March 24, 2017
By Mike Kluk
The Davis Centennial is not our only significant anniversary in 2017: Davis’s dedicated, on-street bike lanes turn 50 this year!
The four dedicated bike lanes Davis established in 1967 were the first in the nation. It was a significant accomplishment won with a lot of grass-roots activism, creative problem solving, and serious politicking.
The City of Davis has lots to be proud of this year: First off we turn 100 years young. To celebrate the Davis Centennial, the City is engaging in a series of events from a slideshow presentation of historical photos at the Varsity Theater to a re-creation of the first City Council meeting at Community Chambers at City Hall. The City is calling for Centenarians to step and be noticed (folks who turn 100 this year) and for historical photos for the celebrations.
Check out this full listing of Centennial Events throughout the year.
The 2016-17 UC Davis Humphrey Fellows present:
The Challenges of Climate Change in Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan and Tunisia on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (27074 Patwin Road). Each Humphrey Fellow will talk about climate impacts in his or her own country.
Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice presents the first of a series of ongoing Climate and Sustainability Speaker Forums. Each speaker will provide information on timely matters regarding climate change and how to live in healthy, sustainable ways, both for us and for the earth. The speakers welcome questions on the issues raised and moderators will encourage discussion on what is possible for our own community and beyond. Read more…
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By Carla Arango
When Joe and Janet Krovoza open their PG&E bill each month, they’re not surprised to see they owe less than $10. Often, there’s a credit on their account.
It all started in 2001, when the Krovoza family became one of the first families in Davis to install rooftop solar panels. Read more…
By Mike Kluk and Leslie Crenna
We did it, Davis! High-fives and a fist bump.
In late May 2016, the city of Davis and Cool Davis — via City Council resolution — challenged you to add 500 new residential rooftop solar installations to our shared portfolio by the end of the year.
The numbers are in: Rooftop solar permits were pulled for 502 Davis residences in 2016!
February 16, 2017 update
The Army Corps, in obedience with Trump’s memo, have withdrawn the Notice of Intent regarding the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). At the same time, they have granted all easements and permission for Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to complete the DAPL.
ETP has starting drilling under Lake Oahe. In fact, they say it is going faster than expected and they may be done in early March. Read on to learn what you can do. Read more…
February 1, 2017
Cool Davis will be holding volunteer orientations every other month on Fourth Thursdays from 6:30pm-8pm at the Cool Davis office located at 1623 5th St (above Davis Media Access, east of Redwood Barn nursery)
The first orientation will be held Thursday February 23rd from 6:30pm-8pm.
Following a general orientation, a short half hour will be reserved for specialized orientations for particular groups of volunteers. This month’s tack on session from 8:00pm-8:30pm will be tailored for Communications Team volunteers.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in attending an orientation.
February 20, 2017
Are you missing the thrill of the Women’s March, that sense of people standing together, determined, wide-awake, united by a common purpose? A new Davis group is forming that may recreate some of the same euphoria even as the members offer a service to progressive causes.
A few local activists who like to both sing and protest are calling on like-minded women to form a Davis Chapter of Raging Grannies, an international organization of women committed to progressive activism with a musical twist. Read more…