Our Mission

Nature and Prosperity for All

Environmental Progress (EP) was founded to achieve two goals: lift all humans out of poverty, and save the natural environment. These goals can be achieved by mid-century — but only if we remove the obstacles to cheap, reliable and clean energy. 

Empowerment, Rising affluence, and jobs in the city result in smaller families

Empowerment, Rising affluence, and jobs in the city result in smaller families

Our Values

Caring, Fairness & Openness

We are motivated by our care for people and nature. We seek fair treatment of people everywhere. We approach our work with a  spirit of open inquiry.

Maisha's parents and family members were assassinated by charcoal traders — Dependence on wood energy is a direct threat to conservation

Maisha's parents and family members were assassinated by charcoal traders — Dependence on wood energy is a direct threat to conservation

Our Strategy

Honesty + Courage = Power

EP achieves its mission through discovery and telling the truth. That means doing ground-breaking research and advocacy. 

EP Staff and Fellows

EP Staff and Fellows

Our Victories

Environmental Progress's biggest victories were saving America's largest source of clean energy — nuclear power — in Illinois and New York. We did so by building a humanistic environmental movement demanding energy justice for all. 

Our Independence

Our strategy depends on our financial independence. That means no contributions from energy companies or energy interests. We are grateful to our donors: