Bethany Ritz has a natural affinity for trees, TreePeople and its volunteers, who all have a wonderful story to share. She was the Associate Director and Communications Strategist for Climate Resolve before heading on to the Global Oneness Project as Managing Editor. But even before all of that, she worked with TreePeople on its Storytelling Initiative.
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An Emerald Canopy Shades the Blacktop
It is difficult to imagine what Hancock Park Elementary School, just two blocks from the busy intersection of Fairfax Avenue and Third Street, would look like without its luscious greenery. Tree canopies scattered throughout the grounds provide refuge from the sizzling blacktop and seem to uplift the vibrant little school from its urban environment. Tall surrounding buildings seem less oppressive as the arboreal shelter provides children with breaths of fresh air.
This is precisely the hopeful vision that TreePeople Citizen Forester Sheila Newmark strove for when she decided to plant 88 trees at the school site in November of 1998.… Read more >>