Every day, we see more heartbreaking evidence of the damage being done to our planet: climate change, plastic pollution, wildlife disappearing forever. But we also see the solutions all around us, practically begging us to adopt them: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, reusing and repairing stuff instead of throwing it away, and on and on.

At Environment Washington, our mission is to transform the power of our imaginations and our ideas into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place for all.

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Environment America President, Wendy Wendlandt, at solar rally in Los Angeles, CA.

Our approach

A clean environment is not a by-product of American prosperity. Rather, a clean environment is the necessary precondition for true prosperity. Through our research and public education, we’re working to shift more hearts and minds over to this point of view.

We must think big and act boldly, but progress comes one step at a time. We don’t make broad statements; instead, we work to protect the American landscape and make a difference in American lives by building support for specific shifts in public policy.

Together with our network of state environmental groups, we’ve won policies that have resulted in landmark growth in solar and wind power as well as cleaner air, have reduced global warming pollution in 25 states, and made cuts in single-use plastics. We know which policies work, how they can be improved and what it takes to win their approval. And we’re open to new ideas that could work even better.

Our work
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Our work

Clean air, clean water, wide open spaces and a stable climate: we’re working to protect it all. Find out more about what we’re working on, and how you can help.

Working together

We endeavor to unite people from all across the political spectrum, whether they are farmers who benefit from wind turbines on their land, or people in our cities and towns who want to store and share the solar energy generated on their rooftops, or restaurant owners who are finding alternatives to foam containers and straws to reduce single-use plastics. 

Our advocates build coalitions that include business owners, doctors and nurses, religious leaders and community activists. Our organizers and canvassers engage thousands of our members and activists. Our advocates in Washington, D.C., work with members of Congress from both parties.

Our staff
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Our staff

Strategic thinking, efficient planning, deep passion and untold hours on the job distinguish the Environment Washington team of researchers, advocates, attorneys and organizers. Meet the team.

Our network

Environment Washington is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.

Join us

We stand up for the environment, and we can’t do it without you. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and are committed to winning tangible results for a greener future. Our members give us the resources to carry out our mission, and put grassroots support behind all of our campaigns and programs.

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Donate Today

When you give, you can help protect the places that all of us love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.


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