Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment.
In the full fiscal year following the commencement of the new presidential administration, NRDC has continued its fight in a cross-institutional way, and in concert with all our partners and member activists against persistent attacks on the environment from the federal government. Weve worked to defend our bedrock environmental laws and our public health safeguards, as well as lay the groundwork for building a lasting movement to protect our air, our water, our climate, and our communities. In the past year, NRDC has been working to move from the formal adoption of the new Strategic Plan to the implementation phase. The four key areas of focus include: 1) Averting the most dangerous impacts of climate change, 2) Advocating for the health of people and thriving communities, 3) Conserving nature and protecting wildlife, and 4) Building a groundswell of people that give power and voice to our mission. In this transition phase, we have been refocusing our mission to reflect the most urgent environmental challenges.