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.

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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Seaside Earth Care Film Screening

Seaside 2015 Earth Care Film Screening #4 Featuring: “Just Eat It” – A Food Waste Story

Friday, Nov. 6th 6:30-9:30 PM, $10 suggested donation at the door

Seaside Center, 1613 Lake Dr, Enc. 92024

Facebook event page: CLICK HERE

Film Trailer:  or 

Local Supporting Partners:

Feeding America San Diego

ProduceGood & CropSwap

OB People’s Organic Food Co-op

Pachamama Alliance San Diego 

Kitchens for Good

Food for Thought….

  • Approximately 40% of food in the U.S. goes to waste.
  • Nearly 34 million tons of food waste is generated in the US each year
  • Over 97% of food waste generated ends up in the landfill.
  • Every ton of food wasted results in 3.8 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Reducing food waste by 20% would provide enough food to feed 25 million people

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer Tristram Stewart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Climate Action Commission

On Wednesday, October 14th, the Solana Beach City Council announces a new citizen committee – the Climate Action Commission – that will help the City formulate a Climate Action Plan, propose mitigation measures to reduce GHG emissions, and comply with California law.

See the attachment for details: Staff Report item C.2

As a strong advocate for climate action, you might want to start thinking about whether you, yourself want to apply for a position on this very important blue-ribbon commission.

At the same Council meeting, the Council will entertain the first reading of a new ordinance to limit the use of EPS (expanded polystyrene) in food containers within the community.

See the attachment for Staff Report on item C.3