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Cool Davis Festival celebrates one cool city

Clara Perez, left, and Lynne Nittler show off a station where visitors can bring their questions to ask an expert in the Cool Solutions Center at the Cool Davis Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13. Courtesy photo

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From page A7 | September 05, 2012 |

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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 www.cooldavis.org; sponsorship opportunities are still available by emailing festival@cooldavis.org

By Kerry Daane Loux and Lynne Nittler

Mark your calendars for the Cool Davis Festival, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in Central Park — a new venue for the third annual event. A full schedule of entertainment, activities, exhibits and displays will help Davisites make choices that connect a low-carbon lifestyle with a healthy environment, personal well-being and a thriving community.

Good food will be in abundance at the Farmers Market, including breakfast and lunch fare available for purchase from local vendors. Additionally, the festival will feature expert cooking demonstrations using seasonal produce.

“The market is delighted to have the Cool Davis Festival ‘next door’ this year,” says Randii MacNear, market manager. “We feel that there is a synergy and common purpose between our two organizations, and we will both benefit from being side by side.”

The Cool Davis Festival will offer opportunities for the whole family. “The Bike Rodeo is awesome!” says Jaxon Kamisky, a 6-year-old participant last year. Special activities for kids include face painting, recycled art construction and environmentally friendly games.

The central green will be filled with interactive entertainment such as jugglers, hoops and dancing. At 11 a.m., the environmental drama group, Nature’s Theater, will present “The Search for King Carbon” on the Rotary stage. “In this intriguing play, members of the audience are called up on stage to participate in a search,” says Judy Moores, president of the Cool Davis Foundation. “Along the way, they learn important lessons. The play was a highlight of the festival last year.”

Third Street will be closed between B and C streets to showcase several types of alternative transportation and ways to make getting where you want to go easier. As always, Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective will teach bike maintenance tips and safety checks, along with fun bicycle-related activities for kids and the young at heart.

Several bike vendors will be on hand with the latest in all-purpose and electric bikes, and plug-in electric vehicle aficionados will display their cars and share their passion. And of course, folks can try out some of Peter Wm. Wagner’s Whymcycle bike creations.

The festival’s “Cool Solutions Center” on the green will be a gathering place of resources, information, ideas and inspiration. More than 50 local exhibitors and demonstrators will offer local, practical, tangible solutions that lead to a lower carbon footprint.

“We are really looking forward to teaming up with our resourceful exhibitors again this year, and seeing their creative and educational displays related to climate change and what we can do as individuals to take positive steps,” says Chris Granger, festival co-chair.

Homeowners, renters, students and others can examine options related to the food we choose, the gardens we grow, the homes we make ever more energy-efficient and water-conserving, and the resilient community we wish to create for ourselves and our families.

As part of the fun, visitors can play the Cool Davis footprint game by visiting various booths at the festival to earn tickets and entering a raffle for prizes. Last year’s prizes included home energy audits, an electric lawn mower, a yearlong Zipcar membership and UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars garden plants.

The event is targeted as zero waste, so attendees are asked to bring their own bottle and fill it for free, as well as compost, reduce, reuse and recycle at the festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to chat with “trash talkers” who will be on hand to help with appropriate waste disposal at five convenient waste stations.

Festival organizers encourage everyone to leave their cars at home and bicycle, walk or take Unitrans, which is offering free rides for the day.

“Practical solutions to the urgent problem of climate change are at the center of the Cool Davis Festival,” organizers said. “Come to learn about the challenges we face; come to gather ways to take action; come for camaraderie and fun along the way. The festival can help you identify the next steps for you and your household with an energy footprint reduction checklist. Each step you take leads to a healthier you and a healthier planet.”

— Kerry Daane Loux is co-chair of the Cool Davis Festival and a board member of the Cool Davis Foundation. She is a local landscape architect and LEED AP with a commitment to the environment and sustainability. Lynne Nittler is a founding member of the Cool Davis Initiative and is the Cool Davis Foundation secretary. She is a retired teacher.

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