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Natural Resources Defense Council

Defending embattled wilderness, rivers, clean air, coasts, and wildlife across America and around the globe. Saved Baja’s whales, Canada’s spirit bears, and California’s sequoias.
40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 727-2700

The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect our planet to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.

NRDC seeks to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society and affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.

We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.

NRDC works 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. Ultimately, NRDC 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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