LA Sidewalks Reach The “Tripping Point”

Calling all urban forest advocates: Join the movement for safer, more accessible streets! LA’s sidewalks are at a tripping point! On June 10th, TreePeople, Investing in Place, Los Angeles Walks and AARP California are hosting “The Tripping Point,” a half-day advocacy summit for LA’s streets! “The Tripping Point” is a forum for community members from […]

Working Together for Safer LA Sidewalks

Over the next 30 years, the City of Los Angeles plans to spend $1.4 billion dollars to make our sidewalks more accessible in response to a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Far too many Angelenos struggle just to move around our city. Our broken sidewalks present some of the biggest obstacles for […]

Combating the Drought: Channeling the Flood

The intense winter rains of 2016-2017 may mean relief from the drought for Northern California, but here in Southern California we’re not out of the woods yet. Our new climate reality promises one thing: weather extremes. Our water supplies are unpredictable for us and our trees. Years of drought that kill off our trees by […]

Progress for LA’s Sidewalks… and Our Trees!

Angelenos need street trees. They shade us as we travel scorching city sidewalks. They clean our water and protect use from floods in heavy rains. And they bring beauty and pride to our communities. Trees give us all so much.   Think about it. Protection from hot sun and water management are part of infrastructure, […]

TreePeople says YES on Measures A & M

This election, TreePeople is formally endorsing two LA County ballot initiatives: Measure A and Measure M. We strongly believe that if passed, these two initiatives will help make LA a more sustainable, climate-resilient, water-secure, and equitable region. Here’s how: Measure A, the “Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks, Open Space, Beaches, River Protection and Water Conservation Measure,” […]

Protect your community: Take action for trees!

Have you heard? Last summer, TreePeople championed the protection of our urban trees as the City of LA prepared to launch its 30-year sidewalk repair program. Now, LA is starting to roll out steps to repair sidewalks across the region. That’s right–  over the next 30 years, the City plans to spend $1.4 billion dollars […]

Summer is Heating Up for TreePeople’s Policy Team

Things have been heating up this summer at TreePeople! Policy work is an essential part of our vision for a climate-resilient future– but we can’t do it alone! We depend on our collaborations with legislators and policymakers to help the region and state adapt to climate change’s effects, like rising temperatures and long-term water challenges. […]

TreePeople Supports Senator Pavley’s Climate-Resilience Bill

As California faces prolonged drought, we each have a responsibility to take action to adapt to this new normal. To grow a more climate-resilient Los Angeles, we not only need to stabilize our local water supplies– but we also need to care for trees– they protect us from the impacts of climate change and help […]

Nicely Done, LA: Healthy Trees and Safe Sidewalks Ahead!

Since last summer, TreePeople has championed the protection of our urban trees as the City of LA prepared to launch its 30-year sidewalk repair program. This was triggered by a city settlement that secured more than $1.4 billion to make our sidewalks more accessible for all Angelenos. The way we see it, these sidewalk repairs […]

NEW: Research from Australia to Create a Water-Secure LA

What I witnessed in Australia truly shifted my thinking. Once I returned home, I found myself waking up in the middle of the night, thinking about how to transform LA to capture and conserve water. -study trip delegate Councilmember Felipe Fuentes TreePeople is proud to announce the release of our new report, Transferring Lessons from […]

Let’s Reimagine our Water Supply

It’s no secret. Los Angeles needs water. Even with the promise of this year’s El Niño rains, California’s drought is expected to continue. It’s time to rethink how we use this precious resource. Think about it. We import 80 percent of our water. In an average four-person household, 68 percent of our water is used […]

YOU Can Help Green LA Parks!

Angelenos love parks! They beautify our city, create space for us to gather, play and protect our health. Here at TreePeople, we believe parks are a critical resource for a climate-resilient LA. Right now, citizens like you have an opportunity to provide input on the future of our parks. The County is currently involved in […]