San Dieguito Butterfly Garden Amelie Catheline 2018-10-07 07:00:00Z 0 environment,volunteering
Posted on Sep 25, 2018
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We toured EV West one of the leading converters of gas to electric vehicles in the US, located right in our back yard in San Marcos.
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EV West Tour Dick Stevens 2018-09-25 07:00:00Z 0 electric vehicle,energy,recycling
San Dieguito County Park Tina Songeur 2018-09-09 07:00:00Z 0 volunteering
District Governor Mel at our Club Tina 2018-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in LA Tina Songeur 2018-08-28 07:00:00Z 0 Climate Reality,activism,environment,leadership
Posted on Aug 14, 2018
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Our club visited the KPBS studios on August 14th. Our tour leader was station General Manager Tom Karlo.
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KPBS Tour Dick Stevens 2018-08-14 07:00:00Z 0 independant news
Niels honored and Speech from Hannah, Population Connection Tina Songeur 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0 activism,climate refugees,environment,health,poverty
EDCO Escondido Resource Recovery Tour Tina Songeur 2018-07-24 07:00:00Z 0 recycling
Legislative priorities pertaining to climate change Tina Songeur 2018-07-17 07:00:00Z 0 SD350,bills,energy
Posted on Jul 10, 2018
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This year Rotary moto is "Be the Inspiration"
Our weekly meeting was about Dave starting as president 2018-2019, Dick presenting the eco minutes about straws, and Dan King from the Solana Energy Alliance talking about CCA.
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First meeting of the Rotary New Year Tina Songeur 2018-07-10 07:00:00Z 0 CCA,energy,straws
Posted on Jun 27, 2018
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Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club members, Carl Kosnar, Andi Kosnar, Lynn Stevens and Richard Stevens, Past District Governor of Rotary District 5340, attended the 109th Rotary International Convention in Toronto this past week along with 25,000 Rotarians from over 100 countries.
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109th Rotary International Convention Andi Kosnar 2018-06-27 07:00:00Z 0 international convention
Posted on Jun 26, 2018
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For the last meeting of Niels Presidency, we shared some great moments. Niels honored his year as president with some great songs, Jim Wang spoke about campaigns to ban plastic straws, Amélie reminded us about the monthly event at San Dieguito Park and Andrea Cornelius shared with us her environmental journey!
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A rich eco rotary meeting! Tina Songeur 2018-06-26 07:00:00Z 0 activism,environment,straws,volunteering
Monthly Volunteering at San Dieguito Park Tina Songeur 2018-06-10 07:00:00Z 0 tree planting,volunteering
Posted on Jun 02, 2018
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The 2018 Wine and Food Festival was again a great event and a successful fundraising!
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Wine & Food Festival 2018 Tina Songeur 2018-06-02 07:00:00Z 0 environment,festival,fundraising,recycling,volunteering
Food Forest - Speaker LyOr Rabinowiz Tina Songeur 2018-05-29 07:00:00Z 0 environment,food forest,tree planting,water
Posted on May 23, 2018
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Some Eco Rotarians and Josh Dean, Program Manager of San Diego Green Building Council, visited the San Diego Food Bank. Their main building is certified LEED, and they bring ecologically friendly innovation to our community. 
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Tour of San Diego Food Bank and their LEED Building Tina Songeur 2018-05-23 07:00:00Z 0 LEED building,recycling,solar,volunteering
Niels Demotion Party Tina Songeur 2018-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Busy meeting: New President, New Member and Great Speaker! Tina Songeur 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0 native american
Climate Change: Challenges, Solutions & Opportunities - CCL Speakers Judy Berlfein and Larry Peranich Tina Songeur 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 Bipartisan Climate Caucus,Citizens' Climate Lobby,activism,bills,environment
Tour or the Carlsbad Desalination Plant Tina Songeur 2018-04-24 07:00:00Z 0 desalination,water
Posted on Apr 07, 2018
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A great experience for the team from Cal Coast Academy, sponsored by our club, representing Indonesia for this year Model UN!
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Model UN Tina Songeur 2018-04-07 07:00:00Z 0 model UN,youth
Tour of the SDSU Aztec Student Union Tina Songeur 2018-03-27 07:00:00Z 0 LEED building
Speaker Kimberly Anderson, CSUSM Ocean Conservation Club Tina Songeur 2018-03-20 07:00:00Z 0 activism,environment,youth
Posted on Feb 27, 2018
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James Byrne from Envision Solar International led a tour of solar installations.
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Envision Solar Tour Tina Songeur 2018-02-27 08:00:00Z 0 solar
San Dieguito Park Volunteer Day Tina Songeur 2018-02-25 08:00:00Z 0 volunteering
Climate Collaborative - Speaker Laura Engeman 2018-02-06 08:00:00Z 0
Green Business Network framework - Speaker Elektra Fike-Data 2017-11-14 08:00:00Z 0
GRID Alternatives Solar Panel Installation Project Blair Gibb 2017-10-18 07:00:00Z 0 energy,grid,solar,veteran
Olivenhain Municipal Water District Treatment Plant Blair Gibb 2017-09-19 07:00:00Z 0 water
Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club Visits Leucadia Wastewater District Facility Blair Gibb 2017-08-29 07:00:00Z 0 water
108th Rotary International Convention Andi Kosnar 2017-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 25, 2017
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CivicSpark Program Manager for the Local Government Commission, Kristen Wraith, addressed EcoRotary Club members and shared background and promising project statistics from the CivicSpark Climate and Water Fellowships throughout California. In attendance was Mayor of Encinitas, Catherine Blakespear, who asked engaging and constructive questions. 
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Straw Bale House Bill Dean 2016-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
Water Quality Testing 2016-03-28 07:00:00Z 0
Lake Hodges Work Party 2016-02-07 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2016
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The Solana Beach ECO Rotary Sanitation Project is building five latrines in rural Cambodia.
Latrine Project Niels 2016-01-25 08:00:00Z 0
First Work Project 2016 2016-01-11 08:00:00Z 0
Restoring a Habitat Day 2 2015-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
Impact of Meat Consumption - ECO Rotary Minute Julio Lopez 2015-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Responsible Giving - ECO Minute by Joseph Keith 2015-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
Andi & Carl attend Morocco Rotary 2015-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Our Lake Hodges Restoration Project Bill Dean 2015-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Work Project at SDBG Bill Dean 2015-09-12 07:00:00Z 0
Lynne Talley Global Collapse Bill Dean 2015-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
ECO Rotary Work Party Bill Dean 2015-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2015
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My family camps at Praise Creek Redwoods State Park, near Crescent City.  This is where the tallest trees in the world are located.  Even while walking among trees that are 2,000 years old, we can't escape knowing that these mammoth, living organisms, are threatened.  That is why, being an ECO Rotarian, is a powerful action and message... to my grandchildren circled around the Rotary Monument in the redwoods.
Thinking about ECO Rotary... Bill Dean 2015-07-27 07:00:00Z 0
Fulfilling Our Mission Bill Dean 2015-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
Richard and Lynn: 2015-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
ECO Rotary Double Green - Encinitas Wine Festival 2015-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
ECO Padres Fans 2015-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
Bio Dynamic Wines - by Oona Barcello 2015-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 05, 2015
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Solana Beach ECO Rotarians travel to Ensenada to help with 1000 Smiles Project.
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Gonzales Canyon Cleanup 2015-01-25 08:00:00Z 0
ECO Rotarians Join Coronado Club for Cleanup Bill Dean 2015-01-09 08:00:00Z 0
Our Very Own Dave Peiser 2014-12-29 08:00:00Z 0
Speaker Phil Bresnahan 2014-12-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 22, 2014
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In October, Patti Diaz, H2O Trash Patrol’s co-founder, gave our club a compelling presentation on her organization’s efforts to prevent and cleanup pollution in our coastal environment. We were inspired to join Patti and her husband Lorenzo (H2O Trash Patrol’s other co-founder) in a cleanup at Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad.
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H2O Trash Patrol Cleanup Project - Agua Hedionda Lagoon Liz Mendelson 2014-11-22 08:00:00Z 0 volunteering,water
Patti Diaz of H2O Trash Patrol 2014-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
Shea O'Keefe talks about "Helping People Help the Land" Bill Dean 2014-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
Gregory Canyon Cleanup Bill Dean 2014-09-19 07:00:00Z 0 volunteering
Posted on Jan 19, 2014
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Eco Rotarians volunteering at the Ocean Knoll Farm on Saturday 1/18.  We completed raised planter beds and installed irrigation. Berry bushes were planted along with a crop of new peas.

 

Workin' at the OK Farm Bill Dean 2014-01-19 08:00:00Z 0
Service Project Jan.18. 2014 Elizabeth Mendelson 2014-01-17 19:55:26Z 0
Posted by Bret Vonder Reith on Oct 25, 2013

Team 'ECOtarians' attended the October 26th, 2013 Bocce-Golf Tournament sponsored by the Mission Bay Rotary Club.  The fund raiser was held to support the Polio Plus and Wounded Warrior charities.  Under overcast skies, the team representing the Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club (Lynn Stevens, grandson Zach 'Ringer' Stevens, guest David Gotcha, guest Jon Berger and Bret Vonder Reith) won first place of Rotary Clubs represented (fourth overall I believe out of 16 teams).  In addition to the trophy received (which will forever have our name engraved on it) we received 1000 Paul Harris points to be distributed as we see fit.  Great job guys!  We had a lot of fun.

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ECOTarians Win Bocce Golf Tournament! Bret Vonder Reith 2013-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bret Vonder Reith on Oct 11, 2013

We supported the Surfrider Foundation (www.surfriderfoundation.org) on Saturday October 12th at their annual Tijuana River Mouth Cleanup event.  Well over 200 people showed up at Border Field State Park (Dairy Mart Rd exit on I-5.  Head SW and it runs into Monument Rd.  Follow to the Park.).  Lots of trash was collected (rugs, plastic, trash misc., etc.).  Afterwards the group was treated to lunch at Monument Park located right on the International border.  A very beautiful location if you ever want to spend the day outside.  See the pictures below.

 

Service Project at Tijuana River Mouth - Surfrider Cleanup Bret Vonder Reith 2013-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bret Vonder Reith on Oct 02, 2013

Thursday evening's program was presented by 10 year old 'Fracktivist' Sienna and her backup (:-)) Peg Mitchell.  The presentation was compelling as well as informative with suggestions of what you can do to voice your opinion to our State representatives regarding this controversial, environmentally invasive oil and gas extraction method.

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Fracking Debate Explored Bret Vonder Reith 2013-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bret Vonder Reith on Oct 02, 2013

ImageThursday October 3rd, 2013 commemorated the honoring of Healthy Day Partners (www.healthydaypartners.org) and their work creating and making of a successful operation, the farm at Ocean Knoll Elementary School (Encinitas Union School District).  On hand to officially open the farm with a ceremonial ribbon cutting were County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Encinitas Mayor Teresa Barth, Deputy Mayor Lisa Shaffer, City Council Member Tony Kranz, School Board member Marla Stritch and Ocean Knoll School Principal Angelica Lopez, along with many other dignitaries.  The Ocean Knoll Farm embraces the County's new ten year initiative to promote its 'Live Healthy' program.

Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club members Mim Michelove and Camille Sowinski, as founders of Healthy Day Partners and the Ocean Knoll Farm, received proclamations from the School District praising their devotion and vigor in supporting this very important 'Live Healthy' education program.

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Healthy Day Partners Honored at Ocean Knoll Farm Bret Vonder Reith 2013-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bret Vonder Reith on Jul 17, 2013

After a rousing round of applause from all present, the Microloans for Mothers Board members (from left to right, Dave Peiser - President, Niels Lund - Founder, Verne Scholl - Board Financier) gave a moving presentation of the success that their program is having.  Not only are they enabling mothers both locally (San Diego) and Internationally (Cambodia) to enhance their lives through business opportunity, the organization has recognized and implemented lifestyle improvements to the families in their program through improved sanitation contributions.  This is an organization that is making it happen (www.MicroloansForMothers.Org)!

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Microloans for Mothers Offers Life Sustaining Programs Bret Vonder Reith 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
ECO Rotary Club Solana Beach Charter Celebration ! ! ! Bret Vonder Reith 2013-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
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District Governor Louise Andres visited our club last Tuesday. She delivered an inspirational speech that touched us with the many ways Rotary serves our local neighborhoods Imageand the wider international community, while touching Rotarians' hearts. Louise presented President Elect LynnImage Stevens with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Also, during Louise's visit, we celebrated our newest members (Pennie, Joseph, and Mike) with Past District Governor and club member Richard Stevens giving them Rotary pins.

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Our first service project of Rotary Year 2014/15 was with the San ImageDieguito River Park and what a way to start our year! On a Sunday afternoon in August our club met with Park Ranger Felipe from the San Diego River Park to assist with trailhead maintenance off of San Andres and Via de La Valle. ImageAs Eco Rotarians (Ecotarians) we love playing outside while working to maintain the beautiful natural resources of our community. We removed invasive species, removed trash, and gave the native plants a trim to keep the trailhead welcoming for park visitors.

Felipe, the Park Ranger Imagetasked with keep us busy, was wonderful. His knowledge and passion for the San Dieguito River Park and his job were inspirational. To boot he was a professional and friendly young man. Our club greatly enjoyed getting our hands dirty and meeting Felipe at this service project.
ImageTo learn more about the San Dieguito River Park and all the valuable work it does visit www.sdrp.org.

We have more photos showing the great time we had with Felipe at the San Andres trailhead on
our Facebook page, Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club.

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IImagen July our club switched it up and instead of meeting at our regular spot (the lovely Santa Fe Montessori School) we ventured to "The Ranch." An old Ecke property in Encinitas, The Ranch iImages described by the Leichtag Foundation as "a nexus between community and cultural life."

We toured the various meeting rooms, green houses, and scenic open spaces of The Ranch and learned about the Leichtag Foundation's ambition to create a place to build community and connect people to food, the land, and social justice.

Our club was impressed by the hard work the Leichtag Foundation has put into making this parcel of land a beautiful ad valuable community resource.


To find out more about the Leichtag Foundation and its efforts at The Ranch visit www.leichtag.org.

Eco Rotary Visits the Leichtag Foundation's "Ranch" Elizabeth Mendelson 0
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Katie Hawkes provided inspiration to our weekly 6/26/14 meeting outlining their (www.imagine-more.org:  Imagine More is a San Diego, California-based nonprofit consultancy dedicated to environmental education, youth empowerment and sustainability in communities.) current program which is being presented to the World Design Capital forum in Cape Town, South Africa.  Great grass roots program focused on youth education and inspiration of sustainability education and real project implementation.  Katie is going to make a mark.

Bret Vonder Rieth, Corey Vonder Reith and Katie Hawkes

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Eco Rotarians worked on the Ocean Knoll Farm Saturday morning.  We installed an owl box that President Bret Vonder Reith built.  Ken Yoder and Bret climbed down into the canyon and hoisted the box into a majestic Torrey Pine tree.  Image 

We hope a nice family of Barn Owls will make this their home and help rid the farm of squirrels and gophers.

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Saturday February 15th the Solana Beach ECOtarians congregated to support the 'Lagoon Platoon's (www.saneljjo.org)  effort to restore native species to the San Elijo Lagoon eco-systems.  Thanks to Linda Jones, PHd, who is a Director with the Conservancy, and Nick Regoli who is an Associate Biologist with the Conservancy for their efforts to restore this very important ECO-System to retain its health.  Bret Vonder Reith (President, Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club) pitches in.  Very pleased to see the plants planted in October are doing well!  We planted more and watered what was there, something the Conservancy does everyGood work at the Lagoon

two weeks.  A HUGE effort.  Great job San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy!

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Our First Eco Roatrian Paul Harris Bill Dean 0
Volunteer work in the New Roots Fresh Farm Community Garden, El Cajon Bill Dean 0
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November 7th 2013, the Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club was educated and inspired by author Tom Leech’s presentation on local hiking trails in San Diego County.  So inspired that we are planning a club outing to hike one of the trails and experience firsthand the wonderful outdoor environment we are dedicated to protecting.  We will be planning this outdoor adventure at our next meeting so come and get your 2 cents in!
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Thank you so much for your participation in California Coastal Cleanup Day and your dedication to cleaning and restoring our waterways.

 

It was great to have such a solid group of Rotarians at that event.

 

I was shocked to see the large piles of ice plant that Dick, Lynn, and Bret helped pull out. What a workout! And I was horrified at the grand total of 365 cigarette butts that Pat, Joe, James, and I picked up off the ground.

 

You guys were positive and a pleasure to get down and dirty with to cleanup our community.

 

Cheers to many more service projects together,

 

(Photos by Lynn Stevens.  Thanks Lynn!)

San Elijo Lagoon Clean-up September 21st, 2013 Elizabeth Mendelson 0
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The Eco Rotary Club Solana Beach met at the Santa Carina trailhead at San Elijo Lagoon.  David Varner, Resource Management Director for San Elijo Lagoon conducted a very informative tour of the South East section of San Elijo Lagoon.  We learned about two active resoration projects focused on rebuilding the biodiversity and natural habitats for residents of the lagoon.

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David, gives us an overview of the lagoon at the trailhead.

 

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One of the restoration projects.

 

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Club Secretary, Lynn Stevens, gazes out over the lagoon.

 

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Club President Bret Vonder Rieth, Lynn Stevens and Dick Stevens head back to the trailhead with David Varner.

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With over forty Rotarians and guests attending our Charter Celebration on May 23rd, 2013, a great time was had by all!  The event was held at Clair's on Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach.  The food and atmosphere were outstanding.  Official Charter status was received from Rotary International on 20 February, 2013.

Distinguished guests included former Distirict Governors Dave Breeding, John Goodrich and Larry Sundram, Ass't D.G.s Ole Prahm and Janice Kurth (D.G. Elect 2015/16), D.G. Elect Louise Andres (2014/15) and current D.G. Dick Stevens.  Janice, Larry and Dick gave words of encouragement to our growing Club.  Thanks also to local Club Presidents Gretchen Mitchell (Elect - Encinitas Tues AM), Pat Dougherty (Elect - Del Mar) and Merv Miller (Encinitas Wed Noon) for their support!

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Rotarians from five Coastal Rotary Clubs spent five hours working at the Ocean Knoll Farm.  An information kiosk was built, the foundation for a 20' X 40' stage was completed, a chicken coop was readied, irrigation for planter beds were installed, verticle planter beds were assembled and compost bins completed.  A very successful day of Rotarians in action and demonstrating "Service Above Self."

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