Skid Row and its surrounding communities often are labeled with associations of sprawling concrete and warehouses, rampant homelessness, drug use and destitution. Though green spaces and trees aren’t a big part of the landscape (yet), this neighborhood is a vibrant corner of the city that offers a place to begin again to its residents who often have nowhere else to go. There is a thriving art scene, colorful community and a palpable sense of altruism here that often goes uncelebrated by the mainstream.… Read more >>
LA is turning a corner toward being a more water-secure city, and TreePeople is proud to be a principal partner in the city’s Stormwater Capture Master Plan. This cross-agency vision is providing tangible hope for weaning LA off our vulnerable imported water supply. Though change is beginning to happen, there’s a long way to go. Read more in this story from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:
LOS ANGELES—A bone-dry span of eight months has come to a close as rainstorms finally drenched the Southern California region.… Read more >>
The UCLA Anderson Economic Forecast brings business and water leaders together to consider the implications for the city’s water supply in light of the drought and projected long-term water shortages. I’ve been invited to share an emerging approach that with investment, could help not only with the immediate drought, but create a substantial part of our long-term water supply.
There are big choices to be made prior to investing billions on infrastructure to help the region meet its urgent water-related needs, adapt to increasing climate threats and strengthen its economy.… Read more >>
¿Has querido saber cómo embellecer tú comunidad o hogar, pero no sabes dónde empezar? No búsquese más- tenemos un vídeo que te enseña paso a paso como se puede plantar un árbol en tú propio jardín o vecindario.
Estén atentos para más vídeo informativos sobre el cuidado de árboles aquí en el blog!… Read more >>
Empowering communities to practice sustainability in their own backyard is a cornerstone of TreePeople’s values. So in the spirit of celebrating our roots this month, we partnered with L.A. City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes for #SustainableSaturday at Pacoima City Hall where we hosted a free rainwater harvesting workshop for San Fernando Valley residents. Twenty-five locals attended to learn rainwater capture solutions to use in their yards with the help of rain chains, rain barrels and down spout extensions.
“TreePeople assisted participants in assessing their properties for rainwater capture opportunities and gave hands-on demonstrations on installing rain barrels and rain chains, “ said Councilmember Fuentes.… Read more >>
TreePeople’s new CEO and Heal the Bay’s CEO have been in their new positions for barely a month, and they are already coming together with a shared voice. Their joint Op-Ed in this week’s Daily News is a call to action for a clean, reliable, and sustainable local LA water supply.
Andy Vought’s addition to TreePeople’s leadership team was announced on Monday, and Alix Hobbs became Heal the Bay’s CEO last month. The organizations have different emphases, but both are working on solutions for local water.… Read more >>
TreePeople is proud to announce another Andy to our executive team: CEO, Andy Vought. We look forward to his leadership and insight to guide us through this next phase in our organization’s history and to further drive our vision towards a more sustainable Los Angeles. To learn more, read our founder and president, Andy Lipkis’ open letter below and join us in welcoming Andy Vought to TreePeople!
Since founding TreePeople in 1973, I’ve led the organization in creatively engaging the people of our city in addressing significant challenges confronting the urban environment.… Read more >>
Thanks to the help of our Forestry team and dedicated Forest Aid volunteers, TreePeople has cared for more than 5,000 trees this year! Despite facing a crippling drought, our forest restoration projects pressed on. Unfortunately, the drought prevented our team and volunteer community to plant new trees in the forest this year, but we didn’t let that slow us down. We focused our efforts in the Angeles Forest to solely care for drought-affected trees already planted.
Attend the Council for Watershed Health event, November 7th and learn about the Ecology of the LA River. Building off the success of the State of the Los Angles River Watershed Conference in 2013, this conference will focus on the biological resources within the Los Angeles River watershed. The discussion will explore the river’s verdant past, the importance of ecosystems in a healthy watershed, and efforts to revitalize parts of the river for linear parks and wildlife habitat.
The Los Angeles River Watershed includes 1,400 miles of streams, a population of more than 4.5 million people and countless plants and animals.… Read more >>
Still wondering how to vote in next week’s election? Read on to see TreePeople’s Board Chairman Ira Ziering give an update on where we stand as an organization on the key propositions on the ballot and why you should vote yes on Prop1 and Prop P.
I am writing to ask that you Join TreePeople in supporting State Proposition 1 and County Measure P on November 4th.
For more than 40 years TreePeople has been demonstrating the power of direct citizen action to physically improve the beauty, health and sustainability of our city.… Read more >>