Frans Lanting and his partner, Chris Eckstrom promote knowledge and understanding about the earth and its natural history through images and ideas that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder – and concern – about our living planet.

Earth Aware Editions is a San Francisco-based book publisher committed to broadening awareness and understanding the unique challenges of our time through powerful and provocative publications.

Community Foundation Santa Cruz brings together people, ideas, and resources to inspire philanthropy and accomplish great things.

Santa Cruz Metro provides environmentally sustainable transportation to Santa Cruz County, reducing the number of vehicles on the road and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education works to lead an equitable and innovative learner-centered educational system.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at California State University Monterey Bay creates an inclusive, accessible environment that empowers students to critically examine their place in the world, find their people, and to collaboratively imagine, co-create and transform the world around them.

Bay Photo Lab has a long history of innovative photographic printing and photo finishing services.

The Monterey County Office of Education The Monterey County Office of Education provides leadership, support and service to the county’s districts, charter schools and community colleges.

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (The MAH) uses art, history, and culture to build a stronger, more connected community.

The Monterey Museum of Art cultivates curiosity in the visual arts and engages community with the diversity of California art– past, present, and future.

California State Parks protects and preserves the best of California’s natural and cultural history.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life that inspires conservation of the ocean.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute maintains a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology.

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation inspires the public to protect the sanctuary through programs, projects, and partnerships.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration works to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, ocean, and coasts, and to conserve and manage marine resources.

The Resources Legacy Fund aims to secure a just and resilient world for people and nature by building alliances that advance bold solutions.

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County protects, cares for, and connects people to the extraordinary lands that make this area special.

The Big Sur Land Trust inspires conservation of Monterey County’s unique landscapes and access to outdoor experiences for all.

The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all.

The Amah Mutsun Land Trust connects the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band to the lands, knowledge, and practices of their ancestors.

Watsonville Wetlands Watch works to protect, restore, and foster appreciation of the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley.

The MBNMS: Sanctuary Exploration Center features interactive multi-media exhibits that help visitors connect with and explore the sanctuary’s marine environment, and their personal role in protecting it.

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden connects people with plants at its living museum of rare and unique Mediterranean climate species.

The Elephant Seal Research group at UCSC studies the movements, foraging ecologies, and energetics of pinnipeds, cetaceans, and seabirds.

The Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project is dedicated to the recovery of native salmon and steelhead in the Monterey Bay region.

Oikonos studies and protects imperiled ecosystems through innovative scientific and artistic collaborations.

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation conserves and restores the Elkhorn Slough and its watershed.

The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust advances the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Monterey Bay fisheries.

The Predatory Bird Research Group uses peregrine falcon recovery to inspire students and citizen scientists to monitor California’s predatory birds.

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History connects people with nature and science to inspire stewardship of the natural world.

The Santa Cruz Puma Project at UCSC monitors collared lions to understand habitat requirements and movement corridors within and between the mountains of the central coast.

Save Our Shores protects and conserves the marine ecosystems of California’s central coast.

Save the Waves is dedicated to preserving the world’s surf spots and their surrounding environments and educating the public about their value.

The Sempervirens Fund preserves coast redwood forests and other important and scenic features of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center Center brings the adventures and explorations of ocean science to life at its hands-on visitor and learning center.

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects lands for people to ensure healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

The Ventana Wildlife Society has dedicated the last 25 years to restoring California condors to the wild.