ENCINITAS, CA – (JANUARY 21, 2016) ‑ Planning this year’s EcoFest took root this past Thursday with a strong showing of support from the community at the EcoFest 10th Anniversary Open House, held at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living.
More than 60 people attended to sign up as volunteers for EcoFest 2016, “Bridging Ancient Wisdom for a Prosperous & Sustainable Future.” It will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coastal Roots Farm at 450 Quail Gardens Dr. in Encinitas.
Teresa Barth, Engage Encinitas and former Mayor of Encinitas said she strongly supports the festival, which was first held at Cottonwood Creek Park in 2007. “It is great to see so many local leaders and community organizations that came out for tonight’s event. The community’s participation will make EcoFest a ‘by the people for the people’ event,” said Barth.
David Ahlgren, President of The North County Eco Alliance (NCEA) which produces EcoFest said “The Native American Indian Eagle Dance and a performance of Music & Culture of Ancient Mexico are celebrations that remind us of the ancient wisdom of peoples who lived in harmony with nature. They are performed in the Community Circle, known for being the focus point for a transformational experience at EcoFest.
Presentations will be held throughout the day to promote Sustainable Living with an Eco Car Show, eBike Rides, Energy Conservation, Green Home, Eco System, Solar Eco Policy, and Jobs. Exhibitors will feature products and services in the Eco Market, and the Earth Pavilion will hold presentations on gardening, landscaping, and urban homestead.
“EcoFest is a day-long celebration showcasing more than 130 green exhibitors, food, live entertainment and 25 interactive family activities to inspire the community to live healthier, more sustainable lives,” said Ahlgren.
Recruiting for volunteers is an ongoing effort he said. 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 information visit www.ecofestencinitas.org or email us at Info@ncecoalliance.org. The EcoFest Encinitas is presented by the North County Eco Alliance (EEDay), a volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit.