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Environmental Defense Incorporated

Rating: 4.58 stars   367 reviews 7,126

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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  

Hi there. My name is Melissa. I would like everyone to know Environmental Defense cares so much for our people, earth and animals! Please support them in any way you can! Peace and Love to EVERYONE!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF has been influential in keeping me informed about important issues, and allowing me to have access to petitions I wish to sign. I am grateful for the opportunity they afford me to have my voice heard.

 
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EDF fights the battle we as individuals couldn't do. They fight for clean air, protect animals & many other issues. I contribute monthly & hope you do too!

 
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By trusted God to show you to help other from nonprofit. It the best i have seen they care about the environmental Defense try to get you help by suggest something. Cathy Riggs

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I decided to get involved with the edf because I strongly believe that the environment is the most important thing that we must protect. Nature can survive without us but we can't survive without nature. That's why I wanted to join this organization to be someone that can make a positive impact on the environment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to make it get profit because its hard to fight climate change when the polluters get away with it because they're rich.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Environmental Defense Fund is vital in order to save our Planet Earth.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

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EDF was captured more than a decade ago by neoliberal politics and economics leading to advocacy for private ownership of public trust resources. The organization responds to libertarian and conservative funding organizations and foundations in creating so-called "market based solutions" to air and water pollution, overfishing and depletion of marine fishing species and bycatch and protection, ignoring ecosystem integrity and the right of the public to manage and control the use and consumption of public trust resources. The organization supports austerity in the federal budget and opposes regulation by government trustees responsible for managing public trust resources on behalf of the public which actually owns them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF has helped to keep me better informed on many different issues including those involving air pollution factors, concerns/problems with what goes into many of our foods, climate change and endangered animals.

Through my contact with EDF I have been able to directly get in touch with my congressman and senators and in return have received replies back from those elected officials letting me know my voice had been heard on issues that are important to me.

EDF provides a great insight into matters going on in our world that should concern us all but are not necessarily heard on the news or posted as a headline or a must read article on the internet.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

This is amazing, great environmental stuff finally. Sticking it up to China and the U.S. Cause what's more important: The short term benefit of one species or the long term benefit of ALL species and the Earth. Do you want your children to live in a world tomorrow that is toxic and radioactive or a world that is at least livable.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF is one of the most responsible and focused of any of the many environmental organizations in the United States. It's work is supported by strong scientific evidence, and its efforts to educate the public are remarkably effective. Those of us who care about the environment should be at the front in supporting and endorsing EDF.

 
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