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 umbrella for several working groups including:
- Davis Futures Forum
- 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 Coordinator 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
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…
Climate Emergency Resolution City of Davis Adopted March 5 2019
RESOLUTION NO. 19- —-, SERIES 2019 RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL DECLARING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND PROPOSING MOBILIZATION EFFORTS TO RESTORE A SAFE CLIMATE WHEREAS, human activities have warmed the Earth to a point that threatens climate stability, and climate change has already set in motion…
Give to Cool Davis Now!
Now through May 2
ONE EARTH. ONE DAY. ONE CELEBRATION.
Monday, April 22nd, 4:00pm to 7:00pm, 909 5th Street, Davis
Big Day at the Dock Returns May 2
Thursday May 2 6pm-9pm at Sudwerk
Cool Davis Welcomes New Board Member: Jessica Jones
Cool Davis welcomes new board member, and Community Relations subcommittee member, Jessica Jones! Jessica has a decade of experience working on environmental and social policies and programs for educational institutions and local government. She is passionate about sustainability and has focused her efforts on making…
Cool Davis Intern Graduates to UC Davis Med and Caltrans
A short but inspiring and heartfelt message from our longest-running and very successful intern, Tarah Brady (CONGRATULATIONS!): Hello my Cool Davis Community! I hope you are all well. Just checking in. I bumped into (Cool Davis volunteer) Yvonne Hunter at the grocery store a few…
Act Up! Give Thanks!
As smoke from the Camp Fire hangs upon our community, many Cool Davis donors and volunteers are watching in anguish at the impacts of the fire on our neighbors to the north. As we contemplate the days ahead, each of us must do whatever we…
Cool Davis says goodbye to a good friend, Eldridge Moores
ELDRIDGE MORTON MOORES III OCTOBER 13, 1938 – OCTOBER 28, 2018 A celebration of the life of Eldridge Morton Moores III will take place at 3:30pm, November 18, 2018 in Wright Hall, Main Theater, on the campus of UC Davis. The UC Davis Symphony concert,…
New “EV&Me” blog highlights experiences of electric-vehicle owners and drivers
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. You can hear about them in the news, see them on the street, and (for many UC Davis researchers!) study them at work. But what is it like to actually drive one on a daily basis? Today, the…
Tarah Brady: Cool Davis Intern Extraordinaire
Greetings! My name is Tarah Brady, I am a fourth-year Community Regional Development student at UC Davis. During my second quarter at UC Davis I was sitting at the arboretum when I received an email from my department internship coordinator about a student internship opportunity…
Summer 2018 Interns at Cool Davis
Sim Bun is a fourth year undergraduate student at UC Davis. Originally from San Jose, Sim plans on pursuing a master’s degree in Public and Urban Policy upon graduating from UC Davis. Using her knowledge as a Community Regional Development major, Sim currently works with…
What does affordable housing have to do with climate change?
Throughout California, we are seeing two critical priorities converge: affordable housing and climate resilience. While daunting on their own, these intersections may offer helpful direction about how we might solve both problems. Adequate supplies of high-quality affordable housing and climate resiliency are inextricably linked. Any…
Big Day of Giving at the Dock Set for May 3rd
May 3rd 6-10 pm at Sudwerks Dock 2001 Second St Davis
City of Davis Recommits on Earth Day 2018
Editor’s Note: Cool Davis appreciates the dedication of staff and council and wishes to continue to cultivate our partnership as we work towards our shared goals. We also look forward to working with new staff and council as we move through transitions of roles, personnel,…
Writing Program Intern Joins Cool Davis
Cool Davis welcomes Annie Merritt! Annie is an environmental outreach writing intern at Cool Davis, as an undergraduate at UC Davis majoring in Environmental Science and Management with a focus on Natural Resource Management and minoring in Professional Writing. Annie interned at the Center for…
Tax Changes and Your Choices for 2018
Recent tax policy changes have generated concerned for non-profits like Cool Davis. Keep in mind there are some silver linings ringing the recent changes: Numerous local donors are dedicated to our work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable and resilient solutions. We trust that…
Give to Cool Davis When You Give to Your Sweetie!
Valentine’s Day 2017 You’re already up on shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts, right? If you happen to shop at Amazon, make the switch to Amazon Smile and give to Cool Davis, too! You love us, right? Don’t know how it works? Go to smile.amazon.com to donate to the Cool Davis Foundation….
Local Leadership and Local Support More Important Than Ever
“This is not about winning; there is no finish line, no election day, just a new opportunity each morning to encourage, educate, and build.” — Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, November 2016 Dear Neighbor, As we face the greatest challenge of our time —…
Newly Designed Newsletter Fresh Off the Mother Board (June July 2016)
Check out the newly redesigned Cool Davis newsletter for this June and July 2016. Get the wrap up and more on the Solar Fair and Community Choice Energy updates. Learn from your neighbors experiences with solar: system size, cost, and contractor. Eco-Heroes as diverse as…
Communications Team Leadership Shifts
April 8, 2016 After years of valuable service, Nick Buxton is passing on the torch as Cool Davis Communications Coordinator in an effort to bring some sanity back to his schedule. Cool Davis is grateful for Nick’s passionate and knowledgeable contributions to our mission over…