Parting Thoughts of a Volunteer Manager

I’ve been reflecting on my time as TreePeople’s Volunteer Manager as I prepare to take on life’s next adventure to pursue my graduate degree in Urban Planning at UCLA this Fall. Over the past two years, I’ve been moved by the community of volunteers I get to work with every day. I’ll never forget the […]

Growing “Calles Verdes”: Restoring the Pacoima Wash

Nothing inspires me more than seeing people come together to make change. Over the past couple months, TreePeople has worked to restore the Pacoima Wash with the help of our volunteers and the City of San Fernando. When we started, the area was overgrown with weeds and littered with trash, but after just a couple […]

Post-Election Reflections: Turn Fear into Action

Incoming political leaders have shaken our nation and left many people in fear for their families, their livelihoods, and the environment. In recent weeks, we have seen a frightening trend in appointing climate deniers to cabinet positions. I’m choosing to take my fear and turn it into action.   Los Angeles’ tree story is not a […]

Three Cheers to Our Volunteers!

Did you know TreePeople hosts a Volunteer Celebration? It’s true! Each year, we invite our most dedicated volunteers up to our park for a day of fun to show our thanks. This year featured our first ever TreePeople Volunteer Olympic Games! Rio has nothing on this. The day was warm and the stakes were high […]

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.   But we have more reasons to cheer for the LA Galaxy: […]

Volunteering with TreePeople: Better than Tinder

Is this you? You’ve been set up on one too many bad blind dates. Your smartphone has a permanent mark worn into the screen from swiping left. You’ve run out of pick up lines to use at the farmers market. We get it. Here at TreePeople, we know that dating is hard. But we’re here […]

The Only #Goals You Need This Earth Day

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better it’s not.” The Lorax, Dr. Seuss I’ve always been inspired by this simple phrase. Of course, we all want better things. We want great educations for our children or younger siblings. We want clean streets and sidewalks. We want a […]

Nature: Our Best Technology

What do Velcro, bullet trains and LED lights have in common? Their designs were inspired by nature.  It’s true! The Kingfishers’ ability to dive at into water at high speeds to catch prey inspired the aerodynamic design of modern bullet trains. The tiny seed casings that stick to your clothes while you’re on a hike […]