Ashley Mazanec is an eco musician, environmental policy professional, Founding Director of EcoArts Foundation and entrepreneur. She is committed to her mission: cultivating a built environment and culture that sustains a healthy planet. She has advanced this goal professionally with projects ranging from San Diego Climate Action Plan implementation, to EcoDistrict grant writing and Community Choice Energy Advocacy. She currently serves as Operations and LLC Manager for Autonomous Homes, a licensed dealer for eco-friendly homes and off-grid systems. 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.
A partner and affiliated artist at the Climate Science Alliance, Ashley produces and supports environmental protection and innovation with creative events and performance. The EcoArts podcast named after her 2016 album Let's Talk About the Weather provides insight into ecological topics through the eyes of artists. Her partnership with the City of Palmdale leverages "edu-tainment" in film vignettes, and supports partner 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 UCSD Graduate Chapter President. As a community leader, coverage on her lifestyle and activities can be found on KPBS, The Union Tribune Coastal Magazine, Voyager, various podcasts and radio interviews.
Her music can be heard on LA Talk Radio and in corporate stores such as T.J. Maxx, Hershey's and Abercrombie Kids, on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Bandcamp. Featured by international talents from Bassnectar to Champagne Drip since 2009, her original songs span topics from climate change to PTSD. Below you can listen to the most current episode of her album's namesake eco art podcast Let's Talk About the Weather with Britta Nancarrow or click HERE to visit the podcast page.