*Photo above by Photo by Tim Crawford, courtesy of Northern Plains Resource Council
Secure, prosperous, and sustainable future
Ensure opportunities for a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable future
Rural America is vital to the health and wellness of our country, and rural communities can play a critically important role in developing more sustainable and resilient food and energy systems. We can accomplish these goals without extracting natural resources, polluting our drinking water, or exploiting our communities. Policy must prioritize protecting the health of our forests, grasslands, and rivers. And we must ensure that rural communities can take advantage of opportunities to transform our agriculture and energy sectors, growing our economy and helping fight climate change.
A healthy environment is critical for rural residents and also to protect the resources on which everyone depends.
Public lands provide rural communities with economic opportunities, environmental benefits, and improve quality of life.
Reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, and lower energy costs.
Wasted food squanders the natural resources and generates greenhouse gas emissions.