIR! The Bike Campaign provides free bike repair services at their two Bike Garage locations in Davis and Woodland, Saturdays from 9am-noon and Wednesdays 2pm-5pm. Davis: at The Cannery, east of The Barn (1500 Cannery Ave.) Woodland: at First St. @ Hays Street…
Tuleyome Tales: Wild animals caught on camera
Like all neighbors throughout California and the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region, Tuleyome has been impacted by the numerous, large fires that have swept through the state in the last couple of years. Properties throughout Lake, Yolo and Solano counties have all burned in…
Per Capita Davis: A little light on the subject
Light, such a wonderful word, meaning both that which illuminates and as a measure of weight. I’ve been feeling both recently. Jan. 20 feels like a special day, a “light at the end of the tunnel” day, and a description of what feels like a…
Environmental update: City’s top 10 New Year’s environmental resolutions
The transition to a new year can often be a good time to evaluate existing habits and to look to adopt new ones. If you’re still trying to think of some good New Year’s goals or resolutions to shrink your environmental footprint in 2021, here…
Per Capita Davis: Are co-ops a model for going forward?
There was a lot of conversation last year about what we might learn from the pandemic, and specifically how what we learn might inform our approach to dealing with the climate crisis. A lot of this discussion focused on which industries and technologies should be…
GM Recalls Chevy Bolt Due to Fires, Electric Vehicles Still Safer than Combustion Vehicles
General Motors has issued a recall of 2017, 2018, and some 2019 Chevrolet Bolts due to battery related fires, offering a short-term software fix and promising a longer-term fix in 2021. Owners are being asked to park their cars away from structures until the fixes…
Resilient Communities Webinar Fosters Positive and Constructive Power
Thanks to all those who registered or attended the “Building a Resilient Community” webinar as part of the November Cool Davis Coalition quarterly meeting. As promised, we are providing the link below to the video of this event along with pdf’s of the presentations and…
Thank You Staff, Volunteers, and Donors!
As the darkest day of 2020 has passed and the pandemic continues to spread, we recognize and support the commitment of our health care community and other frontline workers. Their fortitude and endurance shine through this darkness. But they need our help. We also recognize…
Learn about current Biden Administration environment updates and our local energy utility Valley Clean Energy at the video recording of the Cool Davis Q1 Coalition meeting. Super informative!
Welcome Chris Granger, Exec Dir, Cool Davis, Coalition check-ins
Biden Administration environment updates with Michael McCormick, Cool Davis Board Chair
Valley Clean Energy overview and details with Mitch Sears, General Manager
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Watch the video recording of the Cool Davis Q1 Coalition meeting. Super informative! Featuring Michael McCormick, Cool Davis Board Chair, and @VCleanEnergy overview and details with Mitch Sears, Valley Clean Energy General Manager. @CityofDavis
Short and sweet March newsletter: Read about ... Kim Stanley Robinson, Electric Trucks, Resilience Preparations, Public Bank, Awesome Volunteers, and upcoming @cityofdavis Environmental Recognition Awards. Spread the word about electric trucks @SacEV! https://www.cooldavis.org/civicrm?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fmailing%2Fview&id=1027
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Purchases of ”The Ministry For The Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson at @AvidReaderBookstore in Davis include a bookplate signed by the author! 12 in stock now!