About the NRDC Action Fund

The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to achieve the passage of legislation that jump-starts the clean energy economy, reduces pollution, and sustains vibrant communities for all Americans. Now is the time for leadership and action from our elected officials — our current goal is a comprehensive clean energy policy that will repower our economy and fuel our future.

To that end we:

  • ensure that candidates for office are informed about and discussing our priority issues;
  • work to educate and mobilize voters through a range of tools including the social web; and
  • cultivate and nurture strategic political partnerships that endure.

We encourage people from across the country to join us in our efforts. Click here to sign up and add your voice.

The Action Fund has an active board, led by Board Chairman Bob Epstein. The staff of the Action Fund includes:

Frances Beinecke, Action Fund President
Peter Lehner, Action Fund Executive Director
Wesley Warren, Director of Programs
David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs
Sarah Gillman, Treasurer
Heather Taylor-Miesle, Action Fund Director
Melissa Harrison, Communications Director
Steve VanLandingham, Development Director
Emily Bischof, Operations Coordinator
Chelsea Phipps, Program Assistant

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Please note: the NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions. News and information released by the NRDC Action Fund therefore needs to be identified as from the NRDC Action Fund.