Ecologistics currently acts as the fiscal sponsor for the organizations and projects listed below.
Anacortes Center for Happiness – Happiness Sprinkling Project
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.
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.
Bank Climate Advocates
Bank Climate Advocates (BCA) was founded on April 20, 2022 to help combat climate change and its adverse effects through working to reform and improve the lending policies and practices of financial institutions. BCA is playing a critical and additive role in the fight to limit global warming to 1.5°C, as we are implementing a yet to be attempted strategic approach grounded in international law that holds great promise to achieve needed reform of financial institutions’ Greenhouse Gas assessment and mitigation requirements for projects they fund.
Bright Ice Initiative is a non-profit organization addressing some of the world’s most urgent climate problems in order to slow the devastating impacts of climate change. The transition to a lower greenhouse gas economy will take decades, which means that safe and ecologically respectful climate interventions are needed now to reduce catastrophic losses already being suffered from our warming climate. Bright Ice Initiative is focusing on codeveloping solutions to increase the reflectivity of glacial ice in regions of critical need, to slow its melting, and restore ice over time.
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 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.
Our mission is to provide accessible climate education for everyone, focusing on climate language, by building a new online lexicon of climate words, terms and ideas, including associated texts, resources and images. New language is emerging –and reemerging– with the growing challenges of the climate crisis. While new words, terms and ideas crystalize the solutions ahead, they can remain stuck in their respective niches. Our job is to document their evolving meaning in an informative, accessible and digestible format.
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.
Face masks for SLO County
Face masks for SLO County consolidates face mask making efforts in San Luis Obispo County and provides free community face mask distribution within the county.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Nipomo Action Committee
MISSION STATEMENT – The Nipomo Action Committee is a local non-profit, grassroots organization whose mission is to ensure projects are appropriate with compatible growth and consistent with the unique biodiversity and cultural heritage of this area now and for generations to come. NAC will accomplish this with Nipomo residents and stakeholders through public education, collaboration, canvassing and empowering residents to be heard.
VISION STATEMENT – NAC’s current efforts are to promote alternatives to the existing plan for the Dana Reserve Housing Development. NAC will only support alternative plans that protect and not destroy the oak woodlands and unique plants while maintaining Nipomo’s rural character in order to strike a balance between enhancing the quality of life for stakeholders, while offering appropriate, sustainable, housing and commercial growth.
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 Climate Coalition
The SLO Climate Coalition is a group of concerned individuals, businesspeople and families who are leveraging the community’s expertise, creativity and resources in order to accelerate the region’s efforts to become carbon free.
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 Guild Hall
SLO Guild Hall has a mission to be sustainable in regard to water harvesting, ground water aquifer recharge, passive conditioning of our hall, 100% electrical generation on site and appropriate landscape design. SLO Guild Hall Sustainability was formed to support efforts to upgrade the SLO Guild Hall to meet these sustainability goals.
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.
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/cambriaca.org).
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.