We are pleased to announce that Ecologistics is the proud fiscal sponsor of Brittany App and her documentary “Where There Once Was Water,” and R.A.C.E. Matters, a group of volunteers working to engage our community in matters of racial justice, providing space for marginalized groups to be heard.
“Where There Once Was Water” is an independent feature length documentary film exploring California’s current water crisis and discussing solutions for a more sustainable future. Director Brittany App has set out to document the West Coast’s vanishing water supply, and ends up unfolding a California water story more complex than she could have ever imagined. She interviews experts about the problems with California’s current water landscape and potential solutions for a sustainable water future for us all. A 20-minute teaser version of the film was shown at the 2017 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival to an enthusiastic audience. Brittany needs funds to finish shooting and editing the film and Ecologistics’ sponsorship will allow individuals and funders to make tax deductible donations to her.
The acronym in R.A.C.E. Matters stands for Responsibility, Action, Compassion, and Education. R.A.C.E. Matters volunteers are working together to be stewards of change regarding race relations. Courtney Haile, an engaging young member of the group says the organization’s vision is to positively impact the community so that people of color feel welcome, respected and safe. The group also plans to engage the community in matters of racial justice through dialogue, workshops, and direct action, including establishing a speaker’s bureau on diversity issues. Tax fee donations can now be made to Ecologistics on behalf of R.A.C.E. Matters to pay for speaker expenses, printing and promotion, and venue costs. Ecologistics hopes to work with the group on ways to include more people of color in the environmental movement.