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Our Values

Our values inspire and guide our work.

Our values inspire and guide our work.

Science

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.

Democracy

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.

Justice

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.

Integrity

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.

Action

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.