Graywater as Climate Change Remediation: Healthy Trees and More
Some basic graywater system benefits include groundwater recharge, reduced water usage, reduced discharge into wastewater treatment plants, and increased awareness of the value of water resources. But how does graywater connect to climate change? Climate change will exacerbate “heat islands” in cities where dark asphalt…
Per Capita Davis: I will be a hummingbird
Wangari Maathai started the Green Belt Movement in her native Kenya in 1977 in order to, as the GBM website indicates, “respond to the needs of rural Kenyan women who reported that their streams were drying up, their food supply was less secure, and they…
Why Conserve Water After the Winter We Had?
Right about now a few folks in town are asking why, when our central region snowpack is over 200% and reservoirs are overflowing, do we still have to conserve water and limit watering times. Why not use our new surface water source, the Sacramento River,…
Real progress on local goals
April 21, 2017 By Robb Davis, Mayor of Davis Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise | From 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…
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)….
Learn to Install a Laundry Greywater System
Ever wonder where all that water goes once you’re done with it? Your shower, the kitchen sink, the bathroom. The answer is simple: the wastewater treatment plant located northeast of town just past the landfill.
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 is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.