ECOSLO

aka Environmental Center of SLO   |   San Luis Obispo, CA   |  www.ecoslo.org

Mission

The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural environment and human well-being through advocacy, education, and action.

ECOSLO strives to support and create resilient, healthy natural systems and life styles in San Luis Obispo County. We are committed to a sustainable future while working to improve our quality of life and economic vitality in our communities. Through education, advocacy, and community building, ECOSLO acts to protect the natural environment and environmental health on the Central Coast. It also supports renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency, sustainable agriculture, green building and the local economy to promote sustainable economic development, protection of agricultural lands and open space, social equity, environmental justice and protection of our natural environment.

Ruling year info

1972

Principal Officer

Mary A Ciesinski

Main address

P.O. Box 1014

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 USA

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EIN

23-7213237

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Coastal Cleanup Day

As part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, ECOSLO organizes beach cleanups throughout San Luis Obispo County on the third Saturday of September. In 2016, 1,200 volunteers removed over 6,500 pounds of marine debris from 30 local beaches, creeks, and waterways.

Population(s) Served

Partnership program with the City of San Luis Obispo to provide educational, docent-led hikes and volutneer events in the City of San Luis Obispo Open Space Natural Reserves.

Population(s) Served

A partnership with San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation, ECOSLO leads monthly volunteer events at local County parks - lake cleanup, trail maintenance, tree-plantings, and more!

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Financials

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ECOSLO

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
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Board chair

Melody DeMeritt

Carolyn Huddleston

Krista Burke Secretary

Bob Lavelle

Sean Murphy Vice Chair

David Slade

Mary White Treasurer

Bill Bradlee

Jeanie Hanson

Susan Christopher

Alex Henige

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes