Ecologistics currently acts as the fiscal sponsor for the organizations and projects listed below.
The Happiness Sprinkling Project is a grassroots movement to spread joy, kindness, and happiness. People gather in their communities wearing bright yellow and holding signs with encouraging messages for passersby like “You Have Enough,” “Life Is Good,” and “You Are The Good News.”
The Anacortes Center for Happiness is one of the first social purpose corporations based in Washington State. Its mission is to “provide joy, growth, connection and kindness to its patrons and anyone associated with it, as well as to the local, state, national and world community.” The Center offers art classes, workshops, counseling, meditation, and is home to the Happiness Sprinkling Project.
The mission of Biodiversity First! is “to preserve and protect the wild lands and species upon which we depend for our own physical and spiritual survival.”
Biodiversity First! formed in response to shared concern over loss of the last remaining critical habitats and connective corridors used by a plethora of endangered species in our western desert and grasslands throughout North America. Segmentation caused by development in sensitive habitats has threatened the extinction of many of these species and has limited their ability to migrate.
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.
Economics of Being a Woman is an educational program to help women and girls financially empower themselves and improve their lives. Libbie Agran initially developed Economics of Being a Woman. When she retired, she turned over the reins to Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert of Connoisseur Creations, Inc.
Connoisseur Creations, Inc. is a 100% woman-owned business. They are the makers of the Quick Pickle Kit and provide consulting services to domestic and international food and non-food companies
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.
HomeShare SLO is initiating a pilot program to test the concept and viability of a countywide homeshare program for San Luis Obispo County.
HomeShare SLO will help match people with an extra room in their homes with people who need a room. Homesharing provides affordable housing using existing home infrastructure, allows for aging in place, builds community and empowers community members.
Bob Banner’s purpose in publishing HopeDance online is 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.
HopeDance’s intention is to help connect people to specific projects, individuals, and organizations for the benefit of the people, plants, animals and land in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties…and beyond.
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.
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.
Poly Canyon Ventures (PCV) is a non-profit organization founded and managed by Cal Poly students. Its mission is (1) to help Cal Poly students learn about entrepreneurship and early-stage investing by embodying the college’s learn-by-doing philosophy; and (2) to promote socially and environmentally responsible business and investing practices across campus.
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.
Launched in August of 2016, R.A.C.E. Matters SLO County aims to engage the community of SLO County in matters of racial justice through dialogues, workshops, and direct action. We are a group of volunteers who envision a community where people of color and other marginalized groups feel safe, included, and heard. Our steering committee consists of founding members who guide the organization and are currently developing curriculum and programming. The group has hosted dialogues and workshops for the general public, classes at Cal Poly, and for staff at Cuesta College.
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.
The Peace Project is the creation of artist David Settino Scott. David envisions “forming a cultural space with a broad definition of peace—encompassing social justice, equality, human rights, civil rights, and environmental responsibility.”
David intends to build a permanent home and sanctuary for his collection of sculptures commemorating the sacrifice of Buddhist monks during the Vietnam War with the goal of creating a greater awareness of the need for peace.
The Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District (US-LT RCD) formed in 1951 to provide technical assistance, education and resources to assist agricultural, rural, and urban communities to preserve soil, water, air, plants, and animals while supporting sustainable land productivity in greater San Luis Obispo County and parts of Kern and Monterey Counties.
“Where There Once Was Water” is a feature-length documentary film about the California water crisis, focusing on ecological solutions and holistic management approaches to restoring and repairing our broken water cycle. Directed by local photographer & filmmaker Brittany App, this film takes a deep dive into Indigenous knowledge around the sacredness of water, contrasted with our prevalent out-of-sight-out-of-mind approach to interacting with our water here in the United States. California is used as a case study for discussing water scarcity issues worldwide, and solutions are presented that may help us avoid a global catastrophe. But the call to action is clear… If we want a future in which there is clean water for all life, we must act. And we must act now.
Youth Philanthropy Connect is a youth-led way for young people involved in philanthropic work to connect and learn through a peer network.
This program connects youth boards with their peers and colleagues, and provides educational programs and peer networks that advance youth involvement in philanthropy and develop the personal and professional skills of the next generation of philanthropic leaders.