Interested in a just, healthy, and livable world for all? Then you may already know and love the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC). Since 1970, it has been working to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends—as a defining voice in the national and global conversation on responsible environmental stewardship.

NRDC combines the power of more than 3 million members and online activists with the know-how of some 600 lawyers, scientists, and advocates to ensure a healthy environment and a better future for all. The Wall Street Journal called NRDC “the most effective lobbying and litigating group on environmental issues." Worth Magazine echoes that sentiment, saying, “Even by environmentalist standards, this is a relentless group of lawyers and scientists."

Sadie Nash is proud to announce that NRDC has joined Evening of Joy and Liberation as a sponsor, because they believe in our mission as much as we believe in theirs. Here at Sadie Nash we see an intimate connection between the work we do creating space for young women of color to own their power and the work NRDC does ensuring that all people, not just some people, benefit from clean, healthy environments. For example, NRDC, in partnership with the ACLU of Michigan, has worked with the communities of Flint, Michigan to fight for the safe drinking water the residents deserve.

Here’s what NRDC has to say about how it aims to pursue this goal:

We put people at the center of our environmental work by taking a holistic approach. We fight for the right to clean air and water, healthy homes and food, green space and infrastructure, and efficient buildings and transportation. We foster the development of vibrant, healthy, and sustainable communities—especially working with those who have suffered from disinvestment and inequitable distribution of resources. We use policy, science, law, finance, and public engagement to change systems—at the neighborhood, city, state, and national levels—so that everyone can thrive.”

Environmental justice calls for the examination of systems of power. It is important to communities of color, to women, and to youth. Sadie Nash deeply admires the NRDC’s work and we are thrilled to have them as a sponsor of our 2019 Evening of Joy and Liberation.

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