SURDNA FOUNDATION: Sustainable Environments Program

Social Sciences


Surdna Foundation's environmental work is grounded in an understanding of the interplay between the environment, the economy, and social equity. The Foundation seeks to create just and sustainable communities where consumption and conservation are balanced and innovative solutions to environmental problems improve people’s lives. We work from a sustainable development perspective to demonstrate that a healthy environment is the backbone of a healthy economy and a democratic society. They fund three key related priority areas -- Climate Change, Green Economy, and Transportation and Smart Growth -- that aim to transform how Americans work, consume, and move. Together these will help make the theory of a carbon free society into a practical and achievable reality for communities across the United States.