The NRDC New York Council was founded in 2003 to raise awareness of the important environmental issues facing
New Yorkers, and help support NRDC's work to create a cleaner, healthier New York. The NRDC New York Council is
comprised of a varied group of New Yorkers who share a strong commitment to the environment and are dedicated to
furthering the mission of NRDC on the regional, national and international levels. Council members also work to
develop their knowledge of NRDC's programs, contribute their time, and engage their social and professional networks
to increase awareness of environmental issues and raise funds for NRDC.
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science, and the support of 1.2
million members and online activists to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things and to protect
the planet's wildlife and wild places.
In New York, NRDC has addressed some of the most important environmental concerns facing the region. Whether
the challenge was removing toxic lead from gasoline in the 1970s, launching the campaign to rebuild the New York
subway system in the 1980's, redirecting city solid waste policy from landfilling to recycling in the 1990's, or more
recently protecting upstate watershed lands and advancing business investments in energy efficiency, NRDC has
served as a catalyst for environmental reform and urban revitalization.
These challenges have been met by our New York team of lawyers, scientists, economists, and policy experts,
who continue to use a broad variety of tools - from bold policy proposals and litigation to coalition activism
and business partnerships - to protect the health and environment of all New Yorkers.
To learn more about how to join the New York Council or if you have a question
about an upcoming event or the NRDC in general, please contact Shari Greenblatt at:
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011