Drive Electric Week success in Davis! EV @ the Market!

Drive Electric Week Success

The 23 different owner vehicles on display and four dealers providing 10 electric vehicles for test driving, made for National Drive Electric Week success in Davis.  EV @ the Market Day provided everything local EV interested folks could want!  Read more…

Test Drive Electric Vehicles at Davis Farmer’s Market

Drive Electric and Show & Tell

Cool Davis and the City of Davis are hosting a movable feast of electric vehicles near the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, September 16th on 4th Street between C & D as part of National Drive Electric Week which runs September 9th to the 17th in 2017. Read more…

Should Your Next Vehicle Be Electric?

Does charging forward with an electric vehicle mean turning your back on the American love affair with the automobile? In a city like Davis, that affair may not be as intense as in some other parts of the country but it’s still meaningful. And why not?

The personal automobile is convenient, comfortable, and quick. It provides efficient transportation and independence. We are now sure, however, that the exhaust from millions of automobiles on the road today causes serious problems as diverse as respiratory disease, cancer, algae blooms and, of course, tons of CO2 that contributes significantly to climate change.

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People’s Climate Movement Responds to Harvey

Peoples Climate March Credit Sarah Baker April 2017

As Hurricane Harvey gathered in the Gulf of Mexico the warnings of a massive storm hitting Texas were clear. But no one knew just how much damage the days of record-setting rain would bring. It will be weeks before the full extent of the damage will be understood, but we already know this is like nothing we’ve every seen.

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Greywater Workshop: Hands-on Education and Installation

2017 Greywater Showcase 51

Cool Davis partner Eco Assistant is hosting a hands-on installation Greywater Workshop in West Davis on Thursday, September 7 (6:30–9:30pm), Friday, September 8 (9:30am–4:30pm), and Saturday, September 9 (9:30am–1:30pm).

The two-day workshop consists of three sessions (designed to beat the heat!) featuring instruction on code and methods for the two basic greywater systems and hands-on education and installation taught by Greywater Action Certified instructors Leslie Crenna and Kent Thompson. Read more…

Davis Reaffirms Climate Action and Paris Agreement

City Council Picnic Day 2017

STAFF REPORT (PDF Download)

DATE: July 11, 2017

TO: City Council

FROM: Mike Webb, Assistant City Manager, Mitch Sears, Sustainability Manager

SUBJECT: Climate Action Executive Order – Paris Climate Agreement

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Vegan Recipe – Broccoli Stuffed Pasta Shells

Broccoli stuffed pasta shells image

Check out this yummy vegan recipe with broccoli or other seasonal favorites from Plant Punk Kitchen! Serve with some nice warm crusty bread to sop up the tomato and “cheese” sauce.

For more Consumption Cool Solutions, visit our Cool Solutions page.

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La Gotita “Little Raindrop” Advocates for Human Right to Water

La Gotita Hug

You may have gotten a hug from La Gotita at a Cool Davis festival or seen her on Cool Davis social media channels, but did you know that La Gotita has helped change the world by lobbying for the human right to water in both North and South America?

The story begins in 2003 when the Peruvian government began receiving money from the Inter-American Development Bank with a condition: Peru must privatize its publicly owned water services. To avoid unrest, the Peruvian government, decided to roll out privatization in phases, stating in smaller municipalities. Read more…

Lewis Fulton to Speak on Transportation Trends

Lewis Fulton Green Drinks Speaker sept 2017

Davis Green Drinks Speaker Series

Date:  Thursday, September 7, 2017

Time:  5:30pm – 7:30pm

Speaker:  Lewis Fulton, Co-Director, STEPS Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Topic:  Three Revolutions in Urban Transportation: Vehicle Electrification, Automation, and Shared Mobility

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“Inconvenient Sequel” Screening and Electric Vehicle Show & Tell

Inconvenient Sequel fight image

Our very own Davis Varsity Theatre will host a debut screening of the documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Al Gore’s new movie about climate action, alongside an electric vehicle Show & Tell next Friday, August 4, 2017.

The overall event will begin at 4:00pm and wrap up with the beginning of the final show of the evening at 8:50pm. A short program will precede the 6:30pm showing.

For updates to show times, visit the Varsity’s web site.  For more information, email info@cooldavis.org. Door prizes to be announced.

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Mailes' journey to health and sustainability

Jeff Mailes

Jeff Mailes deadheads some of the marigolds in the Segundo residents garden.

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