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Featuring samples of the Coral Reef Friendly suncreens. Come by and sign the Coral Reef Pledge!
Cal Poly Sustainability
The Facilities Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability organization is dedicated to responsible management of the natural resources needed to assure the continued efficient operations of the Cal Poly campus. Electricity, natural gas, water, and various other resources are critical to operating a successful university; Cal Poly is an award winning leader in sustainability because we manage those resources using sustainability as a driving force in campus planning and operations.
Carrizo Plain Conservancy
Conservation lands on the Carrizo Plain comprise a “patchwork” of lands focused on the preservation of ecological functions and values. Working with landowners, public agencies, and others committed to natural resource conservation, the Carrizo Plain Conservancy identifies key gaps within this landscape, works with agencies to set priorities for acquisition, and contributes to fundraising efforts to acquire lands or conservation easements.
Central Coast Body Therapy Center/doTERRA Essential Oils
We will be featuring the essential oils from our collection as well as personal care products that we have developed that pair the beauty and healing quality of the oils with products we use daily such as deodorant, lip balms, therapeutic inhalers and foaming soaps. Our passion is to help you replace products that you use frequently that are often filled with toxic and untested chemicals with simple, effective remedies that enhance and add to your wellness lifestyle.
Citizens Climate Lobby
Citizens Climate Lobby is an organization that seeks to place a revenue-neutral price on carbon in order to move our economy away from carbon-based energy and into more sustainable and healthy sources. We work at the grassroots level and at the national level, educating Congress, in order to create the political will necessary for this change to happen.
Coalition to Protect SLO County
The Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County is a grassroots organization concerned about the risks of continued fossil fuel extraction imposed on our water, air, health, economy and future. Federal, state and local agencies have neglected their job of ensuring a safe and healthy environment at the expense of profits for big oil. We seek to run a ballot initiative for the November 2018 election that will ban new oil and gas wells and impose a planned phase out of existing oil well production in San Luis Obispo County. We believe acting locally is key to protecting our water and future for generations to come.
Economics of Being a Woman/Financial Wellness & Quick Pickle Kit
Financial Education Programs designed to help people financially empower themselves. Programs for Women, Men, Students, Youth, Seniors, Families, Businesses and Nonprofits. More Info:
Quick, Simple, Natural way to make pickles that are ready in just 3 days. Reduce food waste and pickle any vegetable in a fraction of the time and with minimal effort. More Info: www.QuickPickleKit.com.
The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) is a local, non-profit organization that educates, advocates, and acts to protect and enhance the natural environment and human well-being of San Luis Obispo County.
Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences
“Assisting the future by design with support for the International Permaculture Convergences”
The Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC) is a USA based, fiscally sponsored nonprofit of Inquiring Systems Inc; whose specific mission is to provide scholarships for delegates from around the world attend the International Permaculture Convergences. For more than forty years Permaculture has been leading the way with innovative, planet and climate-friendly design strategies that are just now being fully recognized by the rest of the world as the answer to some of our most pressing global problems. Held every two years in different parts of the globe, the next IPC takes place in Hyderabad India, November 2017, hosted by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, where this year Permaculture will be celebrating its 30th anniversary!
The purpose of HopeDance is simply to report on the outrageous, pioneering and inspiring activities of outstanding individuals and organizations who are creating a new world–regardless of their spiritual tradition or political agenda. We publish material and engage in activities (forums, workshops, film festivals…) that are necessary for building ecologically sustainable, practical, down-to-earth solutions, holistic, healthy and awakened community. Inspiring genuine hope, our intention is to also help connect people to specific projects, individuals, and organizations so that dialogue, wisdom, and vital action will be the fruitful outcome for the people, plants, animals and land in San Luis Obispo County, Ventura County and Santa Barbara County… and beyond.
Los Padres Forestwatch
Ever since a small group of local forest advocates gathered around a picnic table in 2004, ForestWatch has served as a powerful advocate for our region’s wildlife habitats and wilderness landscapes. With over 800 supporters, ForestWatch is leading the charge to protect and restore the forests, chaparral, grasslands, rivers, wildlife, and wilderness along California’s Central Coast. By effectively combining legal advocacy, scientific collaboration, and community outreach with innovative strategy and field work, we have built a solid track record of protecting these wild places—more than 88,000 acres of them in fact. In addition, more than 500 ForestWatch volunteers have helped us restore degraded wildlife habitat throughout the forest. Whether you care about wild forests, free-flowing rivers, untrammeled chaparral, or the creatures that inhabit these beautiful places, ForestWatch will continue to ensure that they have a voice.
Paso Food Cooperative
The Paso Robles Food Cooperative is in the startup phase of beginning a community-owned grocery store in Paso Robles. Owned by many but open to all, the store aims to provide a full-service grocery store while featuring fresh, local, and sustainable foods, beverages, and other local products. Learn more and get involved at www.pasofoodcooperative.com or www.facebook.com/pasofoodcooperative.
Paso Pacifico’s mission is to restore and protect the Pacific Slope ecosystems of Mesoamerica. These habitats include the endangered dry tropical forest, mangrove wetlands, and eastern Pacific coral reefs. By strengthening the Paso del Istmo and other corridors across a region-wide network, we will reconnect people and wildlife across western Mesoamerica.
Protect Scenic 101
Protect Scenic 101 (PS101) is a SLO County group formed for restoration and enjoyment of natural scenery along Highway 101 by the retirement of local billboards. Billboards, an outmoded advertising device, almost entirely have been eliminated in the two coastal counties to our south and the majority
eliminated in the county to our north. This County’s billboards disadvantage our residents and place our tourism economy at a disadvantage.
Slow Money SLO
The Slow Money SLO mission is to support the sustainable growth of small food and farm enterprises through coaching, awareness, connections and financial assistance. We believe that food which is grown, raised, caught or produced locally helps to build a thriving economy, vibrant soil, healthy population and a quality food system. Slow Money SLO was founded in 2012 and we operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
SunWork Renewal Energy Projects
SunWork installs rooftop PV systems for energy-saving homeowners and for other nonprofits (such as churches, homeless shelters, etc.). Our mission is to make solar energy more available and affordable to these markets which are often overlooked by for-profit installers. At the same time, SunWork provides training and real-world rooftop volunteer experience for those looking for green careers and those who simply want to help change the world one rooftop at a time. Once volunteers attend our free 3-hr. training, they’re eligible to participate in SunWork’s installations. More info on volunteering can
be found at www.sunwork.org/volunteerquestions.
Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District
Our Mission: To provide services and education to landowners supporting their management and stewardship of soil, water and natural resources.
People depend on soil, water, air, plants, and animals to survive. These natural resources provide our communities with food, shelter, clothing, economies, and recreation. The US-LT RCD provides technical assistance, education and resources to help agricultural, rural and urban communities preserve these natural elements while supporting robust land productivity in greater San Luis Obispo county, plus parts of Kern & Monterey counties.
Volumes of Pleasure Bookshoppe
Volumes of Pleasure is an eclectic store in the small town of Los Osos, on the Central Coast of California.
We are a small store and have made it our goal to carry as wide a variety of books, gifts, jewelry, spiritual and holistic supplies as will fit within our walls. The moment you walk through our doors you are greeted with lovely scents and visual pleasures. The more you explore the more you will be amazed.
WhaleBird Kombucha is brewed in San Luis Obispo, California with the highest quality, organically grown ingredients. Stop by our Brewery every Monday and Wednesday from 4 PM-7:30 PM. We’d love to share our craft with you. You can also find the WhaleBird team every Thursday at San Luis Obispo’s farmers market located in the heart of our great city.