Tony Rolfes lights up at the mention of his lifelong passion: dirt! Courtesy Photo.
Tony Rolfes, a career state soil scientist, will present “Soil: the Forgotten Gift Underfoot” on Sunday, April 30 from 3-4:30 pm at Congregation Bet Haverim (1715 Anderson Road, Davis).
The talk, followed by questions and answers and a short reception, is sponsored by the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice (YIACJ) and is free to the public. This is the second in an ongoing series of Climate and Sustainability Forums. Read more
April 22 this year marks the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day! In celebration of this occasion, please join City of Davis staff for a series of environmental classes that promise to be nothing short of literary masterpieces (or at least educational and entertaining). All classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Center in the Game Room, and will run 1 to 1 ½ hours in length.
Margie Mansell, Lindsay Weston, John and Joe Johnston, Kathy, Todd, and Jaxon Kamisky (Jaxon as La Gotita the raindrop), and Kristina Miller are all smiles marching for climate at Picnic Day 2017. Photo credit: Yvonne Hunter.
April 28, 2017
Residents from the Sacramento region will converge on our State Capitol in Sacramento this Saturday April 29th at 11am for a climate rally and march in solidarity with gatherings centered in Washington DC with sister marches exploding worldwide.
We come together to show the world and our leaders that people at the city level will lead in the joyful, life affirming work of transitioning to climate friendly lifestyles. The future of our communities teeters on the edge of climate catastrophe, and we refuse to stand idly by and watch. We know the future is in our hands.
RSVP to ride your bike to the march. CLICK HERE!
RSVP to email@example.com to ride Yolobus 42B to the rally. If we can fill the bus it will go directly to the march without stops. Indicate a 9:43 or 10:43a.m. departure.
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MaMuse will featured at an Earth Day concert at Davis Community Church April 22. Courtesy photo.
March 29, 2017
by Kristina Miller
For the Davis community, Earth Day is a big deal. Another big day for the Davis community? Picnic Day. This year, these two special celebrations land on the same date!
One of our most beloved traditions — the annual UC Davis Picnic Day — is the largest student run event in the nation. Over 200 events will take place on campus, like the Battle of the Bands, the Doxie Derby Race, the Chemistry Magic Show, the Fashion Show, and the opening morning parade.
Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, theological ethicist, was the keynote speaker at this year's Interfaith Climate Conference. Courtesy photo.
Davis Interfaith Alliance Fifth Annual Climate Conference
March 29, 2017
By Jim Schaal
“Humankind hovers on a precipice. Climate change is a threat to human life on earth, yet it will not be suffered equally among us.” Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, a distinguished theological ethicist whose work focuses on climate change and environmental justice, spoke with clarity and urgency to nearly one hundred Davis community members. She framed our situation as a “colonialization of the atmospheric commons,” and warned that “a privileged response will protect those with means.”
Itzel Morales, Humphrey Fellow from the island city of Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Yucatan, is eager to raise awareness of climate change and empower people to conserve.
The 2016-17 UC Davis Humphrey Fellows present:
The Challenges of Climate Change in Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan and Tunisia on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (27074 Patwin Road). Each Humphrey Fellow will talk about climate impacts in his or her own country.
Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice presents the first of a series of ongoing Climate and Sustainability Speaker Forums. Each speaker will provide information on timely matters regarding climate change and how to live in healthy, sustainable ways, both for us and for the earth. The speakers welcome questions on the issues raised and moderators will encourage discussion on what is possible for our own community and beyond. Read more
Leslie Crenna and Mengmeng Fang promoting Double Up solar campaign, October 2016.
February 1, 2017
Cool Davis will be holding volunteer orientations every other month on Fourth Thursdays from 6:30pm-8pm at the Cool Davis office located at 1623 5th St (above Davis Media Access, east of Redwood Barn nursery)
This month’s orientation will be held Thursday April 27th from 6:30pm-8pm.
Following a general orientation, a short half hour will be reserved for specialized orientations for particular groups of volunteers. This month’s tack on session from 8:00pm-8:30pm will be tailored for Communications Team volunteers.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending an orientation.
Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda will offer her understanding of our present crisis and how economic equity, social values, and human purpose are bound up with the planet's survival.
5th Annual Interfaith Climate Conference, March 11th 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
“Humankind hovers on a precipice.
On one side is the current path toward almost unimaginable climate disaster, in which those least responsible for climate change suffer first and foremost its deadly consequences.
The other side, however, is the potential before us: a world in which Earth’s eco-systems flourish and all people have the necessities for life with dignity.
Our moment in time is breathtaking….pivotal. The generations alive today will determine which path we choose. It is an epic decision, the likes of which our species has never known.” Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
If you’re curious to learn more, Register for the 5th Annual Interfaith Climate Conference. Read more