Ecologistics Sponsored Organizations / Projects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greening Los Osos

GREENING LOS OSOS is an organization of community members created to preserve, maintain and enhance our tree population on public and private lands. We believe trees are part of our community character and are concerned with the declining number of trees. Trees conserve energy, clean the air, sequester carbon, provide storm water management, beautify our community and provide shade
thus improving the environment, economy and quality of life in Los Osos. Therefore, it is essential that every effort be made to protect our trees. GREENING LOS OSOS will work with the County of San Luis Obispo, community agencies, members and leaders to achieve tree planting and preservation goals. These goals will be achieved by community outreach, education, project development and policies, while providing a volunteer work force to plant and care for trees in Los Osos. For more information: Info4greeninglososos@gmail.com

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

R.A.C.E. Matters

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.

RaiseUp

RaiseUp is a local group working to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for children of color and their families with its three pillars of education, community building, and advocacy. RaiseUp provides resources and programs for all families wanting to raise race-conscious children in a multicultural world, and schools and organizations committed to embracing diversity and social justice as we move towards inclusion and racial equity.

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.

Buddhist Monk Sculptures by David Settino Scott - Photo The Peace Project

The Peace Project

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 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.

Where Once There Was Water

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.