Statement of Purpose

Prospering Lives.   Promoting Progress.   Protecting the Earth. 

In 1985, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) was founded to promote a positive voice on environment and development issues. Its co-founders, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, believed very strongly that the power of the market combined with the applications of safe technologies could offer humanity practical solutions to many of the world’s pressing concerns. A number of leading scientists, academics, and policy leaders would also agree with them and soon joined their effort, along with thousands of citizens from around the country.

Today, this Washington DC-based group is a highly respected organization and its voice can be heard relentlessly infusing the environmental debate with a balanced perspective on environmental stewardship.  With an influential and impressive scientific advisory board, aggressive collegiate program, CFACT Europe, United Nations representation,  Adopt-A-Village project, Global Social Responsibility program, and “Just the Facts” national radio commentary, CFACT has and continues to offer genuine positive solutions to today’s global challenges.

The organization has been termed “invaluable” by the Arizona Republic, it has been lauded for its “effort to bring sound science to the environmental debate” by a former president of the National Academy of Sciences, and has been praised by a respected Boston Globe columnist for “a record of supplying absolutely solid information.”

At the heart of CFACT, our goal is to enhance the fruitfulness of the earth and all of its inhabitants. CFACT accomplishes this through four main strategies:

  1. Prospering Lives. CFACT works to help people find better ways to provide for food, water, energy and other essential human services.
  2. Promoting Progress. CFACT advocates the use of safe, affordable technologies and the pursuit of economic policies that reduce pollution and waste, and maximize the use of resources.
  3. Protecting the Earth. CFACT helps protect the earth through wise stewardship of the land and its wildlife.
  4. Providing Education. CFACT educates various sectors of the public about important facts and practical solutions regarding environmental concerns.

CFACT issues include:

  • Air quality
  • Renewable energy
  • Biodiversity
  • Water quality
  • Population
  • Transportation
  • Acid rain
  • Recycling
  • Energy
  • Superfund
  • Food safety
  • Climate change
  • Pesticides
  • UN conferences
  • Eco-education
  • Property rights
  • Biotechnology
  • Toxics and chemicals
  • Government regulation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Rainforest
  • Smart growth
  • Sustainable development
  • Fuel economy
  • Conservation
  • Malaria
  • Nuclear power
  • Chlorine
  • Risk assessment
  • Resource depletion
  • Hollywood and the media
  • Market-based solutions
  • Childhood obesity
  • CSR
  • Deforestation
  • Incineration
  • Eco-labeling
  • Sound science
  • Environmental ethics
  • Endangered species
  • Waste management


CFACT is recognized as an exempt 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Service Act of 1954. Click to download CFACT’s 2011 IRS Form 990 and CFACT’s 2011 Audit. CFACT is primarily funded by private citizens across the United States and has never sought or received money from federal, state, or local governments.