Environment

Elevating the voices of rural people in discussions about their environment is a crucial component of the work we do. Any discussion about the best ways to foster a healthy environment must include a robust public dialogue that involves rural Americans in decisions about their future.

We are called on to be good stewards of our environment, and we advocate for changes to protect the places we call home, the resources we depend upon, and the way of life we cherish. Empowering rural communities positions them to leave behind a natural legacy that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Climate change presents a steep challenge for rural America. Fortunately, rural communities are full of people who are committed to addressing climate change. We strive to support a strong sense of stewardship by supporting common-sense actions to mitigate this global problem which can present dire...
Clean energy offers a significant opportunity to diversify the rural economy while generating cheap, renewable power for rural homes and businesses. Wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects help revitalize rural communities by taking advantage of their rich energy resources. New tax revenue...
Water is a fundamental resource, and we believe rural communities will play a key role in improving water quality. By promoting stewardship and pursuing policies that improve water quality, build soil health, and protect our natural resources, we hope to ensure clean water for generations of rural...