Join E2

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.

Benefits of Membership

Advocacy: 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.

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

Education: 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.

Network: Meet and collaborate with fellow business leaders, investors and others who share a commitment to building an environmentally sustainable economy at E2’s local chapter events, national gatherings, and advocacy trips.

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 Capital Update and other members-only publications.

Partner ($2,500+) – Opportunities to engage directly with experts from 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.

Steering Committee ($25,000+) – Invitations to exclusive Steering Committee events and eco-trips, acknowledgement as E2 Steering Committee member in NRDC’s annual report and E2 materials, plus standard benefits.

E2 OPPORTUNITY FUND: Helping shape E2's future

With the strong foundation and membership we've built across the country over the past 15 years, E2 now has the opportunity to truly amplify our message that what's good for the environment is good for the economy, and expand our reach and our work on critical emerging issues.

To accomplish this, we have created the E2 Opportunity Fund - a new fund that will be used to build on our strengths and boost our work in key areas that our existing annual membership dues cannot cover. Please contact E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe or E2 Senior Development Coordinator Ying Li for more details about the Opportunity Fund and how you can help take E2's work for the good of the economy and the environment to the next level.

How to Join & Renew

Contributions are made directly to NRDC, a 501(c)3.  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.

There are three ways to join E2:

  1. By credit card:
    Join or Renew by paying E2 Membership in full.
    Join or Renew by paying E2 Membership in monthly installments.
  2. Send a personal check, payable to NRDC with E2 in the memo, to the attention of:
    Ying Li, E2
    c/o NRDC
    40 West 20th Street, 11th floor
    New York, NY 10011
  3. By transfer of stock:
    Please phone Ying Li at (212) 727-4437 or e-mail her to alert her to the transfer and the type of stock you will be transferring so we can properly identify your gift.Bank of New York Mellon
    BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC
    BNY Mellon Center, Suite 475
    500 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15258
    Phone: (412) 234-0439
    Contact Person: Jorja Watts
    Account #: N7M100574
    Account Name: Natural Resources Defense Council
    DTC #: 0443
    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.