Who we are

There’s something special about our country — and so much worth protecting and preserving for future generations. From stunning waterways like Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes, to beloved national parks like Acadia and Mount Rainier, America’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

But too often powerful industries and shortsighted politicians stand in the way of meaningful action on some of the most urgent issues facing our environment today, from global warming to clean water. Defending our environment requires sustained independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.

That’s the idea behind Environment America. Together with more than a million supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.

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What we do

Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and securing funds to support our work.

When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make sure that they hear your voice just as loudly. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make an impact — through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.

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Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment America through our monthly giving program or by making a one-time contribution today.

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