Our Mission: ACC’s mission is to build the conservative environmental movement.

Our Vision: We envision a cleaner, more prosperous world that fosters collaboration in the pursuit of environmental conservation.

The American Conservation Coalition (ACC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing young people around environmental action through common-sense, pro-innovation, and limited-government principles. ACC was founded in 2017 by a group of young conservatives who wanted to fill the ideological gap in the environmental movement that was preventing effective, durable action.

We believe economic and environmental success go hand-in-hand and that everyone should feel empowered to take a seat at the table in discussions concerning conservation, clean energy, sportsmen’s rights, agriculture, climate, and more. ACC empowers young people who are tired of partisan inaction and equips them to build a better, more effective environmental movement for all Americans.

The Conservative Approach Our Principles

  • Conservation

    Nature provides the resources we need to survive and enriches our lives with beauty. We should foster a culture of stewardship that ensures long-term environmental sustainability.

  • Natural Heritage

    America’s diverse natural landscapes are part of our shared heritage and national identity. We have a duty to protect this gift for future generations of Americans.

  • Localism

    Conservation starts locally. Local attachments inspire us to care for the environment and local knowledge is an integral part of successful environmental stewardship.

  • Capitalism

    Economic prosperity and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand. Strong property rights, competitive markets, and trade, coupled with a culture of environmental stewardship, produce the best environmental outcomes. Economic freedom creates prosperity and gives people the resources and tools they need to care for the environment.

  • Innovation

    Humans find creative solutions to complex problems. It’s in our nature. Innovation allows us to do more with less, which is key to a sustainable and prosperous future.

  • Balance

    Individuals, businesses, and governments each have a role to play in caring for the environment. No single institution can address complex challenges alone. Environmental challenges must be met with balanced and cooperative responses.