The founder of TreePeople in 1973 when he was just 17, Andy Lipkis is one of the nation’s great leaders of community-based urban environmental initiatives. For the past decade, he has led a highly successful and visionary integrated watershed management process in Los Angeles that resulted in the first major urban Department of the Watershed.

Andy shares cutting-edge efforts in cities that integrate urban forests and natural ecosystems with wise human engineering to reverse climate damage and make communities stronger, healthier, happier and wealthier. Andy says it also takes a change of heart, and we all have a unique role to play. treepeople.org

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