top of page

NEWS & New Photos!
Earthday, May Day, Streetscape, Riverfest

PAO's Mission is to:
"Engage citizens, government, business, and universities to establish a zero atmospheric carbon balance for the Mahoning Valley.”  
Who We Are


President- Lola Lewis 

Vice President - Frank Bishop

Secretary - Diana Shaheen

Treasurer - Chris Flak

Trustee:  Zachary Felger

Trustee:  Patricia Dunbar

Trustee:  Erin Timms

Trustee:  Sarah Thomas

Advisor:  Lauren Schroeder

Technical Asst.:  Diana Ludwig

Our History

In July of 2019 Dr. Lauren Schroeder (retired Director of the Department of Environmental Science at Youngstown State University) wrote a letter to the editor of the Youngstown Vindicator warning of the dangers of Climate Change.  Frank Bishop, who was inspired by the letter, took it upon himself to launch a new organization to plant trees to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

IMG_20220307_115844869_HDR (2).jpg

This is our latest project.  We are collaborating with Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.  The location is on Hall Street in Warren Ohio.  We will plant a mini forest of 85 trees on this lot.

See more of our projects here

Get Involved

See or add events to calendar
Learn - watch lectures, download planting guides, donate, get on our mailing list

Watch and learn about:

calendarScreenshot 2022-04-06 193105_edi
bottom of page