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Cleaner air in Steel City

PennEnvironment and the National Environmental Law Center just helped settle one of the largest citizen-initiated Clean Air Act cases in U.S. history, and as a result, the people of the Pittsburgh region may soon breathe easier.

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PIRG
PIRG

PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. We speak out for the public and stand up to special interests on problems that affect the public's health, safety and wellbeing.

Environment America
Environment America

Environment America is a national network of 30 state environmental groups. Our staff work together for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate. Our members across the United States put grassroots support behind our research and advocacy.

Frontier Group
Frontier Group

Our staff of researchers and policy analysts provide information and ideas to build a healthier, more sustainable America.

The Fund
The Fund

The Fund runs the nation’s largest and most effective canvassing and telephone membership operation for America’s leading environmental and public interest organizations.

Student PIRGs
Student PIRGs

With chapters and clubs on nearly 100 campuses in 25 states providing training, professional support and resources to students tackling public interest problems.

Environmental Action
Environmental Action

Founded on the first Earth Day with a mission to protect the planet and all of us who live on it.

Green Corps
Green Corps

Green Corps’s mission is to train organizers, support critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who can fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.

Community Action Works
Community Action Works

Working side by side with citizens and local community groups to confront local polluters and prevent them from harming the health of their communities.

National Environmental Law Center
National Environmental Law Center

NELC attorneys work closely with state and local citizen groups to bring corporate polluters to justice.

Green Century Funds
Green Century Funds

Green Century was founded to help people save for their future without compromising their values, and is a leader in socially responsible investing.

Fund for the Public Interest Foundation
Fund for the Public Interest Foundation

Supporting the civic engagement efforts of like-minded organizations and allies, helping them make a difference and strengthen their base of support.

Snowriders International
Snowriders International

Skiers, snowboarders and mountain recreation enthusiasts dedicated to the promotion of winter sports and the protection of the environment.

The Center for Public Interest Research
The Center for Public Interest Research

A non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that conducts public interest research and litigation, and runs civic engagement and public education programs.

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Our 2024 priorities in the states

Clean energy

Our 2024 priorities in the states

During a contentious election year at the federal level, state and local governments have some of the best opportunities to make progress on issues that affect our environment, our health, and the quality of our lives.

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Plastic bag bans work

Well-designed single-use plastic bag bans have successfully reduced plastic bag use and associated litter and pollution. Use the Single-use Plastic Bag Ban Waste Reduction Calculator to estimate the impact where you live.

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I can see the changes I'm helping to implement in Colorado today and moving forward -- for both my own family and my community.  Alexandra Simon, Public Health Advocate with CoPIRG
An organizer thinks about, "What are we trying to do here?," "What change do I want to make?," "Who's with me?," "Who's not?," and "How do I talk to those people?" Marcia Eldridge, Digital Deputy Director for the Public Interest Network
We're willing to work with anyone, regardless of their political affiliation, if they want to come together and work hard to turn a good idea into reality. Kirsten Schatz, Clean Air Advocate for CoPIRG
I get to work on environmental issues and do that through organizing, which I think is the missing link in the chain of the environmental movement. Renee Wellman, Executive Director of Green Corps
One of the things I love about The Public Interest Network is we’re transpartisan. Mark Morgenstein, Director of Media Relations for The Public Interest Network