Tickets Now Available for ArmComedy Benefit Events in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco

MARCH 23, 2017 • Tickets are now available for the ArmComedy performances in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco hosted by the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America. ... read more

'Make Armenia Green Again' Performances by ArmComedy to Benefit Armenian Assembly and ATP

MARCH 14, 2017 • The Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) will host the ArmComedy duo of Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan for their first-ever comedy performances in the United States. ArmComedy's benefit events will be held in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 23. ... read more

Visits to ATP's Village Tree Nursery Promise to Inspire

MARCH 2, 2017 • YEREVAN--A visit to Armenia Tree Project's nursery in Karin Village is still one of Armenia's best-kept tourist secrets. The organization has opened up its operations to the public in recent years, hosting monthly "Get Rooted" tours of the nursery. ... read more

Environmental Lessons Inspire Students to Think About Solutions and Change

JANUARY 19, 2017 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project’s goal has been to educate future environmental stewards who will make Armenia a place where people and nature co-exist in harmony. ... read more

250,000+ Trees Provide Local Benefits and Support Global Climate Fight and UN Sustainable Development Goals

DECEMBER 7, 2016 • YEREVAN--While last month’s Marrakech climate talks affirmed the world’s strong commitment to international climate action and pushed forward the newly minted Paris Agreement on climate change, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) continued its 22-year journey of greening Armenia. ... read more

ATP Mourns the Loss of ALMA Founder and Chairman Haig Der Manuelian

DECEMBER 5, 2016 • On behalf of Carolyn Mugar, ATP's Executive Committee and staff, we mourn the loss of Haig Der Manuelian, founder and chairman of the Armenian Museum of America. One of the founding members of the Armenian Assembly of America, Haig was a longtime leader in New England’s Armenian American community who supported ATP's mission in every way from the beginning. ... read more

ATP Launches New Tree Nursery in Chiva, the Gateway to Armenia’s Burgeoning Wine Region

NOVEMBER 2, 2016 • CHIVA, Vayots Dzor--Visitors to Armenia’s wine region may have noticed new activity along the roadside when passing through the small town of Chiva as they travel south from Yerevan. Armenia Tree Project (ATP) put this town on the map by launching its fourth nursery there on October 26. ... read more

HDIF Artisans Bring Building Bridges Characters to Life with Crochet

OCTOBER 13, 2016 • WOBURN, MA--Armenia Tree Project has established a new partnership with Homeland Development Initiative Foundation with a set of crochet finger puppets based on characters from its Building Bridges program. ... read more

ATP Named 'Best Environmental Project'; Kicks Off Busy Autumn

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 • YEREVAN--They say autumn carries more gold in its pocket than any other season. This is especially true for Armenia Tree Project this fall, with a full agenda of tree plantings and other programs. ... read more

ATP Keeps Up With Trees During Busy Summer Months

AUGUST 23, 2016 • KARIN, Armenia--For schoolchildren, summer is a time to lie on the grass and watch clouds float by. It is a time to be free of responsibilities and worries, and a time to slow down. For trees, on the other hand, it’s a whole different story. For even during the warmest summers our green friends are hard at work. ... read more

Volunteers Leave a Green Trace in Armenia

JUNE 22, 2016 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project is not just any environmental NGO. It is one of those great stories you wish you could be a part of. A story set in the early 1990’s about an Armenian-American activist named Carolyn Mugar who had the wisdom and foresight to start an organization that would work to prevent Armenia from desertification. ... read more

New Film Encourages Youth to Get Rooted with ATP in Armenia

MAY 24, 2016 • PASADENA--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) launched its latest educational film at an event hosted by the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena on April 26. ... read more

Armenia Tree Project Plants Five Millionth Tree with US Ambassador Richard Mills

MAY 4, 2016 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) reached a milestone, planting its five millionth tree this spring. Another 68,607 trees were planted at 125 sites throughout Armenia and Artsakh this spring, bringing the total number of trees planted to 5,021,249 since 1994. ... read more

Backyard Nurseries Provide Much-Needed Income in Rural Areas

APRIL 26, 2016 • AGHAVNAVANK, Armenia--In Armenia, the life of a border village farmer comes at a price. The average farmer working close to the border relies on a soldier guarding the country from dusk till dawn, as he continues to work and provide for his family. ... read more

Get Rooted Tours of ATPs Karin Nursery Promise to Inspire

MARCH 29, 2016 • WATERTOWN, MA--You have probably heard that Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has planted nearly five million trees over the past 21 years. Tens of thousands more trees are being planted this spring.  What you probably don’t know is how this program operates. ... read more

ATP Scales Up Environmental Education with New Coalition of Partners

MARCH 14, 2016 • YEREVAN--“There are mounting environmental challenges facing Armenia that affect the welfare of entire communities, and infringe on a student’s right to attain the highest standard of health. Therefore environmental education is a pathway to future social and economic stability,” explains ATP Country Director Lucineh Kassarjian. ... read more

A Record Breaking Year for Environmental Education in Armenia

JANUARY 28, 2016 • YEREVAN--Environmental education has been one of Armenia Tree Project’s strategic priorities since 2005, with trainings and workshops conducted all over Armenia. Thousands of schoolchildren visit ATP’s two education centers sponsored by the Ohanian Family of Boston. The centers--one located on the grounds of the Karin Nursery and another in Margahovit Village--provide interactive lessons focused on all aspects of the environment. ... read more

Nearly 230,000 Trees Make 2015 a Green One for ATP and Communities throughout Armenia and Artsakh

DECEMBER 15, 2015 • YEREVAN--As leaders from 195 nations negotiated a new global climate change agreement in Paris, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was putting the final touches on another successful year working with volunteers and local residents to plant thousands of trees. ... read more

ATP Marks Ten Years of Collaboration with Synopsys with Planting at Yerevan Zoo

DECEMBER 7, 2015 • YEREVAN--Synopsys Armenia’s annual tree planting event took place on Sunday, November 22 at Yerevan Zoo. Dozens of Synopsys employees and their families participated in greening the park area by planting more than 250 native trees and shrubs. ... read more

Serj Tankian and David Alpay Join ATP Glamping Bash in California

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 • LOS ANGELES--Philanthropy and star power joined forces on Saturday, November 7, for a high-energy farm-table dinner hosted by Armenia Tree Project (ATP), System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian and actor David Alpay. ... read more

Serj Tankian and David Alpay Join Unprecedented "Glamping with ATP" Event in Los Angeles

OCTOBER 7, 2015 • LOS ANGELES--Artist/activist Serj Tankian and actor David Alpay will join forces on Saturday, November 7, to celebrate Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and its mission to make sustainability for Armenia possible and to inspire environmental awareness. ... read more

ATP Opens Its Doors for Greening Events Throughout Armenia

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has continued to open its doors to the public with tours and volunteer events geared toward trees, supporting green jobs, and a healthy environment. ... read more

An Inside Look at ATP’s Flagship Community Tree Planting Program

AUGUST 10, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has produced many stories of transformations. Historic monasteries returned to their original scenic glory, soil erosion halted, public parks and schoolyards greened, creating pleasant environments for children to play and feel connected to nature. ... read more

ATP Honors Genocide Centennial by Launching ‘Living Century Initiative’

JUNE 26, 2015 • WATERTOWN, MA--Around the world, people have been asking: “April 24th has come and gone. What’s next for the remembrance of the Armenian Genocide?” ... read more

ATP Provides Fruit Trees for Syrian-Armenian Refugees in Artsakh

JUNE 11, 2015 • YEREVAN--The ongoing civil war in Syria has had a negative impact on its entire population, and its 80,000 Syrian-Armenians are no exception. Since 2011, a large number of Syrian-Armenian refugees moved to Armenia not only ... read more

Jeanmarie Papelian Joins ATP as New Executive Director

MAY 15, 2015 • WATERTOWN, MA--The Executive Committee of the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) announces the hiring of Jeanmarie Papelian, Esq., as Executive Director of the organization. ... read more

No Spring Break for ATP: Another 58,000 Trees Planted at 134 Sites throughout Armenia

MAY 7, 2015 • YEREVAN-There was no "spring break" for Armenia Tree Project (ATP). Over the past month, another 58,200 trees were planted including 4,900 fruit trees. This brings the total number of trees planted to 4,781,520 since 1994. ... read more

Coalition of Businesses and Organizations Unite for Earth Day Cleanup of Yerevan Children’s Railway

APRIL 22, 2015 • YEREVAN--On Saturday, April 18, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) organized a large-scale trash clean-up at Yerevan Children’s Railway and the adjacent river banks along the Hrazdan River. The cleanup is one in a series of events being organized in Armenia as part of the global Earth Day movement. ... read more

ATP Planning Series of Programs as Part of Global Earth Day Movement

MARCH 31, 2015 • YEREVAN--Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Since spring is one of the brightest and most productive seasons for Armenia Tree Project (ATP), April is often referred to as “Earth Month” in Armenia. ... read more

Armenia’s Government Bestows Highest Honor on ATP for Its Green Mission

JANUARY 15, 2015 • BOSTON, MA--Supporters of the Armenia Tree Project turned out in full force this past fall to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary in Boston. A crowd of 500 enthusiastic guests young and old from a broad spectrum of the community showed up to mark the milestone. ... read more

Lucineh Kassarjian Joins ATP Team as Country Director

JANUARY 6, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) is pleased to announce that Lucineh Kassarjian has been appointed director of the ATP operations in Armenia. ... read more

A Time to Celebrate: ATP Los Angeles Gala Marks 20 Years of Greening Armenia

MAY 12, 2014 • LOS ANGELES–Armenia Tree Project officially began its 20th anniversary celebrations with what can only be called a bustling outdoor gathering amid the lush gardens of the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Long-time supporters and new friends joined ... read more

ATP Celebrating Twenty Years of Greening Armenia

MARCH 13, 2013 • WATERTOWN, MA--Twenty two years ago philanthropist Carolyn Mugar witnessed the cutting and burning of thousands of trees in Armenia so that families could survive the severe shortages the country faced in the aftermath of the earthquake, and during the conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan. Committed to preventing further deforestation, Ms. Mugar and her husband, the late John O’Connor, decided to do something. By 1994, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was established. ... read more

 
 

Tickets Now Available for ArmComedy Benefit Events in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco

MARCH 23, 2017 • Tickets are now available for the ArmComedy performances in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco hosted by the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America. ... read more

'Make Armenia Green Again' Performances by ArmComedy to Benefit Armenian Assembly and ATP

MARCH 14, 2017 • The Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) will host the ArmComedy duo of Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan for their first-ever comedy performances in the United States. ArmComedy's benefit events will be held in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 23. ... read more

Visits to ATP's Village Tree Nursery Promise to Inspire

MARCH 2, 2017 • YEREVAN--A visit to Armenia Tree Project's nursery in Karin Village is still one of Armenia's best-kept tourist secrets. The organization has opened up its operations to the public in recent years, hosting monthly "Get Rooted" tours of the nursery. ... read more

Environmental Lessons Inspire Students to Think About Solutions and Change

JANUARY 19, 2017 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project’s goal has been to educate future environmental stewards who will make Armenia a place where people and nature co-exist in harmony. ... read more

250,000+ Trees Provide Local Benefits and Support Global Climate Fight and UN Sustainable Development Goals

DECEMBER 7, 2016 • YEREVAN--While last month’s Marrakech climate talks affirmed the world’s strong commitment to international climate action and pushed forward the newly minted Paris Agreement on climate change, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) continued its 22-year journey of greening Armenia. ... read more

ATP Mourns the Loss of ALMA Founder and Chairman Haig Der Manuelian

DECEMBER 5, 2016 • On behalf of Carolyn Mugar, ATP's Executive Committee and staff, we mourn the loss of Haig Der Manuelian, founder and chairman of the Armenian Museum of America. One of the founding members of the Armenian Assembly of America, Haig was a longtime leader in New England’s Armenian American community who supported ATP's mission in every way from the beginning. ... read more

ATP Launches New Tree Nursery in Chiva, the Gateway to Armenia’s Burgeoning Wine Region

NOVEMBER 2, 2016 • CHIVA, Vayots Dzor--Visitors to Armenia’s wine region may have noticed new activity along the roadside when passing through the small town of Chiva as they travel south from Yerevan. Armenia Tree Project (ATP) put this town on the map by launching its fourth nursery there on October 26. ... read more

HDIF Artisans Bring Building Bridges Characters to Life with Crochet

OCTOBER 13, 2016 • WOBURN, MA--Armenia Tree Project has established a new partnership with Homeland Development Initiative Foundation with a set of crochet finger puppets based on characters from its Building Bridges program. ... read more

ATP Named 'Best Environmental Project'; Kicks Off Busy Autumn

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 • YEREVAN--They say autumn carries more gold in its pocket than any other season. This is especially true for Armenia Tree Project this fall, with a full agenda of tree plantings and other programs. ... read more

ATP Keeps Up With Trees During Busy Summer Months

AUGUST 23, 2016 • KARIN, Armenia--For schoolchildren, summer is a time to lie on the grass and watch clouds float by. It is a time to be free of responsibilities and worries, and a time to slow down. For trees, on the other hand, it’s a whole different story. For even during the warmest summers our green friends are hard at work. ... read more

Volunteers Leave a Green Trace in Armenia

JUNE 22, 2016 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project is not just any environmental NGO. It is one of those great stories you wish you could be a part of. A story set in the early 1990’s about an Armenian-American activist named Carolyn Mugar who had the wisdom and foresight to start an organization that would work to prevent Armenia from desertification. ... read more

New Film Encourages Youth to Get Rooted with ATP in Armenia

MAY 24, 2016 • PASADENA--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) launched its latest educational film at an event hosted by the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena on April 26. ... read more

Armenia Tree Project Plants Five Millionth Tree with US Ambassador Richard Mills

MAY 4, 2016 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) reached a milestone, planting its five millionth tree this spring. Another 68,607 trees were planted at 125 sites throughout Armenia and Artsakh this spring, bringing the total number of trees planted to 5,021,249 since 1994. ... read more

Backyard Nurseries Provide Much-Needed Income in Rural Areas

APRIL 26, 2016 • AGHAVNAVANK, Armenia--In Armenia, the life of a border village farmer comes at a price. The average farmer working close to the border relies on a soldier guarding the country from dusk till dawn, as he continues to work and provide for his family. ... read more

Get Rooted Tours of ATPs Karin Nursery Promise to Inspire

MARCH 29, 2016 • WATERTOWN, MA--You have probably heard that Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has planted nearly five million trees over the past 21 years. Tens of thousands more trees are being planted this spring.  What you probably don’t know is how this program operates. ... read more

ATP Scales Up Environmental Education with New Coalition of Partners

MARCH 14, 2016 • YEREVAN--“There are mounting environmental challenges facing Armenia that affect the welfare of entire communities, and infringe on a student’s right to attain the highest standard of health. Therefore environmental education is a pathway to future social and economic stability,” explains ATP Country Director Lucineh Kassarjian. ... read more

A Record Breaking Year for Environmental Education in Armenia

JANUARY 28, 2016 • YEREVAN--Environmental education has been one of Armenia Tree Project’s strategic priorities since 2005, with trainings and workshops conducted all over Armenia. Thousands of schoolchildren visit ATP’s two education centers sponsored by the Ohanian Family of Boston. The centers--one located on the grounds of the Karin Nursery and another in Margahovit Village--provide interactive lessons focused on all aspects of the environment. ... read more

Nearly 230,000 Trees Make 2015 a Green One for ATP and Communities throughout Armenia and Artsakh

DECEMBER 15, 2015 • YEREVAN--As leaders from 195 nations negotiated a new global climate change agreement in Paris, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was putting the final touches on another successful year working with volunteers and local residents to plant thousands of trees. ... read more

ATP Marks Ten Years of Collaboration with Synopsys with Planting at Yerevan Zoo

DECEMBER 7, 2015 • YEREVAN--Synopsys Armenia’s annual tree planting event took place on Sunday, November 22 at Yerevan Zoo. Dozens of Synopsys employees and their families participated in greening the park area by planting more than 250 native trees and shrubs. ... read more

Serj Tankian and David Alpay Join ATP Glamping Bash in California

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 • LOS ANGELES--Philanthropy and star power joined forces on Saturday, November 7, for a high-energy farm-table dinner hosted by Armenia Tree Project (ATP), System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian and actor David Alpay. ... read more

Serj Tankian and David Alpay Join Unprecedented "Glamping with ATP" Event in Los Angeles

OCTOBER 7, 2015 • LOS ANGELES--Artist/activist Serj Tankian and actor David Alpay will join forces on Saturday, November 7, to celebrate Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and its mission to make sustainability for Armenia possible and to inspire environmental awareness. ... read more

ATP Opens Its Doors for Greening Events Throughout Armenia

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has continued to open its doors to the public with tours and volunteer events geared toward trees, supporting green jobs, and a healthy environment. ... read more

An Inside Look at ATP’s Flagship Community Tree Planting Program

AUGUST 10, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has produced many stories of transformations. Historic monasteries returned to their original scenic glory, soil erosion halted, public parks and schoolyards greened, creating pleasant environments for children to play and feel connected to nature. ... read more

ATP Honors Genocide Centennial by Launching ‘Living Century Initiative’

JUNE 26, 2015 • WATERTOWN, MA--Around the world, people have been asking: “April 24th has come and gone. What’s next for the remembrance of the Armenian Genocide?” ... read more

ATP Provides Fruit Trees for Syrian-Armenian Refugees in Artsakh

JUNE 11, 2015 • YEREVAN--The ongoing civil war in Syria has had a negative impact on its entire population, and its 80,000 Syrian-Armenians are no exception. Since 2011, a large number of Syrian-Armenian refugees moved to Armenia not only ... read more

Jeanmarie Papelian Joins ATP as New Executive Director

MAY 15, 2015 • WATERTOWN, MA--The Executive Committee of the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) announces the hiring of Jeanmarie Papelian, Esq., as Executive Director of the organization. ... read more

No Spring Break for ATP: Another 58,000 Trees Planted at 134 Sites throughout Armenia

MAY 7, 2015 • YEREVAN-There was no "spring break" for Armenia Tree Project (ATP). Over the past month, another 58,200 trees were planted including 4,900 fruit trees. This brings the total number of trees planted to 4,781,520 since 1994. ... read more

Coalition of Businesses and Organizations Unite for Earth Day Cleanup of Yerevan Children’s Railway

APRIL 22, 2015 • YEREVAN--On Saturday, April 18, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) organized a large-scale trash clean-up at Yerevan Children’s Railway and the adjacent river banks along the Hrazdan River. The cleanup is one in a series of events being organized in Armenia as part of the global Earth Day movement. ... read more

ATP Planning Series of Programs as Part of Global Earth Day Movement

MARCH 31, 2015 • YEREVAN--Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Since spring is one of the brightest and most productive seasons for Armenia Tree Project (ATP), April is often referred to as “Earth Month” in Armenia. ... read more

Armenia’s Government Bestows Highest Honor on ATP for Its Green Mission

JANUARY 15, 2015 • BOSTON, MA--Supporters of the Armenia Tree Project turned out in full force this past fall to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary in Boston. A crowd of 500 enthusiastic guests young and old from a broad spectrum of the community showed up to mark the milestone. ... read more

Lucineh Kassarjian Joins ATP Team as Country Director

JANUARY 6, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) is pleased to announce that Lucineh Kassarjian has been appointed director of the ATP operations in Armenia. ... read more

A Time to Celebrate: ATP Los Angeles Gala Marks 20 Years of Greening Armenia

MAY 12, 2014 • LOS ANGELES–Armenia Tree Project officially began its 20th anniversary celebrations with what can only be called a bustling outdoor gathering amid the lush gardens of the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Long-time supporters and new friends joined ... read more

ATP Celebrating Twenty Years of Greening Armenia

MARCH 13, 2013 • WATERTOWN, MA--Twenty two years ago philanthropist Carolyn Mugar witnessed the cutting and burning of thousands of trees in Armenia so that families could survive the severe shortages the country faced in the aftermath of the earthquake, and during the conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan. Committed to preventing further deforestation, Ms. Mugar and her husband, the late John O’Connor, decided to do something. By 1994, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was established. ... read more

 
 

Tickets Now Available for ArmComedy Benefit Events in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco

MARCH 23, 2017 • Tickets are now available for the ArmComedy performances in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco hosted by the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America. ... read more

'Make Armenia Green Again' Performances by ArmComedy to Benefit Armenian Assembly and ATP

MARCH 14, 2017 • The Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) will host the ArmComedy duo of Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan for their first-ever comedy performances in the United States. ArmComedy's benefit events will be held in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 23. ... read more

Visits to ATP's Village Tree Nursery Promise to Inspire

MARCH 2, 2017 • YEREVAN--A visit to Armenia Tree Project's nursery in Karin Village is still one of Armenia's best-kept tourist secrets. The organization has opened up its operations to the public in recent years, hosting monthly "Get Rooted" tours of the nursery. ... read more

Environmental Lessons Inspire Students to Think About Solutions and Change

JANUARY 19, 2017 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project’s goal has been to educate future environmental stewards who will make Armenia a place where people and nature co-exist in harmony. ... read more

250,000+ Trees Provide Local Benefits and Support Global Climate Fight and UN Sustainable Development Goals

DECEMBER 7, 2016 • YEREVAN--While last month’s Marrakech climate talks affirmed the world’s strong commitment to international climate action and pushed forward the newly minted Paris Agreement on climate change, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) continued its 22-year journey of greening Armenia. ... read more

ATP Mourns the Loss of ALMA Founder and Chairman Haig Der Manuelian

DECEMBER 5, 2016 • On behalf of Carolyn Mugar, ATP's Executive Committee and staff, we mourn the loss of Haig Der Manuelian, founder and chairman of the Armenian Museum of America. One of the founding members of the Armenian Assembly of America, Haig was a longtime leader in New England’s Armenian American community who supported ATP's mission in every way from the beginning. ... read more

ATP Launches New Tree Nursery in Chiva, the Gateway to Armenia’s Burgeoning Wine Region

NOVEMBER 2, 2016 • CHIVA, Vayots Dzor--Visitors to Armenia’s wine region may have noticed new activity along the roadside when passing through the small town of Chiva as they travel south from Yerevan. Armenia Tree Project (ATP) put this town on the map by launching its fourth nursery there on October 26. ... read more

HDIF Artisans Bring Building Bridges Characters to Life with Crochet

OCTOBER 13, 2016 • WOBURN, MA--Armenia Tree Project has established a new partnership with Homeland Development Initiative Foundation with a set of crochet finger puppets based on characters from its Building Bridges program. ... read more

ATP Named 'Best Environmental Project'; Kicks Off Busy Autumn

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 • YEREVAN--They say autumn carries more gold in its pocket than any other season. This is especially true for Armenia Tree Project this fall, with a full agenda of tree plantings and other programs. ... read more

ATP Keeps Up With Trees During Busy Summer Months

AUGUST 23, 2016 • KARIN, Armenia--For schoolchildren, summer is a time to lie on the grass and watch clouds float by. It is a time to be free of responsibilities and worries, and a time to slow down. For trees, on the other hand, it’s a whole different story. For even during the warmest summers our green friends are hard at work. ... read more

Volunteers Leave a Green Trace in Armenia

JUNE 22, 2016 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project is not just any environmental NGO. It is one of those great stories you wish you could be a part of. A story set in the early 1990’s about an Armenian-American activist named Carolyn Mugar who had the wisdom and foresight to start an organization that would work to prevent Armenia from desertification. ... read more

New Film Encourages Youth to Get Rooted with ATP in Armenia

MAY 24, 2016 • PASADENA--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) launched its latest educational film at an event hosted by the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena on April 26. ... read more

Armenia Tree Project Plants Five Millionth Tree with US Ambassador Richard Mills

MAY 4, 2016 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) reached a milestone, planting its five millionth tree this spring. Another 68,607 trees were planted at 125 sites throughout Armenia and Artsakh this spring, bringing the total number of trees planted to 5,021,249 since 1994. ... read more

Backyard Nurseries Provide Much-Needed Income in Rural Areas

APRIL 26, 2016 • AGHAVNAVANK, Armenia--In Armenia, the life of a border village farmer comes at a price. The average farmer working close to the border relies on a soldier guarding the country from dusk till dawn, as he continues to work and provide for his family. ... read more

Get Rooted Tours of ATPs Karin Nursery Promise to Inspire

MARCH 29, 2016 • WATERTOWN, MA--You have probably heard that Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has planted nearly five million trees over the past 21 years. Tens of thousands more trees are being planted this spring.  What you probably don’t know is how this program operates. ... read more

ATP Scales Up Environmental Education with New Coalition of Partners

MARCH 14, 2016 • YEREVAN--“There are mounting environmental challenges facing Armenia that affect the welfare of entire communities, and infringe on a student’s right to attain the highest standard of health. Therefore environmental education is a pathway to future social and economic stability,” explains ATP Country Director Lucineh Kassarjian. ... read more

A Record Breaking Year for Environmental Education in Armenia

JANUARY 28, 2016 • YEREVAN--Environmental education has been one of Armenia Tree Project’s strategic priorities since 2005, with trainings and workshops conducted all over Armenia. Thousands of schoolchildren visit ATP’s two education centers sponsored by the Ohanian Family of Boston. The centers--one located on the grounds of the Karin Nursery and another in Margahovit Village--provide interactive lessons focused on all aspects of the environment. ... read more

Nearly 230,000 Trees Make 2015 a Green One for ATP and Communities throughout Armenia and Artsakh

DECEMBER 15, 2015 • YEREVAN--As leaders from 195 nations negotiated a new global climate change agreement in Paris, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was putting the final touches on another successful year working with volunteers and local residents to plant thousands of trees. ... read more

ATP Marks Ten Years of Collaboration with Synopsys with Planting at Yerevan Zoo

DECEMBER 7, 2015 • YEREVAN--Synopsys Armenia’s annual tree planting event took place on Sunday, November 22 at Yerevan Zoo. Dozens of Synopsys employees and their families participated in greening the park area by planting more than 250 native trees and shrubs. ... read more

Serj Tankian and David Alpay Join ATP Glamping Bash in California

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 • LOS ANGELES--Philanthropy and star power joined forces on Saturday, November 7, for a high-energy farm-table dinner hosted by Armenia Tree Project (ATP), System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian and actor David Alpay. ... read more

Serj Tankian and David Alpay Join Unprecedented "Glamping with ATP" Event in Los Angeles

OCTOBER 7, 2015 • LOS ANGELES--Artist/activist Serj Tankian and actor David Alpay will join forces on Saturday, November 7, to celebrate Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and its mission to make sustainability for Armenia possible and to inspire environmental awareness. ... read more

ATP Opens Its Doors for Greening Events Throughout Armenia

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has continued to open its doors to the public with tours and volunteer events geared toward trees, supporting green jobs, and a healthy environment. ... read more

An Inside Look at ATP’s Flagship Community Tree Planting Program

AUGUST 10, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has produced many stories of transformations. Historic monasteries returned to their original scenic glory, soil erosion halted, public parks and schoolyards greened, creating pleasant environments for children to play and feel connected to nature. ... read more

ATP Honors Genocide Centennial by Launching ‘Living Century Initiative’

JUNE 26, 2015 • WATERTOWN, MA--Around the world, people have been asking: “April 24th has come and gone. What’s next for the remembrance of the Armenian Genocide?” ... read more

ATP Provides Fruit Trees for Syrian-Armenian Refugees in Artsakh

JUNE 11, 2015 • YEREVAN--The ongoing civil war in Syria has had a negative impact on its entire population, and its 80,000 Syrian-Armenians are no exception. Since 2011, a large number of Syrian-Armenian refugees moved to Armenia not only ... read more

Jeanmarie Papelian Joins ATP as New Executive Director

MAY 15, 2015 • WATERTOWN, MA--The Executive Committee of the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) announces the hiring of Jeanmarie Papelian, Esq., as Executive Director of the organization. ... read more

No Spring Break for ATP: Another 58,000 Trees Planted at 134 Sites throughout Armenia

MAY 7, 2015 • YEREVAN-There was no "spring break" for Armenia Tree Project (ATP). Over the past month, another 58,200 trees were planted including 4,900 fruit trees. This brings the total number of trees planted to 4,781,520 since 1994. ... read more

Coalition of Businesses and Organizations Unite for Earth Day Cleanup of Yerevan Children’s Railway

APRIL 22, 2015 • YEREVAN--On Saturday, April 18, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) organized a large-scale trash clean-up at Yerevan Children’s Railway and the adjacent river banks along the Hrazdan River. The cleanup is one in a series of events being organized in Armenia as part of the global Earth Day movement. ... read more

ATP Planning Series of Programs as Part of Global Earth Day Movement

MARCH 31, 2015 • YEREVAN--Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Since spring is one of the brightest and most productive seasons for Armenia Tree Project (ATP), April is often referred to as “Earth Month” in Armenia. ... read more

Armenia’s Government Bestows Highest Honor on ATP for Its Green Mission

JANUARY 15, 2015 • BOSTON, MA--Supporters of the Armenia Tree Project turned out in full force this past fall to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary in Boston. A crowd of 500 enthusiastic guests young and old from a broad spectrum of the community showed up to mark the milestone. ... read more

Lucineh Kassarjian Joins ATP Team as Country Director

JANUARY 6, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) is pleased to announce that Lucineh Kassarjian has been appointed director of the ATP operations in Armenia. ... read more

A Time to Celebrate: ATP Los Angeles Gala Marks 20 Years of Greening Armenia

MAY 12, 2014 • LOS ANGELES–Armenia Tree Project officially began its 20th anniversary celebrations with what can only be called a bustling outdoor gathering amid the lush gardens of the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Long-time supporters and new friends joined ... read more

ATP Celebrating Twenty Years of Greening Armenia

MARCH 13, 2013 • WATERTOWN, MA--Twenty two years ago philanthropist Carolyn Mugar witnessed the cutting and burning of thousands of trees in Armenia so that families could survive the severe shortages the country faced in the aftermath of the earthquake, and during the conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan. Committed to preventing further deforestation, Ms. Mugar and her husband, the late John O’Connor, decided to do something. By 1994, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was established. ... read more

 
 

Tickets Now Available for ArmComedy Benefit Events in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco

MARCH 23, 2017 • Tickets are now available for the ArmComedy performances in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco hosted by the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America. ... read more

 
 

'Make Armenia Green Again' Performances by ArmComedy to Benefit Armenian Assembly and ATP

MARCH 14, 2017 • The Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) will host the ArmComedy duo of Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan for their first-ever comedy performances in the United States. ArmComedy's benefit events will be held in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 23. ... read more

 
 

Visits to ATP's Village Tree Nursery Promise to Inspire

MARCH 2, 2017 • YEREVAN--A visit to Armenia Tree Project's nursery in Karin Village is still one of Armenia's best-kept tourist secrets. The organization has opened up its operations to the public in recent years, hosting monthly "Get Rooted" tours of the nursery. ... read more

 
 

Environmental Lessons Inspire Students to Think About Solutions and Change

JANUARY 19, 2017 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project’s goal has been to educate future environmental stewards who will make Armenia a place where people and nature co-exist in harmony. ... read more

 
 

250,000+ Trees Provide Local Benefits and Support Global Climate Fight and UN Sustainable Development Goals

DECEMBER 7, 2016 • YEREVAN--While last month’s Marrakech climate talks affirmed the world’s strong commitment to international climate action and pushed forward the newly minted Paris Agreement on climate change, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) continued its 22-year journey of greening Armenia. ... read more

 
 

ATP Mourns the Loss of ALMA Founder and Chairman Haig Der Manuelian

DECEMBER 5, 2016 • On behalf of Carolyn Mugar, ATP's Executive Committee and staff, we mourn the loss of Haig Der Manuelian, founder and chairman of the Armenian Museum of America. One of the founding members of the Armenian Assembly of America, Haig was a longtime leader in New England’s Armenian American community who supported ATP's mission in every way from the beginning. ... read more

 
 

ATP Launches New Tree Nursery in Chiva, the Gateway to Armenia’s Burgeoning Wine Region

NOVEMBER 2, 2016 • CHIVA, Vayots Dzor--Visitors to Armenia’s wine region may have noticed new activity along the roadside when passing through the small town of Chiva as they travel south from Yerevan. Armenia Tree Project (ATP) put this town on the map by launching its fourth nursery there on October 26. ... read more

 
 

HDIF Artisans Bring Building Bridges Characters to Life with Crochet

OCTOBER 13, 2016 • WOBURN, MA--Armenia Tree Project has established a new partnership with Homeland Development Initiative Foundation with a set of crochet finger puppets based on characters from its Building Bridges program. ... read more

 
 

ATP Named 'Best Environmental Project'; Kicks Off Busy Autumn

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 • YEREVAN--They say autumn carries more gold in its pocket than any other season. This is especially true for Armenia Tree Project this fall, with a full agenda of tree plantings and other programs. ... read more

 
 

ATP Keeps Up With Trees During Busy Summer Months

AUGUST 23, 2016 • KARIN, Armenia--For schoolchildren, summer is a time to lie on the grass and watch clouds float by. It is a time to be free of responsibilities and worries, and a time to slow down. For trees, on the other hand, it’s a whole different story. For even during the warmest summers our green friends are hard at work. ... read more

 
 

Volunteers Leave a Green Trace in Armenia

JUNE 22, 2016 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project is not just any environmental NGO. It is one of those great stories you wish you could be a part of. A story set in the early 1990’s about an Armenian-American activist named Carolyn Mugar who had the wisdom and foresight to start an organization that would work to prevent Armenia from desertification. ... read more

 
 

New Film Encourages Youth to Get Rooted with ATP in Armenia

MAY 24, 2016 • PASADENA--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) launched its latest educational film at an event hosted by the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena on April 26. ... read more

 
 

Armenia Tree Project Plants Five Millionth Tree with US Ambassador Richard Mills

MAY 4, 2016 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) reached a milestone, planting its five millionth tree this spring. Another 68,607 trees were planted at 125 sites throughout Armenia and Artsakh this spring, bringing the total number of trees planted to 5,021,249 since 1994. ... read more

 
 

Backyard Nurseries Provide Much-Needed Income in Rural Areas

APRIL 26, 2016 • AGHAVNAVANK, Armenia--In Armenia, the life of a border village farmer comes at a price. The average farmer working close to the border relies on a soldier guarding the country from dusk till dawn, as he continues to work and provide for his family. ... read more

 
 

Get Rooted Tours of ATPs Karin Nursery Promise to Inspire

MARCH 29, 2016 • WATERTOWN, MA--You have probably heard that Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has planted nearly five million trees over the past 21 years. Tens of thousands more trees are being planted this spring.  What you probably don’t know is how this program operates. ... read more

 
 

ATP Scales Up Environmental Education with New Coalition of Partners

MARCH 14, 2016 • YEREVAN--“There are mounting environmental challenges facing Armenia that affect the welfare of entire communities, and infringe on a student’s right to attain the highest standard of health. Therefore environmental education is a pathway to future social and economic stability,” explains ATP Country Director Lucineh Kassarjian. ... read more

 
 

A Record Breaking Year for Environmental Education in Armenia

JANUARY 28, 2016 • YEREVAN--Environmental education has been one of Armenia Tree Project’s strategic priorities since 2005, with trainings and workshops conducted all over Armenia. Thousands of schoolchildren visit ATP’s two education centers sponsored by the Ohanian Family of Boston. The centers--one located on the grounds of the Karin Nursery and another in Margahovit Village--provide interactive lessons focused on all aspects of the environment. ... read more

 
 

Nearly 230,000 Trees Make 2015 a Green One for ATP and Communities throughout Armenia and Artsakh

DECEMBER 15, 2015 • YEREVAN--As leaders from 195 nations negotiated a new global climate change agreement in Paris, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was putting the final touches on another successful year working with volunteers and local residents to plant thousands of trees. ... read more

 
 

ATP Marks Ten Years of Collaboration with Synopsys with Planting at Yerevan Zoo

DECEMBER 7, 2015 • YEREVAN--Synopsys Armenia’s annual tree planting event took place on Sunday, November 22 at Yerevan Zoo. Dozens of Synopsys employees and their families participated in greening the park area by planting more than 250 native trees and shrubs. ... read more

 
 

Serj Tankian and David Alpay Join ATP Glamping Bash in California

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 • LOS ANGELES--Philanthropy and star power joined forces on Saturday, November 7, for a high-energy farm-table dinner hosted by Armenia Tree Project (ATP), System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian and actor David Alpay. ... read more

 
 

Serj Tankian and David Alpay Join Unprecedented "Glamping with ATP" Event in Los Angeles

OCTOBER 7, 2015 • LOS ANGELES--Artist/activist Serj Tankian and actor David Alpay will join forces on Saturday, November 7, to celebrate Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and its mission to make sustainability for Armenia possible and to inspire environmental awareness. ... read more

 
 

ATP Opens Its Doors for Greening Events Throughout Armenia

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has continued to open its doors to the public with tours and volunteer events geared toward trees, supporting green jobs, and a healthy environment. ... read more

 
 

An Inside Look at ATP’s Flagship Community Tree Planting Program

AUGUST 10, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) has produced many stories of transformations. Historic monasteries returned to their original scenic glory, soil erosion halted, public parks and schoolyards greened, creating pleasant environments for children to play and feel connected to nature. ... read more

 
 

ATP Honors Genocide Centennial by Launching ‘Living Century Initiative’

JUNE 26, 2015 • WATERTOWN, MA--Around the world, people have been asking: “April 24th has come and gone. What’s next for the remembrance of the Armenian Genocide?” ... read more

 
 

ATP Provides Fruit Trees for Syrian-Armenian Refugees in Artsakh

JUNE 11, 2015 • YEREVAN--The ongoing civil war in Syria has had a negative impact on its entire population, and its 80,000 Syrian-Armenians are no exception. Since 2011, a large number of Syrian-Armenian refugees moved to Armenia not only ... read more

 
 

Jeanmarie Papelian Joins ATP as New Executive Director

MAY 15, 2015 • WATERTOWN, MA--The Executive Committee of the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) announces the hiring of Jeanmarie Papelian, Esq., as Executive Director of the organization. ... read more

 
 

No Spring Break for ATP: Another 58,000 Trees Planted at 134 Sites throughout Armenia

MAY 7, 2015 • YEREVAN-There was no "spring break" for Armenia Tree Project (ATP). Over the past month, another 58,200 trees were planted including 4,900 fruit trees. This brings the total number of trees planted to 4,781,520 since 1994. ... read more

 
 

Coalition of Businesses and Organizations Unite for Earth Day Cleanup of Yerevan Children’s Railway

APRIL 22, 2015 • YEREVAN--On Saturday, April 18, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) organized a large-scale trash clean-up at Yerevan Children’s Railway and the adjacent river banks along the Hrazdan River. The cleanup is one in a series of events being organized in Armenia as part of the global Earth Day movement. ... read more

 
 

ATP Planning Series of Programs as Part of Global Earth Day Movement

MARCH 31, 2015 • YEREVAN--Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Since spring is one of the brightest and most productive seasons for Armenia Tree Project (ATP), April is often referred to as “Earth Month” in Armenia. ... read more

 
 

Armenia’s Government Bestows Highest Honor on ATP for Its Green Mission

JANUARY 15, 2015 • BOSTON, MA--Supporters of the Armenia Tree Project turned out in full force this past fall to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary in Boston. A crowd of 500 enthusiastic guests young and old from a broad spectrum of the community showed up to mark the milestone. ... read more

 
 

Lucineh Kassarjian Joins ATP Team as Country Director

JANUARY 6, 2015 • YEREVAN--Armenia Tree Project (ATP) is pleased to announce that Lucineh Kassarjian has been appointed director of the ATP operations in Armenia. ... read more

 
 

A Time to Celebrate: ATP Los Angeles Gala Marks 20 Years of Greening Armenia

MAY 12, 2014 • LOS ANGELES–Armenia Tree Project officially began its 20th anniversary celebrations with what can only be called a bustling outdoor gathering amid the lush gardens of the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Long-time supporters and new friends joined ... read more

 
 

ATP Celebrating Twenty Years of Greening Armenia

MARCH 13, 2013 • WATERTOWN, MA--Twenty two years ago philanthropist Carolyn Mugar witnessed the cutting and burning of thousands of trees in Armenia so that families could survive the severe shortages the country faced in the aftermath of the earthquake, and during the conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan. Committed to preventing further deforestation, Ms. Mugar and her husband, the late John O’Connor, decided to do something. By 1994, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) was established. ... read more

 
 

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