Environmental Organizations

Updated April 12, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

There are many things you can do to help save the environment. You can begin by reading the books and pamphlets in your school or public library. Below is a list of some of the most active environmental organizations.

Better World Society

1100 17th Street NW

Suite 502

Washington, DC 20036

Funds TV programs about environmental issues and human rights.

The Cousteau Society

870 Greenbriar Circle

Suite 402

Chesapeake, VA 23320


Educates the public about natural ecosystems.


3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100

Box 75

Maynard, MA 01754


Promotes the conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage through research, education, and conservation.

Environmental Defense Fund

1875 Connecticut Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20009


Works to protect clean air, water, and human health. Educates people on endangered species, rainforests, and recycling.

Friends of the Earth

1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20005


To defend the environment and champion a healthy and just world.

Greenpeace, USA

1436 U St. NW

Washington, DC 20009


Works to preserve the earth and the life it supports. It has almost 2 million supporters.

Keep American Beautiful, Inc.

1010 Washington Boulevard

Stamford, CT 06901


To engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.

National Audubon Society

700 Broadway

New York, NY 10003


Tells people how to use wildlife, land, water, and other natural resources intelligently.

The National Environmental Trust

1200 18th Street, N.W., Fifth Floor

Washington, D.C. 20036


Informs citizens about environmental problems such as global warming, ocean conservation, energy, and clean air.

National Wildlife Federation

8925 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, VA 22184


Works to protect nature and wildlife.

Natural Resources Defense Council

40 West 20th Street

New York, NY 10011


An influential lobbying and litigating group on environmental issues.

The Nature Conservancy

4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100

Arlington, VA 22203-1606


Works to preserve plants and animals by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Rainforest Alliance

65 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012


Works to save tropical rain forests worldwide.

The Sierra Club

85 Second Street, Second Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105-3441


Works to preserve national parks and wilderness areas.

Trees for Life

3006 W. St. Louis

Wichita, KS 67203


Helps people in the developing countries plant and care for food-bearing trees.

World Wildlife Fund

1250 24th Street NW

Washington, DC 20037


Dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands.






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