Member Directory

Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)

Address 120 Garrett Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone (434) 977-4090
Website http://www.southernenvironment.org
Primary Contact Matthew Verdillo
Primary Email hiring@selcva.org
Executive Director DJ Gerken
Primary Focus Area Environment
Service Areas
  • Augusta
  • Albemarle
  • Buckingham
  • Charlottesville
  • Fluvanna
  • Greene
  • Louisa
  • Madison
  • Nelson
  • Orange
  • Statewide
  • National
  • NC
  • SC
  • GA
  • TN
  • AL
  • VA
  • DC

Mission Statement

To protect the basic right to clean air, clean water, and a livable climate; to preserve our region’s natural treasures and rich biodiversity; and to provide a healthy environment for all.


We are the Southern Environmental Law Center — the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental legal advocacy organization rooted in and focused on the South.

As lawyers, policy and issue experts, and community advocates and partners, we take on the toughest challenges to protect our air, water, land, wildlife, and the people who live here. And we win.

Transforming our region away from fossil fuel to clean energy, righting environmental injustice, stopping pollution, and protecting nature—When we solve these issues here, we lead the way for others.

That’s why we say, Solutions start in the South.

Key Programs

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Giving Opportunities

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