To safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Through law, science, and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists, the Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the planet's wildlife and wild places and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. In 2006, the environmental action organization drafted, sponsored, and helped California pass the Global Warming Solutions Act, considered by some to be the nation's most ambitious law to limit statewide global warming pollution. In addition, NDRC litigators secured a far-reaching plan to restore California's San Joaquin watershed, while its marine specialists protected whales by blocking the U.S. Navy from deploying high intensity sonar in war games off the coast of Hawaii, and its China team opened an office in Beijing and advanced efficiency and green buildings as solutions to China's booming energy demand.
Outstanding Web Features:
While the site has several sections that provide information about green living, its multimedia section offers catchy features such as the teen-focused Green Squad, a guide to environmental hot spots using Google Earth, and It's Your Nature, which includes sections for interacting with other aspiring environmentalists through audio and video downloads, a blog, and current initiatives. In addition, the Global Warming Map enables users to express their personal goals to help fight global warming. The site also includes a green living toolkit and resources for professionals, including tips for greening a business.