James J. A. Blair F'17
Public Fellows 2017
City University of New York, The Graduate Center
Appointed as International Campaign Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 500 lawyers, scientists, and other professionals to fight for the planet and its people in the halls of Congress, communities across the country, and nations around the globe. Since NRDC was founded in 1970, our staff have helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementation regulations. The International Campaign Advocate will work with NRDC’s Canada and Latin America teams on their priority campaigns to protect special areas and wildlife in the Western hemisphere: The Canada team’s campaign to protect the boreal forest, and the Latin America team’s campaign to save the rivers and waters of Chilean Patagonia. This role will work directly with our Canada and Latin America teams, as well as with the variety of programs and departments our teams collaborate with closely (e.g. Lands and Wildlife, Climate Center, Voces Verdes, Communications, Campaigns, etc.).