Works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
They 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.
NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement. Today’s leadership team and board of trustees makes sure the organization continues to work to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.
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