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Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide - ELAW

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) helps communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. We are a global alliance of attorneys, scientists and other advocates collaborating across borders to promote grassroots efforts to build a sustainable, just future.

Results: See our 25th Anniversary Celebration of Victories https://www.elaw.org/elaw-25-years-25-wins

Programs: legal & scientific support, capacity building, Fellows Program, and defending environmental advocacy around the world

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm not a public interest attorney or scientist. I am however, a grateful citizen appreciative of the work ELAW does around the world to make it safer, cleaner, and more equitable for its inhabitants. I cannot do the work they do, but I can and have supported them financially and philosophically for nearly twenty years.

Donor

Rating: 5

ELAW does amazing work to combat climate change and environmental devastation, recognizing that poor and remote populations suffer the most and have limited voice.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a small environmental NGO, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has benefitted significantly from our close working relationship with ELAW for well over a decade. JET's environmental advocacy work would simply not be possible without their valuable support. By providing JET with the scientific and legal expertise and international perspective , ELAW has given us the tools we need to carry out our mission to protect Jamaica's natural resources. By including our organization in their international network of environmental advocates and lawyers and their annual meetings, ELAW has created a space in which JET and others can exchange expertise, ideas, experiences, and victories for environmental conservation. ELAW has also provided training for JET staff in the past, facilitated project funding for our work and assisted in our recent transition in JET leadership. The ELAW team truly goes above and beyond to respond to the needs of its network of partners.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ELAW a Non-Governmental Organization based in the USA that protect the environment by bringing together Environmental Litigation Advocates around the World for better protection of the environment.
Through ELAW Fellowship program in Oregon, learnt how to litigate environmental issues, writing project proposals and important communication for my organization.
Getting a collaborative grant from the Environmental Defenders grant on the 'maasai pastoral community outreach on land rights project; capacitate these communities on the fundamental rights affecting their livelihoods.
ELAW brings environmental Advocates together around the world to share experiences, and strategize on how to make the world a better place for environmental protection. These are done through ELAW Annual meeting and Public Environmental Interest Conferences yearly.
How to litigate, by using scientific approach and have broad experience sharing from other Advocates around the word.

Donor

Rating: 5

ELaw does great work supporting environmental advocacy throughout the world.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ELAW does amazing work supporting environmental advocates around the globe with the best available science and legal precedents to protect the planet and all of its life. Please join me in supporting this critical work.

Donor

Rating: 5

They do fantastic work that is making a difference for people and the environment around the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These folks do amazing things for the underdogs fighting the good and needed fights around the world.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Elaw operates at the intersection of social justice and environmental protection in a way that few environmental organizations do. And it does do with an incredibly efficient model that leverages a small budget and staff into a very high level of impact in the world.

Proud to have been a supporter for twenty-five years!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It helps to interact with a wide network of highly knowledgeable and passionate people. We’ve solved issues that would have otherwise been impossible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ELAW has provided valuable consultation on pesticides, logging, biodiversity in forests, hydropower plants, captured dolphins, waste management, climate change, and much more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During my time at ELAW, I learned so much about international environmental politics, and development. I was inspired to change my academic focus from pre-law to political ecology and natural resource economics. Working at ELAW motivated me to pursue my interest in the Peace Corps.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Support from ELAW is an invaluable asset. Having access to ELAW's expertise has increased my capacity as a lawyer, and helps share our strategies for challenging coal.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered often with ELAW, and have experienced first hand the amount of dedication and versatility that they offer. Everyone is helpful and passionate about their work which is consistently successful and thorough. I have learned so much through the various projects I have been involved in and the guidance I have received while working at this non-profit. ELAW is a truly organized and committed non-profit who excels in environmental work.

Donor

Rating: 5

As scientists, we appreciate the importance of bringing science together with law to protect communities and the planet – ELAW does this effectively all over the world.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love ELAW and am honored to be able to contribute to their work. It brings me hope to know there are people fighting the good fight for the planet.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ELAW is a nonprofit that is adamant about promoting environmental justice on a global scale by using science and law. As a volunteer, my career and personal interests were met while completing work for the organization. Volunteering at ELAW exposed me to the importance of science in formulating just, factual, and influential policy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with ELAW this summer and had an all-around excellent experience in their office! The staff is professional, hard-working, and welcoming. The entire team showed an endless dedication to supporting communities around the world that are fighting for responsible environmental policies. I cannot rate this organization highly enough!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered at ELAW this year and it was an amazing experience. Everyone who works there is incredibly welcoming, respectful, and intelligent. They make the effort to get to know you and give you the opportunity to get to know them. I was constantly inspired and impressed by all staff members and I am thankful for the opportunity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a professor of environmental law for 40 years, I have long been impressed by the dedication and creativity of ELAW. I helped found ELAW more than 25 years ago, with local public interest advocates in 9 countries as the co-founders.

Most notable about ELAW is the concern each staff member shows for support of empowerment of local advocates around the world. The staff is the most stable and caring of any organization I have ever known. And it shows in results. Public interest lawyers and scientists in their home countries are achieving remarkable victories -- all with the support of the ELAW staff.

ELAW is unique. Other environmental law organizations in the United States who try to work internationally do not have the unremitting focus on LOCAL empowerment that ELAW has. ELAW does not dominate; it facilitates. And in the process, environmental law advocates in more than 70 countries grow their expertise and experience. They are the ones who will be available to the citizens in their countries for decades to come. They never leave. ELAW helps them be great.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed ELAW from its inception and I am so impressed with its core mission - an alliance of independently operating public interest attorneys in countries around the world - and the way it meets that mission - with amazing intelligence, integrity, concern for the health of the world's environment (and each other) and good humor