Partnership: How Boeing Helped Us Plant 80,000 Trees

The July day was hot and the sky was smoky from the Sand Fire, but that didn’t stop the 30 dedicated volunteers from Boeing. [blockquote source=”Volunteer Manager Peter Roquemore”]“Boeing’s volunteers are known for being some of the hardest workers,and this morning only proved that.”[/blockquote] Gathering at the Betty Davis Picnic Area of Griffith Park, the […]

Mediterranean Cities: Where Climate Adaptation Action Happens

Did you know that Southern California is not a desert? That’s a common misconception! Our region is actually one of just five regions in the world with a Mediterranean climate, which lends to cool, wet winters, and hot, dry summers. Even though the world’s Mediterranean zones are far-flung–including Southern California, central Chile, the Western Cape […]

A Drought-Friendly Thank You To Our Public Lands

  Give thanks for our public lands, because they are home to the abundance of nature that makes our urban life sustainable. Last weekend, TreePeople celebrated National Public Lands Day by helping out in the Santa Monica Mountains. We were excited to be part of National Public Lands Day, the largest volunteer event for America’s […]

Three decades of planting seeds: Curtis School first grade teacher celebrates her 30th Eco-tour

The yellow school bus pulled up to TreePeople headquarters earlier this month, and beaming first grade teacher Donna Bernard stepped out along with dozens of excited children. Today was Ms. Bernard’s thirtieth anniversary: the thirtieth straight year she has brought her Curtis students to TreePeople for an Eco-tour field trip. 

Climate Change, Trees, and You

If you live in Southern California, you may have noticed that we are red hot…and not in a good way. We are one of the red-colored zones experiencing the most severe impacts of climate change on the map (above) of the lower 48 released as part of the recent National Climate Assessment. Not only have we […]