Environmental Working Group

Rating: 3.29 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Environment, Water

Location: 1436 U St Nw Ste 100 Washington DC 20009 USA

Mission: The Environmental Working Group (EWG), founded in 1993, fills a niche in the environmental community by focusing its unique strategy on toxics, agriculture and western lands issues. Our effective advocacy efforts are bolstered by extensive web databases and a 500,000-person email list, which have become major forces in online information distribution. EWG is a national organization with headquarters in Washington, DC, and offices in Oakland, CA and Ames, Iowa.
Programs: EWG's research propels change that protects people from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants in food, water, air, and consumer products.
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I have worked in the Senate, for an environmental non-profit, and in the private sector on agricultural sustainability issues for over 15 years. This group more than most I've worked with has made a living off of enraging people without delivering any results in return. They do not know how to be good partners, with their own community or those on the business side they seek changes from. EWG seems to make its money from getting people mad, perhaps that is the space it intends to occupy, but don't confuse that with making change - you can't make change if you can't build trust.

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