A Social Purpose Forum – From the EcoFest Team, October 21, 2016

Inspiring New Ideas for The ECO Economy –
A Social Purpose Forum – From the EcoFest Team

ncea-party-flyer-8-5x11-2-webFriday, October 21 5:30 to 8:00 at the Seaside Center, 1613 Lake Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024

Register here for the Eco Celebration.

The North County Eco Alliance (NCEA) is a community platform for connecting organizations and business committed to sustainable living.

NCEA is celebrating 11 years of growing the EcoFocused community with an Annual Eco Alliance Celebration Networking Event. The evening will bring together influential leaders in the Sustainable Living, Purpose Driven and Socially Responsible Business Communities. The goal is to create an insightful and inspirational environment for the attendees and link them to the abundant local, regional and national resources.

Our goals include:

  • Achieve Prosperity While Pursuing Sustainable Living Goals
  • Embrace Purpose Driven Socially Responsible Businesses
  • Develop the Eco Economy and create New Job Opportunities

The Social Purpose Forum Speakers:

The Solar Powered Ice Cream Cart
    Tyler Norris, Founder, Go Soulr
A Winner of the 2016 Social Innovation Challenge

Feeding 100,000+ by Going Green
    James Floros, President, San Diego Food Bank

The Social Business Revolution 
    Andrew Hewitt, Founder, Game Changers 500

Community Food and Youth Initiatives
    Farmer D, Director of Agriculture, Coastal Roots Farm

Evening Festivities

5:30 Reception – Fun, Good Food, Libations

6:00 Keynote and Subject Matter Speakers

7:00 Active Networking, Surprise Dessert

8:00 Close

The NCEA hosts the annual EcoFest environmental fair and offers workshops and collaboration services to help public and private sector members create an impact on our region. NCEA (aka Encinitas Environment Day, Inc) is a 501.c3 nonprofit organization. NCEA is a member of the Encinitas & Carlsbad Chambers of Commerce.



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”).

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.

NCEA Sponsors Sustainable San Diego – Member Promotion

Featured this month – the Sustainable San Diego Supplement in the San Diego Business Journal – is a must read publication.

Click on the Social Media buttons above to share this message with your constituents.

The North County Eco Alliance is an issue sponsor and has a 1/2 page ad featuring the NCEA members (page B53). Other sponsors include Center for Sustainable Energy, CleanTech, San Diego Green Building Council. Zoom to see the NCEA Member List in the ad below

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Ask us for a copy of this issue so that you can share these great “Tapping the Energy of Innovation” stories with your constituents.   Click here to read the April supplement  on line

Check back here for more innovative collaborative marketing from NCEA


Office Furniture and Supplies Sale – Christmas In July

The  “Christmas in July Sale”  offers deep discounts on office furniture, technology and supplies. Office chair’s starting at $15.00. See  below for sample furniture, computers, printers, 3-ring binders, hanging file folders and lab technology.

This is a REPURPOSE/REUSE opportunity,  offered by Sustainable Surplus who has recycled over $2M of corporate excess to teachers and nonprofits in San Diego County. .

If you need a chair, desk, bookcase or office supplies, don’t miss this sale and you will be practicing, the highest form of sustainable living, .Thank you!

For an additional $5 discount bring this Ad with you and register at the door.

Christmas in July SSE

Community Unveiling – Game Changer 500 & Encinitas For Benefit

This is an amazing opportunity to join your fellow citizens and celebrate the growth of the ‘Encinitas for Benefit’ community.

Andrew Hewitt, founder, will unveil Game Changers 500 and update us on the effort to make Encinitas a world renowned ‘For Benefit Community’ model. The Unveiling

Space is limited. Please click here to reserve a spot now.    Friday, July 15, 6:30 PM, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. CA

Storm Drain Stenciling Day

Join ILACSD and Think Blue San Diego as we take to the streets of the Paradise Hills to stencil a pollution prevention message above storm drains! Volunteers will be split into small groups to stencil “No dumping–goes to ocean” and a Spanish translation above storm drains to remind people that the drains lead directly to our beaches and bays. Adult supervision is required for volunteers under the age of 16. Space is limited for the stenciling project, but all are welcome to join for a neighborhood cleanup.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ly-1JWYCQziZPZAVq_eekfPkWWd8gj1gm0tbqxu3zXE/viewform

Creek to Bay

I Love A Clean San Diego invites you to save the date for the 14th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, April 23rd! Join 6,000 volunteers for this countywide cleanup project as we beautify 100 cleanup sites countywide. At last year’s event, volunteers removed 180,000 pounds of debris from a record number of cleanup sites countywide. Choose to clean up your neighborhood beach, park, canyon or creek bed! Registration will open on April 1st at www.CreektoBay.org.

When you register, consider taking the Bring Your Own (B.Y.O.) pledge, and make a commitment to bring at least one reusable cleanup item with you. Whether it’s a plastic bucket to hold trash, work gloves or a reusable water bottle, you’ll be able to help cut down on the amount of waste generated by such a large event. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form (coming soon), and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature.

Creek to Bay Cleanup Packing Party

Calling all volunteers! We need help assembling boxes of supplies for our April countywide cleanup event, Creek to Bay. Volunteers will report to our office in Liberty Station to help us pack up bags, gloves and more for our 100 cleanup sites. Sign up for a full day or just a few hours—volunteer service forms will be available to all participants.Want to help out? Contact Moriah Saldana at msaldana@cleansd.org or 619-704-2782 to sign up for a shift… or two!

Fundraising for the Future

Tuesday, January 12, 8:30 – 10:00am

2251 San Diego Avenue, Suite B-204
San Diego, CA 92110

Fundraising for the Future:
Key Strategies for Planning Your Development Program

How do you plan to expand your programs in the next five years? Is your fundraising strategy diverse enough to support your vision? Creating a thorough development plan now will help you reach your long-term goals.

Learn the essential building blocks of a comprehensivedevelopment program with Geoff Graham. This presentation will include discussions of the following:

  • analysis of your current program
  • components of a successful development program – including those that are critical when time and resources are limited
  • understanding the critical value of a holistic culture of philanthropy

Geoff Graham has taken on many roles in philanthropy in his 21-year career at Scripps Health Foundation, UC San Diego and now The Scripps Research Institute. Geoff has a broad range of experience in annual and planned giving, major gifts, stewardship, management, special events, gift policy and processing, and strategic and campaign planning. Currently, Geoff is the senior philanthropy officer, director of planned giving and estates at The Scripps Research Institute. In 2013, Geoff was named Outstanding Development Professional by the San Diego Association of Fundraising Professionals.



MESD clients: $35
General admission: $40Coffee and light refreshments
will be provided



Geoff Graham

Geoff Graham, Senior Philanthropy Officer, Director of Planned Giving and Estates at The Scripps Research Institute


Register Now