IEER provides activists, policy-makers, journalists, and the public with understandable and accurate scientific and technical information on energy and environmental issues. Our aim is to bring scientific excellence to public policy issues in order to promote the democratization of science and a safer, healthier environment.


IEER Celebrates 25 Years!

Since 1987 IEER has been committed to providing reliable and accurate technical information. We couldn’t have done it without our friends and supporters. Thank You!

If you would like to be part of the next 25 years of IEER, support us today with a donation of any amount. Your contribution goes towards creating the types of resources available here, and is tax-deductible. If you have questions about IEER or our work, please contact us.

Science Can be Fun.

(No, really!)

While we are dedicated to providing sound technical information, we do not believe it must be a painful process. IEER technical trainings and our newsletters, Science for Democratic Action and its international counterpart Energy & Security, present not only accessible science, but fun science as well. Just ask Dr. Egghead!

The newsletter is just great. I just *loved* the techno-weenie centerfold pin-up [a.k.a. Science for the Critical Masses]. I’m still not able to do the math problems, but I read them religiously anyway. I appreciate your work.

With all due deference to the Creator, I suggest you stop reading the problems religiously and start doing them arithmetically. –Dr. Egghead

Science for Democratic Action includes a lighter side to science without compromising its accuracy or integrity. From Atomic Puzzlers, to Dr. Egghead, to Centerfolds for Technoweenies (a.k.a. Science for the Critical Masses), Science for Democratic Action is the learning tool of choice for well-informed activists.

Our technical training workshops are another way we bring science to the activists with a minimum of pain. Here is what some of our past attendees have said about the workshops:

IEER has opened up my understanding to much knowledge that has helped me in my own efforts and has given me more confidence. What I have learned I have found most useful, especially in helping my people.

I have gained a lot from the workshops and will use all I’ve learned back in my community. I really appreciate the opportunity and the gift of new knowledge and exchange of ideas.

IEER also publishes an international newsletter, Energy & Security. Generally speaking, Energy & Security is a translation of Science for Democratic Action, and is published in Russian, French, Chinese, and Japanese. This allows us to provide an international audience with the same accurate and understandable technical information that is the foundation of our reputation in the United States. Energy & Security provides activists, policy makers, and journalists around the world with the tools they need to effectively address problems related to nuclear materials and technologies.

IEER’s workshops and newsletters are backed up by technically sound factsheets, reports, and publications as well as by the expertise of our highly trained staff, and our more than 10 years of experience.

Please take a few moments to explore our website and the many resources we have available. We have more information about our Purpose, our Background as an organization, and a variety of printed resources. If you are a member of the media, please visit our Newsroom for specific media-related information. And always feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Financial Support

IEER’s work is supported by grants from foundations, concerned individuals and public interest consulting contracts. Foundation grants are received from Colombe Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kindle Project, the Alki, Leocha, and Livingry Funds of the Tides Foundation, New-Land Foundation, Stewart R. Mott Foundation, and the Town Creek Foundation.

IEER is a 501(c)(3) organization. To make a contribution to IEER, please visit our donations page or contact us.

What people say about IEER:

It’s very motivating to have scientific support like IEER publications, and reading them is fun — a rare event in the often stubborn long-term work for a nuclear free world.

Thank you for your thoughtful, witty and fact-filled magazine… Technoweenies unite!

Thanks for your newsletter, especially the jokes…a welcome relief!