The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Improving the scientific basis of environmental decisionmaking.
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels. We work collectively to make science relevant to real world decisionmaking on critical environmental challenges. While an advocate for science and its use, NCSE does not take positions on environmental issues. With a reputation for objectivity and non-partisanship, we are able to provide a neutral forum for all.
Each year, NCSE convenes a national conference that brings together over 1,200 scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government professionals from diverse fields. The conference explores the connections between science and decision-making associated with a particular high-profile environmental issue.