“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.

Meetings To Discuss Rising Sea Level on Coasts and Lagoons

The City of Carlsbad will be hosting a meeting on the rising Sea Level, “Adapting to a Rising Sea Level Along our Coast and Lagoons” on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. City of Carlsbad Faraday Center
1635 Faraday Ave.

City of Carlsbad Hosts Meeting on Rising Sea Levels

Meeting Topics To Include:

What areas of Carlsbad will be affected by rising sea levels and when?
What options are available to help homeowners and the city adapt to sea level rise?
For more information, contact planning@carlsbad.gov.
Sign up for email updates (select “Planning: Sea Level Rise Analysis” and/or “Planning: Local Coastal Plan Update”).

Coastal Cleanup This Saturday Sept. 17, 2016

Register today for our 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to Noon.
environmental members, groups, eco-friendlyJoin 8,000 volunteers for this countywide cleanup project as we beautify 100+ cleanup sites countywide.
If you are not sure which site you would like to volunteer at, check out one of these sites.  These sites are in need of volunteers!  Bring our cleanup into the 21st Century by downloading the app Clean Swell to track your litter data while you clean up!

We collect valuable data from all of our cleanup sites during Coastal Cleanup Day.  Clean Swell is available on your Android or iPhone device!

Cleanup Sites

Every participant must sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate! Download English waiver here. Descargar renuncia de demanda en espanol aqui. Get the Clean Swell app, available for iPhones or Androids, and help us collect litter & trash data at all of our cleanups!

Candidates Discuss Climate Change Issues

This presentation is one of an ongoing series of events sponsored by the North County Climate Change Alliance and other local groups, with the goal of providing opportunities for local residents to become informed about issues related to climate change.

Sept. 17 from 2-4 PM  at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave, Vista

Transit Info – Vista Library:
1.) Take the Sprinter to the Vista Transit Center Station. Walk approximately 9 miles
2.) Take Bus #334, that operates approx. every 40 minutes and stops at the library.

For more information contact Bobby Kingins Chapter Lead NCCCA (Tri-City) http://www.facebook.com/northcountyclimate760-583-5096

TEAM- Together- Everyone- Accomplishes-More
Tommy Hough leads  an environmental group called the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action. Interested in helping out the group,  attend their upcoming fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. Click here for more info.

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.

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