Embrace the Challenge... of climate action! Your donation goes directly to funding Cool Davis' greenhouse gas reduction, sustainability and resilience programs! And check out Cool Davis's Earth Day Pledge Challenge for new ways you can take action!
Cool Davis is collaboration of community members, city leaders, organizations, artists, and businesses who strive to live sustainably. We work closely with the City, the County and other partners to set goals and act together as a community including implementing our local Climate Action and Adaptation Plans. Davis' current civic goal is to reach community level carbon neutrality by 2040 while the County of Yolo envisions a faster transition by 2030.
Cool Davis works primarily with households. Since its founding, Cool Davis has engaged thousands of households in active greenhouse gas reductions through our rooftop solar, home energy efficiency, electric vehicle, and Cool Solutions campaigns. We have partnered with members of our 80-member strong Coalition as well as local businesses to host popular public events, including talks, workshops, ride and drives, showcases, festivals, film screenings, panels, and so many more.
We are currently renewing our mission as well as our engagement programs to create enduring community resilience through equitable and inclusive strategies that lower greenhouse gas emissions and help our region adapt to a changing climate. We are dedicated to better understanding and meeting the needs of the whole community, to contribute to a strong and resilient neighborhoods, and to inspire everyone to act!
In addition to our programs helping transform households and neighborhoods, members of our Coalition engage in activism and advocacy, contributing to the successful defeat of expanded oil train facilities in Benecia and San Luis Obispo from 2014 to 2016. They support a successful and ongoing local Youth Climate Strike sparked by international youth activists in 2019. With the help of hundreds of volunteers at all levels, we led the effort to be named the Coolest City in California in 2013 by Cool California and accepted a City of Davis Environmental Recognition Award in 2020 during our anniversary year.
We must all act for the people in our community and around the world who do not have the voice or resources to act, but share an even greater portion of the risk. Together we can transform our lifestyles and bring our carbon footprint down to earth for the future of our children, our community, and our planet. Wellness is at the center of happiness and health! We help each other by sharing our successes with confidence, our challenges with humor, and our solutions with expertise! There's still time for change, but we have to all get busy now!