Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation

RNRF Member Organizations

American Geophysical Union

2000 Florida Ave, NW · Washington, DC 20009 · (202) 462-6900

The American Geophysical Union is a not-for-profit society of Earth and space scientists with more than 61,000 members in 146 countries. Established in 1919 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., AGU advances the Earth and space sciences through its scholarly publications, meetings, and outreach programs. For more information, visit

American Meteorological Society

45 Beacon Street · Boston, MA 02018 · (617) 227-2425 · fax: (617) 742-8718

AMS promotes the development and dissemination of information and education in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, AMS currently has a membership of more than 11,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. 

AMS publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals, sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services. These programs and services include two professional certification programs, the Radio and Television Seal of Approval and the Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) programs, and an array of undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to support students pursuing careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. For more information, visit

American Society of Civil Engineers

1801 Alexander Bell Drive · Reston, VA 20191 · (800) 548-2723 · fax: (703) 295-6222

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 125,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE is comprised of Regional Councils, Younger Member Councils, Sections, Branches, Student Chapters and Clubs, and International Student Groups. ASCE’s vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life, and to advance the science and profession of engineering to enhance the welfare of humanity. As a part of this vision, ASCE maintains and enforces a code of ethics which includes environmental amendments to incorporate the principles of sustainable development.

ASCE is the world’s leading source of technical and professional information in the civil engineering field. ASCE’s technical and professional councils publish numerous journals, and ASCE offers an even greater number of internationally renowned publications. In addition to these journals, ASCE publishes policy statements on a wide variety of issues, holds educational programs for civil engineering students and professionals, and runs a Congressional Fellows Program in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

American Society of Landscape Architects

636 Eye Street, NW · Washington, DC 20001 · (202) 898-2444 · fax: (202) 898-1185

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association representing more than 30,000 landscape architects nationwide. ASLA has grown to more than 13,500 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, the U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication and networking. 

ASLA also advocates for the profession on issues such as licensure, sprawl, environmental stewardship, preservation and small business issues. ASLA strives to meet the needs and interests of the nation's landscape architects and the public they serve by increasing understanding of landscape architecture and the important role it plays in creating safe, healthy, attractive communities.
ASLA serves its members with professional practice information, leadership opportunities and research forums. Key programs and services of the Society include Landscape Architecture, a  monthly magazine; LAND Online, the members' bi-monthly electronic newsletter; professional workshops and seminars; accreditation of landscape architecture professional degree programs; the ASLA Annual Meeting and Exposition; and LATIS, the Landscape Architects Technical Information Series. For more information, visit

American Water Resources Association

P.O. Box 1626 · Middleburg, VA 20118 · (540) 687-8390 · fax: (540) 687-8395

AWRA is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research, and education. AWRA's membership is multidisciplinary; its diversity is its hallmark. It is the professional home of a wide variety of water resources experts including engineers, educators, foresters, biologists, ecologists, geographers, managers, regulators, hydrologists, and attorneys

AWRA is known for its community, conversation, and connections. Many members prefer the openness that occurs within its community and conferences. Through open discussion at conferences and in the Journal of the American Water Resources, water resources professionals of many different disciplines come together for joint action to resolve critical issues that confront them. This integrated approach to water resources has proven invaluable to AWRA members. AWRA's programs and services are designed for AWRA to serve as a knowledge center for its members by providing new and innovative ways to solve real-life problems. Joining AWRA allows you to keep up with professional developments, get answers when you need them, and make new friends and lifelong contacts. For more information, visit

Geological Society of America 

P.O. Box 9140 · Boulder, CO 80301-9140 · (303) 357-1000 · fax: (303) 357-1070

GSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences. The Society was founded in New York in 1888 by some of the great geologists of the time. GSA is the first enduring society for the geosciences in America. It is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 22,000 individuals in 97 countries. Twenty-eight percent of its members are students. The Society's primary activities are organizing scientific meetings and conferences and publishing scientific literature. Other activities include disbursing research grants, operating an employment matching and interview service, honoring outstanding scientific contributors with medals and awards, assisting teachers in geoscience education, and fostering public awareness of geoscience issues.

GSA's mission is to be a leader in advancing the geosciences, enhancing the professional growth of its members, and promoting the geosciences in the service to humankind and stewardship of the Earth. For more information, visit

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

229 S. Baylen Street · Pensacola, FL 32502 · (850) 469-1500 · fax: (850) 469-9778

SETAC is a professional society established to promote the use of multidisciplinary approaches to solving problems of the impact of chemicals and technology on the environment. SETAC's nearly 5,000 members are professionals in the fields of chemistry, toxicology, biology, ecology, atmospheric sciences, health sciences, earth sciences and environmental engineering. 

Since 1979, SETAC's unique strength lies in its commitment to balance the interests of academia, business and government. Its members are concerned about global environmental issues and dedicated to the effective communication of research to both scientific and public sectors. 
SETAC holds regular technical workshops to evaluate current and prospective environmental issues. SETAC publishes Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, a peer-reviewed monthly journal dedicated to furthering scientific knowledge and disseminating information on environmental toxicology and chemistry, including the application of these sciences to risk assessment. For more information, visit

Society of Wood Science and Technology

P.O. Box 6155 · Monona, WI 53716-6155 · (608) 577-1342 · fax: (608) 467-8979

Founded in 1958, SWST is a professional society representing wood science, technology, engineering, and products marketing research professionals.

SWST has pledged to: (1) develop and maintain the unique body of knowledge distinctive to wood science and technology; (2) encourage the communication and use of this knowledge; (3) promote policies and procedures which assure the wise use of wood and wood-based products; (4) assure high standards for professional performance of wood scientists and technologists; (5) foster educational programs at all levels of Wood Science and Technology and further the quality of such programs; and (6) represent the profession in public policy development.

SWST has a wide range of educational and professional activities. It holds an annual student poster competition and distributes three other professional awards. SWST also accredits universities for their wood science and technology programs, and publishes Wood and Fiber Science, issue briefs, and copies of SWST proceedings. For more information, visit

International Organizations

(not RNRF Members)

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Inter-American Water Resources Network

The International Institute for Sustainable Development

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Union of Soil Sciences

Global Environment Facility

Organization of American States

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Environment Programme

The World Bank

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Historical References

Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment (1972)

President's Council on Sustainable Development
(Archive of reports prepared by PCSD between 1993 and 1999. Maintained by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

United Nations Conference on Environment & Development (Rio) (1992)

Earth Summit +5 (Rio +5) (1997)

World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio +10) (2002)

Executive Actions of Obama Administration, 2008-2016; Climate, Energy and Environment