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Our Mission and Values

We're here to solve the planet's most pressing problems.

We're here to solve the planet's most pressing problems.

Our mission: to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

Our values


Robust science is essential for protecting our lives, health, and safety, and for developing solutions to the many challenges we face. Scientific research must be conducted ethically and transparently, and never be suppressed or sidelined. Government decisions should always be informed by the best available data and analyses.


We believe in government by and for the people in which everyone has fair representation, the ability to hold decisionmakers accountable, the right to access information, and a voice in the choices that impact the health, safety, and well-being of their families and communities.


We seek environmental and economic justice in partnership with those who face unequal burdens due to race, identity, or disparities in wealth and income. We promote strategies that contribute to people’s dignity and respect.


We value honesty, openness, and accountability. To ensure our work is independent, we take no corporate or government money. We are never beholden to special interests.


We tackle some of the hardest problems facing humanity with the commitment and urgency they require. We work to improve the human condition, help communities build resilience, and support and restore thriving natural ecosystems. We fight back when safeguards are sacrificed for private profit, and we persevere until we achieve our goals.