mgelinMurline Gelin

Murline Gelin is a writer with a penchant for environmental and sustainability causes. Ever since she was a child, the sight of a tree has filled her with awe and gratitude. She enjoys telling the stories of the passionate environmental stewards of TreePeople.

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“I don’t get anything out of it except saving the world,” Mary Miasnik, TreePeople Volunteer

As a lifelong Angeleno, Mary remembers a time when she could ride her bike anywhere she wanted and nobody had to worry about where their children were. A time when nothing interesting happened except for an earthquake in 1933. “It was very peaceful, very ordinary,” she recalls of her upbringing.

Then, in the late 70s, some terrible weather brought the threat of mudslides to her neighborhood. The residents could see a hill begin to ominously slump over. “We knew there was a problem when we saw the mud in the gutter water,” she remembers.… Read more >>

 

“I’ve learned some very good leadership skills,” Xavier Cervantes, TreePeople Volunteer

In many ways, Xavier Cervantes is your typical 14-year-old.  He’s a freshman in high school, he loves to go camping, and if he could spend a day in the life of any famous person, it would be funny-man George Lopez.

But if you ask him for his thoughts on our current environmental crisis, he sounds downright philosophical: “Great things don’t happen overnight, but where we begin to plant seeds, trees will grow.”

His proudest moment with TreePeople was his very first tree planting.… Read more >>