TreePeople Hosts 1st Annual Green City Fair on June 4

TreePeople Hosts 1st Annual Green City Fair on June 4
L.A.’s premier nonprofit brings together sustainable solutions and resources in one fun-filled day

Los Angeles - On Saturday, June 4, from 10 to 4 p.m. TreePeople will host the 1st annual Green City Fair, a free family-friendly event, at their headquarters in Coldwater Canyon Park. Hosted by celebrity and environmental guru, Ed Begley, Jr. and sponsored by The Gas Company, The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Energy Upgrade California, Southern California Edison, Boeing, Wells Fargo and Whole Foods, the Green City Fair will bring together residents from all across Los Angeles to empower them with the knowledge and resources to implement sustainable solutions at home, work and in their community to grow a greener city.

Inspired by the core elements of a functioning community forest – trees, water, soil and people – visitors will learn how to green their home, campus or workplace, by harvesting rainwater, conserving water and energy, reducing waste and preventing pollution of stormwater, cooking eco-friendly cuisine, and more easy choices that make a difference.

Known for their free Community Greening and Community Sustainability workshop series, TreePeople will offer mini-versions of all of their programs throughout the day plus, additional workshops from some of the best green vendors L.A. has to offer, such as:

  • Greywater in Black & White: Learn how to recycle the water you use by Scott Mathers of HeyTanksLA
  • Drip Drop: Learn how to save water and time with drip irrigation by Russell Ackerman - Water Resources Specialist for the City of Santa Monica
  • Citizen Forestry and Trees for a Green LA: Learn how to bring trees to your community by TreePeople’s Julie Prejean and Michelle Bagnato

Want to install a compost bin? Need to find just the right rain chain? Who can help you install solar panels? The Green City Fair will provide the resources to make healthy, sustainable changes. Vendors and partners include Form LA Landscaping, PermaCity Solar, HeyTanksLA, Farm Fresh to You, Natural History Museum, Coalition for Clean Air, Roots and Shoots, Children’s Nature Institute and more!

In addition to fun, interactive workshops and vendors, there will be fun, family-friendly activities, great food and entertainment, including:

Delicious food from Whole Foods

  • All-day music sponsored by $2 Shows in the S. Mark Taper Amphitheatre
  • Upcycling crafts with the reDiscover Center - just in time for Father’s Day!
  • Forest-inspired face painting
  • Hikes with TreePeople’s famous Dirt Doctor

By bringing together the best knowledge and resources L.A. has to offer, TreePeople’s Green City Fair makes it easy and fun to find the best, sustainable solutions for your home, work or campus.

TreePeople, is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. For 38 years now, TreePeople has served to heal the environment while improving the lives of individuals and communities. TreePeople has a long-range vision to green Los Angeles by establishing a Functioning Community Forest in every neighborhood of the city.