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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.
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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.
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Building a Better Future

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

Community Highlights

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Community Science Is Changing How People Can Fight Pollution

Grassroots groups are collecting their own pollution data to increase accountability and demand environmental justice.
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Cut carbon pollution to tackle the climate crisis

Carbon pollution is a key driver of the climate crisis—and power plants that burn coal and gas are responsible for one-third of U.S. carbon emissions. Urge the EPA to finalize the most ambitious carbon limits possible!

Urge the EPA to ban neonics—and save our pollinators and the future of our food supply!

Bees are dying at an alarming rate—and neonics are a main culprit. As bees collapse, we could see rising food costs and reduced access to healthy foods. And there’s growing evidence that these toxic pesticides are harmful to human health.

A Legacy of Impact

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


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


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


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


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