“Inconvenient Sequel” Screening and Electric Vehicle Show & Tell

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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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Greywater Enthusiasts Gather to Talk Water Reuse

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The Greywater Showcase put together by Cool Davis partner Water Wise Davis this past Wednesday July 12, 2017, brought together a diverse group of about 40 participants and sparked some interesting discussion around greywater and water reuse in our community.

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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 646 A Street in Davis on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Come and win one of two raffle prizes: parts kit for a laundry greywater system! This is a $100 value! Reserve your spot today! Drop-ins will be accommodated as long as there is space. This event is FREE!

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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Eco-Hero: Lisa Baker

Lisa Baker 2016 Eco-Hero

At the Cool Davis 2014 Festival, Lisa Baker taught folks how to make their own personal body care products.

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