Paint Bike Fun
Paint Bike Fun is painting a community bike mural in downtown Davis this summer in partnership with the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art Program. Paint Bike Fun encourages public art that promotes cycling, builds community, and makes people smile. They have a beautiful design that…
Per capita Davis: Breaking the Record
This adapted column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. We humans love data. We keep track of all kinds of stuff. How much rain did we get, is it more or less than “normal?” When was the…
Earth lovers, be part of the solution
I read a text on a friend’s smart phone recently that said: “Save the earth; it’s the only planet with chocolate!” As we approach Earth Day on April 22, it’s good to reflect on the value of something we often take for granted: the earth…
Judy Corbett: Climate solutions awardee
“It feels better to do something than nothing.”
That’s how local environmental hero Judy Corbett describes what has motivated her life’s work. It’s an understatement, coming from a woman whom Time Magazine has named a Hero for the Planet.
Davis Bike Collective: 2013 Climate Solution Award
The Davis Bike Collective models how an organization can work with people from different parts of the community work together to teach others to repair their bikes and even customize their bikes for personal needs. With their sliding scale, the collective’s workshop, Bike Forth, is affordable to all.
Diane Swann: 2013 Eco Hero
Diane Swann, one of the Cool Davis 2013 Eco-heroes, sets an example through her quiet pursuit of a better environment. Like many people in Davis, Diane works out of town and knows that a large percentage of her carbon footprint comes from her commute.
Robyn Waxman, 2013 Eco-Hero Award
Robyn Waxman is, without a doubt, the nicest revolutionary you’ll ever meet. Charming and articulate, she could be a professor, mom or farmer – in fact, she’s all three. Being nice is part of her plan for revolution. “FARM was my graduate thesis,” she says…
Dani Lee, 2013 Eco Hero Award
Dani Lee is one of those natural beauties who sparkles all on her own. Had you seen her in the 1970s you might have thought “mellow hippy”, but Dani is full of energy and enthusiasm about her dream job.
Per capita Davis: Impractical and uneconomical?
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. Driving down Interstate 5, motorists are accompanied by a view of the California Aqueduct, part of the several hundred-mile network of canals that make up the Central Valley Project…
California Shared Renewables
Did You Know Most Californians Aren’t Allowed to Choose Clean Energy? Although California has a mandate to supply 33% renewable energy to the grid, many Californians may simply want more. California also has smart energy laws that allow customers to install their own renewable energy…
Is Your School Being Audited? You can help!
It is not too late to give input to help with making your school site more walkable and bikeable for you and your child! The City of Davis Walk & Bike Audits are taking place in April and May at schools throughout the city. At…
Beat the Heat! Energy Efficiency and Solar Discounts for Davis Households Extended to July 31st !
The discounts with Energy Benefits Yolo (EBY)– Group Buy have been extended to run through July 31st. Households through-out Yolo County can participate in the program. REC Solar and Brower Mechanical were selected by EBY last March to provide discounts in Solar PV, Household Audits, Energy Efficiency, & Solar Hot water based on the numbers of people who sign up and contract for upgrades.
Are You Ready for May is Bike Month?
May is Bike Month is just around the corner and there are many people in Davis getting ready for this year’s fun and challenge. Log on to sign up at http://www.mayisbikemonth.com/ . Get your workplace, school site, church etc. going with the challenge! Folks in…
TRANSFORM– The Transportation Choices Summit and Advocacy Day
There is still time to sign up for TRANSFORM the Transportation Choices Summit to be held Tuesday, April 23rd. To sign up http://transformca.org/choices2013 Join leading community organizations and advocates in Sacramento and help ensure state policies and investments promote effective public transit, great walking and…
April 21: Slideshow talk and Eco Hero Awards
Cross-posted from Davis Enterprise. Mark Earth Day and John Muir’s 175th birthday party, with a slide-show talk by author Kim Stanley Robinson of Davis, an adventure outing with Nature’s Theater for kids and presentation of Cool Davis’ 2013 Eco Hero Awards. John Muir turns 175…
‘The True Cost of Oil’ returns to Davis
This piece by Lynne Nittler is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. The grandeur and beauty of Canada’s untouched boreal forests and temperate rainforest — and the threats posed to them by the Alberta Tar Sands mines — will be showcased in a slide-show talk presented…
Per Capita Davis: The road not traveled
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. The last column was (in part) about how important it is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles if we are to reach our emission reduction target of 80…
The True Cost of Oil
Garth Lenz, an internationally-renowned, environmental photo-journalist, will present his award-winning slideshow talk “The True Cost of Oil” on the Alberta Tar Sands in the Blanchard Room of the Yolo County Library – Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Suggested donation $10 to defray travel expenses. No one turned away.
Per Capita Davis: The toughest nut to crack
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. The toughest nut to crack: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is, in some ways, painless and invisible to most of us. Others are doing it for us. If Congress raises…
The reading and discussion of the award winning collection of poems entitled "Swerve" with Ellery Akers was insightful and inspiring. Join Ellery and Poet Laureate of Davis Julia B. Levine for a poetry writing workshop this Sunday. There's still time to join us! City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs John Natsoulas Gallery Davis Downtown Davis City #poetryindavis #daviscalifornia #daviscalifornia
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Join Ellery Akers and Poet Laureate Julia B. Levine for a poetry writing workshop Sunday 4pm. There's still time! @NatsoulasArt @UCDavisNews @CaliforniaAggie @davisartcenter @AtTgif #poetryindavis #daviscalifornia
Tonight at 7pm "Swerve" with Ellery Akers and Julia B. Levine. Explore the intersection of environmentalism, feminism, and resistance. #ecopoetry #davisca #daviscalifornia #natsoulasgallery #poetryindavis https://www.cooldavis.org/2022/04/06/swerve-with-poet-ellery-akers/