About Us

Growth

Our goal is to increase awareness of environmental stewardship through participation in conservation efforts and sustainable practices.

Teamwork

We believe we can accomplish our goals through collaborative efforts, friendship, and inclusivity.

Nature

Everything we do comes from a love of the environment and a desire to protect and grow with it.

A brief history of the Environmental Collaborative of Central California:

In 2019, leaders of the Earth Day Fresno event held four leadership meetings with a dozen local nonprofit organizations to discuss their basic needs and what a new organization might be able to do for them. They imagined a future in which their own organizations were thriving through the assistance of a new organization that created a central hub of information. The needs included a way to post opportunities for volunteers, education on how to positively interact with the world’s natural and manmade environments, and communicating with the general public and partners effectively.

Although dreams of the new organization were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the group recharged and by the fall of 2022, Environmental Collaborative of Central California was officially incorporated.

As a start-up community organization, our goals are broad and growing. We plan to enhance existing organizations through intra-organizational collaboration with regard to shared interests and projects. We hope to be an avenue for the recruitment of volunteers and the posting of volunteer opportunities. Furthermore, we will assist valley residents by becoming a one-stop center for those with environmental interests through posting essential information and promoting interest in environmental matters of local importance.

Earth Day Fresno is our legacy. Our organization was born out of the idea that Earth Day should be every day. We send thanks to all the partners and organizers of this year’s events and events in the past. Our organization is growing. Please contact info(at)ecocencal.org if you are interested in helping the mission. You can also stay up to date with us by subscribing to our newsletter or browsing recent blog posts.

Members of the board celebrating our official non-profit incorporation. From left to right: Marcel Woodruff, Radley Reep, Leslie Porter, Connie Young, Warren Shaw, Kendra Staub-Villareal, and Tom Esqueda.

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Environmental Collaborative of Central California, P.O. Box 1517, Clovis, CA 93613-1517

Bylaws Section 11.1 “This Corporation values individuality, treats everyone equally and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin or ancestry, citizenship, native language, ethnicity, race, economic status, age, disability, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status or family structure, religion or creed, or any other characteristic protected by law in any of its activities or operations, which include, but are not limited to, the appointment to and termination from its Board of Directors; the hiring and firing of staff and contractors; the selection of volunteers and vendors; and the provision of services.”

Administrative Policy 2.1-3 “In support of balanced and open-minded discourse, the Environmental Collaborative of Central California does not publicly support causes, debate issues, reach conclusions or express opinions related to environmental concerns and situations.  This website may contain material not authored by the Environmental Collaborative of Central California.  The opinions and conclusions contained therein are not those of the Environmental Collaborative of Central California.

Administrative Policy 15.1-2 “Photography and videography may take place at EC3 events, and the images captured may be used for promotional and documentation purposes.” 

Inquiries about EcoCenCal’s administrative policies can be directed to info@ecocencal.org

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