Green Forests Work for Appalachia
Environment Programs


The Baum Foundation’s Environmental Programs focus on creating and sustaining healthy environments and ecosystems in the face of local and global stresses in two key areas – Oceans and Climate Change & Biodiversity.

Featured Green Forests Work for Appalachia Programs

Green Forest Works

Green Forests Work for Appalachia

Green Forest Works for Appalachia, created by the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) aimed at putting American citizens “back to work,” to revitalize the economy in Appalachia and to provide multi-use forests. Read more»

Aspen Environment Forum

Aspen Environment Forum Programs

The Baum Foundation coordinated a number of programs and panel activities for the Aspen Environment Forum Programs: Drills and Spills, Plastic Planet, Climate Response, SPILL art opening and talk, BELLA GAIA, and the forum’s closing ceremony. Read more»

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

The Southern Passage – Part II of the MLPA Film Series

Directed by Bill Bayne, and Produced by The Baum Foundation, Southern Passage, is a 25-minute documentary that tells the story of Southern Californians hashing out the details of creating a network of marine protected areas (MPAs). Read more»

A Sheltered Sea – Part I of the MLPA Film Series

Winner for best Ocean Conservation film at the 2009 Blue Ocean Film Festival, A Sheltered Sea illuminates the pioneering conservation action of the marine life protection act as it creates the first statewide network of marine protected areas in the United States. Read more»

The Big Picture - Biodiversity.

Many Species – One Planet – One Future

Commemorated on June 5 since 1972, World Environment Day (WED) is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. Read more»

Green Economy

Consultation on Mobilizing the Green Economy

In 2010, The Baum Foundation and The Meridian Foundation hosted the United Nations Environment Programme Consultation on Mobilizing the Green Economy in preparation for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – “Rio+20”. Read more»

CO2 Cube

CO2 CUBE: Visualizing A Metric Tonne of Carbon

The CO2-CUBE exhibit represents the exact size of one metric tonne of CO2, and was presented at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties (COP-15), held in Copenhagen in December 2009. Read more»

Presidential Climate Action Project

Presidential Climate Action Project

Since 2007, The Baum Foundation served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP) and provided grants, which has developed a non-partisan plan for presidential leadership rooted in climate science. Read more»

Coral Reefs

Raja Ampat: Protecting Biodiverse Coral Reefs

Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat, Indonesia are possibly the richest in the world. However, the area’s massive coral colonies show that its reefs are facing threats like coral bleaching and disease. Read more»

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