City honors three with Environmental Recognition Awards
Richard Bourne, Mark Braly and Isao Fujimoto were honored by the city of Davis with its 2014 Environmental Recognition Awards. The trio were selected by the Davis Natural Resources Commission and will receive their awards at the City Council meeting Tuesday, April 22. The commission…
Striving for Zero Waste: One Davis Family’s Resolution
(Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise) I can’t remember the first time I heard about the concept of Zero Waste, but I remember being intrigued by the idea. A little internet research on the topic lead me to an article in Sunset Magazine about the Johnsons,…
A Simple Meal
When I was a kid we always had a garden growing. When it came time to pick tomatoes, my Dad would go out to the garden with a salt shaker in his back pocket. In the midst of the picking he would find one that looked especially good to him, sit down, split it open with his hands,
Judy Corbett: Climate solutions awardee
“It feels better to do something than nothing.”
That’s how local environmental hero Judy Corbett describes what has motivated her life’s work. It’s an understatement, coming from a woman whom Time Magazine has named a Hero for the Planet.
Davis Bike Collective: 2013 Climate Solution Award
The Davis Bike Collective models how an organization can work with people from different parts of the community work together to teach others to repair their bikes and even customize their bikes for personal needs. With their sliding scale, the collective’s workshop, Bike Forth, is affordable to all.
Movie Night at Clara’s
One of the most entertaining ways Clara Perez has found to help her community raise its collective environmental awareness has been to gather her tight knit group of largely Colombian and other Latino friends together to watch a documentary, eat good food, and discuss the topics raised in the film.
Back to School means composting for Davis Elementary
After a very successful year at Chavez Elementary of modeling the city’s business compost pilot, this successful community schools plans to kick off the new year with further reductions in their carbon footprint and help students learn lifelong lessons in “making a difference.”
Local workplace Green Team improves environment at Kaiser Permanente office
Cathy Dycaico, MD, Co-Chair of the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Green Team, tells the story of how a small group of individuals developed a project at their workplace that is expected to save $1000 per month, reduce related greenhouse gas emissions and has also provided a more attractive environment for everyone.
How one Davis school cut its trash by two-thirds
Ximena Jackson, Davis RISE Coordinator tells the inspiring story of how Cesar Chavez Elementary School reduced its waste from 320 gallons per week to around 100 gallons a week in the space of a few months.
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