Events

Facing the Challenges of Climate Change in Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan and Tunisia

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

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Regular Volunteer Orientations at Cool Davis

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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 lesliecrenna@cooldavis.org if you are interested in attending an orientation.

 

 

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Interfaith Conference 2017: Climate Justice and Hope

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

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Davis residents push for enviro protections in a Trump administration

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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

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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.

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Davis Gathering Will Focus on Environment in Post-Election Climate

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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.

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Community Inspired to Break with Fear

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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

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Breaking with Fear: Building Justice, Solidarity and Compassion in a Climate of Insecurity

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

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Oil Trains: How to stay informed and be active

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.”

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