Wendy
Wendlandt

President & Chairwoman Environment America Research and Policy Center; Senior Vice President, the Public Interest Network

Started on staff: 1984
B.A., Whitman College
​​As president of Environment America Research and Policy Center, Wendy is a leading voice for the environment in the United States. She has been quoted in major national, state and local news outlets for nearly 40 years on issues ranging from air pollution to green investing. She is also a senior vice president with The Public Interest Network. She is a founding board member of Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizers, and Green Century Funds, the nation’s first family of fossil fuel free mutual funds. Wendy started with WashPIRG, where she led campaigns to create Washington state’s model toxic waste cleanup program and to stop the nation’s first high-level nuclear waste dump site. She is a 1983 graduate of Whitman College. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and dog and hikes wherever and whenever she can.

Posts by Wendy Wendlandt
Statement: Department of Interior moves closer to monumental American conservation commitment

Wildlife & wild places

Statement: Department of Interior moves closer to monumental American conservation commitment

In an important step forward for America’s public lands and waters, the Department of Interior published a report Thursday setting out the process to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands, waters and oceans by 2030. This report follows the national commitment set out by President Joe Biden in January with his Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. 

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10 tips for appreciating nature in your neighborhood

10 tips for appreciating nature in your neighborhood

Taking a socially-distanced walk around your neighborhood is a great way to get out of the house, stretch your legs, and see some of the wonder of the natural world in your own backyard. Here is a list of 10 ways to appreciate nature on a walk around your neighborhood.

Ten things we learned in 2019

Ten things we learned in 2019

Our work to protect the environment always starts with research. In 2019, Environment America Research & Policy Center together with Frontier Group released reports on promising solutions to global warming, vexing problems for our oceans and wildlife, and exciting gains for renewable energy.  Read on for a recap of 10 things we learned in 2019 from Wendy Wendlandt, Board Chair of Environment America Research & Policy Center. 

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