Ashley Marie Mazanec is an activist musician who works with an array of groups leading the sustainability movement. A performer since early childhood and recording since 2003, her music spans topics from drought to PTSD to climate change, always with an emphasis on compassion as a solution. Her creative work in eco entertainment has brought her to speak at festivals, universities, and businesses. The event series named after her 2016 album Let's Talk About the Weather showcases a fusion of scientific, professional, and artistic flair meant to entertain and inspire. Ashley's work can be heard on LA Talk Radio and corporate stores such as T.J. Maxx, Hershey's and Abercrombie Kids. You can catch her live solo and with her conscious progressive rock band The Altruists, hosting Let's Talk About the Weather events, and supporting non-profits such as The San Diego Green Building Council, San Diego Water Protectors and Surfing Madonna Foundation. A partner and affiliated artist at the Climate Science Alliance, her work bridges the gap between the major environmental challenges of our time and the human condition.