Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NRDC

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Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NRDC

Unread post by Heiwa » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:17 pm

NRDC is the nation's (i.e. the USA's) most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
Its webpage is
There is an impressive Board of Trustees:

Board of Trustees
Daniel R. Tishman
Vice Chairman, Chairman Construction Services, AECOM; Chairman and CEO, Tishman Construction
Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.
Chief Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice; Senior Counsel, Cravath, Swaine and Moore, LLP
Adam Albright
Private investor; environmentalist
Patricia Bauman
Co-Director, Bauman Foundation
Robert J. Fisher
Director, Gap Inc.
Alan F. Horn
Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios
Joy Covey
President, Beagle Foundation
John H. Adams
Founding Director, NRDC; Chair, Open Space Institute
Richard E. Ayres
The Ayres Law Group
Anna Scott Carter
Susan Crown
Principal, Henry Crown and Company; executive; foundation chairman; community activist
Laurie David
Producer; activist; author
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor; environmentalist
John E. Echohawk
Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund
Michel Gelobter, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO, Cooler Inc.
Kate Greswold
Environmentalist; foundation director
Arjun Gupta
Founder and Managing Director, TeleSoft Partners
Van Jones
Co-Founder and President, Rebuild the Dream
Philip B. Korsant
Member, Korsant Partners LLC
Nicole E. Lederer
Co-Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
Michael Lynton
CEO, Sony Corporation of America; Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Shelly B. Malkin
Landscape painter; conservationist
Josephine A. Merck
Artist; Founder, Ocean View Foundation
Mary Moran
Environmentalist; foundation director
Peter A. Morton
Chairman/Founder, 510 Development Corp.
Wendy K. Neu
Senior Vice President, Hugo Neu Corp.; grassroots community organizer and activist
Frederica P. Perera, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Health; Director, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Robert Redford
Actor; director; conservationist
Laurance Rockefeller
Jonathan F. P. Rose
President, Jonathan Rose Companies LLC
Thomas W. Roush, M.D.
Private investor; environmental activist
Philip T. (Pete) Ruegger
Chairman, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
William H. Schlesinger
President, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Wendy Schmidt
President, Schmidt Family Foundation; Founder, The 11th Hour Project
James Gustave Speth
Professor of Law, Vermont Law School; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos
Max Stone
Managing Director, D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.
James Taylor
Gerald Torres
Bryant Smith Chair, University of Texas Law School
Eric Wepsic
Managing Director, D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.
George M. Woodwell, Ph.D.
Founder, Woods Hole Research Center

Dean Abrahamson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Robert O. Blake
U.S. Ambassador (retired)
Henry R. Breck
Partner, Heronetta Management, L.P.
Joan K. Davidson
President, Furthermore Grants in Publishing; Former NY State Parks Commissioner; President Emerita, J.M. Kaplan Fund
Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D.
Chair, Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc.
James B. Frankel
Attorney; conservationist
Hamilton F. Kean
Attorney; conservationist
Charles E. Koob
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
Ruben Kraiem
Partner, Covington and Burling, LLP
Burks B. Lapham
Maya Lin
Michael A. McIntosh, Sr.
President, The McIntosh Foundation
Daniel Pauly, Ph.D.
Professor of Fisheries and Zoology
Nathaniel P. Reed
Businessman; conservationist
Cruz Reynoso
Professor of Law, UC Davis
John R. Robinson
Christine H. Russell, Ph.D.
Environmentalist; foundation director
John Sheehan
United Steelworkers of America (retired)
David Sive
Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C. (retired)
Frederick A. Terry, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell
Thomas A. Troyer
Member, Caplin & Drysdale
Kirby Walker
Independent film/video producer
Elizabeth Wiatt
Environmentalist; Founder, Los Angeles Leadership Council

I have a simple question.
Does anybody at Cluesforum know anything about NRDC, its 1.3 million grassroots members, local activites, etc, etc? :rolleyes:

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