The Ecologistics board welcomes another sponsored organization into our fold – SLO Tree Friends. The mission of the group is to deeply address two existential crises, climate breakdown and ecological breakdown, by building an equitable and inclusive community that plants trees and creates wildlife habitat in San Luis Obispo’s urban, wetland and open space environments.
Richard Beauchamp, the organizer of SLO Tree Friends, believes that the root cause of our climate and ecological crises is actually a spiritual crisis, one that manifests as a disconnection from nature, each other, ourselves and the present moment. “We want to rebuild those connections and restore our beloved earth by planting trees and creating wildlife habitat together,” he says. “We plan to make this happen through a program of fun and impactful events where community neighbors meet and connect with each other, plant trees, and become long-time stewards of those trees and the habitats they create.”
Richard stresses that SLO Tree Friends is a safe and welcoming place for everyone, regardless of age, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, political views or economic status. SLO Tree Friends is planning its first large-scale tree planting event on Saturday, July 27. Richard invites you to get involved through the following channels:
See and join upcoming events: https://www.meetup.com/slotreefriends/
View our world in photos: https://www.instagram.com/slotreefriends/
Chat with us: https://slotreefriends.org/joinslack/