“Racing Extinction” Screening April 20 @ Seaside Center

Earth Day Screening of “Racing Extinction” on Thursday, April 20, 6pm to 9pm @ Seaside Center 1613 Lake Dr, Encinitas

Screening of "Racing Extinction Thursday, April 20 @ Seaside Center

Earth Day Screening of “Racing Extinction” from Academy Award-winning director of The Cove, Louie Psihoyos. The  documentary examines biodiversity loss, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that will ensure a thriving, biodiverse world. Co-sponsored by www.ncecoalliance.org.

Cost is $10 at the door and the evening includes reception, appetizers, film, discussion forum and no-host bar.
For more info, call 760-753-5786

Save The Date Dec. 3rd, 2016 Encinitas Holiday Parade

Encinitas Holiday Parade photo

No planning needed. Just register and show up. Free and fun! Snacks and beverages will be available. This is about getting together with friends and creating a memory together.

Click HERE to join us NOW and find out more.

The Encinitas Holiday Parade is coming up on Saturday, December 3rd at 5:00pm to 7:30pm and the NCEA will be participating.

The parade theme is Encinitas86! Encinitas celebrates 30 years since becoming a City in 1986. In 1986, five unique communities turned into one great City, Encinitas.

The theme for NCEA is 30-years Of Sustainability. We will have an electric vehicle with a 6’ lighted Earth Globe as we did last year and there will be more details to come.

Did you know that in 1986 The world’s largest solar thermal facility, located in Kramer Junction, California, was commissioned. The solar field contained rows of mirrors that concentrate the sun’s energy onto a system of pipes circulating a heat transfer fluid. The heat transfer fluid was used to produce steam, which powered a conventional turbine to generate electricity. 

Plan to Bring a SIGN for your organization (or you can carry one of our earth-friendly signs). Wear green clothing or a holiday themed costume (tree, ornaments, animals, etc.). Please No Santas.

Click HERE to join us and find out more.

Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday Campaign

Nonprofit 911: 10.25.16 | The Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday Campaign

Webinar Meeting Description:


Tue, Oct 25, 2016


01:00 PM EDT


1 hour


Liz Ragland

$116.7 million in a single day. That’s how much was donated on #GivingTuesday in 2015. Can your small or growing nonprofit use this giving day to launch your year-end campaign? YES.

Watch this free webinar with Jamie McDonald, founder of Generosity Inc and driving force behind the record setting #GivingTuesday Campaign, Bmore Gives More, that earned Baltimore the title of America’s Most Generous City. Learn how she motivated online ambassadors, targeted fundraising appeals, and strategic social marketing to spur people to give, act, and innovate on behalf of communities, causes, and schools. Even if you’ve started planning your #GivingTuesday campaign, Jamie has actionable ideas for how you can take your campaign even further.

We’ll explore:

  • Ideas for getting local businesses involved with your #GivingTuesday campaign
  • How to design a campaign that empowers your supporters to share your cause.
  • Strategies to leverage local and national resources for your campaign.

    Click Here to Join:


    Streaming audio available through your computer.

    Or you can call in to listen to the audio via your phone

    U.S. & Canada:    866.740.1260

    Access Code: 6271609

Crowdfunding Seminar: Raise Business Capital Using The JOBS Act

Title III Crowdfunding Regulation of the JOBS Act Seminar on Oct. 1, 2016. Sign up now!

It has been against the law to solicit funding from the general public until just this May when Title III – Crowdfunding Regulation – of the JOBS Act passed allowing us to go online and raise between $100,000 and $50 million to jumpstart or grow our business dreams. It is estimated that entrepreneurs will raise up to 3.2 Trillion Dollars by 2020!

“The Principles of Crowdfunding and How To Raise Capital Using The JOBS Act”

I am writing to invite you to an in-depth seminar on Saturday, October 1st from 10 am – 2 pm with a light lunch catered by GoodOnYa© Organics, Encinitas.

You will walk away with true enlightenment on how to raise money for your business. I will update this post with a map to the meeting room in Encintias, or just sign up and receive an automatic link.

We have 4 major speakers: 

Amy Wan, Esq., Securities Attorney specializing in Crowdfunding law and partner at Crowdfunding Lawyers. 

Ash Kumra, Author, speaker & entrepreneur and national authority on the Crowdfunding process.

Kris Buchanan, Olympic Athlete and founder of the first B-Corporation in the organic food industry in Encinitas, GOODONYA Cafe & Deli.

Matt Morrison, Multi-dimentional business man, leader in for-profit as well as non-profit, and an educator.

It is estimated that Crowdfunding will inject close to $65 Billion into the global economy in 2016, and over $3.2 Trillion by 2020. The Crowdfunding industry has raised capital for millions of individuals from college students to small business owners, to artists and filmmakers, to conscious food purveyors, to the next big tech explosion. 

Anything is possible!

1. Here is the Registration Link:


2. The Agenda: AGENDA-CrowdVesting-Media.pdf

The purpose of producing the seminar is to support small business growth in America, create jobs, and allow benefactors to contribute to the success of other people’s lives. 

The Producer: Jerri Nachman

I am a member of the North County Eco-Alliance (NCEA) and designed and built this WordPress website last year. Also a member of Conscious Capitalism San Diego, a group of conscious business owners who are for-purpose, for-benefit, for-profit entrepreneurs.

You may know I have been a marketing director in the securities industry since 1999. Until the JOBS Act was signed into law in April of 2012, just us regular folks could not raise investment capital to either start or grow our own businesses. Now we can. Let’s do it together!

Looking forward to seeing you there! Any questions, please contact me. You can also forward this post to anyone you know would benefit from it.

Jerri Lyne Nachman, Founder
CrowdVesting Media, a Subsidiary of Electronic Theater

(760) 310-9182






Benefactor: With a paid ticket(s), you can pre-nominate deserving entrepreneurs or students, senior or military person to attend the seminar absolutely free!

Sponsor: We are also accepting sponsors who wish to sponsor lunch during the seminar, contribute to classroom handouts, or offset the classroom rental. Sponsors receive recognition in press releases, sponsor board, and in the program.

Beyond The Ballot Measure Discussion At EcoFest May 15

Envision Attainable Housing in Encinitas

Envision Attainable Housing in Encinitas @ EcoFest from 1:00 to 2:00 on Sunday, May 15, 206

Hear From Advocates and Builders About What Is Possible In Encinitas

ECO-­-FEST Leichtag Commons
441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024
1:00–2:00, Sunday, May15, 2016 at EcoFest

SteveLefler, ModularLifestyles,Inc.
KeithHarrison, Community member & real estate investor
Josh Lichtman, Cardiff resident & real estate professional


World Climate Ribbon on Display at EcoFest Encinitas

Climate Change Ribbon Wall To Be Displayed on May 15

The Climate Change Ribbon Wall to Be On Display @ EcoFest, Sunday, May 15, 2016

Tekamuk Energy, Wipomo and the North County Eco Alliance (NCEA) have partnered to bring the global Climate Ribbon project to San Diego, launching it at EcoFest Encinitas on Sunday, May 15th.

EcoFest Encinitas, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coastal Roots Farm at 450 Quail Gardens Drive, will be it’s inaugural stop in San Diego before it goes on to tour earth festivals in the region for the remainder of this year and into 2017. EcoFest attendees will be invited to write what they cherish most that Climate Chaos threatens to wipe away: the Gulf Coast, next year’s harvest, the future of our children’s children, the bees, clean air, water are just a few examples.

Act on Climate Change nowThe Climate Ribbon project, which has been referred to as the AIDS quilt of Climate Action, began in New York City in the fall of 2014 at the UN Climate Summit. Since then, it has traveled to cities across the US and most recently appeared in France for the Paris Climate Summit at the end of November. Collectively, these ribbons compose a kind of “people’s treaty,” inspired in part by Northeastern Native American quahog and whelk shell wampum belts that signify the mutual exchange of trust that takes place when commitments are made between peoples.

Tekamuk Energy, owned and operated by the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians, chose EcoFest Encinitas as the kick-off for the San Diego Climate Ribbon tour in support of this year’s focus on celebrating the wisdom of our ancestors and their respect of nature.

“Rather than being in a constant power struggle against nature, our ancestors understood how to work within the set boundaries before them and out of a spirit of respect for their home and future generations came to know how the resources could be used for their survival,” said Virgil Oyos, Chairman for Mesa Grande.

Volunteers from Tekamuk Energy will install the multi-colored Climate Ribbon walkway between EcoFest’s ‘Community Circle’, where traditional ceremonies like the Eagle dance for Global Peace and World Healing will be performed, and the ‘Sustainability Plaza’, where businesses and organizations offering information and services on the newest technologies will be available.

“The installation of the Climate Ribbon walkway at EcoFest is a perfect example of what we can accomplish when we all work together towards a common goal,” said Sandy Atkinson, Vice President of the NCEA, organizer of EcoFest Encinitas.

Ms. Atkinson added that nearly 400 students have already written their Climate Ribbons. “We are so thrilled to be involved in bringing this global project to the San Diego region with partners Tekamuk Energy and Wipomo.”

The Climate Ribbon project was first introduced to the NCEA by Kalli Sorensen of Seaside Sisters, who added her ribbon to the rainbow of commitments to create a healthy and sustainable planet at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah (see photo). Seaside Sisters will begin writing their Climate Ribbons at the EcoFest Kickoff reception and environmental film screening series of “This Changes Everything” on May 5 at the Seaside Center in Encinitas. Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit www.ecofestencinitas.org.

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) .

Green School Expo Deadline Extended to April 15


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.


Kayak Cleanup Helps Lagoon

Rains and recent King Tides mean nature needs a helping hand with marine debris*. On January 29 Conservancy habitat restoration volunteers and County rangers conducted a waterway cleanup. Marine debris was removed by kayaking to hard-to-reach spots in the lagoon’s central basin. We welcomed County Supervisor District III, Dave Roberts, who joined in the cleanup. While public watercraft activities aren’t allowed in the lagoon, debris removal efforts are arranged as needed. Volunteers are encouraged to help restore native habitats throughout the reserve. Join Lagoon Platoon.

*Did you know? 80% of marine debris comes from inland sources.

The Community Answers The Call To Volunteer For Ecofest 2016

EEcofest 2016NCINITAS, CA – (JANUARY 21, 2016) ‑ Planning this year’s EcoFest took root this past Thursday with a strong showing of support from the community at the EcoFest 10th Anniversary Open House, held at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living.

More than 60 people attended to sign up as volunteers for EcoFest 2016, “Bridging Ancient Wisdom for a Prosperous & Sustainable Future.” It will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coastal Roots Farm at 450 Quail Gardens Dr. in Encinitas.

Teresa Barth, Engage Encinitas and former Mayor of Encinitas said she strongly supports the festival, which was first held at Cottonwood Creek Park in 2007. “It is great to see so many local leaders and community organizations that came out for tonight’s event. The community’s participation will make EcoFest a ‘by the people for the people’ event,” said Barth.

David Ahlgren, President of The North County Eco Alliance (NCEA) which produces EcoFest said “The Native American Indian Eagle Dance and a performance of Music & Culture of Ancient Mexico are celebrations that remind us of the ancient wisdom of peoples who lived in harmony with nature. They are performed in the Community Circle, known for being the focus point for a transformational experience at EcoFest.

Presentations will be held throughout the day to promote Sustainable Living with an Eco Car Show, eBike Rides, Energy Conservation, Green Home, Eco System, Solar Eco Policy, and Jobs. Exhibitors will feature products and services in the Eco Market, and the Earth Pavilion will hold presentations on gardening, landscaping, and urban homestead.

“EcoFest is a day-long celebration showcasing more than 130 green exhibitors, food, live entertainment and 25 interactive family activities to inspire the community to live healthier, more sustainable lives,” said Ahlgren.

Recruiting for volunteers is an ongoing effort he said. 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 information visit www.ecofestencinitas.org or email us at Info@ncecoalliance.org. The EcoFest Encinitas is presented by the North County Eco Alliance (EEDay), a volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit.