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
Happy New Year! Thank you to all our donors, partners, and volunteers!
2023 has been an amazing year So many people have contributed to our success in returning our programs to the community and practicing with new hybrid tools to reach more and more people where they live! As we launch our new strategic vision and mission…
Cool Davis Thrilled to Join Yolo Commute; Your Organization Can, Too
Cool transportation solutions are available to any organization! Last month Cool Davis officially joined Yolo Commute, our local Transportation Management Association. Yolo Commute is dedicated to helping all kinds of organizations manage their transportation options for employees and members while reducing single occupancy vehicle use…
Communications Interns Digging Deep with Cool Davis
Note: Cool Davis Communications interns Brittney Nial and Maggie Maue interviewed and wrote about each other for this article of introduction, which is coming long after they began volunteering. See the quite interesting results below. From facilitating discussions to gathering feedback from workshop-goers, Maggie and…
Recenter, Strengthen, and Respond: A New Strategic Direction for Cool Davis
Cool Davis spent 2023 reflecting on the future and how we can be more effective in supporting our region and its communities. 2023 was a great year because of support from our partners, donors, and volunteers! We are energized to do more in 2024 and…
Welcome Cool Davis Campaign Coordinator Brandon Rueda
Cool Davis welcomes new Campaign Coordinator Brandon Rueda to our staff! Brandon has a wide range of experiences including production assistance with Lucas Film; onboarding with Grindstone Communications Solutions; public education, hazard mitigation planning, and grants research with the City of Woodland Fire Department; and…
Welcome SVCC Fellows to Cool Davis!
Cool Davis welcomes our second cohort of Sacramento Valley College Corps Fellows for the 2023-2024 year! Our UC Davis SVCC Fellows will be serving as Outreach Assistants engaging directly with community members at in-person and online events. After intensive training working closely with Campaign Managers…
Chat with Us at the Davis Farmer’s Market
Most Saturdays at Davis Farmers Market
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…