My Planet
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 My Planet Programs

My Planet

My Planet

Hosted by Leah Lamb, these short online films traverse the urban and wilderness landscapes, exploring how people from all walks of life are thriving through their unique relationship to the natural world. Read more»

Making a Difference.

Redwood Heritage Project – Planting Redwood Trees

The Redwood Heritage Project was created to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on the environment and to foster the idea in youth that simple actions can make a positive and powerful impact using the example of planting redwood trees. Read more»

America's Ocean Challenge

America’s Ocean Challenge

America’s Ocean Challenge, created by Summerhays Films and supported by The Baum Foundation, is a communications program whose purpose is to overcome this knowledge gap and transform how North Americans think about the ocean. Read more»

Planting Trees In Kenya.

Plant for the Planet

Plant for the Planet programs have been established in Bangladesh and Ghana; it is estimated that 1 to 5 million trees will be planted in each of the participating countries by the end of 2008. In 2006, Read more»

Tunza Pledge - Green Cities

TUNZA Green Reach Pledge – Green Cities San Francisco

The Meridian Foundation and The Baum Foundation sponsored participants at the 2005 TUNZA workshop to come together to identify actions they could commit to for creating more environmentally friendly lifestyles in their local communities. Read more»

Whale Shark

Watching Over the Whale Sharks of Belize

For decades, fishermen have congregated at Gladden Spit on the Belize Barrier Reef to harvest fish during the full moon in the spring. Whale sharks come to feed on the eggs that the spawning fish release into the water in large milky clouds. Read more»

Coral Reef

Educating Communities about Coral Reef Conservation

The Baum Foundation worked closely with the Coral Reef Alliance in 2003 to direct support to Marine Park Management programs that help communities build infrastructure and knowledge. Read more»

Climate Friendly Fuels Campaign

California Climate Friendly Fuels Campaign

The Baum Foundation provided a grant and strategic support to Bluewater Network to provide information to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to establish regulations for AB 1493 that include strong mandates for clean vehicles and fuels. Read more»

The Economics of Marine Conservation for Bonaire

The island of Bonaire, in the Dutch Antilles, has been one of the most successful and well-managed Marine Parks in the world and was facing a growing challenge from the pressures of development. Read more»

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