Why Join E2?

Your tax-deductible membership in E2 is an opportunity to join a community of business leaders, investors and others who advocate for policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment.

Collectively, E2 members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and managed more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital.

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Benefits of Membership


With E2, you can add your voice to help shape policies at the state and federal level that are good for the economy and good for the environment – through members-only meetings with lawmakers and public officials, action alerts, and other opportunities.


Through in-person events and other networking opportunities, E2 brings together like-minded business leaders from across the country who care about advancing smart climate, clean energy and environmental policies.


E2’s communications team helps tell your story and adds your business voice in the press, on the web, and elsewhere.


E2 keeps you up-to-date on cutting edge environmental issues that affect the economy through our monthly members-only webinars, newsletters, reports, and other materials.

Membership Categories

Associate – $1,000+

Standard member benefits include invitations to top-level briefings, webinars and events; updates on pressing environmental issues; opportunities to participate in E2 advocacy trips and communications; subscriptions to E2’s Weekly Update email newsletter and other members-only publications.

Partner – $2,500+

Opportunities to engage directly with experts from E2, NRDC and other partner organizations, invitations and reduced fees for special partner events, plus standard benefits.

Principal – $10,000+

Invitations to special E2 and NRDC events, acknowledgement as E2 Principal member in NRDC’s annual report and E2 materials, plus standard benefits.

Executive – $25,000+

Invitations to exclusive NRDC benefits and eco-trips to wild places (Baja, Yellowstone, Alaska and others) with NRDC experts; acknowledgement as E2 Executive member in NRDC’s annual report and E2 materials, plus standard benefits.

E2’s Emerging Leaders Program

Preparing Young Professionals To Help Shape A Clean and Sustainable Future

If you’re a young professional who is just starting your career in clean energy and interested in using your voice to advocate for policies that are good for the clean economy, check out E2’s Emerging Leaders (EL) program.

The program is designed to help young businesspeople engage with us to help shape a better world by adding their important voice to our advocacy work, participating in exclusive E2 mentorship program, and benefit from E2’s networking and communications opportunities.

If you know a young professional who may be right for this program, share our website or, better yet, sponsor their membership.

For more info, check out the EL Program website at www.e2.org/about/emerging-leaders or contact Gail Parson at gparson@e2.org.

How to Join or Renew

Contributions are made directly to NRDC, a 501(c)3, and are fully tax-deductible. E2 collects no funds. NRDC provides full-time staffing dedicated to E2, as well as administrative, communications, legislative and analyst/policy support for the work of E2.

Three ways to Join E2 or Renew your membership:

By Credit Card:

Join or Renew E2 Membership with a one-time donation or monthly sustaining donations.

By Mail.

Make personal/Foundation/Donor Advised Fund checks payable to NRDC (Indicate your donation is for E2 Membership to expedite processing) and send to:

Natural Resources Defense Council
Attn: Gift Processing
40 West 20th Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10011

By Transfer of Stock:

Please phone Ying Li at (212) 727-4437 or e-mail her to alert her to the transfer and provide the name of the stock, and the number of shares being donated. This will help us track your donation internally and enable NRDC to provide an accurate gift receipt in a timely fashion.

Brokerage Name and Address:

Bank of New York Mellon
BNY Mellon Capital Markets,
LLC BNY Mellon Center, Suite 475
500 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15258

Contact Person: Jorja Watts

DTC #: 0443 (Pershing LLC)
Account #: N7M100574
Account Name: Natural Resources Defense Council
Federal Tax ID #: 13-2654926

If you have questions about how to contribute, please email Ying Li or call her at (212) 727-4437.  NRDC’s tax identification number is 13-2654926.

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