LA is Greener Thanks to LA Galaxy

Last month, all of us at TreePeople had a blast watching Team USA and LA Galaxy’s own Gyasi Zares compete in the international soccer tournament, Copa America Centenario. We were brimming with hometown pride watching Zares represent Los Angeles on an international playing field.  

Photo via The Bleacher Report
Photo via The Bleacher Report

But we have more reasons to cheer for the LA Galaxy: their commitment to create a more sustainable Los Angeles!

Over the past year, LA Galaxy has partnered with TreePeople for Foundation Fridays, where they cared for trees at Edward Vincent Jr. Park in Inglewood.

They stepped up even more on Earth Day, when volunteers from the LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy Academy, AEG and the StubHub Center were joined by soccer legend Landon Donavon to care for over 50 trees! Here, the volunteers cared for park trees by deep-watering, building water basins to help feed the trees’ roots, pulling weeds and spreading mulch.

This kind of dedication is more important than ever as we crawl through our fifth year of drought and face record-breaking heat waves. After all, a healthy tree canopy provides shade that cools us all!

Want to get involved with TreePeople? Visit our calendar to find more opportunities to join in on the fun!

By Peter Roquemore

Peter Roquemore is TreePeople's Volunteer Manager. Peter has spent the past six years organizing communities around renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean water. He is excited to be working side by side with TreePeople's volunteers to help grow and restore our urban forest and wild lands. New to Los Angeles you can find Peter on his bike exploring LA's streets and mountain trails or tracking down LA's best vegan taco.