Hey Davis! Ready to Give Cool and Give Big May 4th?

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BIG GOALS for Big Day of Giving — $20,000  Give Now to Cool Davis!

Cool Davis is launching the next phase of our Cool Homes outreach efforts this fall! 

Volunteer leaders must be trained and program activities prepared for the fall.  The BigDay of Giving will help Cool Davis jump start this effort.  Funds we raise on Big Day of Giving will support a Field Coordinator to recruit, train and manage this team of outreach and support volunteers rolling out of our energy related campaigns like Double up on Solar!. Read more…

State of the Climate: A Local View

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Special Earth Day Edition April 21, 2017

Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise  From page A5

By Chris Granger, Executive Director, Cool Davis

According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association, an organization whose federal funding is currently at risk, the years 2014-2016 were the hottest on record. Greenhouse gases and global sea level rise  have also steadily increased over those years.

NOAA’s yearly State of the Climate report provides us with science-based facts that explain in no uncertain terms that the climate — which is the average of weather over time, not what it feels like on any particular day or week — is changing rapidly. Read more…

Real progress on local goals

April 21, 2017

By Robb Davis, Mayor of Davis

Crossposted from the Davis EnterpriseFrom page A5

So how are we doing on our sustainability goals, Davis?

Well, there has been a lot of progress since the City Council adopted the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan in 2010. It’s not easy to measure the full impact of our efforts in energy use or greenhouse gas reductions yet.  But we know, that when we act in Davis the impact is remarkable; we can see it everywhere! Read more…

MAY IS BIKE MONTH! 2017 Events in Davis

May Is Bike Month 2017


National Bike Month was established in 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. Every May, cyclists in the Sacramento region pledge to ride their bikes and log bike miles on the May is Bike Month website for the chance to win prizes.

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Soil: The Forgotten Gift Underfoot

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Tony Rolfes, a career state soil scientist, will present “Soil: the Forgotten Gift Underfoot” on Sunday, April 30 from 3-4:30 pm at Congregation Bet Haverim (1715 Anderson Road, Davis).

The talk, followed by questions and answers and a short reception, is sponsored by the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice (YIACJ) and is free to the public. This is the second in an ongoing series of Climate and Sustainability Forums. Read more…

Greener Davis: Environmental conservation in five steps

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By Jennifer Gilbert

Crossposed from the Davis Enterprise From page A4

April 21, 2017

Five ways you can reduce waste

1. Choose to reuse: Look for reusable alternatives for single-use products. Use towel and cloth napkins instead of paper. Use washable containers instead of zippered plastic bags. Bring your bags when you shop and bring your coffee mug to the café.

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Per Capita Davis: Good news for local solar power

John Mott-Smith received an eco-hero award for his service to the community! Credit: Davis Enterprise

April 19, 2017


Crossposted the Davis Enterprise page A10

This column is primarily about rooftop solar in Yolo County, but before we get to that, there have been at least two interesting announcements from the tech world recently in terms of the future for rooftop solar. And, of course, two of the biggest names in tech are the ones making the announcements.

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The Fabulous 14 R’s of Sustainability

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April 21, 2017

By Kristina Miller

As Earth Day approaches, it becomes increasingly important to spread awareness about our changing planet and how we as human beings can work together to preserve and protect it.

The words “reduce, reuse, recycle,” otherwise known as the three R’s, have echoed around the world with images of a blue and green planet surrounded by green arrows for decades. As the movement grows, so has the list to include words that promote a sustainability mindset as well as those original “Re-” actions.

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Greener Davis: Waste, Water, Wildthings, and CCE

April 22 this year marks the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day!  In celebration of this occasion, please join City of Davis staff for a series of environmental classes that promise to be nothing short of literary masterpieces (or at least educational and entertaining). All classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Center in the Game Room, and will run 1 to 1 ½ hours in length.

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March for Climate at the Capitol April 29

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April 28, 2017

Residents from the Sacramento region will converge on our State Capitol in Sacramento this Saturday April 29th at 11am for a climate rally and march in solidarity with gatherings centered in Washington DC with sister marches exploding worldwide.

We come together to show the world and our leaders that people at the city level will lead in the joyful, life affirming work of transitioning to climate friendly lifestyles. The future of our communities teeters on the edge of climate catastrophe, and we refuse to stand idly by and watch. We know the future is in our hands.

RSVP to ride your bike to the march. CLICK HERE!

RSVP to lnittler@sbcglobal.net to ride Yolobus 42B to the rally. If we can fill the bus it will go directly to the march without stops. Indicate a 9:43 or 10:43a.m. departure.

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