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
New Board Member Welcome to Ken Kirsch
Ken Kirsch has over 30 years of experience in residential remodeling. His work in the trades began while still a student at UC Davis. Ken graduated from UCD with a degree in Studio Arts and put his liberal arts education to use as a carpenter…
Earth Month 2021 Goings On
Check news post for details!
“Big Dog” Lands Regionwide May 6 – Donate Starting April 22
April 22 through midnight May 6 online
Welcome to Our Cool Davis Spring 2021 Intern
Cool Davis’ Spring 2021 Video Intern is Evan Loy, an undergraduate at UC Irvine majoring in Film and Media Studies. Evan was raised here in Davis and he has been riding bikes for transportation, fun, and exercise as long as he can remember. In the future,…
Welcome, Johannes Troost, New Cool Davis Board Member
Johannes Troost is retired from a career in Education and Human Services. His work included both policy development and program design, implementation, and evaluation. He received a B.A. in Political Science and an M.Ed from the University of Vermont. He has lived in Davis since 1986…
Cool Davis Welcomes New Board Member Julie Haney
Julie Haney is a licensed architect and earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1990. While attending Cal Poly Julie’s interest focused on sustainable design, she studied Village Homes and energy efficient architecture. While at Cal Poly she was…
Thank You Staff, Volunteers, and Donors!
As the darkest day of 2020 has passed and the pandemic continues to spread, we recognize and support the commitment of our health care community and other frontline workers. Their fortitude and endurance shine through this darkness. But they need our help. We also recognize…
Per Capita Davis: Nonprofits need our help
The work of building a more resilient and less dangerous world post pandemic will focus on, among other things, the “environment” a singe word that encompasses an enormous number and range of areas of policy and programs. Many hands, one might even say “all hands…
Facing the Future Together: The Fierce Determination of Local Action
As election day came and went and wins and losses continue to emerge, the United States quietly completed the process of exiting from the Paris Climate Accords. In the midst of acts of racial violence and injustice throughout the summer and another season of record…
Act Local with Us on Climate! Message from Cool Davis Founders
Over a decade ago, a group of concerned community members responded to the call from the City of Davis to assist with the implementation of its first and groundbreaking Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. We and many others — members of the Climate Action Planning…
Cool Davis receives $6,000 for all-electric engagement
The Valley Climate Action Center (VCAC) recently provided $6,000 to Cool Davis to continue their work engaging Davis residents to adopt all-electric heating and cooling systems. The funds will also be used to develop an electric retrofit “roadmap” for existing homes, going directly to programs…
Cool Davis Summer Interns Making It Happen
Despite the challenges of shelter in place, two young ladies have been steadily adding to the knowledge base and improvement of social media tools management here at Cool Davis. We meet on Zoom and communicate via email and phone rather than in person. Despite the…
Part II: 2020 Article Series ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’
Looking at the Cool Davis checklist through new eyes The converging crises of our present reality have changed the way we live and work and forced us to take a fresh look at the Cool Davis action checklist. On the bright side, telecommuting and reducing…
Cool Davis Welcomes Two New Board Members
Cool Davis is happy to announce the addition of two new board members in our 10th anniversary year. Johannes Troost Johannes Troost is retired from a career in Education and Human Services. His work included both policy development and program design, implementation, and evaluation. He…
Statement of Support and Commitment to the Black Community
In light of the deeply disturbing events transpiring across our nation, Cool Davis is looking inward and evaluating our work in our community and the influence we bring across the organizations and institutions with which we work. We share in the grief and anger of…
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…