Environmental Defense Incorporated

Rating: 4.51 stars   258 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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Sometimes the only things that help me get through is an organization of people who love the earth and its living things as much as I. The EDF is that "thing"; it lets me know that there are people who care about our beloved planet and its living creatures and plants and that brightens days when I see so many animals killed on our roadways, poachers getting their quarry for a few lousy dollars with no thought to the animal they just poached from their life, and all the other horrors that go on around us every day. I feel they appreciate me as one who has saved many living wild things in my journeys out in the woods and/or along the roadsides. We must help them to survive too.

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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF is a best way for a person who can help the Planet in many ways, fighting for animals, climate change, the deforestation of trees, and the environment all over the World. I am very passionate about saving the World and all of it's living creatures, plants and the Oceans. Many of us do not have the time to sit and read all these articles on the Planet and it's living things. EDF will tell us the most important items in the World and we can change anything and everything just by choosing what we want to focus on.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I care passionately about the environment. Environment is a word that covers so much: it is basically Our Collective Life on Earth and when we say we care for the environment we say I want to live, I want to breathe, I want animals on land and sea to be with us, I want that land and sea and air to be cared for acknowledging its preciousness. I mean this sincerely. I rely on this great organization to give me the low-down on what is happening out there. I really can act and I can make a difference simply because EDF keeps me informed and I can do the support work whether it is signing print or online petitions or giving a little to go along with what other concerned citizens give. Together is the word. Together we add up and we can be incredibly effective in making a difference.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Many of us just don't have the time to follow all the things that are happening regarding the destruction of the environment. The EDF fulfills a much needed service to those of us that are deeply interested in saving the environment from corporate greed and environmental messes. Thank You!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF is one of the best ways that a person can help our planet in so many ways. We are all obligated to help fight the issues today that will effect generations to come and EDF is here to help with these issues. Thank You EDF for being there for all of us and for those generations to come.

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Rating: 3 stars  

I just want to say that without these fine folks at EDF, many causes would not reach their full potential. It is very gratifying to know that there are still good people on this earth looking out for all living things including our planet Earth. And yes, even the Earth is a living "thing"-just as you and I live and breathe, so does our planet and its just nice to know that all animals, including the planet have a voice that speaks for them and fights for their rights.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had not heard of EDF before a couple of months ago. I had been leafing through the internet about our environment, and other things that were and are near and dear to my heart. I came across EDF and looked into them and what they had been and are doing to better our environment. They go that extra mile that so many do not and are not willing to go. Thank you! I may not always be able to donate money to a cause but I can put my name on a petition or write a specific government official, and they keep me informed of these issues. Thank you again for going that extra mile and holding your feet to the proverbial fire for all of us and our planet.

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