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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Author Archive: Lynne Nittler

‘Call of the Wolf’: Earth Day celebration

Learn more What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Preregister: at Info: Local residents can enter a wolf’s world at an Earth Day presentation of “Call of the Wolf,” featuring a performance […]

Have fun at festival as Davis gets cooler all the time

Be cool What: Cool Davis Festival, featuring interactive exhibits, entertainment and information on how to reduce your carbon footprint When: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Getting there: Ride your bike, walk or take the bus; Unitrans is offering free rides all day Info: The Cool Davis Festival offers loads of family fun Saturday […]

Electric, plug-in cars light up the Cool Davis Festival

Learn more What: Cool Davis Festival, featuring interactive exhibits, entertainment and information on how to reduce your carbon footprint; it’s striving to be a zero-waste event When: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Getting there: Ride your bike, walk or take the bus; Unitrans is offering free rides all day Info: By […]

Sacrifice? No, an empowering protest

Details What: Screening of “Bidder 70″ documentary about Tim DeChristopher When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road Admission: A donation of $5-$10 is suggested “I thought I was sacrificing my freedom, but instead I was grabbing onto my freedom for the first time and refusing to let […]

Cool Davis celebrates Earth Day, Muir’s 175th birthday

Join the fun What: Earth Day celebration/John Muir’s 175th birthday party, featuring a slide-show talk by author Kim Stanley Robinson of Davis and presentation of Cool Davis’ 2013 Eco Hero Awards For kids ages 4-10: An adventure outing with Nature’s Theater, plus birthday cake and party favors When: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 Where: Davis […]

‘The True Cost of Oil’ returns to Davis

The grandeur and beauty of Canada’s untouched boreal forests and temperate rainforest — and the threats posed to them by the Alberta Tar Sands mines — will be showcased in a slide-show talk presented by environmental photojournalist Garth Lenz on Tuesday, April 16.

Lenz will narrate the natural history of the region in his presentation, “The True Cost of Oil,” as he shows his photographs — most taken from the air — that demonstrate the massive scale and destruction of the tar sands tailing ponds and mines already in operation. While his talk is calmly factual, the visual impact is emotional.

Speaker discusses ‘the true cost of oil’

Learn more What: Garth Lenz, photojournalist, presenting a slide show and talk When: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 Where: United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road Donation: $15-$20; students free; pre-register at “The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation” is the title of a slideshow talk to be given in […]

How Davis can become one cool city

Cool Davis is a citizens group working to support the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan’s goals to lower our collective carbon footprint. The organization is focused on solutions to help us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in three main areas: transportation, home energy and consumption (food, goods and services). Cool Davis is poised […]

Cool Davis Festival celebrates one cool city

Details What: Third annual Cool Davis Festival; community volunteers are welcome When: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets, downtown Davis How to help: Visit; sponsorship opportunities are still available by emailing By Kerry Daane Loux and Lynne Nittler Mark your calendars for the Cool […]

How cool are we?

The CoolCalifornia Challenge begins Sunday. In the next few months, we’ll find out just how cool we really are in Davis, one household at a time. “It’s a fun competition,” says Chris Granger, one of the key Cool Davis organizers. “Every individual or household can sign up online now. Over the next few months, they […]

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Take an ‘environmental road trip’ in eco-comedy film

Details What: “Your Environmental Road Trip” When: Reception with producer Mark Dixon at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, followed by the film at 7 p.m. Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Info: Bring your own water bottle; refreshments will be provided Tickets: A donation of $5-$20 suggested at the door; RSVP to guarantee […]

Davis aims to be the coolest city in California

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the coolest city in all of fair California? As of Wednesday, Davis is in the running for the title of Coolest California City when it became one of the first six cities to apply for the Cool California Challenge. As a result, the city and the Cool Davis […]

Festival helps tackle environmental challenges in a fun way

Check it out What: Cool Davis Festival, “Celebrating Healthy Pathways to a Low-Carbon Life” When: 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free Info: There are lots of reasons people will come to the Cool Davis Festival, which celebrates “healthy pathways to a low-carbon life,” on Sunday. […]

Understanding our ‘food print’

Special to The Enterprise “Our culture teaches us to value what we put on our bodies more than what we put in our bodies. Folks who might gasp at the price of organic heirloom tomatoes will spend quite a lot on a pair of shoes, jeans, or a handbag, etc.,” says Rhonda Gruska of Monticello […]

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