Wildlife Over Waste

Every day people are throwing away tons of single-use cups, containers and other plastic “stuff.” Among the worst forms of plastic pollution is polystyrene foam (the stuff most of us call Styrofoam), which never fully degrades. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries. That’s why we’re calling on state leaders to ban take-out foam cups and containers.

Why are America’s leading environmentalists backing Ed Markey for the U.S. Senate?

We’re living in uncertain times, full of catastrophic threats to our environment and our health. But it is also a time of great opportunity, when changes in public opinion have made it possible for our elected leaders to act on climate, to boldly defend our air and water, and to confront so many other issues in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

Trouble in the Air

Trouble in the Air

Tropical Forest Protection

To save endangered species, we must protect the world’s tropical forests. Doing so will also help stabilize our climate. We’re doing our part by urging companies to commit to stop cutting down these great forests—a commitment known as zero-deforestation. Many of the companies that harvest and use palm oil have already agreed to make this commitment. Now we’re focusing on the beef and soybean supply chain.

Together, we make a difference

At Environment America and each of our 29 state groups, our staff work together for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife, open spaces and a livable climate. Our members put grassroots support behind our research and advocacy. We stand up for the environment. Your support makes it possible. 

The True Value of Solar

The Great American Outdoors Act

From the Grand Canyon to local hiking trails, our public lands are a big part of what makes this country so great. These wild forests, mountains, lakes and prairies are home to important ecosystems and wildlife. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends to hike, bike, fish and see wildlife.
For most Americans, the idea that we’ve found some places so special, sacred even, that we made sure they would be protected forever, is one of our proudest achievements. And with the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), we’ve been able to do just that.