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OUR MISSION

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

Today, CFACT is a respected Washington D.C.-based organization whose voice can be heard relentlessly infusing the public-interest debate with a balanced perspective on environmental stewardship and other important issues.  With an influential and impressive scientific advisory board, effective collegiate program on U.S. college campuses, CFACT Europe, official United Nations’ NGO representation, Adopt-A-Village project, Global Social Responsibility program, and “Just the Facts” daily national radio commentary, CFACT continues to offer genuine solutions to today’s most important global challenges.

CFACT 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.

OUR STAFF

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Director of Research and Education, Center for Global Food Issues
Hudson Institute

Director, Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute

Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Professor, Dept. of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University

Director, Africa Fighting Malaria

Wildlife biologist, IWMC World Conservation Trust

National Spokesman, Cornwall Alliance for Environmental Stewardship

Emeritus Professor of Economics, Rhodes College

Professor of Philosophy, University of Trier (Germany)

Author and Lecturer

Director of International Affairs, Congress of Racial Equality (Uganda)

Managing Editor, Environment & Climate News, Heartland Institute

Independent energy consultant (U.K.)

Transportation consultant; Principal, Demographia

Associate Director, Keck Biotechnology Genomics Services
Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Economics, Loyola College of Maryland

Professor of Political Science, Director of EGSC, East Georgia State College – Augusta

Meteorologist (retired), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Principal, Science Speaks (Australia)

Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, St. Catherine’s University

Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut

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Director of Research and Education, Center for Global Food Issues
Hudson Institute

Director, Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute

Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Professor, Dept. of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University

Director, Africa Fighting Malaria

Wildlife biologist, IWMC World Conservation Trust

National Spokesman, Cornwall Alliance for Environmental Stewardship

Emeritus Professor of Economics, Rhodes College

Professor of Philosophy, University of Trier (Germany)

Author and Lecturer

Director of International Affairs, Congress of Racial Equality (Uganda)

Managing Editor, Environment & Climate News, Heartland Institute

Independent energy consultant (U.K.)

Transportation consultant; Principal, Demographia

Associate Director, Keck Biotechnology Genomics Services
Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Economics, Loyola College of Maryland

Professor of Political Science, Director of EGSC, East Georgia State College – Augusta

Meteorologist (retired), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Principal, Science Speaks (Australia)

Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, St. Catherine’s University

Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut

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ISSUES

  • 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 2016 IRS Form 990 and CFACT’s 2016 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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Craig RuckerPresident
Teresa AshIndependent Voting Member
Jeri GoetzIndependent Voting Member
Darren GibbsIndependent Voting Member