EcoFest 2016 is filling up!

EcoFest 2016 Encinitas

EcoFest 2016!. EcoFest will be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

We expect record breaking crowds of eco-focused people looking for the best environmental information and enjoying over the top eco-entertainment

Don’t be the one that says “I wish I had exhibited”.
Click to reserve a booth  and learn more NOW!!!

No deposit, No obligation, Pay later if it all looks good to you.

EcoFest will  be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2016.  Click here for details on the fun activities and types of exhibitors that will be at EcoFest.  EcoFest is hosted by the North County Eco Alliance (NCEA) .


April Brings Community Events

environmental members, groups, eco-friendly

North County Events for first week in April

Community Events
4/1  To 4/30  Oceanside Green Month
4/7   Taste of Leucadia
4/7 To 28 Thursdays- Conscious Consumer Class- Seaside Center.org 6:30-9pm
4/9    Healthy Living Festival- Del Mar

 


San Elijo Photo Contest Deadline Is March 31

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

There is time to submit your photo for the Love Your Lagoon Photo Contest. Hurry the Deadline is March 31.

There’s still time to submit your images of San Elijo Lagoon in San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s Love Your Lagoon Photo Contest. Adult and Youth Photographers are encouraged to submit, with prizes for First Place and People’s Choice Awards.  Photo Contest Details.

How Do You #LoveYourLagoon?

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is committed to connectingcommunities, and protecting nature—and they want to see through your lens what inspires you most. Do you cherish having nature accessible in an urban area? Maybe you come alive as you walk or run the trails. How do you live nature? Capture those vibrant moments that express how you #loveyourlagoon.

http://www.sanelijo.orgThe Conservancy holds events throughout the year.  Check out their list of events.

The mission of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is to protect and restore San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, its watershed, and related ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. Conservancy staff biologists monitor and manage the diverse microhabitats within the 979-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. More than 700 species of plants and animals depend on this valuable wetland.


EcoFest Encinitas Is May 15th

Make Plans To Attend EcoFest Encinitas On May 15th

EcoFest Sunday, May 15, 10am to 5 pm

Skate, bike, run, swim, or drive to this year’s EcoFest Encinitas! The 10h Annual EcoFest will take place on Sunday, May 15 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ‘Coastal Roots Farm’ at 450 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas

Skate, bike, run, swim, or drive to this year’s EcoFest Encinitas! The 10h Annual EcoFest will take place on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ‘Coastal Roots Farm’ at 450 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas

Free Admission To Day Long Festival
Admission to EcoFest is free and offers something fun for everyone! Enjoy the day-long celebration of live music, organic eats, craft beer, and interactive family activities. Not to be missed are the artistic initiatives honoring Mother Earth and exhibitors bringing our community the products, services and initiatives that can save money and inspire us to enjoy a higher quality of life for generations to follow.

Bridging Ancient Wisdom

This year’s theme is “for a Prosperous & Sustainable Future.” The Native American Indian Eagle Dance and the Music & Culture of Ancient Mexico performances, held in the Community Circle, will celebrate the ancient wisdom of peoples who lived in harmony with nature.

Green School Expo, EcoFest May 15

The Green School Expo will feature ‘green’ projects created by students from local schools. The exhibits show the students’ innovative work in Science, Art, Water, Nature, Sustainability, STEM or STEAM.

Visitors can take an eBike test ride, shop for work made by local artisans and engage with more than 100 eco-friendly businesses presenting information and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day on Wellness, Energy Conservation, Water Protection and much more.

The Green School Expo will feature ‘green’ projects created by students from local schools. The exhibits show the students’ innovative work in Science, Art, Water, Nature, Sustainability, STEM or STEAM. Kids will have a blast as they learn more about animals from Dr. Zoo Little and get their faces painted.

Presented by the North County Eco Alliance (NCEA), this year’s event will educate and inspire residents to live sustainably in a fun and interactive atmosphere. Join us in celebrating our community and learning how you can make a difference! Visit www.ecofestencinitas.org for more information and a schedule of events.


Spring Planting Jubilee Saturday, March 19

Community Events for March and April

North County Community Events

3/19   Spring Planting Jubilee & Tomato Sale at SD Botanic & Coastal Roots Farm

3/19   Spring Egg-ucation Family Discovery Days- San Elijo & Park & Rec.

3/22  State of the City – 5:30-8:30 pm Enc. Senior Ctr. Encinitas Chamber of Commerce (tickets)

4/1-4/30  Oceanside Green Month

4/1   National Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge -City of Encinitas

4/3   Taste of Leucadia

4/9    Healthy Living Festival- Del Mar

4/4    Egg Hunt – Encinitas; Cardiff Reef Celebration

 


Green School Expo Deadline Extended to April 15

www.ecofestencinitas.org

Reserve your spot in the Green School Expo at EcoFest by April 15, 2016. Projects to be exhibited at EcoFest on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coastal Roots Farm at 450 Quail Gardens Dr. in Encinitas.

EcoFest Green School Expo Announces Extension Of Project Submission Deadline To April 15
EcoFest organizers announced today that educators now have until April 15, 2016 to reserve their spot in the Green School Expo at EcoFest on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coastal Roots Farm at 450 Quail Gardens Dr. in Encinitas.

The Green School Expo is a high visibility platform for our future community leaders to present existing or new projects in Science, Art, Water, Nature, Sustainability, STEM or STEAM.   Participating Students from Grades 3 through 12 can participate and typically two to four projects per school will represented.

“The Green School Contest is a new part of our annual EcoFest, where students and educators in Encinitas can share their innovative work promoting sustainability. Regardless of how big or small the project is, every step counts in making our school, community and world more sustainable,” said Tasha Boerner Horvath, VP of Programs at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School PTA and EcoFest volunteer.

Green School Expo

The project exhibits can include table top displays or posters and will be featured in 10-foot booths throughout the Green School Pavilion. Students will be scheduled throughout the day to present their projects to exhibit attendees. The projects can feature videos, research displays, art, field trip reports, or hands on demonstrations.

Encinitas Union School District, one of only a handful of National Green Ribbon School Districts in the country, will showcase their award-winning formula of combining sustainable building upgrades and institutional best practices with environmental education programs at this year’s Green School Expo.

Typical project subjects include: garden science, pollination, reproduction, hydroponics, composting, rain water harvesting, pollution control, storm water run‐off, sampling & testing, climate, photosynthesis, wildlife habitat, wetlands, native plants, water & energy conservation & renewable energy solutions.

If you need additional information about submitting your project visit www.ecofestencinitas.org, email info@ncecoalliance.org or contact us at (760) 362-6045.

 


North County Community Events

10th Annual EcoFest May 15, 2016

The Green School Expo (GSX) will be held on May 15, 2016 from 10:00 to 5:00 adjacent to the Coastal Roots Farm – 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA. GSX is part of the community wide EcoFest Encinitas. www.ecofestencinitas.org

Spring is in the air and March and April are blooming with local events.  We’re certain that there is at least one that will strike your interest.

March 2016

3/5    CA. Friendly Landscape Training- Encinitas Community Ctr. by SDWD & OMWD
⅗-6    Heritage Museum 12-4pm Make Musical Instuments from discards

3/6     Bird Bingo San Elijo Lagoon

3/6     Sea Vibes Festival 1-5pm Enc. Library Art, yoga, music, local businesses

3/12   World Water Day & Tip  Top Run/ Walk-Aqua Hedionda Discovery Ctr, Carlsbad

3/13   Annual Enc. Arts Festival- SD Academy

3/13   Self-Realization- Behind the Scenes Tour-2-3:30 Engage Encinitas(Reservations)

3/19   Spring Planting Jubilee & Tomato Sale at SD Botanic & Coastal Roots Farm

3/19   Spring Egg-ucation Family Discovery Days- San Elijo & Park & Rec.

3/22  State of the City – 5:30-8:30 pm Enc. Senior Ctr. Encinitas Chamber of Commerce (tickets)

April 2016

4/1-4/30  Oceanside Green Month

4/1   National Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge -City of Encinitas

4/3   Taste of Leucadia

4/9    Healthy Living Festival- Del Mar

4/4    Egg Hunt – Encinitas

4/4     Cardiff Reef Celebration

Sign up today!!

Maybe you forgot to sign up? We have lots of signups and spaces are limited.  EcoFest will  be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Click to reserve a booth Now!  No obligation. Pay later and get the Early Bird Deal ! Click here to see the flyer.
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Be An Early Bird & Sign Up As An Exhibitor for EcoFest 2016

EcoFest Header 2016 SQSpring is just around the corner and so is the 10th Annual Ecofest on Sunday, May 16 at Coastal Roots Farm at 450 Quail Gardens Dr. in Encinitas.

This year’s theme is: “Bridging Ancient Wisdom for a Prosperous & Sustainable Future.” The Native American Indian Eagle Dance and a performance of Music & Culture of Ancient Mexico will be held in the “Community Circle.”  Last year more than 2,000 people attended the festival.

You can be among the 100’s of exhibitors and food vendors planning to be at this year’s event. Click to Reserve a Booth Now! For Best location. Register Only; No obligation; Pay later. 

Click here for details on the fun activities and types of exhibitors.

Hope to see you at EcoFest, a “by the people for the people event.”

Look forward to seeing your registration.

Interested in Volunteering? Volunteer opportunities range from planning a Pavilion (Water, Earth, Kids, Sustainable Living) to helping with social media, word processing or other IT tasks. We have plenty of small jobs too.  For more info about volunteering email us at info@ncecoalliance.org.


About Service Learning – Mira Costa College

MiraCosta Staff, Students, and Friends serving the local community.

Join thousands accros the nation and 200+ MiraCosta students, staff, and friends from the CLC, Oceanside and San Elijo campus, working together to make a difference in our community.

Pick a project or two, join alone or with a club or group! We realize that not everyone can serve on National Make a Difference Day, October 24, so we’ve made it a week of service just for us. We need volunteers to Make a Difference. The only thing missing in VOL_NTEERS IS U!

Check out the list of service opportunities during the week of Saturday, October 17-24, 2015: More Information Here

Full List of Make a Difference Day Events

Contacts
Bea Palmer
Interim Service Learning Coordinator

Antonitte Roebuck
Interim Service Learning Secretary

Marcellius Caviness, Campus Aide III

Mailing Address
MiraCosta College
Service Learning, #10B
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Location
Oceanside Campus
Student Services, Room 3306
Campus Map
P 760.795.6616

Oceanside Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Evening appointments are available