The NRDC's e-activism approach empowers members to take action by making it easy for them to compose and send messages to their senators and representatives on key issues. NRDC members can use the organization's online action center to not only identify the environmental problems that most interest them, but to verbalize their concern with their elected officials.
The list of the NRDC's accomplishments continued to blossom during the 1980s and 1990s. The organization helped to win federal protection for 100 million acres of land in Alaska, worked to improve the Endangered Species Act, helped pass legislation that requires the Pentagon to report on the environmental consequences of nuclear war, forged an international treaty to save the ozone layer, and much more.
More recently, the NRDC has secured protection for the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, halted oil exploration in public lands adjacent to Arches National Park in Utah, and fought tirelessly to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the oil industry's penchant for drilling there.
How they spend their money:
- 83.2% of expenses go towards conservation projects
- 6.0% of expenses go towards admininstration
- 10.7% of expenses go towards fundraising
Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 727-2700
fax: (212) 727-1773