March 1: From Durban to Davis public talk
Durban to Davis: Local Action Key to Tackling Climate Crisis Cool Davis together with International House and Cool California is organising a panel discussion on climate change on Thursday March 1 2012, from 7-9pm at I-House Davis. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is appreciated.
Feb 28: Amory Lovins to talk on how to eliminate US oil and coal use by 2050
Renowned physicist Amory Lovins will be speaking at UC Davis at 12pm on February 28 on the themes of his new book “Reinventing Fire” which outlines a detailed roadmap for eliminating coal and oil use by 2050. Don’t miss this chance to hear this scientist…
Per Capita Davis: Statistics show we’re using sun’s energy
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis Initiative, is regularly published in the Davis Enterprise and is cross-posted here. How are we doing? Environment California recently released a report on the state of photovoltaic solar energy systems in California cities. The report…
Davis aims to be the coolest city in California
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the coolest city in all of fair California? As of Wednesday, Davis is in the running for the title of Coolest California City when it became one of the first six cities to apply for the Cool California…
Energy saving advice
Do you want to reduce energy and save money? Want to know what incentives and rebates exist to help you make the shift? The Yolo County Library in partnership with Yolo Energy Watch, Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Energy Upgrade California will be hosting…
Monticello Seasonal Cuisine
Monticello restaurant, a business partner of Cool Davis Initiative, found out that investing in sustainability saved huge amounts on their PG&E bill and cemented strong relationships with the Davis and Yolo county community.
Taking back power to tackle climate change
By Nick Buxton, published in Davis Enterprise “You’ve been negotiating all my life,” a Maine student shouted out to a room packed full of climate experts and experienced diplomats at the United Nations climate conference earlier this month. “In that time, you’ve failed to meet…
Per capita Davis: year in review
John Mott-Smith, member of Cool Davis and columnist for Davis Enterprise reviews whether, overall, the year was one of progress or retreat on tackling climate change, whether we are closer to avoiding or experiencing the consequences of our actions or inactions. The question is complicated…
Per Capita Davis: Water conservation saves money
Cross posted from Davis Enterprise. My last column made the point that energy and water are inextricably linked, and efforts to reduce water consumption also reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas production. This is a follow-up to that column. The city-sponsored community forum I talked…
Cool Davis Festival Thank You!
Cool Davis Festival Co-Directors thank all those who made the Festival on Healthy Pathways to a Low Carbon Life a great success! A huge thank you is owed to them for the massive amount of work they did. As co-directors of the Cool Davis weekend,…
Cool Davis November Newsletter
Cool Davis’ November 2011 newsletter is out featuring: Photos and stories about the Cool Davis Festival Thank you note to our photographers Cool Davis Day of Service coverage Updates on the Veggie Bag project Profile of one of our latest partners, PediCab Invite to Partner…
Conserve water, save energy
John Mott-Smith is a member of the Cool Davis Initiative Core Group and writes a fortnightly column on environmental issues for the Davis Enterprise that we will feature here. With all the talk and controversy over proposed water rate increases, I expected more of a…
UC Davis team mapping paths to citywide net zero
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise. UC Davis researchers are plotting how the city of Davis might use the lessons of West Village to reach its goal of net zero energy consumption by 2050. The report will lay out what technology, funding and programs it might use…
Davis could show the world how to save the environment
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise By the end of the year, Davis could be selected as one of six cities that can save the world. Or at least to act as a model on just how to save it. David Gershon, former White House and United…
Cool Davis Festival: fun, empowerment, education
By Chloe Kim. Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise, who did fantastic coverage of the whole festival. See full gallery of photos on Enterprise website Hundreds of community members attended the 2011 Cool Davis Festival, overflowing with Earth-friendly themed performances, exhibits, workshops and booths. The festival took…
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…
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HUGE WIN! Maine just became the 1st state to pass a law requiring divestment from fossil fuels!
Other states should follow suit and ensure their public funds don’t drive the climate crisis.
Divestment goes Maine-stream - Grist
Maine just became the first state in the nation to pass an actual law requiring divestment of public funds from oil, gas, and coal companies.
The City is opening a cooling center today (Wed.) from 1pm to 8 pm located at the Davis Senior Center at 646 A St. Please use the 7th St entrance to the West multipurpose room. The cooling center will remain open through Sat. (daily hours 1 pm to 8 pm). Masks are required.
Tonight's the night! Please register to join (virtually) the next meeting of the Davis Electric Vehicle Association on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. (PDT).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: DEVA Meeting June 9, . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Meeting of DEVA Happens every other month on the 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
"Hallelujah. A day for celebration! I have a great story to share about how “all of us” ... won and killed the bill AB 1139 that wanted to kill rooftop Solar in California." @aztecsolar @RepowerYolo @SolarCitadel #gosolardavis
Grassroots Coalition Rallied to Keep California a Pro-Solar State - Cool Davis
Hallelujah. A day for celebration! I have a great story to share about how “all of us” won yesterday ...