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)
The first orientation will be held Thursday February 23rd 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 email@example.com 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.
“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
Itzel Morales, a biochemical engineer and environmental educator from Mexico, addresses Sunday’s gathering. She is a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at UC Davis and works to empower communities to mitigate climate change. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise, January 11, 2017
It’s been nine weeks since the presidential election, and Davisites are still riding a wave of activist momentum that has attracted hundreds to a call for action.
On Sunday, more than 150 residents gathered to discuss how to protect environmental gains from a feared assault by Donald Trump’s administration, filling the wooden pews at Davis Community Church.
Words like “unsettled,” “unsafe” and “disoriented” hung heavy in the air.
A community gathering will focus on environmental actions in our local community.
January 3, 2016
A coalition of Yolo County community and environmental groups is sponsoring a community meeting in Davis on Sunday, January 8, focusing on climate and environmental justice issues.
In response to a new administration that has vowed to reverse long-standing environmental regulations, speakers and discussion groups will address ways to respond to policy changes affecting local communities, the nation, and the planet.
Nick Buxton and his children at a climate rally in Richmond in 2013 promoting renewable energy.
December 2, 2016
One hundred and seven earnest listeners crowded into the Davis Community Church Fireside Room on November 29 to a hear a talk titled, Breaking with Fear: Building justice, solidarity, and compassion in a climate of insecurity.
Davis scholar-activist Nick Buxton discussed his book, The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate-Changed World, and people hung on every word. Read more
Nick Buxton with his daughters at the Climate March in San Francisco on February 17, 2013
Davis scholar-activist, Nick Buxton will discuss his recent book, The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World during the first hour. During the second hour members of the audience will be encouraged to join a discussion of the question, “How can we build a movement of solidarity and action together?” Read more
Approximately 70 Davisites protested oil trains coming through our town as they marched from the train station through the blast zone to Central Park to watch “Near miss in Mosier,” a play about the derailment and explosion in Oregon just weeks before the July 9 rally. Photo by Richard McAdam.
July 28, 2016
by Lynne Nittler
Concerned about Oil Trains passing through Davis? Here are tips on ways to keep up-to-date on new developments. The latest move by Valero takes the issue of federal preemption to the Surface Transportation Board in Washington D.C. and includes not only the Valero proposal in Benicia but the Phillips 66 project in San Luis Obispo and other west coast projects. To be actively involved, you must stay informed.
A group of Davisites gathered on July 9th at the train station with signs urging a stop to the transportation of crude oil by rail. They marched through the blast zone (the area within a half mile of the tracks) carrying a banner of an oil tank car that holds 30,000 gallons of toxic crude oil that can explode or spill into waterways if the tank is breached. Their signs read: “No Crude by Rail” “Our lives are on the Line” “Stop Valero’s Dangerous Crude by Rail Project” “No More Train Disasters.”
Cliftons signing up for more information at the Solar Fair held at the Vets June 2016. Photo credit: Yvonne Hunter.
June 10, 2016
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What does a carbon neutral Davis look like? One thing is certain: there will be solar panels on the rooftops!
Cool Davis, in close partnership with the City of Davis, launched a community wide campaign to encourage single family homeowners to “Double Up on Solar” at a widely attended solar fair and documentary screening this past SUNday, June 5, 2016.