With public school budgets shrinking daily, the youths in Los Angeles’s underserved communities are increasingly limited in their ability to explore the world outside their schools through field trips and elective classes. Environmental education in particular has diminished under the weight of shifting priorities, reducing youth access to and knowledge of green-living practices. TreePeople, an environmental nonprofit responsible for planting more than two million trees, seeks to expand the use of green infrastructure and tree-inspired technologies by building functioning forests in each neighborhood and inspiring students with educational tours.
TreePeople fosters environmental awareness in children from struggling public schools who might otherwise never have the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature. Each year, the organization guides 10,000 elementary school students through a charming urban forest in Coldwater Canyon Park, with more than 1,000 acres of canopied trails and native plantings. Spending time outside among living trees forges a connection with nature that can profoundly improve the quality of life of children residing in an urban landscape. Eco-tours invest students with a greater appreciation for the connections between trees, water, air, and soil and demonstrate that they can bring the calming simplicity and environmental benefits of the forest to their communities.
Join G-Team and donate $5 to help fund an environmental science field trip for children in need. If G-Team members raise $500, TreePeople can take 100 underserved public school children from the Los Angeles area on an eco-tour to an urban forest, improving their access to nature and educating them on the benefits of environmental consciousness. Each additional $5 raised will fund a tour for one child.
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