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.

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

Discussion


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.

://www.ecofestencinitas.org

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 www.ecofestencinitas.org.


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) .


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