Free public forum with David Gershon
Davis is once again attracting national and international attention, this time for its innovative and highly engaged community efforts around the issues of climate change and sustainability. David Gershon, White House and UN advisor, author and leading authority on social innovations will be visiting Davis…
Cool Davis festival: fun for everyone
There are lots of reasons that people will come to the Cool Davis Festival this Sunday 2-5:30 at the Veterans Memorial Central. But Festival organizers just hope people will come to have fun! The children will lead the way! Peregrine school will be returning with…
The pedestrian perspective: Walking opens up my world
By Sue Greenwald, cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise When we think of Davis, we think of bicycles, Unitrans, Amtrak and yes, maybe even Zipcar. But I want to speak today about the forgotten Davis pedestrian. The Cool Davis Festival folks asked me to write about…
Understanding our food print
By Lynne Nittler, cross-posted from Davis Enterprise Our culture teaches us to value what we put on our bodies more than what we put in our bodies. Folks who might gasp at the price of organic heirloom tomatoes will spend quite a lot on a…
Fashion designers to turn trash into treasure
We Americans have a lot of stuff and we dispose of a lot of stuff, and all that stuff we throw away, took a lot of energy to create. John Johnston, local resident and Environmental Engineering Professor at Sac State likes to tell his students…
Check out electric vehicles at Friday cruise and Sunday festival
Article by Manny Rin of Cool Davis, cross-posted from Davis Enterprise Vroom! Boom! These sounds of a traditional automobile show will be noticeably absent in the upcoming Cool Davis Cruise About and the plug-in electric vehicle show-and-tells coming to Davis this weekend. With increasing gas…
‘Junky’s last stand’ educates and entertains on nutrition
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise, by Anne Ternus-Bellamy Nature’s Theater returns to the Cool Davis Festival on Sunday with a whole new environmental-themed play for children. “Junky’s Last Stand,” written and directed by husband-and-wife team Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins, will be performed at 2:30 p.m. in…
Cool Davis October 2011 Newsletter
The October Newsletter is out with lots of features worth reading including: Cool Davis Weekend CalPRIG – Energy Service Corp community outreach Hydration Stations proposal SaveAGallon Program for schools revamped Free Composting Classes Cool Davis Website launched Cool Davis Reading List Wild & Scenic Film…
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Here’s how.
This article is cross-posted from Davis Enterprise The message to eat healthy, eat local, reduce waste and lower our carbon footprint is widespread now. But for most households, it is easier said than done. How do we really make changes in our everyday food and…
Festival Theater Program
The Cool Davis Festival will feature a lively music and theater program including a special performance by Nature’s Theater, music by the Vocal Art Ensemble and Music to our Ears, dance by the Ecokinesis Dance Company, and presentations of the Climate Group Solutions Awards.
How green ($) is your yard
This post by Gus Yates is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. With water rates going up, you might be wondering how much your garden is costing you. Don’t worry; there are more alternatives to green than just brown. Experts on water conservation, drought-tolerant landscaping, energy…
Eco-heroes to be honored at Cool Davis Festival
Great piece published in the Davis Enterprise today: cross-posted here. Passion, conviction and humility sum up the four Davis residents who will be honored as Eco-heroes at the 2011 Cool Davis Festival. All four have made careful decisions about how they wish to live in…
Evening in honor of Planet Earth great success!
By Lynne Nittler: When 350.org announced the date of September 24 for their annual global event, I knew immediately how to put together a beautiful gathering. Our Evening in Honor of Planet Earth was created from the talent that lay all around us in this sustainable…
I will be a humming bird
Wangari Maathai, an inspiring Kenyan environmentalist died on September 25 2011. On World Environment Day in 1977 she planted the first trees on the outskirts of Nairobi, which marked the launch of a national movement to plant trees across Kenya and eventually across Africa.
Cool Davis Co-Sponsors Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Davis
The 5th Annual 2011 Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour is back in Davis! The Festival will feature inspirational films that share stories about the environment and community participation. This year’s event will include a silent auction and raffle. The Festival will be…
Service Day of Action – October 15
Want to get your hands dirty, learn some new skills and take of the planet too? As part of the Festival in October, Cool Davis has linked up with different community organizations and set up various exciting projects where volunteers can learn to grow food,…
Cool Davis thanks festival sponsors
Cool Davis Initiative would like to thank the various community organizations that have supported the festival. If you would like to donate to Cool Davis, please visit Cool Davis Foundation and show your support! Visit our Festival Sponsorship page for a full list of donors.
Cool Davis Festival to culminate weekend of special sustainable events
The Cool Davis Festival – which is rapidly approaching – now features as the finale in a long weekend of special events on sustainability. These include film festivals, a plug-in vehicle cruise and a Service Day of Action. Don’t miss out!
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more
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