Environmental Defense Incorporated

Rating: 4.52 stars   273 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 257 Park Ave S New York NY 10010 USA

Mission: Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 700,000 members. Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society''s most urgent environmental problems.

Environmental Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems.

Guided by science, Environmental Defense Fund evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair.

Environmental Defense Fund believes that a sustainable environment will require economic and social systems that are equitable and just. We affirm our commitment to the environmental rights of the poor and people of color.

As an American organization, Environmental Defense Fund will always pay special attention to American environmental problems and to America''s role in both causing and solving global environmental problems.


Programs:

Our initiatives comprise an integrated strategy to cut global warming pollution and prevent catastrophic climate change.

1 National Policy
Uniting climate, energy and the economy

 2 International Work
Promoting a global framework that links climate with development

 3 State and Local Campaigns
Demonstrating the best policies and building national momentum

 4 Business Partnerships
Building strategic partnerships to drive environmental solutions


 

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great source of independent non partisian information and a go to resource regarding products harmful to humans, animals & the environment

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Rating: 5 stars  

As you may know, the world is under constant attack to it's ecosystems whether by megacorporations or uninformed individuals. Environmental Defense is one of a handful of organizations that is actually doing something about it. By informing the public to the latest problems and suggesting possible solutions ED has been quite helpful in giving us a way to combat the tragedy that seems to be occurring on a daily basis. If you are concerned with the plight of our planet I strongly suggest joining ED and supporting them in any way possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I believe EDF is the premier environmental organization in the country/world. The scope of their involvement is truly amazing. Keep up the good work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

You are the voice for anyone who doesn't have the time, energy, funds or experience to address major issues of our planet that we believe in and feel devoted to. Thank you so much for helping us to take a path that shares the important necessities to help and save our planet.

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Rating: 5 stars  

They dont ask for money constanty like other environmental non-profs, clearly they have everyones best interests at heart.

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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF is a very dynamic and effective organization that acts to protect this planet for the lives which depend upon it. I highly recommend it as a worthwhile donation organization!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am disabled so the volunteer work that is very important to me is something that I can no longer physically accomplish. EDF allows me to continue to contribute. They bring issues to my attention that I was not aware of and then make it possible for me to make a contribution. Thank you EDF

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's a relief to know there are people out there who are fighting for our concerns and wellbeing!! That's all I can can say is thank you

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Rating: 5 stars  

The first I heard of EDF was approximately 9 to 12 years ago. I had recently moved to the Desert and I was making way better money at that time. I was on my desktop or looking at emails and something caught my eye regarding being of service to Wildlife. It was EDF. I sent some money and I became a member. I started getting the EDF news magazine in my mailbox and like the first one I received had a picture of a Fed Ex truck and an article talking about all Fed Ex trucks are now powered with alternative fuels. I though that was very, very cool. There were additional articles about saving Polar Bears and other Wildlife and I said to myself these people are on it. They think like I think. I started donating more and getting numerous plush animals and other EDF gear. I still have your original black colored grocery bag, which I use constantly. I love that bag and the statement it makes when I carry it through my local Trader Joes or elsewhere. I also have the original black colored baseball cap with white lettering but, that hat has seen better days in the past. I cannot gather enough dollars to send for a new one but one of these days soon, I hope to send some money for a new one. In closing, in my past when I actually worked and money was more prevalent in my life I found other Environmental and Wildlife organizations that I donated to. At that time I felt I was doing my part and perhaps making a small difference for the defenseless and the pure innocence of our environment. I probably belong to 8 or 10 additional organizations. I am not sure if I still do belong because lack of contributions but when money comes my way again, soon, I will make my stand and be part of once more. Of all the organizations I belong to or have belonged to EDF is the king of making the effort, going to court, being on the front of so many different Environmental and Wildlife causes and ultimately being of service to what God has given us that is beautiful, pure and free in our time of living. Thanks for this opportunity. Pass.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Environmental Defense Fund, since 1967, has been committed to the environment, working across many disciplines to solve problems. 84% of donations go directly to program services. Go to their website, www.edf.org to read about some of their success stories.

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