Cool Davis Board
The Cool Davis Board of Directors sets strategic direction and generates resources to support Cool Davis staff and volunteers in their work in the community
The Cool Davis Board of Directors meets monthly, with up to 15 members and 4 active committees: governance, operations, programs, and community relations.
Cool Davis Coalition
The Cool Davis Coalition is a network of 80 plus partner organizations and individuals committed to our mission. Members share resources and inspiration and mentor each other in greenhouse gas reduction actions. The Coalition organizes educational forums, advocates on climate issues, and put on the Cool Davis Festival, along with other collaborative projects. The Coalition convenes quarterly with a steering group meeting between those meetings.
The Coalition is the platform for several working groups including:
- Davis Futures Forum
- Resilient Embodied Action Davis-Yolo (READ-Y)
- Water Wise Davis
- Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice
- Davis Electric Vehicle Association (DEVA)
Cool Davis Partners are community organizations and businesses committed to Cool Davis goals. They receive exposure and synergy with the Cool Davis mission and contribute funds, volunteers and other resources to the effort. Partners are automatically members of the Coalition and may participate in any of its activities. For more information, see our Partners page.
Cool Davis Teams
- Administrative Team guides the activities of Cool Davis and oversees operations and is led by an Executive Director, and other professionals and volunteers who assist with committees and other functions.
- Campaign Team is led by Campaign Managers and Field Coordinators who are responsible for community outreach for our Cool Homes campaigns.
- Communications Team is led by a Communications Manager who engages volunteer writers, graphic designers, photographers, editors, and other talented individuals from our community in spreading the word about climate solutions and the Cool Davis mission.
Cool Davis works thanks to the extraordinary efforts and commitment of so many individuals and organizations in our community. We could always use more support, so please consider volunteering your time.
ORGANIZATIONAL NEWS AND PROFILES
Judy Moores: A Lifetime of Dedication to the Environment
Editor’s Note: After a lifetime of dedication to the environment, primarily here in Davis but also in her home town in upstate New York, Judy Moores has moved to the University Retirement Community, where she has begun a new phase in her life. What follows…
Thank You, Davis! You’re Amazing!
Cool Davis is amazed and awed by the generosity of those who donated this past Big Day of Giving, Thursday, May 7. The giving from to our match fund, as well as online and offline gifts kept arriving over the course of the week, with…
Online Classes Great for the Environment but Student Mental Health Suffers
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of U.S. colleges have closed their campuses and switched to online classes. Around 20 million college students are watching lectures at home and taking tests online. And while this decision has been jarring for many students, it’s…
Join the Zoom-a-thon: Cool Davis on Big Day of Giving 2020
Zoom-a-thon all day May 7th
50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebrations
April 22 2020
From Cool Davis Director and Staff: Corona Virus and Community Resilience
We here at Cool Davis are working to adapt and respond to the challenges due to COVID-19 and our shelter-in-place directive. We are well, working from home, and meeting regularly online. We are continuing to work at the service of our community as we have…
Standing Strong: A Message from our Board President, Michael McCormick
This April 22 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and our Cool Davis 10th anniversary is coming in June. We had planned to celebrate with you in person but COVID-19 and our shelter in place directive has fundamentally changed pretty much everything. Those events…
Welcome READ-Y (Resilient Embodied Action Davis-Yolo)
Resilient Embodied Action Davis-Yolo (READ-Y) is our newest Cool Davis working group and they are committed to a big task. Formed through the energy of its two principal organizers, Gail Kennedy and Jan Beange, READ-Y will work to improve the social and emotional resilience we…
Donate Your Dirty ICE to Cool Davis
This year is the 10th anniversary of Cool Davis! We submitted our incorporation papers on June 14, four days after the completion of the City’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, which is now in the process of an update. We plan to celebrate! Read our…
Cool Davis Gratitude Coming Your Way
Cool Davis has been growing and learning throughout 2019. We now have four staff members and an ever increasing cadre of volunteers, advisors, and experts to help us along our way. It is no exaggeration that Cool Davis would not “be” without the volunteer support…
Giving Green, Cool Davis Style
Every year we’re faced with the choice of letting the holidays stress us out with a frenzied dash to make that list and check it twice or to allow the season to be a source of joy and inspiration. Most of us probably manage to…
The Future is Now! Act Local and Give to Cool Davis
GIVING TUESDAY IS DECEMBER 3 … ALL DAY!
Larissa Lomen: Web Editorial Assistant On Board
The Cool Davis Communications Team is proud to announce the addition of volunteer Larissa Lomen as our new Web Editorial Assistant. Larissa identifies crossposts and enters them into our content management system, otherwise known as WordPress. This involves making judgments about content, assigning appropriate categories…
Fall Interns at Cool Davis: Nayelie and Amy
Nayelie Quezada is an environmental outreach and community development intern at Cool Davis. She is an undergraduate student at UC Davis majoring in Community and Regional Development major and minoring in Environmental Science and Policy. And upon graduation from UC Davis, Nayelie would like to…
Wolfe and Shoemaker to Speak at I-House on Sustainability
I-House at 10 College Park, October 27th 3:30 to 5:30pm
Cool Davis Hiring Transportation Field Coordinator
Cool Davis is hiring a Transportation Field Coordinator! Please help us spread the word! The Field Coordinator trains and directs volunteers to work with households to reduce household-based greenhouse gas emissions. Activities may include communications messaging, workshops, tabling, door–to-door outreach, and special events. We are…
Meet Chrissy Backman, Our New Campaign Field Coordinator
Our new campaign field coordinator sat down with our longtime writer, Michael Kluk, for a little Q&A. See the results below: What will your new job involve? As Campaign Field Coordinator, I’ll be planning and facilitating activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our community….
Welcome to Our New Cool Davis Campaign Manager!
Cool Davis is pleased to introduce Erin Reddy, our new Campaign Manager! Erin enthusiastically embraces the Cool Davis mission to inspire the Davis community to reduce GHG emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and improve the quality of life for all. This job is just…
Climate Impacts and Basics Pages Unveiled on Cool Davis Website
The work of several Cool Davis interns, expert reviewers and contributors, and dedicated staff has finally culminated in the posting of two new Cool Davis web pages. The Climate Change Impacts page, easily accessible from the home page, summarizes global and regional impacts down to…
Cool Davis Is Hiring! New Positions Available!
Cool Davis is seeking to hire a Campaign Manager [POSITION FILLED] and a Field Coordinator! Go to cooldavis.org/job-opportunities/ to receive more information. Cool Davis is looking for candidates who want to stretch their professional and technical skills developing model programs with a lasting impact on…
Regional Environmental Poll Finds Vast Majority Wants Stepped Up Action
A website dedicated to the second round of the Regional Attitudes Poll published May 2019 proclaims that in the Capital Region, the “residents have spoken: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the natural places we treasure are some of the things we value…