Don’t let this warm weather fool you! The El Niño storm season has begun and forecasters are predicting more storms through April. If storms roll through, we can anticipate flooding, mudslides and property damage. Don’t sound the alarm just yet, though. Now is the perfect time to take action. (Plus, storms or not, putting the RIGHT plants in the ground helps cool our environment and beautify our neighborhoods!)
We believe access to green spaces should be a student right.
Think about it. Among countless benefits, green spaces are proven to boost academic achievement, minimize the effects of ADHD and reduce stress. That’s why we love school greening projects! It’s critically linked to student success.
We’re inspired by schools like El Camino High School in Woodland Hills. They get it! In January the students of ECHS invited us to partner with them to beautify their campus. We’re seriously impressed by these young people’s work.… Read more >>
Looking for an unforgettably fun and educational birthday venue for your favorite little one? Celebrate with TreePeople!
Learn about nature and our role in protecting and preserving the environment. Plus, your contribution to our Eco-birthday party program helps to support TreePeople’s critical work in the community and local mountains and watershed.
We offer two types of interactive parties, both of which are lead by TreePeople educators:
Forest Fun Birthday
(Recommended for ages 5-6)
Wander along the forest trails of Coldwater Canyon Park using your senses to play a variety of interactive nature games and activities that are fun for all!… Read more >>
2015 was the hottest year on record. Here in California, we’ve experienced years of extreme drought and are now faced with El Niño flooding. Planet Earth desperately needs our attention and care.
That’s where you come in! Support our work to grow a green LA and celebrate Earth Day in style. Gather friends and join us for our first ever Earth Day Soiree, a special fundraiser on April 21st from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Tiato in Santa Monica. … Read more >>
If you’ve visited our headquarters in Coldwater Canyon Park, you may have noticed a circular grasscrete in front of our Platinum LEED-certified Conference Center. Well, it’s not just decorative. It’s actually the top of a 216,000 gallon cistern that captures rainwater! (In fact, the visible grate marks only a portion of the entire 70’ x 8’ tank!)
What is a cistern?
When it rains, water that hits our Conference Center’s roof is diverted from gutters, as well as runoff from the surrounding parking lot and walkways.… Read more >>
Angelenos, listen up! Forecasters are anticipating some El Niño storms through March–maybe even April. If you’re looking for ways to weather the storm (pun intended!), we’ve got you covered! Here are 10 tips to keep you occupied:
1. Cook up a storm (in the storm)
It can be easy to forget the impact our diet has on the environment. After all, water conservation isn’t always the first thing on our minds when we’re starting at a piping hot pizza.… Read more >>
Looking to give your students new learning experiences? Plant a native garden! Here are three reasons why NOW is the perfect time to start.
1. It’s HEALTHY!
Did you know kids learn more when they’re given time outdoors? It’s true! Not to mention, time in green spaces is proven help kids focus and reduce the effects of ADD and ADHD.
A native plant garden is a great way to get your students into the fresh air AND engaged. On-campus gardens offer a hands-on opportunity to explore ecology, biology and even history, since many plants in Southern California were historically used by indigenous people!… Read more >>