Per Capita Davis: Is this a great town, or what?
This column, written by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. Is this a great town, or what? Even after living here for 30-plus years I keep finding new reasons to be impressed. We may not live near the…
City of Davis and Schools sponsor Renewable Energy Bill
Davis’ schools and Joe Krovoza, the mayor of Davis have co-sponsored a bill by Senator Lois Walk, that could allow Californian residents to get their power from renewable resources and thereby create new investment and jobs across California.
Community choice energy workshop on June 14
Is it time for Davis to have control over its own energy future and make the investments in renewable energy that all we want. Cool Davis is sponsoring a Community Choice Energy Workshop at 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 14 at the Davis Senior Center…
Sign up now for the Cool California challenge
The pressure is on to determine the coolest California city. Davisites, unite! Between now and July 31, we are asking as many Davis households as possible to go online and sign up for the Cool California Challenge (www.cooldavis.org/challenge). Sign up your household, answer a few…
Per Capita Davis: Rising temperatures are concerning
This article, written by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. About a month ago, there was an article in the paper about the high temperatures in March in the United States. Of course, the usual disclaimer is still…
Per Capita Davis: Rising temperatures are concerning
This fortnightly column by John Mott-Smith is cross-posted from Davis Enterprise. About a month ago, there was an article in the paper about the high temperatures in March in the United States. Of course, the usual disclaimer is still necessary: It’s not possible to draw…
Davis connects the dots on climate change
Davis proudly took part in a powerful and moving global event that US environmental journalist Bill McKibben called “one of the last best chances to educate our civilization about climate change.” With thousands of communities worldwide, Davis joined Climate Impacts Day to draw attention…
May 5: Come join Flash Flood Mob at Yolo Bypass Levee!
At 9:30am on Saturday May 5, a Flash Flood Mob will converge on top of the levee at the Yolo causeway with umbrellas, a banner of lapping waves and orange dots symbolizing heavy rain storms and flooding.
PG&E hopes to offer Green Option
Reposted from Davis Enterprise PG&E may soon make “going green” a little easier for its customers. On Tuesday, the utility went before the California Public Utilities Commission to formally propose a “Green Option” program that, if approved, would allow PG&E to offer 100 percent renewable…
Per Capita Davis: Acting locally, acting globally
This regular column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is reposted from the Davis Enterprise Bill McKibben, founder of the 350.org movement, spoke at the university on Monday. The place was packed, with all 400 seats full. McKibben is a writer and author…
Mayor: city commits to reduce carbon footprint
This edited article appeared in Sacramento Press and covers the launch on April 3 2012 of the Cool California challenge and the participation of Davis, Sacramento and Citrus Heights Mayor Kevin Johnson spoke at his weekly press conference on Sacramento’s commitment to the Cool California…
Per Capita Davis: Biking around town
John Mott-Smith is a member of the Cool Davis Initiative core group. This article is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise I really appreciate readers sending ideas for columns. Other ideas come from meetings, talks, conversations on the street and out of thin air. Although it…
How cool are we?
The CoolCalifornia Challenge began today on April 2 2012. In the next few months, we’ll find out just how cool we really are in Davis, one household at a time. “It’s a fun competition,” says Chris Granger, one of the key Cool Davis organizers. “Every…
From Durban to Davis video of workshop
Video provided by Davis Media Access of Cool Davis workshop, “From Durban to Davis: Local Action Key to Tackling Climate Crisis” featuring speakers Nick Buxton, Transnational Institute; Chris Jones, Cool California; Chris Granger, Cool Davis. Recorded March 1, 2012 at the International House, Davis, CA
Cool California Challenge Kickoff: March 28
Join other Community Leaders and Volunteers as we begin our effort to become “California’s Coolest City” Wednesday, March 28th: 4:30 – 6:00 pm in Davis Community Church, Fireside Room (C & 4th across from Farmer’s Market) 430pm: Gather informally to: Get the inside scoop about…
Per Capita Davis: How much energy does your TV use?
This post by John Mott-Smith, a member of the Cool Davis Initiative is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise where this originally appeared. A statistic can be revealing — conveying in a number what it may take paragraphs to describe in words. Of course, statistics…
How one Davis school cut its trash by two-thirds
Ximena Jackson, Davis RISE Coordinator tells the inspiring story of how Cesar Chavez Elementary School reduced its waste from 320 gallons per week to around 100 gallons a week in the space of a few months.
Communications intern wanted!
Are you a good writer and passionate about taking action to stop climate change? Do you want to gain experience of working with professional communicators based in Davis? Can you spare a few hours every week? Cool Davis Initiative is looking for an intern who…
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,
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