National council

The National Council of Environmental Defense is a leadership forum for individuals committed to the environment. The mission of the National Council is to support and engage with the programmatic efforts of Environmental Defense.

A non-governing body, the group is made up of individuals nationwide who are influential in their fields, and who have demonstrated the ability and willingness to help advance our environmental agenda. Membership is considered by the Board of Environmental Defense, and is extended to those individuals whose thoughts and support we feel can have a significant impact on future environmental progress.

  • Michael Browne
  • Brook H. Byers
  • Douglas Campbell, Jr.
  • D. Wilson Ervin
  • Howell Ferguson
  • Tim Gomes
  • Alison Holtzschue
  • Al Jubitz
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Sidney R. Knafel
  • Roger Liddell
  • George A. Miller
  • Gilman Ordway
  • George D. Phipps
  • Christopher A. Pilaro
  • Samuel Reeves
  • John Sall
  • Roger W. Sant
  • Lynn Stern


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Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems.

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