Environmental Defense Incorporated

Rating: 4.53 stars   289 reviews 2,876

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.


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  

I suffer from chronic illness, and since I have realized the chemicals in my enviroment have a lot to do with it. So I went out a mission to try to do anything I could to take action and help. With all of us together our voices will be heard! I enjoy this site so much and I truly feel like I'm doing good for the entire world and our community. Let's stand together and take action! Together we can change our world and do good!

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What is it about your life you like? Good health, clean air, access to parks, healthy forests and ecosystems, an abundance of unpolluted natural resources, happy families that include all your favorite pets, farm animals, a sustainable climate? Fortunately, our world has some great nonprofit organizations working on all of our behalf to keep our world safe and sustainable. Scientists, econonmists, policy makers and volunteers work together as part of the Environmental Defense Fund to promote the health and well-being of all natural systems. Because all life depends on the health of these systems, is it time to care a little more? It's simple. Today, you can become a member of one of these great nonprofits such as the Environmental Defense Fund!

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I donate nearly all mpoints I make through my physical fitness routine to the EDF. Through an app called Nexercise, which is equally great i'll add, I came across this charity and it scores well with Charity Navigator and Trust pilot review sites. I look forward to increased pro environmental -reform programs and will do whatever I can to help.


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The EDF supports many worthwhile causes in behalf of keeping our planet healthy and safe for many generations to come.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Environmental Defense fund is not narrow in its focus on environmental issues. I believe this puts the fund on the cutting edge of a spectrum of needs, in terms of preservation and conservation, as well as the identification and solution of emergent issues. It is an excellent conduit for information regarding environmental needs.

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Rating: 4 stars  

It is as simple as this: We have one environment that we live in. It is getting degraded and smaller as we get larger. We must get back to our roots. We must relearn to live in our environment not on it. The truth of this is now self-evident. So let's be honest and learn to do so. It's the only way; so this fact always requires first attention in any argument or debate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Environmental Defense Incorporated exemplifies a genuine and a focused and proactive concern for humanity and for the quality of life today and for generations to come.
Thank you,
Paul G. Rizzo
Carlstadt, NJ

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I'm really not sure what to say. Of all the advocacy groups I have become a part of, yours has the most diversity of issues that desperately need to be addressed and I admire the fight you give on behalf of them all. You are true heroes and I feel privileged to do whatever I can to help. Thanks. Jacque Marshall

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