Our Mission

Nature and Prosperity for All

Environmental Progress (EP) was founded to achieve two big 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 of women, Rising affluence, and jobs in the city lead women to choose fewer kids 

Empowerment of women, Rising affluence, and jobs in the city lead women to choose fewer kids 

Our Values

Caring, Fairness & Openness

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

Maisha's parents and family members were assassinated by charcoal traders — pointing to the threat to conservation from continued wood dependence

Maisha's parents and family members were assassinated by charcoal traders — pointing to the threat to conservation from continued wood dependence

Our Strategy

Honesty + Courage = Power

EP is achieving its mission by discovering and telling the truth. That means doing ground-breaking research and advocacy. Doing this work takes courage because the truth is often difficult to hear.

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. As importantly, 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, who are listed below.

Daniel Aegerter

Frank Batten Jr.

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Steve and Michele Kirsch Foundation

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Gary Kahanak

Ross Koningstein

Rachel Pritzker

Roland Pritzker

Carl Wurtz

  • Bellwether Foundation

  • Crary Family Foundation

  • Rodel Foundation

  • Swartz Foundation

  • Alex C. Walker Foundation