Ecologistics Sponsored Organizations / Projects

Ecologistics® currently acts as the fiscal sponsor for the organizations and projects listed below.

Asian American & Pacific Islanders of San Luis Obispo (AAPI SLO)

Asian American & Pacific Islanders of San Luis Obispo (AAPI SLO) raises awareness of inequities in SLO County while simultaneously strengthening the existing AAPI community in SLO County. Mia Shin and Kaela Lee co-founded the grassroots organization in 2021 in response to the rising hate incidents and crimes faced among AAPI residents here and across the nation. The defining events that birthed the organization were the STOP AAPI HATE rally and march held in San Luis Obispo and the inaugural AAPI SLO Festival held at the San Luis Obispo Public Market. The organization partners with college students, long-time residents, business owners, professionals, and allies to create a healthy and diverse SLO community.

At Her Table

At Her Table is a 7 Day festival celebrating women-owned and co-owned food & beverage businesses on the central coast. They are committed to creating a space of celebration, education, diversity, and inclusivity within our community while providing much needed services such as: women’s health promotion, gender equality-centered job fairs, bilingual marketing materials, and emergency funding within the hospitality industry.

Building a Better SLO

Through quarterly lectures, Building a Better SLO brings new information, ideas and inspiration to San Luis Obispo, equipping our community to discuss, debate and re-imagine our built environment for the future.

Carrizo Colloquium

The Carrizo Colloquium is a one-day gathering of scientists, educators, journalists, citizens and community leaders who are concerned about the conservation and protection of the Carrizo Plain. Topics include Carrizo Plain flora and fauna, climate change effects, and wildlife corridors.

Central Coast Coalition for Inclusive Schools

The Central Coast Coalition for Inclusive Schools (CCC4IS) actively supports  the development of safe and affirming school communities. We strive to celebrate diversity, advocate for social justice, and transform educational cultures by empowering youth, families, professionals, and organizations.

Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success

The mission of CCC-USS is to create social change to ensure educational equity for all students, and to build capacity to support undocumented students in the Central Coast region.

Central Coast Heritage Tree Foundation

The Central Coast Heritage Tree Foundation is an education-based community organization created to preserve and restore Templeton’s valley oak woodland and urban forest with tree planting, community engagement, and advocacy for legacy and heritage oaks. Do you have a beautiful oak on your property? Do you wish you had one? Let us know! We have an Adopt an Oak program. Do you have acorns or need oak saplings? We raise Templeton acorns to be giant heritage oaks for the next generation. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

Climate Film Festival

CFF aims to rewrite the narrative on climate change by harnessing the power of motion pictures, showcasing new voices, repertory finds, and energizing, human stories. Our mission is to bringtogether a diverse community of filmmakers, artists, experts, and general audiences throughscreenings, education, and workshops that platform traditional and experimental storytelling,empowering action towards a more sustainable future.

Coastal Awakening

From the Dunites to the Beats, the hippies to Esalen, the Coastal Awakening honors the spirit of contemplation and creative alchemy of California’s Central Coast by supporting activities that celebrate human potential in San Luis Obispo County and beyond.

Community Roots Project

We are a group of BIPOC & Queer creatives fostering community through action and mixed media storytelling. Through education and uplifting the lives of marginalized groups we can foster connection within the community and inspire action.

Economics of Being a Woman Program

Economics of Being a Woman offers Financial Education Programs for Women, Men, Students, Youth, Seniors, Families, Businesses + Nonprofits.

Everybody Reads SLO

Everybody Reads SLO creates reading wonderlands in underserved homes and schools by encouraging more reading and less screen time.  Free books are provided to students and teachers at Book and Pizza Parties.

Five Cities Repair Café

Five Cities Repair Café hosts quarterly free events that support reuse, repair, and waste prevention by saving repairable items from the landfill. Our all-volunteer run Repair Café links up neighbors helping neighbors to build strong community connections and promote sustainable living.


Floracycle provides a free community service that retrieves and repurposes fresh floral arrangements that are unneeded at the conclusion of special events. Volunteers trim and arrange donated flowers into small tabletop arrangements that are delivered free of charge to elderly and underserved community members. The mission of Floracycle is to prolong and share the joy of fresh flowers through mindful repurposing with an emphasis on utilizing recycled and repurposed materials

Fresh Air Clean Water

Fresh Air Clean Water is a new multimedia production company focusing on the production of documentaries and interactive social media content that feature people and grassroots organizations collaborating all around the world to find and implement the environmental solutions that will save our planet. We’ll introduce the people and groups whose actions, ideas, policies, and technologies will leave viewers with inspiring and actionable solutions.

Four Elements Organics

Four Elements Organics is for-profit organic farm in the mountains of San Luis Obispo, CA that is establishing a non- profit education center.

They envision providing opportunities for families and youth to connect with nature and make a positive impact. The education center will offer classes on variety of subjects including permaculture, food farming, growing medicinal herbs, bird watching, and wild land and stream restoration.

Haiqu Media

Adventure Will Follow is a cultural docuseries that dives into the people, history, art, cuisine and natural wonders of cultures around the world. A feast for the eyes and mind, with insightful interviews, fascinating discoveries, and eco-conscious thrills and adventures along the way!

Hollister Guardians

Hollister Guardians – Our mission is to empower historically ignored members of Hollister by educating them on how to effectively advocate for their interests on environmental and land use issues that affect their quality of life.

Home Front Environmental Justice, Morro Bay

Home Front EJ, Morro Bay is a grassroots environmental justice group whose focus is on how California’s Environmental Justice policies are integrated into climate adaptation and mitigation in addressing the Climate Change crisis.

Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition

The Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition (IFSCC) is a thriving not-for-profit organization advancing diversion and composting of all organics in Illinois through advocacy, program implementation, market and business development, policy, and outreach

Institute of Happiness – West Coast Chapter

The mission of the West Coast Chapter of the Institute of Happiness is to conduct and coordinate research and policy development, and the training of leaders from business, health, and academia on the principles of Bhutanese Gross National Happiness.

Los Osos Sustainability Group

To help protect the resources within the Los Osos community and present guidelines and recommendations for the use of those resources in a sustainable manner.  To advocate for policies and decision-making that ensure the long-term sustainability of the Los Osos Groundwater Basin, the sole source of water for the Los Community, area farms, and groundwater-dependent environmentally sensitive habitat.


LowCarbonPower advocates for all low-carbon technology without bias, with an intention to draw new audiences into the carbon dialogue and inspire debate and policy shift aligned with informed public opinion. We believe that data-driven energy debate leads to better energy policy and ultimately a faster transition away from fossil fuels. However, in emerging economies where energy data is needed most, there are limited resources available in local languages. This is especially true in China. Olof, founder and CEO, launched to make energy data, focused on decarbonization, easily accessible to a general audience to help fill those gaps. He formed a local team in Taiwan to support site development and advance the project globally. Advocacy groups, nonprofits, media, policy-makers, and academics are now using LowCarbonPower data and graphics to analyze cost/benefits for different non-carbon energy choices for their communities, in China, Taiwan, and beyond. 

Mount Elgon Ecosystem Trust/El-Koony Center

The Mount Elgon Ecosystem Trust is a Kenyan NGO whose vision is to pursue opportunities and activities that will promote the conservation, restoration, preservation and sustainability of the Mount Elgon ecosystem. The El-Koony Center is the first initiative of MEET and will focus on scientific research and community building programs to conserve the environment of the Mount Elgon ecosystem and improve the livelihoods of the local community and indigenous population.

Mujeres de Acción

Mujeres de Acción is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit serving the North of San Luis Obispo County, California. We work to educate and empower our community. 

We provide mutual aid, health and wellness, and cultural programs, that ensures building more robust Latino and Hispanic families in North San Luis Obispo County. We vouch for this community by providing translations, hosting events, and shepherding connections between Latino/Hispanic and the public.  


NatureScore is a technology system that can deliver a simple measurement of the built and natural elements for any given location. The weighting of natural elements is blended through a machine-learning process to optimize and predict environmental health impacts.

Oceano Beach Community Association

The Oceano Beach Community Association (OBCA) is a coalition of residents and business owners working together to create positive change for Oceano. The OBCA’s mission is to make Oceano a more livable, accessible and beautiful community.

Oceano Economic Development Council

The Oceano Economic Development Council, a nonprofit unincorporated association, leads a community initiative to stimulate economic growth, create jobs and revitalize Oceano as a beach community, while preserving the community’s cultural makeup, historical heritage and essential character.

One Global Democracy

Peter Schurman is an advocate for world peace through a single, globally inclusive democracy.

He founded One Global Democracy with the intent of building a movement calling for the elimination of militarized international borders and a transition to a single, global democracy.

Open Eyes Fund for Ukraine

Open Eyes is a set of charitable programs and activities with a mission to support Eastern and Central Europe to address the current crisis under the attacks on Ukrainian soil in order to help establish peace, wellbeing, and protection of people, animals and environment.

Our Roots Our Routes

Our Roots Our Routes: Living Histories of Belonging and Cultural Sustainability on the Central Coast is a multi-faceted project to gather the untold stories and to document the varied cultural practices of our Indigenous, immigrant and ethnic communities on their terms. Our vision is to create a greater sense of place-based belonging representation and connection among all Central Coast communities.

Paso Robles Food Cooperative

The Paso Food Co-op is building a thriving community by maximizing abundance, access, and affordability of fresh, healthy, and local food.  The Co-op fosters dynamic opportunities and positive solutions through celebration, cooperation, education, and interaction.  The Paso Food Co-op is starting a cooperative grocery store in North San Luis Obispo County.  Its current activities consist of educating the community about the benefits of cooperative businesses and recruiting member-owners to start the store.  Donated funds will be primarily expended to support the Co-op’s educational efforts through the printing of informational materials, refreshments for informational booths and events, and other costs related to informing the public about food cooperatives.

Protect Scenic 101

Protect Scenic 101 is dedicated reducing advertising clutter and enhancing the scenic view along Highway 101 by facilitating retiring billboards within the Highway 101 view corridor in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County, CA.

Quick Pickle Kit

Quick Pickle Kit is a Safe, Quick, Simple + Natural to make pickles that are ready to enjoy in just a few days.  This 100% woman-owned corporation offers schools + nonprofits a healthy fundraising tool and provides jobs for adults with disabilities.

Run on Climate Education Fund

Run on Climate Education Fund’s mission is to build the climate movement by empowering those devoted to climate justice with the skills they need to move their community off of fossil fuels as quickly as possible.

Seed to Belly

Seed to Belly is a coalition of the food justice organizations, People’s Revolutionary Garden Network and Pansita Llena. We provide education and action on food sovereignty, facilitate community resource and knowledge sharing, and participates in mutual reciprocity of support and care networks. We aim to do things differently because we recongnize that capitalist food structures are unsustainable and its negative outcomes disproportionately affect undocumented, ESL, farmworking, and vulnerable community members on the central coast. We work seed to belly; growing food ourselves and distributing it to those in our community who are most impacted by white supremacy, and those who are underserved by formal governmental and traditional non-profit entities.

SLO Beaver Brigade

Did you know that there are Beavers in the Salinas river? Did you know that they are nature’s best water engineers? Through their natural behaviors, they improve our riparian areas, they make the landscape more resilient to fire, and they provide important habitat for a variety of other species. They build dams and lodges and ponds and passageways, and through all of this, they encourage the water to stay on the land longer, slow down, spread out, and soak IN to the landscape, literally rehydrating everything else along the way. And, importantly, did you know that you they do all this incredible engineering work, FOR FREE?  We are the SLOBeaverBrigade and our mission is to educate our county on the benefits of beavers to our landscape.

SLO Clean Water Action

SLO Clean Water Action is an all-volunteer community grassroots organization dedicated to passing a rights-based ordinance in San Luis Obispo County, CA ensuring the preservation and protection of our right to clean water.

SLO Clean Water Action’s ultimate goal is a ban on fracking in the State of California.

SLO County Citizens’ Climate Education

SLO County Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) is a nonpartisan grassroots advocacy organization that empowers people from diverse backgrounds to educate key stakeholders, policymakers, and the public about effective solutions to climate change. Our dedicated climate advocates work at the local, state and federal levels to educate citizens about the climate emergency and build political will to preserve a livable planet.

The SLO Food System Coalition

The SLO Food System Coalition exists to promote a sustainable food system that is equitable, profitable, resilient, and health promoting. We and our community partners envision a local food system that is thriving and sustainable, meaning  every county resident has access to fresh, nutritious food, and the system will be able to meet the needs of future generations.

SLO Review

SLO Review is an online connection to arts and culture for the San Luis Obispo County, California, community. Endeavoring to be an eloquent, innovative, and fertile nexus for residents to engage, discuss, and promote the arts, SLO Review publishes feature articles covering creative areas of interest, reviews of local productions and exhibits, commentary on creative expressions of art and culture, a scheduling calendar for arts organizations, and opportunities for everyone to explore their personal relationship with the arts.

Sustainable Law Group Inc.

At Sustainable Law Group, we provide creative legal counsel rooted in respect and compassion towards our clients, communities and selves. We are an award-winning social enterprise law firm that represents those who seek positive social change and maintain the highest ethical standards, just like we do. 

the cambriaca

As small and somewhat isolated communities tucked away in the northern-most and western-most corner of SLO County, Cambria and San Simeon have been given little hardcopy or online news coverage since 2015.  To address the pressing need for community-wide publicity so essential to the vitality of local nonprofit organizations, the cambriaca was organized in April of 2020 as a newspaper website that would spotlight their programs, projects, and events, as well as fundraising efforts, invitations to membership, and solicitation of volunteers.  Without this online community bulletin board that the cambriaca now is providing at no cost to over 40 local organizations, there would be no other resource available for the residents of Cambria and San Simeon to learn about the activities of these nonprofits, updated every week on a single website (www/

The Trauma Cycle

“The Trauma Cycle” is a documentary film that examines the process of healing from post-traumatic stress disorder in American combat veterans. The film uses unconventional storytelling techniques to emphasize the impact of meditation, art, and love in the process of healing.  The film is directed by Justice Whitaker, who was born and raised on the Central Coast.  Justice is dedicated to advancing social justice through his work as a writer and is invested in sharing his craft with young creators in the interest of expanding the reach of cinematic storytelling.

Western Hills Garden

Western Hills Garden is a historic three acre property in Western Sonoma County with a critically important collection of rare plants and trees from around the world. Our mission is to preserve the legacy of the Garden and present opportunities to learn, engage, and create in its unique, mature, biodiverse ecosystem. It is a place to connect to nature, learn about ecology, find inspiration, express creativity, and encourage new ideas to take root.

Wi Yone Plastik

Currently, there is no waste management infrastructure in rural Sierra Leone. As a result, all household waste is burned in backyard trash fires, including plastic. Wi Yone Plastik implements community level, female-run plastic collection services that work in conjunction with local recycling centers to convert plastic waste into building materials like bricks and tiles. These products can then be sold for a profit and the money can be reinvested in women’s organizations within the communities we work in. We also partner with existing community groups like school, churches, mosques, and hospitals to create culturally specific education programming encouraging plastic recycling and other health and hygiene best practices.