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Be a Force for the Future

NRDC uses science, policy, law, and people power to confront the climate crisis, protect public health, and safeguard nature. Get updates on our issues.

Our Work

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Climate Change

The power to reverse this crisis lies with us.
Explore Issue Climate Change
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Equity & Justice

The environmental movement must seek justice.
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Human Health

Health is at the forefront of our fight for a sustainable, equitable world.
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Nature & Wildlife

In order for people to thrive, nature must too.
Explore Issue Nature & Wildlife

Building a Better Future

Help us ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.

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Petition

Tell Procter & Gamble to stop flushing our forests!

Industrial clearcutting for forest products like P&G’s Charmin toilet paper is destroying more than one million acres of the boreal forest each year. Tell P&G President & CEO Jon Moeller enough is enough.

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Petition

Urge Congress to protect the Blake Plateau!

Home to the world’s largest deep-sea coral reef habitat and a wide swath of ocean life, the Blake Plateau must be permanently protected before industries like oil, gas, and minerals mining can destroy it. 

A Legacy of Impact

For more than 50 years, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) has been shaping critical environmental policies around the world, ensuring those policies are upheld and holding polluters accountable.

$369b

U.S. federal investment in energy, climate, and justice

1,100

Deaths avoided annually since implementing the heat action plan in Ahmedabad, India

$97m

Legal settlement to examine and replace the water lines in Flint, Michigan

2tr

Gallons of gasoline saved since 1975, thanks to federal clean transportation rules