We Activate Communities, Organizations, and Governments to Expedite Climate Resilience
L.A. County and Beyond
and Lasting Change
Accelerate Resilience L.A. (ARLA) envisions Los Angeles as a climate-resilient region that is safer, healthier, and more prepared for our increasingly dangerous climate reality.
We engage in capacity building, cross-sector collaboration, and community engagement to advance multi-benefit approaches that are key to developing individual and collective climate resilience.
Founder and former President of TreePeople. Andy started planting trees to rehabilitate smog and fire damaged forests as a teenager. By age 18, he founded TreePeople, and served as its president from 1973 to 2019. Lipkis is a pioneer of Urban and Community Forestry and Urban Watershed Management. The Society of American Foresters and the American Society of Landscape Architects have, respectively, granted Lipkis the honorary titles of Forester and Landscape Architect in recognition of his life’s work.
Deborah has 25+ years’ experience in creating international, national, and local environmental and natural resource policies. Bloome utilizes a watershed approach to address multiple environmental and social issues in a region, and her deep experience in, and commitment to, facilitating multi-agency and multi-sector collaborations has been a recurring theme throughout her career.
Zenya has an extensive history of work within the creative arts as well as in human and social services, including crisis counseling, homeless services, and volunteer mobilization.
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