NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
We combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
Charity Navigator awards NRDC its top 4-star rating.
"The Better Business Bureau reports that NRDC meets its highest standards for accountability and use of donor funds." —The Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau
"One of America's 100 Best Charities…. Even by environmentalist standards, this is a relentless group of lawyers and scientists." —Worth magazine
"One of the nation's most powerful environmental groups." —The New York Times
"NRDC is, by many accounts, the most effective lobbying and litigating group on environmental issues." —The Wall Street Journal
"NRDC's lawyers are said by eco-observers to know more about environmental law than the government does." —U.S. News & World Report