Econic Earth Foundation

LOS ANGELES, CA   |  www.econicearth.org

Mission

We are focused on environmental and wildlife conservation by empowering students with solar power and educating on conservation. We work with solar energy and water filtration companies to build programs that positively impact the communities we serve. We focus on programs centered on renewable energy solutions as to contribute to a cleaner more sustainable environment for all of humanity to benefit from. Through our media division we bring attention and focus to our programs and partner organizations as well as other non-profits making an impact in Wildlife and Environmental conservation. Films and media are featured in festivals, sustainability events, online and in screenings with live Q&A.

Ruling year info

2017

Principal Officer

Nicole Watson

Main address

7190 W Sunset Blvd. Suite 250

LOS ANGELES, CA 90046 USA

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EIN

47-2901056

NTEE code info

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

Rural (S32)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We focus our efforts on creative renewable energy solutions achieved by collaboration with local organizations. We work with various solar power companies and products to complete our goals and empower the individuals and communities we work with. We align with partners who are committed to improving and protecting the environment while benefiting humanity. We focus on off-grid locations, developing programs with the local community while lowering the carbon footprint.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sanlaap India Renewable Energy Impact Project

Sustainable Futures: Survivor Girls is a short documentary film and one of our first collaborative pilot projects that documents the unexpected impact of a solar energy and water filtration system donated to a sex trafficking rescue shelter in Kolkata, India. (www.sanlaap.org)

The installation was paid for with funds donated by the Pathak Family Charitable Trust with equipment provided by Terra Global Solutions (www.terrags.com) and in partnership with Sanlaap NA.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Econic Earth Foundation supports various wildlife conservation non-profits in US and around the World. One in particular is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. We sponsor some of the elephants through a program, as well we created an information video about the center and the elephants they protect, rescue and rehabilitate.

Our mission is to continue working in Kenya in Elephant conservation initiatives aiding patrol units in the field through off-grid power supply.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Adults

Launched in 2019 and undertaken in Northern Kenya, this program focuses on empowering youth and supporting equality in education.

Project includes:

Solar light distribution program - Empowering students of nomadic and pastoralist communities, living off grid, with little to no access to lighting at school or at home. -1000 + solar lights to be distributed in 18 schools with impacts and results monitored.

Eco-Facility; Lower Primary School and evening study center. Built in our focus community will serve as a hub for students.

Tree-planting activities with students is also done as part of the program at some schools.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

In 2020/2021 we built a primary school and study library. This facility will function as a school by day and library after school hours. The project is supported by the County Government of Marsabit, Kenya who will provide the teacher for the school.

This project was done in partnership with FASAL Kenya and Green Sun Cities Kenya.

All of the funding was through private donors.

The school will be launched in May 2022 with followup programs and support given for the facility.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
At-risk youth
Nomadic people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to partner with renewable energy and sustainable living technology companies to implement products onto small scale facilities that support childhood education, environmental preservation and wildlife conservation initiatives.

Additionally we hope to bring greater awareness to root causes of issues and challenges being faced at the NGO we collaborate with as well as the benefits of renewable energy on communities and the planet.

Our goal is to move towards creating a model for sustainable building platforms to work with projects from the ground up, and support conservation efforts World wide.

Our goal is to promote and assist and promote sustainability and eco-conscious models that better our communities while maintaining the eco-system of the planet we all share.

* Assess projects on the ground and partner with local NGOs and facilitators.

* Partner with Renewable Energy Technology Experts in the field.

* Fundraising for program development and implementation.

* Oversee the deployment of products to the location, installation and set up, making sure there is a local team to maintain the equipment.

* Document the Installation, benefits, challenges for presentation through film, public discussion, social media and literature.

* Continued support and followup for the programs through on the ground teams to maintain the program.

* Additional support is raised through media, press, education for the international NGO groups we work with.

* Education through film/online/media and live speaking engagements on the projects we work with.

Our core team is from Canada and the United States and works with advisors and staff from around the World. For each program we partner with an experienced local team and discuss with community leaders on the best steps forward.

We have many years of experience in with a variety of backgrounds and skills, including law, offshore ocean sailing and oceanic crossings, celestial navigation, entertainment (including producing, acting, and directing), marketing, sales, negotiation, litigation, international exploration, animal rescue/rehabilitation, water protection and purification, and sustainable energy.

We also create program with a set of stages to work with the community in the development and bring access through the program to multiple levels of local society.

We accomplished a collaborative solar project in Calcutta, India, successfully assisting in the installation and set up of the renewable energy application for use in a young womans' facility. The solar installation assisted in the reduction of energy costs for the organization as well as positively impacting the healthy and wellbeing of the girls residing at the shelter. The shelter often gets power outages for days at a time which triggers PTSD in many of the women residing there as they have been rescued from trafficking. With the solar installation in place this issue was remedied, as well various equipment could also still run from the solar power including the education and practical studies centers on the campus. We also filmed a documentary about the project that was shown around the World in over 30 screenings, which led to additional press and exposure for all groups involved.

We are now working in Northern, Kenya developing a solar light program targeted at youth living off grid with no access to light at home or at school other than wood burning or kerosene. We are focused on year 7 and 8 students who are preparing for National exams which impact their secondary studies. We have currently distributed 500 solar lights in 8 schools and will be distributing another 500 lights in 10 more schools in 2020. We have also included a small education Grant paid to the secondary school to assist with fee's for the top performing boy and girl from each of the schools we work in. This helps motivate the students to perform well and lifts the heavy burden of fees from the pastoralist families. Additionally in 2020 we will be building a solar powered eco-facility that will act as a primary school for very young children by day and a study library at night and our 2021 target is a microgrid to be built in our focus community.

We will also be expanding the solar light distribution program to more schools operating off-grid within Kenya and Internationally as the program has proven a huge success.

Financials

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Econic Earth Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nicole Watson

Jon Bowermaster

Oceans 8 Media

Scott Watson

Oceans 101 Sailing

Jon Anderson

Organizational demographics

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