Ellen Girardeau Kempler
Recipient of Fostering Creativity in a Time of Crisis Grant from City of Laguna Beach for my Poems in Public Places Project to establish a poetry trail through downtown featuring poems by community members, August 2020-August 2021
Copyeditor and Writer, Rancho Palos Verdes Land Conservancy quarterly, Open Spaces (2010-Present).
Paid judge for High School Poetry Contest by From the Bow Seat, a nonprofit organization promoting ocean conservation education, 2016-present
Board member, Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, 2019-present
Founder, @didyouforgetsomething, an Instagram account promoting beach and neighborhood clean ups, responsible tourism, sustainable lifestyle choices and eco-activism. Established connection with Laguna Food Pantry to donate abandoned beach toys for needy children and other reuseable items such as sunglasses, towels and cloth masks.
Steward of two little free libraries, one at my home and one at Laguna Beach Fire Station 3 (donated in 2018 because of a grant proposal to the LittleFreeLibrary.org Impact Library Program; as steward, I am charged with developing one free program a year for the community).