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Ecological Servants Project

The Solution To Pollution

aka Servants Project Earth   |   El Cajon, CA   |  https://ecoservantsproject.org/

Mission

"Our mission is to nurture environmental awareness and foster a profound sense of stewardship for our planet. This goal is made possible through the relentless dedication of our EcoServants, who tirelessly work to empower schools and communities with the essential knowledge and tools required to shape a sustainable future. We firmly believe that through education and active engagement, we can safeguard and conserve the environment for the well-being of future generations."

Ruling year info

2021

Chief Executive Officer

Robert Lee Trumper

Secretary

Jason Scott Joslyn

Main address

957 S. Mollison

El Cajon, CA 92020 USA

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EIN

85-3376529

NTEE code info

Environmental Beautification (C50)

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

The Ecological Servants Project (ESP) is dedicated to addressing pressing environmental issues facing our planet. Human activities and climate change are threatening natural resources, wildlife, and ecosystems. Our goal is to conserve and protect these resources through community-based initiatives, education, and advocacy. At the ESP, we understand that environmental conservation is vital to our collective well-being. By addressing the challenges facing our planet, we can create a world where people and nature thrive together.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

The Ecological Servants Project is proud to present the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), a dedicated effort to combat cigarette litter in our local communities. Our EcoServant volunteers devote 10 hours per week to the meticulous collection of discarded cigarette waste from city streets, using specialized tools designed for this purpose. This collected litter is then transported to TerraCycle USA, where cigarette butts are transformed into plastic pellets. These pellets are repurposed into a range of reusable items, including sponges, water bottles, picnic tables, and more. This innovative program is a robust strategy to effectively address environmental pollution and foster a cleaner, healthier community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ex-offenders
Wrongfully incarcerated people
Families
Preteens

Looking to fulfill court-ordered community service hours in San Diego County? The Ecological Servants Project is here to offer a fulfilling opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment while completing your service hours. As a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit organization based in San Diego CA, we provide weekly cleanup volunteer opportunities for residents of San Diego County. Join us in our mission to promote sustainability and environmental justice, while also fulfilling your community service requirements. Please note that individuals with certain criminal convictions or charges are not permitted to volunteer with us.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ex-offenders
Wrongfully incarcerated people
At-risk youth

The Eco Sprouts program connects youth with fun, educational, and inspiring environmental activities to create a generation of environmental stewards. By partnering with community groups, schools, and nonprofits, we incorporate lessons on microplastics, marine biology, and habitat restoration to teach by illustration. Together, we inspire and empower the next generation to lead us towards a sustainable future.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Children and youth
Families
Parents
Adults

Join the Wetland Warriors of the Ecological Servants Project and contribute to preserving the world's wetlands, which are critical habitats for numerous plant and animal species. These diverse ecosystems offer ecological, economic, and social benefits, such as filtering pollutants, providing natural flood control, supporting agriculture and forestry, and offering opportunities for recreation. Wetlands are essential to the survival of hundreds of species, and the efforts of the EcoServants worldwide can make a significant impact.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
Academics
Parents

Join ESP's Adopt-a-Highway program to make a positive impact on the environment and beautify our local communities. Help us clean up litter along highways and prevent it from polluting our waterways and harming wildlife. By participating in our program, you'll gain a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment by contributing to a cleaner, healthier planet.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Parents
Activists
Academics

Eco Warriors of Kenya is an initiative that's passionate about protecting Kenya's natural resources, promoting sustainability, and raising awareness about critical environmental issues. Our efforts focus on bringing clean water filtration bags to communities in need, restoring their animals and crops, and promoting renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions. By partnering with stakeholders across government, community, and funding sectors, we're building a movement that fosters environmental stewardship for a greener, more sustainable future. Our ultimate goal is to preserve Kenya's natural beauty for all to enjoy, creating a sustainable and resilient environment for future generations.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Activists
Economically disadvantaged people
Students
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of debris collected

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ex-offenders, Academics, Activists, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total weight of materials recycled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Academics, Military personnel, Veterans, Activists

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Academics, Activists, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The Ecological Servants Project (ESP) is a proactive environmental organization that is committed to achieving practical solutions for environmental challenges. Our goal is to conserve and protect natural resources, wildlife, and ecosystems through community-based initiatives, education, and advocacy.

We prioritize sustainable development, wildlife conservation, habitat restoration, and environmental education programs. By working with local communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders, we aim to promote responsible environmental practices and create a sustainable future.

At the ESP, we believe that environmental conservation is a shared responsibility. We strive to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our planet and work towards practical solutions that benefit both the environment and the communities that depend on it.

Our vision is a world where people and nature thrive together, and we're committed to making it a reality.

Developing and implementing sustainable development practices that reduce environmental impact and conserve natural resources.
Collaborating with local communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders to promote responsible environmental practices and create a sustainable future.
Providing environmental education programs to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation and empower individuals and communities to take action.
Conducting wildlife conservation and habitat restoration initiatives that protect endangered species and restore damaged ecosystems.
Advocating for policies and practices that prioritize environmental responsibility and address pressing environmental issues.
Using innovative technologies and approaches to reduce carbon emissions and promote renewable energy.
Conducting research to better understand the complex relationships between humans and the environment and develop evidence-based solutions.

The ESP could leverage its expertise in sustainable development to implement practical solutions that reduce environmental impact and conserve natural resources. This could include implementing sustainable agriculture practices, promoting clean energy, and reducing waste through recycling and composting programs.

The ESP could utilize its network of partnerships to build coalitions of stakeholders who are committed to environmental conservation. By working together, these groups could leverage their resources and expertise to achieve shared goals, such as protecting wildlife habitats and preserving natural resources.

The ESP could use its experience in environmental education to design and deliver programs that raise awareness about environmental issues and empower individuals and communities to take action. This could include workshops, training sessions, and public awareness campaigns that promote responsible environmental practices.

The ESP could leverage its expertise in conservation biology to conduct research and implement initiatives that protect endangered species and restore damaged ecosystems. This could include conducting habitat assessments, designing and implementing conservation plans, and monitoring wildlife populations.

The ESP could use its platform to advocate for policies and practices that prioritize environmental responsibility and address pressing environmental issues. This could include engaging with policymakers, conducting research to support evidence-based policy decisions, and partnering with other advocacy organizations to amplify its impact.

The ESP could leverage innovative technologies and approaches to reduce carbon emissions and promote renewable energy. This could include partnering with technology companies to develop new tools and approaches that reduce environmental impact, and promoting clean energy solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of the communities it serves.

The ESP could leverage its expertise in environmental science and conservation biology to conduct research that better understands the complex relationships between humans and the environment. This could include conducting environmental impact assessments, developing biodiversity surveys, and studying the effects of climate change on ecosystems and wildlife populations.

As an environmental organization, the Ecological Servants Project (ESP) has been making tremendous progress towards achieving our goals. Through our community-based initiatives, education, and advocacy efforts, we have been able to conserve and protect natural resources, wildlife, and ecosystems. Our sustainable development programs have helped to promote responsible environmental practices, while our wildlife conservation and habitat restoration programs have helped to protect endangered species and their habitats.

We have also made significant strides in promoting environmental education, raising awareness about environmental issues, and advocating for policies and practices that prioritize environmental responsibility. Our partnerships with local communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders have been key to our success in achieving our goals.

Overall, the ESP's progress has been exceptional, and we remain committed to continuing our efforts towards a more sustainable future.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ecological Servants Project

Board of directors
as of 03/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Trumper

Ecological Servants Project

Term: 2020 - 2027

Michael Bray

Ecological Servants Project

Jason Scott Joslyn

Ecological Servants Project

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/28/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/07/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.