In 1973, TreePeople was born from a teenager’s dream. From the beginning, Andy Lipkis’ vision was to connect the power of trees with the power of people to heal Los Angeles’ damaged ecosystem. From successfully inspiring the planting of a million trees in Los Angeles in time for the 1984 summer Olympics, to planting seven miles of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in a single day, to becoming a globally recognized leader in urban watershed management, TreePeople has made a major impact on the urban sustainability movement. Now the organization is embarking on a journey to re-imagine and remake Los Angeles into a greener and healthier city, and invites you to join in.
Recently debuted at TreePeople’s annual gala, An Evening Under the Harvest Moon, this video is a moving stroll down memory lane, and an inspiring look to TreePeople’s future. Please enjoy!