Green Social Hour – Share the Big News

The Green Social Hour is right around the corner. Will you be joining us?

We’re asking because, well, we’ve got a secret…and you won’t know what it is unless you come to Green Social Hour!

Our big news will change NCEA and our community for the greater good and we want you to be the first to hear about it.
Remember, there will be free food, drinks and raffle prizes and a ton of other nonprofits and eco people there. We got halfway full within 24 hours of opening registration. We’d love to see you there! RSVP by clicking below, or go to You can also find us on Eventbrite by looking up Green Social Hour in Carlsbad.

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


Encinitas Shines In The Eco-Community Spotlight At Ecofest, Sunday, May 15

EcoFest_logo_ 200x175The 10th annual community celebration brings Encinitas to the forefront of the global eco-community on Sunday, May 15th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 450 Quail Gardens Dr.

The free, day-long event celebrating and honoring the Earth and the wisdom of our ancestors will feature the interactive Climate Ribbon project, the presentation of several traditional indigenous ceremonies and all culminating in the closing drum circle featuring the “World Drum”, which has traveled to over 300 countries to date.

Unite, Cooperate & Heal

The world drum’s message to “unite, cooperate and heal” will be heard from every corner of 2.75 acre field, from the Community Circle to the Pavilions and Sustainability Plaza where over 130 exhibitors will offer information, experiences and demonstrations on the newest green products and technologies.EcoFest Collage

The festivities will open with live music by local “shift rock” band, Barnwell Shift, whose Living Tea Brewing Company will also be on hand in the Green Cuisine Pavilion. Other local musicians, Hullabaloo and Lee Coulter will follow a welcome from Mayor Gaspar and County Supervisor Dave Roberts.

Learning Experience for Kids
EcoFest will truly have something for everyone. Kids will have fun learning on ‘Kids Planet’ with Roxy the Recycling Robin and gigantic bubbles and hula hoops. Attendees 21 and over can buy a taste ticket for the Beer garden where the best ‘Green Libations’ from the area’s local breweries and distilleries, such as Ballast Point and The Lost Abbey will be served.

Beyond Ballot Measure
A panel of regional experts will discuss affordable housing in Encinitas ‘Beyond Ballot Measure’ in the Sustainability Plaza, while future community leaders from San Diego County Credit Union Schools, Encinitas Union School District and Encinitas Union School District – Farm Lab, will present their environmental projects at the Green School Expo.


Global Climate Ribbon Wall Comes to San Diego, launching it at EcoFest Encinitas on Sunday, May 15th.

Attendees will be able to browse the latest green cars from BMW, Ford, Mazda and others at the Eco car show and tour an off-grid tiny house before adding their ribbon expressing what they ‘most cherish and stand to lose from climate change’ to the Climate Ribbon project, which kicks its 2016/17 San Diego tour off at EcoFest

This year’s zero-waste event will raise the bar for eco-friendly events in the area, requiring exhibitors and attendees alike to ‘take their trash home with them’.

In an effort to encourage carpooling, EcoFest organizers have also added a $10 per car on-site parking fee, and those who show proof of arriving by bike or mass transit will be entered into a raffle to win a GoPro.

Free parking will still be available on Saxony Rd and a $5 discount has been made available to those who pre-register at

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) .

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 for more information and a schedule of events.

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, email 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.

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

Join us for the EcoFest 10th Anniversary Volunteer Kickoff Party on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 5:00 p.m.

You are Invited to a Kickoff Party to Help Create EcoFest 2016 – 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Keynote Speaker:

Teresa Barth, Engage Encinitas
Former Mayor of Encinitas

Where:  Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024 ***  [Map

Make your voice heard.  It is FREE !!!.

  Click here to RSVP  

Who can Volunteer?

  • People like you who share a passion for the environment
  • Exhibitors wanting to increase their presence in the community
  • Eco-Organizations and government agencies wanting to showcase their programs

What are the Benefits? Besides being the change you want to see in the world:

  • You will improve connections within your community
  • Develop new relationships for collaboration
  • Meet new people, learn new things and just have a great time

Come to our Kickoff Party on Thursday, Jan. 14th and help us co-create an event to remember. As a volunteer you will play a pivotal role in planning and producing this fun-filled event. With so many moving parts there is a place for anyone who wants to volunteer.

Free: light hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served.

The EcoFest Encinitas is presented by the North County Eco Alliance (EEDay), a volunteer-driven 501 (c) 3 non-profit. To learn more visit;



Holiday Parade – March With Us – Just Show Up – It’s Easy – 12/5 – 4:30PM

NCEA Member and Friends

The Encinitas Holiday Parade is coming up on Saturday, December 5th at 4:30pm and the NCEA will be participating.

We invite you to JOIN US in walking down the 101 and spreading our message of ‘Protect the Planet’ to the citizens of North County.

When – Sat. 12/5.  Line up at 4:30. Please allow time for parking

Where – Look for ‘Spot #85 Red’, 2nd & G St  (818 2nd St. 92024).

Parade Rules – No Handouts/flyers, No Santa Suits. Yes Bikes and Skate board (wear a helmet).

Theme – Tree Huggers Protect the Planet,  We will have a 5’ Globe on top of an electric vehicle and live trees in little red wagons.

Signs & Live Trees – Bring a sign or banner touting your organization.  We will have extra signs, Carry a small tree.

Shout out – Be ready to join in a song or chant.  Bring your ideas. We will have a portable PA System. Do you do the Tree Hugger Polka?

Dress –  Wear something WARM, green, festive and fun.  Bangle and baubles are great.  It will be cold and dark.

RAIN? – Watch the weather. It might rain. Bring rain gear or big trash bag just in case. We will march anyway

Bring – Flash light, Water, Snack

We Need – Childs wagons (4) to transport the live trees.

Parking, Shuttle –  Allow extra time. Very limited street parking. No parking at Moonlight beach, Take a shuttle from

  • Scripps Hospital on Santa Fe Dr.
  • YMCA – Saxony Ave

Parade Timing – The Parade goes down 101 from D St to J St starting at 5:30 PM.  We should be done by 7:00.

Please contact Sandy Atkinson to let us know you’ll be joining us and she will give you the details.
NCEA – North County Eco Alliance,