We believe the world’s children should inherit a planet that will sustain them as it has sustained us. NRDC works to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water and the wild, and to prevent special interests from undermining public interests.
NRDC experts use data and science to unearth the root causes of the problems that confront us. We use that information to blueprint transformative solutions, and we mobilize the support of partners, members, and activists to advocate for laws and policies that will protect our environment far into the future.
From the bustling streets of Southeast Asia to the majestic forests of North America, NRDC’s work takes us to communities across the globe—and in your backyard.
The Fight for Equitable Access to Water and Electricity Has Never Been More Urgent. In the midst of a pandemic, NRDC advocates are stepping up their work to prevent the risk of mass utility shutoffs, now and for the long-term.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Non-profit international environmental advocacy group, with its headquarters in New York City
NRDC published onEarth, a quarterly magazine that dealt with environmental challenges, through 2016. It was founded in 1979 as The Amicus Journal. As Amicus, it won the George Polk Award in 1983 for special interest reporting.
At their website NRDC states: "With dedicated staff working in more than a dozen program areas, we partner with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues we face today." Programs they specifically list include:
Climate & Clean Energy
Healthy People & Thriving Communities
Gina McCarthy is the CEO and president. She previously served as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency in the Obama administration.
At their web site NRDC states they have about 700 employees including scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates.
NEW YORK, NY 10011-4211 | Tax-exempt since March 1970
Classification (NTEE) Natural Resources Conservation and Protection (Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification )
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Thousand Currents is the fiscal sponsor for the BLM Global Network. Thousand Currents promotes sustainable solutions to poverty by providing long-term grants and access to resources to locally run organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.