Photo by Anthony Do-Hoon Kim 2019, Sequoia National Park
Ashley Mazanec is committed to optimizing human and environmental health via environmental advocacy, original eco music and creative environmental programming. She has advanced this goal professionally with projects ranging from San Diego Climate Action Plan implementation to eco art program design. She currently serves as Assistant Executive Director for the San Diego Energy District Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to San Diego's clean energy transition.
A partner and affiliated artist at the Climate Science Alliance, she produces and supports environmental protection and innovation with creative events and performance. Her partnership with the City of Palmdale via EcoArts Foundation leverages "edu-tainment" in film vignettes, and showcases environmental artists and educators. She holds her masters degree in International Environmental Policy from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, where she served as Net Impact Graduate Chapter President and produced multiple zero-waste events. Coverage on her music, lifestyle and activities can be found on KPBS, The Union Tribune Coastal Magazine, Voyager, various podcasts and radio interviews. Ashley serves on the board of multiple organizations in support of sustainable development: Del Mar Sustainability Advisory Board, Citizens Coordinate for Century III, Local Earth, and beautifulPB's EcoDistrict.
Ashley's music can be heard on LA Talk Radio and in corporate stores such as T.J. Maxx, Hershey's, Carter's, and Abercrombie Kids, on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Bandcamp. Her voice is featured on the first episode of the Netflix series Tales of the City and on works by internatonal talents from Bassnectar to Champagne Drip since 2009. Ashley's original songs span topics from environmental refugeeism to clean transportation.