Since the dawn of the modern environmental movement, Frances Beinecke has been on its front lines, leading the charge for clean air, fresh water, healthy wildlife and fertile lands. As she prepares to retire as president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, The World We Create captures the story of her remarkable tenure as head of America’s leading environmental advocacy organization and lays out her vision for the future of the movement and the environmental challenges in the years ahead. This is the personal story of one of the few women ever to lead a national environmental organization in this country. It is a forward-leaning story that puts Beinecke at the table and on the ground with the emerging voices shaping the next generation of environmental stewardship and with the challenges they will inherit to confront issues such as climate change, fracking, nuclear power, the Keystone pipeline, and many others. Most important, The World We Create is a story of solutions, lighting the path forward to the kind of country, and the kind of world, we must leave to our children.
Frances Beinecke is the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national environmental advocacy group guided by its commitment to sound science, the rule of law, and the public interest. In 2007 she received the prestigious Rachel Carson Award, a premier award which honors distinguished female leaders impacting the environmental world.
Bob Deans, NRDC's Federal Communications Director, is a long-time Washington, D.C. journalist, the author of The River Where America Began: A Journey along the James, and Reckless: The Political Assault on the American Environment.