Davis Farm to School to Expand Throughout Yolo
John Young, Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner inspired Davis Farmers Market Foundation to consider taking their inspirational Davis Farm to School program to other schools throughout Yolo County.
How to Hold a Zero Waste Neighbors’ Night Out
What can be better than getting together on Neighbors’ Night Out for a pot-luck? The event already includes camaraderie, good food and fun…Why not challenge yourselves to go for zero waste?
How to Become a One Cool City
Cool Davis is a citizen group working to support the Davis Climate Action and Adaptation Plan goals to lower our collective carbon footprint. The organization is focused on solutions to help us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in three main areas: 1) Transportation, 2)…
Festival Celebrates One Cool City
The Cool Davis Festival ran from 9 am to 1:30 pm Saturday, October 13, in Central Park, a new venue for the third annual event. A full schedule of entertainment, activities, informative exhibits and displays helped Davisites make choices that connect a low-carbon lifestyle with…
Per Capita Davis: Wind energy potential explored
This column on wind energy and our campaign for ‘One Cool City’ is by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis and is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. When we think of renewable energy in Davis or Yolo County, we (or at least I) think…
Movie Night at Clara’s
One of the most entertaining ways Clara Perez has found to help her community raise its collective environmental awareness has been to gather her tight knit group of largely Colombian and other Latino friends together to watch a documentary, eat good food, and discuss the topics raised in the film.
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…
Could YOU drive on electrons?
Peter Kerr explains the environmental advantages of electric vehicles, what they are like to drive, their many advantages and how to deal with longer trips. Imagine for a minute that the regular car in your garage transformed overnight into a fully electric vehicle (EV). How…
Back to School means composting for Davis Elementary
After a very successful year at Chavez Elementary of modeling the city’s business compost pilot, this successful community schools plans to kick off the new year with further reductions in their carbon footprint and help students learn lifelong lessons in “making a difference.”
Cool Davis Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members
During the last few months, the original Cool Davis Foundation (CDF) Board has welcomed four new members who will be invaluable as we develop a new and different governance structure, and seek to build capacity to develop policy, manage projects and grants, increase its fund-raising…
Zero Interest Funds Available for Energy Efficiency
Yolo Energy Watch News Release Yolo Energy Watch wants to make local businesses aware of an excellent vehicle for funding energy efficiency projects. “On Bill Finance” (OBF) is a PG&E program offered specifically to businesses that can reduce or eliminate the upfront cost of installing…
Local workplace Green Team improves environment at Kaiser Permanente office
Cathy Dycaico, MD, Co-Chair of the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Green Team, tells the story of how a small group of individuals developed a project at their workplace that is expected to save $1000 per month, reduce related greenhouse gas emissions and has also provided a more attractive environment for everyone.
Vote now for Cool Davis and help us win $5000!
Vote today to help Cool Davis win the $5,000 Community Challenge Grant. Vote at Yolo Federal Credit Union through August 31. Competition with four other great local non-profits is stiff, so every vote for Cool Davis matters! Climate change is real, and it’s already happening. The…
Sustainable Living Tips for Renters
Four UC Davis design students have come up with an imaginative way to share tips for renters looking to save money and reduce their environmental impact. They created their own 2 x 2.5 foot model of a furnished apartment with an accompanying brochure entitled An…
Songs to Move the Earth: A Brief History of Environmental Music
Don’t miss a wonderful evening of music, desserts, wine/iced tea and a talk by environmental writer, editor & musician Lorraine Anderson from 7:15-9:30pm on Saturday September 15 at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 E. Portage Bay, Davis. The event includes an optional walking tour…
Per Capita Davis: The reliability of our power supply
This column is written fortnightly by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, and is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise Back in February, I wrote a column about nuclear power and the trouble I was having balancing the risks against the benefits. Basically, is the…
Farmers market: Ask the Expert sessions in August
Wondering how to keep your house cool without turning on the air-conditioning? Curious as to how dietary changes can make a difference to your carbon impact? Then come down to Farmers Market during August and get free advice from experts in these fields. The Cool…
Davis residents now eligible for renewable energy discounts
Deadline extended to August 10: Don’t miss out! A new solar and energy efficiency discount program for Yolo County and the Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland may just be the solution you need to install solar panels or energy upgrades in your…
Two images that demand action on climate change
By Nick Buxton At Cool Davis we focus on practical actions and solutions for how we as individuals and as a community can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, move to a low-carbon future, and improve everyone’s quality of life as a result. We believe that Davis…
Davis is going solar!
This great summary of solar energy development in Davis was written by Jeff Hudson of the Davis Enterprise. You can visit the original article here and subscribe here. Photovoltaic solar panels have been going up all over Davis during the past few years — at…
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Thinking about gettingan electric vehicle, and solar and backup battery systems for your home? Fill in this survey to receive a Cool Davis veggie bag and Farmer’s Market bucks. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3G2KCQV
Avoid power outages by pairing solar with backup batteries. Register for the webinar with @enphaseenergy co-founder (and rock star) Raghu Belur. @CityofDavis @RepowerYolo @aztecsolar @CitadelSolar
Backup Battery Systems: The Final Piece of the Energy Puzzle - Cool Davis
Our homes are more important than ever. Having a home that powers itself, even when there’s a power outage, equates to huge peace of mind.
Unfold Podcast Launches Season 2 Focused on Climate Change - UC Davis
Unfold Podcast Launches Season 2 Focused on Climate Change
After a summer of heat waves, wildfires, orange skies and hurricanes, people are beginning to recognize that climate change is here now. But are we to...
Climate Strike Davis Plans Central Park Camp-out to Call-out the Crisis
Climate Strike Davis Plans Central Park Camp-out to Call-out the Crisis - Cool Davis
Noon on Friday to Noon Saturday Central Park, Davis (5th and B St.)
Protect your Prostate and Lower Your Cancer Risk by Changing Your Diet @thebeetofficial
To Lower Your Risk of Prostate Cancer, Eat More Plant-Based Foods
Diet and exercise play a major role in your lifetime risk of prostate cancer, as new studies emerge that link higher risk to a diet rich in red meat a...