The Public Interest Network is a foundry for change organizations, creating or building such groups as the state Public Interest Research Groups, U.S. PIRG, state environmental groups in 29 states, Environment America, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, Green Corps, National Environmental Law Center, Frontier Group, Green Century Funds, Toxics Action Center and Pesticide Watch.
Together, these groups employ a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing.
Each group pursues its own strategy and agenda, with its own base of support. Yet all members of the network share a firm commitment to a model for success – one that emphasizes building stable, powerful organizations; embracing a tough-minded culture of accountability; and organizing to win measurable results. These results include hundreds of laws, policies and other changes that have protected consumers, preserved the environment, and otherwise made corporations and government more responsive to the public interest.