First Look: Disney’s Friends for Change Ambassadors Spread Conservation Message

Today, I’m excited to give you a first look at the new Disney’s Friends for Change Ambassador spot, featuring Ross Lynch and Laura Marano from Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally. The Disney stars joined TreePeople—a nonprofit dedicated to growing a sustainable future—to connect kids with nature and create green spaces at San Pedro Elementary School in Los Angeles.

More than 100 local students and Disney VoluntEARS planted 350 trees and gardens at the school. The project was made possible through a $100,000 grant from Disney that will also be used to liven up other campuses and educate more than 20,000 students across Los Angeles about how to green their homes and communities.

As part of Disney’s commitment to protecting the planet for future generations, Friends for Change offers online tools and resources to help families connect with and conserve nature.

We hope the new video will help inspire kids and families to champion 500,000 initiatives that help the environment —from planting native trees to hosting cleanup events. If you want to take action, log on to and make your pledge today!