Environmental Impacts of COVID-19
It’s hard to ignore how much of our lives COVID-19 has changed. Right now, most people’s main concern is keeping themselves and others healthy, while other important issues have been put on the back burner. Before the global pandemic, the main natural disaster scientists warned…
Per Capita Davis: Lessons learned can be easily forgotten
As a country, we periodically experience shocks, sometimes big ones that change our national psyche. The Great Depression, World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Great Recession, the attack on 9/11 come to mind as examples. In each case, our country was different after…
Solar with a Re-roof Is a Good Match!
Breaking News! Effective May 4, 2020, Yolo County announced it is now allowing construction and other limited activities to resume. The City of Davis is accepting new construction permit applications and resuming processing of existing applications. The building counter in City Hall remains closed to…
Online Classes Great for the Environment but Student Mental Health Suffers
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of U.S. colleges have closed their campuses and switched to online classes. Around 20 million college students are watching lectures at home and taking tests online. And while this decision has been jarring for many students, it’s…
From Cool Davis Director and Staff: Corona Virus and Community Resilience
We here at Cool Davis are working to adapt and respond to the challenges due to COVID-19 and our shelter-in-place directive. We are well, working from home, and meeting regularly online. We are continuing to work at the service of our community as we have…
Standing Strong: A Message from our Board President, Michael McCormick
This April 22 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and our Cool Davis 10th anniversary is coming in June. We had planned to celebrate with you in person but COVID-19 and our shelter in place directive has fundamentally changed pretty much everything. Those events…
Per Capita Davis: Some good news in a time of anxiety
I’ve been thinking a lot about “sustainability” the last few weeks and intended to write about it. But that would take me down a sort of dark road, and in these strange times I feel a need for something positive, lighter, hopeful. So here is some…
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And thanks @AutumnLabbeRenault for this link chock full of information, education, and celebration (if you missed it Saturday here's the video): Yolo County Virtual Juneteenth Celebration
A message from Racial Justice Advocates from last Saturday June 19: People across the country are celebrating Juneteenth ... a celebration of Black American life, resilience ...
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HUGE WIN! Maine just became the 1st state to pass a law requiring divestment from fossil fuels!
Other states should follow suit and ensure their public funds don’t drive the climate crisis.
Divestment goes Maine-stream - Grist
Maine just became the first state in the nation to pass an actual law requiring divestment of public funds from oil, gas, and coal companies.
The City is opening a cooling center today (Wed.) from 1pm to 8 pm located at the Davis Senior Center at 646 A St. Please use the 7th St entrance to the West multipurpose room. The cooling center will remain open through Sat. (daily hours 1 pm to 8 pm). Masks are required.