Rob Friedman

Policy Advocate, Environmental Justice, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program

Rob Friedman focuses on climate and environmental justice advocacy efforts at NRDC. He helps facilitate alignment and build principled partnerships between NRDC and grassroots communities across the country on a number of issues, including fighting fossil-fuel infrastructure, advocating for safe drinking water, and centering equity in the development and implementation of climate policy. 

Before NRDC, Friedman worked on water-quality enforcement and community engagement at Riverkeeper in New York’s Hudson Valley. He holds a degree in environmental policy from Bates College and is a trained organizational behavior coach through the Academy for Coaching Excellence. He is based in New York.

NRDC in Action

No Environmental Justice, No Peace

When social inequity is the issue, NRDC campaigner Rob Friedman falls back on the basics: people skills.