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Building a Stronger, Cleaner Electric Grid

Fact SheetUnited StatesChristy Walsh
Ensuring that we have affordable and available electricity requires that Congress pass legislation now to support renewable energy and build a more resilient electric grid—the system that connects a source of energy such as a power plant to the consumers…

Why the World Must Commit to Protecting 30 Percent of the Planet (30x30)

Fact SheetUnited States, InternationalLauren Kubiak, Zak Smith, Lisa Speer, Brendan Guy, Jennifer Skene, Paul Todd
Nature is in crisis. A million species worldwide currently face extinction, many within decades, and human actions are causing ecosystems to crumble on land and on sea. We must take immediate actions to protect the natural world—and in doing so…

A Robust Infrastructure Plan for the 21st Century

Fact SheetUnited StatesStephanie Gidigbi Jenkins
To successfully move forward, America needs a robust infrastructure plan that transitions the nation to cleaner sources of energy, addresses the challenges from a changing climate on our communities, creates jobs, and redresses the negative legacy of past investments.

A Holistic Approach to Reducing Food Waste

Fact SheetUnited StatesElizabeth Balkan
Through public awareness campaigns, partnerships with local cities, and federal advocacy, NRDC leads the way when it comes to reducing food waste.

Protect Our Children: The EPA Must Finalize the Ban of Chlorpyrifos

Fact SheetUnited StatesMiriam Rotkin-Ellman, Dr. Jennifer Sass, Mae Wu, Dr. Veena Singla
Widespread use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in agriculture threatens farming communities, contaminates drinking water, and leaves toxic residues on fruits and vegetables. To protect families, the EPA must move forward and finalize its proposed ban.

Tackling Food Waste, Nashville-Style

Fact SheetUnited States, Tennessee, Nashville
In 2015, NRDC launched the Nashville Food Waste Initiative (NFWI) to develop high-impact policies, strategies, and practical tools to address food waste at the city level.

Climate-Healthy Menus

Fact SheetUnited StatesSasha Stashwick, Sujatha Bergen, Valerie Baron
More plants and less red meat for healthier people and planet.