Posts Tagged ‘waste reduction’

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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Climate Solutions Award: UC Davis Aggie Reuse Store

Nicole Garcia, Unit Director of the UC Davis Aggie Reuse Store
Nicole Garcia, Unit Director of the UC Davis Aggie Reuse Store, conducts a robust program of student art teams that create new products from discarded materials for the store.

By Ann Savageau

Cool Davis is pleased to recognize the UCD Aggie Reuse Store with a Climate Solutions Award in the Consumption Category.

In 2012, after two years of extensive groundwork and help from faculty mentor Prof. Ann Savageau, UC Davis graduate students Carol Shu and Margot Bennett, founded the UC Davis Aggie Reuse Store.

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Mike Hart, Eco-Hero

Mike Hart of Sierra Energy
Mike Hart checks on his invention the FastOx® gasifier.

By Anya McCann

Cool Davis has selected Davis resident Mike G. Hart, CEO of Sierra Energy, as the recipient of a 2016 Eco-Hero Award focused on reducing consumption and waste.

Hart is an innovator, actively seeking ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a large, replicable scale. His FastOx® gasifier has the potential to change how towns and cities around the world deal with municipal waste by turning it into clean, low-carbon fuels and at the same time reducing GHG emissions and other harmful short-term climate pollutants.

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Parvaneh Keivanfar and Alex Gray Share Eco-Hero Award

Parvaneh Keivanfar of Butterfly Vegan with Cookies
Parvaneh Keivanfar of Butterfly Vegan, who works to minimize the carbon foot print of her business, offers her delicious vegan treats at the Davis Co-op and farmers markets.

By Martha Quenon

Meet Parvaneh of Butterfly Vegan Bakery and Alex Gray of Bicycle Barista who are partnered for a Cool Davis Eco-Hero Award in the Consumption category.

Parvaneh and Alex are also partnered personally through marriage and help in each other in both their personal and professional lives.

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Tips to Avoid Wasting Food!

Learn how to store vegetables and fruits to keep them fresh longer.

From Nugget Market
According to a study from the Natural Resources Defense Council Americans discard 40 percent of the food supply every year.   Read here.   The average American family of four ends up throwing away an equivalent of up to $2,275 of food each year. Properly storing your food can help extend its life! Here are a few tips to help break this cycle of waste and keep some of your hard earned-money in the bank! Read more

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Dani Lee, 2013 Eco Hero Award

Dani Lee
Dani Lee shops at the Farmer's Market for organic produce.

Dani Lee is one of those natural beauties who sparkles all on her own. Had you seen her in the 1970s you might have thought “mellow hippy”, but Dani is full of energy and enthusiasm about  her dream job.

She is the Sustainability Manager for UC Davis Dining Services where, as an employee of Sodexo,  she oversees  myriad tasks . Dining Services feeds over 56,000 meals per week in the three campus dining commons and provides food for 1,000 events per month. It’s Dani’s job to help that division achieve zero waste as part of UC Davis’ goal of zero waste for the whole campus by 2020. Read more

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Solid Waste Planning Workshop

Veteran’s Memorial Center:  203 E. Fourteenth Street
March 21, 2013:  Club Room (Davis, CA) – 6:00 p.m.

All are welcome, but an RSVP in advace will assist with our planning efforts.  Contact pwweb@cityofdavis.org or 530-757-5686.

DSC_0178The City of Davis Natural Resources Commission will hold a public workshop to discuss the city’s recycling and solid waste planning.  At this workshop, leaders in the recycling industry will be available to answer your questions on current and future recycling and solid waste programs in Davis.  Waste reduction targets, future programs, and approaches will be the focus.

Waste reduction and adoption of a waste management plan is one of the City Council’s 2012-2014 goals.  This workshop will help the development of a waste management plan with a goal to achieve diverting 75% of waste from landfills by the year 2020. Read more

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