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
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Did You Catch the Electric Bus with Us ?
By Mari Cruz, Emily Vu & Cool Davis Staff Did you catch the bus with us ? On March 19th, Cool Davis hosted a fun and relaxing tour — by way of an electric Unitrans bus to the bus charging stations — as a way…
Earth Month Goings On 2023
Earth Month April 2023
Welcome Rekha Vaitla: New Cool Davis Board Member
Rekha Vaitla is an Investment Officer with the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and prior to that was the Director of Public Market Investments at the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer. In both of these roles, Rekha has led and supported sustainability and…
Give Cool on Big Day of Giving
(April 20 to) May 7 online
February Climate Movie Circle: “The Invisible Vegan” (in person)
Sunday, February 12, 1:30 to 4:00pm Mary L Stephens Davis Library
January Climate Movie Circle: “Eating Our Way to Extinction” (online)
Discussion Sunday, January 15, 1:30 to 3:00pm Online via Zoom
March Climate Movie Circle: “What the Health” (in person)
Sunday, February 12, 1:30 to 4:00pm Davis Library
Thank You! Your Energy and Support Make All the Difference!
As staff at Cool Davis, we are so grateful for the many people and organizations that support our work with expertise, enthusiasm, and action. Especially through the pandemic, we continue to be awed by a steady stream of support. Thanks to our volunteers and donors,…
Thank You to Our Generous Supporters
Dear Supporters, Every year we ask for financial support from many people, organizations, and sectors, and every year, we continue to be awed by the response of steady donations, grants, and in-kind services. These contributions ensure that Cool Davis can share information and conduct thousands…
Cool Davis Coalition News
Annual Coalition & Partner Meeting In the past for December’s gathering, Cool Davis has convened the full Coalition to gather input on plans for the coming year and to celebrate our work together. The last time we did this in person was December 2019. This…
Tax Credit Boosted: Davis Neighbors Take the Bet on Renewable Energy for their Future
A few months back in May, my neighbors, Diane and Andy Monheit, asked for advice on a rooftop solar system for their home. I told them about the Cool Davis Double Up on Solar campaign, shared our solar Planning Guides, and answered questions based on…
Help Us Connect on a Deeper Level
Greetings Cool Davis Community, As winter approaches, the Cool Davis board and staff hope that your family and neighborhood are healthy, and that you have found some stability in these economically challenging times. For over 12 years, through your generosity and support, Cool Davis has…
Welcome to Our Sacramento Valley College Corps Fellows
Cool Davis is proud to introduce our cohort of five Sacramento Valley College Corps (SVCC) Fellows who will be primarily participating in community outreach as Field Assistants over the coming academic year. All five are UC Davis students, where the program is coordinated through the…
Cartober Is Coming! Donate Your Old Gas Guzzling Clunker to Cool Davis
Much like Giving Tuesday, Cartober is an online giving campaign held throughout the month of October to highlight the impact vehicle donations can make. Cartober encourages people to drive change by donating their unwanted car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or boat to their favorite nonprofit or public…
Climate Review no. 4
Welcome to the Cool Davis Climate Review, quotes and inspiration from a new-ish genre of books and videos … and more! Visit our Cool Solutions page for a list of climate documentaries in the Resources section at the bottom. Have a quote, summary, or link you would like…
Success on Big Day of Giving! You Are the Hope!
On the Big Day of Giving over 170 donors joined our match fund donors in reaching a total of over $36,000 in funds raised for Cool Davis programs. But they didn’t stop there and by the end of the weekend Cool Davis met its Big…
Big Day of Giving All Day Thursday May 5
now through May 5 at midnight
Like the Hot April Sun: Ken Kirsch Sustainability Story
I remember reading Bill McKibben’s book The End of Nature during my lunch breaks while working as a carpenter in San Francisco. I don’t know why I picked up that book. I wasn’t particularly focused on those kind of issues at the time. But I…
Earth Month Goings On 2022
So many events throughout April & May 2022
Big Day of Giving 2022: Hope Needs You!
Donate starting April 21 thru midnight May 5