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  • L.A. wasted most of the 20 billion gallons of rain that fell this week

    December 4, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    As happens in each of the rare instances in which a strange liquid falls from the sky on to unsuspecting Angelenos (people in other parts of the country call it "rain"), those who understand this region's water predicament (we're running out of it) have two simultaneous reactions:

  • A short and fun Tu B’Shevat video: The surprising truth about trees

    February 3, 2012 | 11:07 am

    What role could trees possibly play in the survival of Los Angeles…and of cities everywhere?

    Today one of the most critical issues city dwellers face is ensuring ample clean water.  In Los Angeles, a city that must import close to 90% of the water it drinks, trees have a...

  • Tree People dedicate Coldwater Canyon facility, Democrats for Israel gather

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 10, 2008 | 3:41 pm

    Birthday for the Trees

    Deep in Coldwater Canyon, an area rife with prime real estate, there is a four-acre plot of land dedicated to the earth. TreePeople, Los Angeles' environmental nonprofit, opened the TreePeople Center for Community Forestry on Oct. 2, a $10-million educational...

  • Q & A With Andy Lipkis

    By Harry Wiland

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Andy Lipkis is founder and president of TreePeople, a nonprofit agency that has pioneered efforts at urban reforestation and creating a "sustainable city." Documentarian Harry Wiland sat with Lipkis to talk about the impact of the Southern California wildfires and our possible...

  • Tu B’Shevat Lessons

    By Andy Lipkis

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish birthday or new year of the trees, is a really fun and lightweight holiday, celebrated mostly by schoolchildren. As a child, this was one of my favorite holidays. I loved planting trees and somehow felt very much at home with this simple way to participate in...