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Address:   40 West 20th Street
New York, NY   10011
Website:   http://www.nrdc.org

Mission Statement:

  THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. ("NRDC") IS AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PROTECTING THE WORLD'S NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENSURING A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
FOR ALL PEOPLE.

OUR MISSION IS TO SAFEGUARD THE EARTH: ITS PEOPLE, PLANTS, AND ANIMALS AND THE NATURAL SYSTEMS ON WHICH ALL LIFE DEPENDS. WE WORK TO RESTORE THE INTEGRITY OF THE ELEMENTS THAT SUSTAIN LIFE - AIR, LAND, AND WATER - AND TO DEFEND ENDANGERED SPECIES.

NRDC ALSO AFFIRMS THE INTEGRAL PLACE OF HUMAN BEINGS IN THE ENVIRONMENT BY PROTECTING NATURE IN WAYS THAT ADVANCE THE LONG-TERM WELFARE OF PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. WE WORK TO FOSTER THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF ALL PEOPLE TO HAVE A VOICE IN DECISIONS THAT AFFECT THEIR ENVIRONMENT. WE SEEK TO BREAK DOWN THE PATTERN OF DISPROPORTIONATE ENVIRONMENTAL BURDENS BORNE BY PEOPLE OF COLOR AND
OTHERS WHO FACE SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC INEQUITIES.

AND NRDC ULTIMATELY STRIVES TO HELP CREATE A NEW WAY OF LIFE FOR HUMANKIND, ONE THAT CAN BE SUSTAINED INDEFINITELY WITHOUT FOULING OR DEPLETING THE RESOURCES THAT SUPPORT ALL LIFE ON EARTH.
 

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