Asbarez – AsbArtist/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.
The event, “Glamping with ATP,” will feature an outdoor Farm Table Dinner under majestic trees atop Coldwater Canyon, at TreePeople in Beverly Hills. The event will include a musical performance by Armenian Public Radio. Glamping with ATP—glamorous camping—will satisfy the craving for the outdoors and penchant for good food and wine, in a rustic yet elegant setting.
Over the past two decades, ATP has made tremendous strides in greening Armenia by planting more than 4.7 million trees and, in the process, has created hundreds of jobs. The organization’s current campaign is the Living Century Initiative, launched to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
“We not only plant trees in Armenia, but also work with the youngest of children to raise environmental awareness. In the same vein, we’re looking to bring together environmental stewards here in order to more effectively impact our work in Armenia,” explains Maral Habeshian, ATP’s West Coast Development Director.
Longtime friends of ATP, Tankian and Alpay are strong supporters of ATP’s initiatives. Tankian is a singer, poet, songwriter and activist, and the frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock band System of a Down that most recently conducted the cross-continental Wake Up the Souls tour to bring awareness to the Armenian Genocide.
David Alpay is an actor, musician and producer, best known for playing Mark Smeaton in The Tudors and Professor Atticus Shane in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries. His debut into the world of Hollywood started with his role in “Ararat,” directed by Atom Egoyan.