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Founding the Natural Resources Defense Council

Friday, December 31, 2010

John H. Adams and his wife Patricia Adams talk about founding the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the organizations mission to protect the environment. Their memoir A Force for Nature: The Story of NRDC and Its Fight to Save Our Planet, gives an account of the NRDC’s founding in 1970, and its evolution from a small grassroots environmental advocacy group to an international powerhouse with 1.2 million members.

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John H. Adams and Patricia Adams
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Comments [1]

Amy from Manhattan

On the cost of going green, one problem is that it may cost less over time, but many people can't afford the upfront costs. People w/enough money often have trouble understanding this, & that contributes to the image of environmentalism as elitist. This is something that must be overcome if we're going to continue to make progress on a broad scale in protecting the environment.

That said, we also need to spread the word that many things we can do to save the environment also save money, like using less electricity & water.

Dec. 31 2010 12:51 PM

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