Laundry Solutions for a Sustainable Lifestyle

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Spending a little time thinking about how you wash and dry your clothes can have a big impact on your sustainable lifestyle. Combine your grandparents’ wisdom with some modern ingenuity and get some truly fantastic results. Read more…

Why Conserve Water After the Winter We Had?

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Right about now a few folks in town are asking why, when our central region snowpack is over 200% and reservoirs are overflowing, do we still have to conserve water and limit watering times.

Why not use our new surface water source, the Sacramento River, and draw down the reservoirs a bit so they can better receive that snowmelt as it melts throughout summer. Read more…

Watermelon Poke Recipe (Serves 4)

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Looking for a refreshing vegan recipe with the best fruits and vegetables of the season?

Check out this recipe by Plant Punk Kitchen!

This recipe is vegan, oil free, and gluten free.

While macadamia nuts and soba (buckwheat) noodles are super high in protein, you could also add some braised tofu to boost it higher.

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Screening of Film ‘From the Ashes’ by Interfaith Alliance

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The Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice and Lutheran Church of the Incarnation are co-sponsoring an advance screening of From the Ashes, a National Geographic Documentary on the lives and issues behind “the war on coal.”

View the film at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation (1701 Russell Blvd., Davis) on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 pm. A 2-minute preview of the film is available here. Read more…

Greywater Showcase: Reuse Water to Save Water

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Cool Davis partner Water Wise Davis, with support from the City of Davis, is hosting a Greywater Showcase in the Davis Senior Center Activity Room on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Come and win the raffle grand prize: 1 parts kit for a laundry greywater system! Reserve your spot today! Drop-ins will be accommodated as long as there is space.

The Greywater Showcase will feature a short presentation about the two basic types of greywater systems,a Q&A with a panel of greywater system owners, Read more…

Sacred Earth: Elemental Community in Song, Word, and Action

Come honor and celebrate the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water.

Six conspiring women with creative talents, led by local musician and director Laura Sandage, present “Sacred Earth,” an evening of song, meditation, prayer, and reverence on Friday, June 9, at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (27074 Patwin Road, Davis). Read more…

Is There an eBike in Your Future?

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Imagine biking along at 28 mph using the same amount of energy normally needed to go about half that speed. For those with limited mobility, imagine riding a bike again, at any speed.

I recently had the opportunity to ride an electric bike or ebike — at both slow and super speeds — and it was a blast. Read more…

Revitalizing Downtown Davis for Sustainability

Revitalizing Downtown Davis

May 23, 2017

Dan Zack, former Downtown Development Coordinator for Redwood City, will share his experiences on Thursday May 25th  at 7pm (RSVP Now!) in the City Council Chambers as part of the Davis Futures Forum series. Dan will describe the brick-and-mortar realization of a community vision for Downtown Redwood City and how it palpably improved its quality of life and the economic health.  This is the fifth in a series of talks designed to prepare our community to discuss the next 20 year plan for downtown Davis.

Please RSVP Now to reserve your seat!
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Big Day of Success! Cool Davis builds fund for household action!

May 8, 2017

Thank you, Davis! Because of you Cool Davis had a very successful day on Big Day of Giving! We raised  $17,732 which got us close to our goal of $20,000. Cool Davis also added a number of new donors to our circle of supporters. We are so glad they are investing in a Cooler Davis!

Donations ranged from $10 to $1000 but the most important part was a growing sense of community as we work together on reaching more households in Davis! Read more…

What are you doing with your CA Climate Credit?

Twice a year, millions of California residents receive a credit on their utility bill identified as the “California Climate Credit.” The Climate Credit is one of many programs resulting from landmark legislation called the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Taken together, these programs are cutting pollution, creating jobs, and investing in cleaner energy and transportation. Read more…

Mailes' journey to health and sustainability

Jeff Mailes

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

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