Andy Lipkis

President of TreePeople, Inc. (Beverly Hills, CA), founded TreePeople at age 18 in 1973.

For nearly 40 years, TreePeople has inspired, mobilized and supported volunteers in planting and caring for trees in the Los Angeles region. TreePeople’s “Functioning Community Forests” engages people, trees and forest – inspiring infrastructure to protect cities against droughts and floods, prevent water and air pollution, and mitigate and adapt to global warming. TreePeople’s work in LA provides a model for environmental, economic and social sustainability in cities worldwide.

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