About Environment America
Through Environment America, you protect the places we love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives. With 29 state affiliates* and members and supporters in every state, together we focus on timely, targeted action that wins tangible improvements in the quality of our environment and our lives.
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.
Wendell Berry said, “the care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.” Through your support of Environment America you can put those words into action, protecting the places we love and promoting core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives. With 29 state affiliates* and members and supporters in every state, together we focus on timely, targeted action that wins tangible improvements in the quality of our environment and our lives.
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Environment America Research & Policy Center
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.
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.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment America by making a contribution today.
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* Environment America affiliates: Environment Arizona, Environment California, Environment Colorado, Environment Connecticut, Environment Florida, Environment Georgia, Environment Illinois, Environment Iowa, Environment Maine, Environment Maryland, Environment Massachusetts, Environment Michigan, Environment Minnesota, Environment Missouri, Environment Montana, Environment Nevada, Environment New Hampshire, Environment New Jersey, Environment New Mexico, Environment New York, Environment North Carolina, Environment Ohio, Environment Oregon, PennEnvironment, Environment Rhode Island, Environment Texas, Environment Virginia, Environment Washington, Wisconsin Environment.
ACTION FOR THE PLACES WE LOVE AND THE VALUES WE SHARE
- To breathe clean air and drink clean water
Polluters are breaking the law and, too often, the government fails to stop them. Over the past 25 years, our national litigation team has filed dozens of lawsuits against companies that dumped illegal amounts of pollution into our nation’s air, rivers, bays and harbors — resulting in more than $250 million in court-ordered penalties and pollution reduction actions. With member support, Environment America is holding polluters accountable. LEARN MORE
- To power our lives with 100% renewable energy
We’re promoting a bold, clear vision of a greener, healthier world — one powered solely by energy harnessed from the sun and the wind. We’re also taking steps to help build that future right now by encouraging campuses, cities, states and Congress to commit to 100% renewable energy. Already, Atlanta, Philadelphia and more than 50 other cities across the country have adopted that goal, along with universities from Colorado State to Cornell. LEARN MORE
- To allow wildlife and wild places to thrive
Our parks, forests, mountains, oceans and the wildlife that call them home help make this country special. Now they need our help, as bees die off by the millions, public lands and waters are opened up to drilling and mining, and plastic pollution in our oceans puts wildlife at risk. Environment America is calling for bans on bee-killing pesticides and single-use plastic, and standing up for the wild places and creatures we love. LEARN MORE