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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Environment, International, International Economic Development, Microfinance, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: EcoLogic empowers rural and indigenous peoples to restore and protect tropical ecosystems in Central America and Mexico.

Geographic areas served: Mexico and Central America

Programs: Rural communities lead in the creation of a sustainable world for both people and nature. We believe that the preservation of biological diversity, ecosystems, and natural places is critically important to the survival of us all—people, plants, and animals alike. In addition to the intrinsic value of nature and wildlife, biological diversity and healthy ecosystems provide humankind with many of the things that sustain our lives, including clean air and water, fertile soil, a stable climate, food, medicines, materials and technologies, and a diversity of genes and species—not to mention recreational opportunities and natural beauty.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Nell T.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I had been looking for awhile for a place to volunteer and since I have always been interested in the environment and saving trees and forests. When I heard about Ecologic through a friend of my families it peaked my interest. I have been volunteering here 1 day a week since August. It has been a lot of fun to listen to the everyone here talk about what they do with a smile. It is also fun learning from people who know what they are talking about and are always willing to answer questions.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a college student studying environmental issues and sustainability through the lenses of biology and politics. EcoLogic puts what I study into action and creates positive, meaningful change. EcoLogic is unique in its ability to address issues sustainably in every sense of the word, especially in giving local people the tools and knowledge to make a difference in their communities long after a project is over. One of the best things about EcoLogic is the people--this is a small organization with tons of passion. Every member of the team gives 100% and believes in the organization's mission and goals. EcoLogic is building long-lasting connections and does an incredible job of connecting people to opportunities and to each other.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

EcoLogic is an incredible nonprofit organization that works to educate and strengthen sustainable and fair labor and societal practices in Central America. As an intern last fall, I worked with the Institutional Development Team and got a hands on look at the inner workings of such an agency. Not only does the staff enjoy their work, but they strive to surpass their goals each day and are some of the most driven, hardworking people I've ever met. EcoLogic is unique in its mission and the people that carry that mission out everyday. I am honored to have worked with such an organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

EcoLogic is an amazing nonprofit with a wonderful mission. As an intern, I have truly enjoyed my time working with EcoLogic staff. It is incredibly gratifying to work with an organization that is such a positive force for development and conservation in Central America. As a student studying sustainable development in Latin America, it is really inspiring to be a part of a group that is implementing conservation and development concepts that I have learned about in the classroom. The staff of EcoLogic are an inspired, enthusiastic and driven group of people and I have already learned so much from them in my short time working here!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

EcoLogic is an incredible organization which is working to empower marginalized communities in Central America and Mexico. Since beginning to volunteer here in September I have been extremely impressed with their holistic approach to conservation, as well as their respect for community sovereignty which enables them to work with, not in place of, local communities in Central America and Mexico. The people who work at EcoLogic are driven, thoughtful, and compassionate. This is truly a wonderful organization, both in terms of what they do, and who they are.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been pleased to share the work of Ecologic with members of my Philadelphia community and raise money for several projects in Guatemala in particular. Because of the collaborative way in which Ecologic works to support local culture and local leadership while improving economic life in threatened habitats, over the years I have seen amazing successes in rural communities in Central America. Success in protecting waterways and forests while supporting economic sustainability. We know when we give our hard earned money to Ecologic they will deliver the respect, knowledge and support needed to make these cross cultural partnerships productive from the perspective of both the indiginous communities and the donars. I believe they have evolved a way of working cross culturally that is truly commendable! With deep respect I encourage eveyone to find out more about the serious and challenging work Ecologic is doing. They live up to their mission statement!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have really enjoyed my time spent at EcoLogic. Through the work I've done, I feel like I have helped to make a difference. The team at EcoLogic is very passionate about their projects and work well collectively to reach their common goal. I've especially observed this during their regular team meeting and workshops. I also admire EcoLogic's efforts to stay current with environmental issues through their lunch discussions drawn my weekly chosen environmental articles. I really not seen anything that would raise criticisms of the organization. They seem to be making real progress and their system seems very efficient.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My experience at EcoLogic has been great. I have seen how EcoLogic has helped poor rural communities in Central America and Mexico become environmental stewards and how this has also contributed to improve many of these people's living conditions. I have personally been part of this effort and have been surrounded by an awesome group of people who are eager to help conserve forests and water, while helping the people who depend on these resources organize and improve the ways they manage the latter. I have also met several of the donors, incredible people without which all this work might not have been possible. I was very happy to be part of this team effort to make the world a better place.