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, performance, and creative environmental programming. She currently programs and teaches eco art classes at Del Sur elementary school with her partner Parachute Studio.
A partner and affiliated artist at the Climate Science Alliance, her past projects include educational TV production for the City of Palmdale showcasing environmental artists, and the Let's Talk About the Weather eco art podcast. 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. She has produced multiple zero-waste community events, including the celebration of life for the "father of oceanography," Walter Munk. 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, 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 Netflix series Tales of the City and on works by international talents from Bassnectar to Champagne Drip since 2009. Ashley's original songs span topics from environmental refugeeism to clean transportation.