Natural Resource Defense Council

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The Beginning

The NRDC was founded in 1970 by John Adams, Richard Ayres, John Bryson, Edward Strohbehn, and Gus Speth with a board of scientists and attorneys. The NRDC is at the front line of the environmental boom.This group seeks activation for sustainable policies from federal, state and local government and industrial corporations. We seeks to influence state and federal environmental agencies and the courts to reduce global warming, limit pollution, and conserve energy and increase sustainability of commerce and manufacturing.
The NRDC Story

Natural Resource Defense Council

Our Mission Statement: We think that future generations should be born into a world that will support them as it had supported us. NRDC works to ensure the rights of the air, the water, and the wild. we also work to prevent special interests of resources to be taken into action.

The goal of the N.R.D.C.

"N.R.D.C. works to safeguard the earth-its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends." The main goal of our group is to make a better earth for everyone now and generations to come. What kind of world do you want your children or future generations to live in? do you want them to be able to experience the wonders that we have? like the adirondacks for example.

Areas of work

  • Climate Change
  • Communites
  • Health
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Water
  • The wild
  • Oceans

Geographical area of work


  • Canada - for more than two decades has helped canadas landscape and conversation choices
  • China- NRDC encourages China to commit drast5ic cuts incarbon pollution
  • India- has avacned clean energy and public health solutions while fighting climate change
  • Latin America- Nrdc collatborates with partners to protect wildlands , forests and waters
  • USA- key regions and key states
  • Midwest
  • Northeast
  • Northern Rockies
  • California
  • New york
  • In all theese regions or states NRDC goal is about the same to keep the elements clean in these enviroments

Overall Score of 95.17% According to Charity Navigator

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A few of NRDC Biggest Accomplishments

1971- nrdc wins the clean water act, which allows citizens to sue polluters directly

1974- nrdc wins the nations first lawsuit to curb acid rain, which forced coal - fired power plants to control population

2000- nrdc forced Mitsubishi to abandon plans to build a salt factory on gray whale breeding grounds

2010- nrdc leads to president Obama establishing the first ever national Ocean Policy

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