The Bike Campaign: For Maria the Only Way to Go Is by Bike!
By Judy Moores Cool Davis welcomes The Bike Campaign and Bike Garage as our newest Partner! Founder and director Maria Contreras Tebbutt wants to reduce car trips and increase bike safety. It’s that simple. She encourages everyone who possibly can to take up bike riding….
COOL Cuisine: Get Your Veggies and Help the Planet, Too!
November 30, 2016 By Judy Moores COOL Cuisine is a coalition of local individuals and organizations who enjoy eating “plant-based” meals that has attracted hundreds of followers on Facebook and Meetup.com. COOL Cuisine’s mission is to encourage local restaurants to increase the number of plant-based…
Solar Roof Dynamics: Connecting Solar to the Roofing Industry
November 9, 2016 Cool Davis welcomes new partner Solar Roof Dynamics! When Aaron Nitzkin founded Solar Roof Dynamics (SRD), his goal was to transform the roofing industry by enabling roofing contractors to integrate solar into their business operations, and he is doing it. In a…
Circle of Bees’ Hives Tackle Bee Crisis Locally
September 29, 2016 by Judy Moores and Leslie Crenna Welcome to our new Cool Davis partner, Circle of Bees! Circle of Bees, or CoB for short, promotes care for both domestic and wild bees, which are currently threatened nationwide. This non-profit group, headed by Board…
Davis Bicycles! On the Move
By Keli Rutan-Jorgensen Congratulations to Davis Bicycles! the winner of the Cool Davis Climate Solutions Transportation Award for 2016. About 10 years ago, a small group of like-minded residents got together to address a local issue. Bike riding as a mode of transportation had dropped…
Yolo Move-On joins Cool Davis
Yolo Move-On is a natural partner for Cool Davis. Their mission statement describes them as an active, local subset of the larger community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who use the connective power of the internet and personal political…
Mutual Housing California: Transforming Lives and Building Community
Cool Davis welcomes Mutual Housing California, through its local affiliate Mutual Housing Yolo, as its latest coalition partner. For more than 25 years, the nonprofit organization, which provides housing for low wage workers and their families, has been “bridging the green divide” by bringing solar…
Concerned about your carbon footprint?
By Jim Cramer Consider calling EcoAssistant! EcoAssistant was created in 2014 to help Davis families attain sustainable lifestyles. The four partners – Leslie Crenna, Scott Ragsdale, Keli Rutan-Jorgensen, and Chrissy Backman – frequently encounter residents who want to be good stewards of the environment but…
Pipe Dreams Greywater- New Cool Davis Partner
By Judy Moores Kent Thompson’s “Pipe Dreams Greywater” is no longer a dream. It’s Kent’s business, and his aim is to help homeowners conserve and reuse water that would otherwise “go down the drain.” Kent can help you plumb your bathroom sinks, showers and washing…
Cool Davis Welcomes New Partner: Vegans of Davis
By Judy Moores Before my interview with Lindsay Rubins of Vegans of Davis, I checked the on-line dictionary to be clear in my mind: “A vegan is someone who eats no animal products.” J: So, why, are you a vegan? L: In our world today,…
“What brings you to Soups & Stews?”
(By Pachia Vang) It was the first question our instructor asked us and we, bright-eyed and food-curious students, had a variety of answers! From being new Davis residents keen to learn more about the local food co-op, to wanting new tips on how to jazz…
UC Davis TAPS – New Coalition Partner
(By Judy Moores) When I asked Leslie Mancebo, whose official title is “transportation demand and marketing coordinator” for UC Davis’ Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS), what she did, she mentioned, “ ‘TDM!” At my puzzled look, she explained, “TAPS manages a program called the goClub…
New Cool Davis Partner: RepowerYolo
August 26, 2016 Chris Soderquist and John Walter have lived in Davis for a combined six decades. Like many Davis residents, Chris and John’s homes are powered by solar panels. Expectedly, their PG&E bills have shrunk significantly; unexpectedly, Chris and John (gladly) field myriad questions…
Dos Coyotes: Green as their salsa verde
After more than 20 years in Davis, Dos Coyotes Border Café is primarily famous for its great food, but it should also be known for its pioneering work as a business to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its two locations in Davis. They were one…
Cool Davis Partner: Greiner, Heating and Air, Inc.
“Greiner steps outside of the box for whole-home energy efficiency; we don’t just swap out boxes,” says Shaun Satterwhite, the General Manager, “Greiner recognizes the importance of installing energy efficient systems. And it doesn’t stop there. Our company offers solar electric installation, insulation, and tankless…
Welcoming Davis Friends Meeting, a new Cool Davis Partner
By Lynne Nittler The EarthCare Group of Davis Friends Meeting met in Nan Rowan’s cozy living room to discuss whether to become a partner of the Cool Davis Coalition. They began with a few minutes of silent meditation to center their thoughts and dispel the…
Fight Climate Change by Joining Citizens Climate Lobby
Yolo County Citizens Climate Lobby joined the Cool Davis Partner Coalition last summer in time to table at the Farmers Market and the Cool Davis Festival as part of their introduction to the public. “The people we met at the Festival formed the nucleus of…
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.
Learn about current Biden Administration environment updates and our local energy utility Valley Clean Energy at the video recording of the Cool Davis Q1 Coalition meeting. Super informative!
Welcome Chris Granger, Exec Dir, Cool Davis, Coalition check-ins
Biden Administration environment updates with Michael McCormick, Cool Davis Board Chair
Valley Clean Energy overview and details with Mitch Sears, General Manager
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