Andy Lipkis, founder and president of TreePeople. Photo courtesy treepeople.org
The public is invited to "An Evening with Andy Lipkis: Could L.A. Really Use 30 Percent Less Water a Year?" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at Mountain Light Gallery, 106 S. Main St., Bishop. Donations are welcome at the door to cover expenses.
Lipkis has spearheaded an approach using trees and forest-inspired technologies to make cities sustainable while mitigating floods, drought, pollution and global warming. Called â€śFunctioning Community Forests,â€ť it is being demonstrated in L.A. as a model for cities everywhere.
Lipkis is founder and president of TreePeople, a group committed to accelerating full-scale adoption of this approach and playing a leading role in a 10-year-long public activation campaign aimed at having Los Angelesâ€™ water supply be at least 50 percent locally sourced by a combination of landscape transformation, advanced water conservation, distributed rainwater harvesting,Â recycled water and groundwater remediation. TreePeople's goals also include achieving a minimum 25 percent tree canopy cover, and water-retaining and filtering soils that exceed pre-development functionality. Â
For more information, visit www.treepeople.org.