Photo by Anthony Do-Hoon Kim 2019, Sequoia National Park
Ashley Mazanec is an eco musician, environmental policy professional, and Founding Director of EcoArts Foundation. She is committed to her mission: cultivating a built environment and culture that sustains a vibrant planet. She has advanced this goal professionally with projects ranging from San Diego Climate Action Plan implementation to programming her album's namesake eco art podcast Let's Talk About the Weather. She currently serves as Assistant Executive Director for the San Diego Energy District Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to San Diego's clean energy transition.
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. A partner and affiliated artist at the Climate Science Alliance, she produces and supports environmental protection and innovation with creative events and performance. EcoArts Foundation's partnership with the City of Palmdale 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. Coverage on her lifestyle and activities can be found on KPBS, The Union Tribune Coastal Magazine, Voyager, various podcasts and radio interviews.
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 climate change to PTSD.