Eco-Hero Hall of Fame

Nicole Garcia, Unit Director of the UC Davis Aggie Reuse Store

Nicole Garcia, Unit Director of the UC Davis Aggie Reuse Store, conducts a robust program of student art teams that create new products from discarded materials for the store.

Each year Cool Davis is humbled by the process of selecting Eco-Hero and Climate Solutions award recipients in an effort to highlight work within our community on greenhouse gas emission reduction and sustainability.

At the individual level, we recognize Eco Heroes, Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their work, civic, and everyday lives. Acting out of personal conviction, they are doing “the right thing” for themselves, our community, and our planet.

Climate Solution Awards go to local businesses, groups, or organizations for exemplary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As they model ways to reduce their environmental impact, they become leaders in creating options to conserve resources, reduce fossil fuel dependence, and stabilize the climate.

The awards focus on three domains: Energy,  Transportation, and Consumption.

There are so many remarkable individuals and groups taking action every day in our community. We have much to learn from them.

We are grateful that so many people willingly step forward each year to serve on the selection committee,  interview the selected individuals, write the articles, and in some cases even snap the photograph that accompanies the interview.

We are also ever thankful to Debbie Davis, editor of the "Davis Enterprise," who makes space to publish all the interviews and showcase our award winners to the community.

– Judy Moores, Cool Davis Founder and Board Member

2016 Cool Davis Award Recipients


Lisa Baker

Steven Wheeler

Parvaneh Keivanfar and Alex Gray

Mike Hart

Climate Solution:

Mutual Housing Yolo

Davis Bicycles!

UC Davis Aggie Reuse Store


Eco-Hero: Kiayue (David Wang), Orhan Orgun, Dan Sperling and John Mott-Smith

Climate Solution: Parkview Place, Holmes JHS Green Team, and UC Davis Transportation Services


Eco-Hero: Andy Frank, Carla Peterman, Kristin Heinemeier, Ivy Zhou and Marissa Wong (Green Team Holmes Junior High School)

Climate Solution: Davis Bicycles School Committee, Hallmark Properties, Davis United Methodist Church


Eco-Hero: Robyn Waxman, Diane Swann, Dani Lee

Climate Solution: Davis Bike Collective, Davis Energy Group, MAK Design and Build, Judy Corbett and Local Government Commission, Davis Flea


Eco-Hero: Julie Cross, Jeff Mailes, Robb and Nancy Davis


Eco-Hero: Ben Pearl, Larry Fisher, Derek Downey


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