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The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people,
its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
In her long history as a community organizer and environmental justice activist, Helga Garza has advocated for clean water and nontoxic toys. Her current mission: making fresh, local produce accessible.
Anaïs Peterson is busy organizing, educating, and ushering in a new era of environmentalism in the Steel City.
By helping African Americans connect with one another on the trail, the founder of the nonprofit Outdoor Afro is building a broader community in nature and changing the face of her field.
Whether they are delivering food or climate justice or standing up for clean air or access to nature, these activists are uplifting communities across the country.
And this team of Brooklyn-based grassroots activists helping to hold the world’s five largest investor-owned fossil fuel producers to account isn’t easily intimidated.
This visionary green thumb is bringing food justice, and heirloom fruit trees, to low-income communities in Atlanta where grocery stores are few and far between.
This wildlife biologist has seen some surprising trends while counting birds of prey on Pennsylvania’s Hawk Mountain over the past 30 years.
Lizzie Carr is shining a light on what is floating through the world’s waterways, and breaking athletic records along the way.
Valérie Courtois is guiding an indigenous-led conservation strategy for one of the world’s last great forests.
A passion for women’s and LGBTQ rights is required in Molly Adams’s Feminist Bird Club; birding expertise is not.
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