April 25th, 2014 @ 12:38 pm by Camille Kirk
This guest post comes from Lynne Nittler, a member of Cool Davis, a citizen group working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city of Davis. We would like to add that two of the honorees are UC Davis folks: Andy Frank, often called the “father of the plug-in hybrid,” with Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Kristin Heinemeier, with the Western Cooling Efficiency Center. Come help celebrate and honor them and the other awardees!
Cool Davis celebrates Earth Day on April 27 at the Veterans Memorial Theater from 2:30-4:00 with the presentation of Eco-Hero and Climate Solution Awards and several performances entitled “Call of the Wolf.”
Cool Davis gives out Eco-Hero Awards to individuals and Climate Solution Awards to businesses and groups who are showing the way to living more sustainably. This year’s awards go to:
- Eco-Heroes — Kristin Heinemeier, Andy Frank, Carla Peterson, Ivy Zhou & Marissa Wong
- Climate Solutions Awards — Hallmark Properties (Reed Youmans), Davis Bicycles! Schools Committee ( Christal Waters & Trish Price), United Methodist Church of Davis
After the awards presentations, enter a wolf’s world. “Call of the Wolf” features professional story-teller Tom Wade presenting “Stories from the Wolf’s Den” followed by “Journey: Dance, Music and Poetry.” The striking dance piece with musical accompaniment, performed by Ecokinesis Dance Company and Crane Culture Theater, tells the remarkable story of the lone California wolf who visited northern California the last three winters and has just returned again this February. The narrated dance captures the experience of the wolf with all the grace, cunning, exuberance, weariness, loneliness and triumph of a solitary creature making his way in the wild. Appropriate for ages 9 and up.
Guests who walk, bike or ride the bus earn a chance to win a cool prize! Suggested donations at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for children. A reception follows.
Thanks to our Sponsors: City of Davis, Dos Coyotes, Rec Solar, Yolo Federal Credit Union, and Mars, Inc.