The Importance of Activism

NRDC New York's legislative director Richard Schrader discusses how environmental activists can make a huge difference in the outcome of legislation and policy.
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New York Council

Founded in 2003, NRDC's New York Council is a volunteer group comprised of New Yorkers from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions who share a strong commitment to the environment and are dedicated to furthering NRDC's mission. Members support NRDC's work at the regional, national and international levels with a special focus on creating a cleaner, healthier New York.

Members join in exclusive educational opportunities led by NRDC scientists, attorneys, and policy experts to stay informed. Learn more about the benefits of joining or contact Shari Greenblatt for more information.

Environmental Entrepreneurs


Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national community of individual business leaders who advocate for good environmental policy while building economic prosperity. Working with NRDC, E2 takes a reasoned, economically sound approach to environmental issues by relying on fact-based policy expertise. As the independent business voice in the environmental debate, E2 is effective and delivers results at both the state and national levels through its bipartisan efforts.

E2's New York chapter has over 100 members and has tackled such issues as clean vehicle incentives, tire efficiency, net metering for renewable energy, watershed protection and e-waste recycling.

Learn more about the New York chapter or contact Ying Li to get involved.

NRDC Membership



In addition to joining our NY professional networks, you can become an NRDC Member. Support NRDC and join our nation's most effective environmental group. Visit for more.

To learn how you can support NRDC's work in the greater New York region, please contact Julie Truax.

NY Blogs on Switchboard

Gov. Cuomo Launches Solar Schools Program for NY
posted by Nathanael Greene, 1/8/14
Northeast Governors move forward with LCFS MOU
posted by Nathanael Greene, 12/30/09
11 States move to develop a low-carbon fuel standard
posted by Nathanael Greene, 1/8/09
Solar wins in NY, sparks controversy in CA
posted by Nathanael Greene, 6/20/08
Bioheat is like all biofuels: we got to get it right
posted by Nathanael Greene, 5/20/08

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