Eco Celebration workshop set for Oct. 21


The North County Eco Alliance (NCEA), a community platform for connecting organizations and businesses committed to sustainable living, is sponsoring a workshop on Oct. 21. At the event, local experts will discuss how to achieve prosperity while pursuing sustainable living goals, embracing purpose driven socially responsible businesses, developing the Eco Economy and creating new job opportunities.

The workshop, held at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Dr., will run from 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:45 p.m. In addition to four keynote speeches — Social Innovation by Tyler Norris, founder of the Solar Powered Ice Cream Cart; The Social Business Revolution by Andrew Hewitt, founder of Game Changers 500; Job Opportunities in Smart Cities and the Eco Economy; and Community Food and Youth Initiatives by Farmer D, Director of Agriculture at Coastal Roots Farm — there will be 10 subject matter tables each hosted by a local expert. Some of the subject matter tables will highlight Eco jobs and education, climate change, for-benefit business, social innovation, community and youth initiatives and our NCEA coaching experts will be on hand for businesses looking for help launching into the new Eco Economy.

Keynote speeches and subject matter forums began at 6 p.m.

“The annual Eco Alliance celebration is an event that brings together many influential leaders in the sustainable living, purpose driven and socially responsible businesses in the community,” said NCEA president Dave Ahlgren. “The goal is to create an insightful and inspirational environment for the attendees and link them to the abundant local, regional and national resources. The program starts with 30 minutes of socializing, food and libations, followed by 45 minutes of speaker presentations, and then there is a full 60 minutes of active networking.”

The nonprofit 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. For more information, visit or call 760-362-6045.

— Submitted press release