Environmental Defense Incorporated

Rating: 4.53 stars   292 reviews 3,058

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 found this charity on the internet, After researching them, I found them to be a magnificent organization. As the intelligent life forms on our planet, we have a responsibility to protect our environment and the other creatures that occupy our precious eco system No one is doing more, or doing a better job to help save and protect our world. I am proud to stand with them. I hope you will too!

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Rating: 3 stars  

I will give it more stars once I research more. but my initial question is what are you doing for the obvious trash management problem that is spreading throughout NYC? I am creating a non profit to battle this problem. I will be inspiring our youth to get out and clean their community and realize it is a problem and not something to walk past as you try to make a living or visit NYC.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a 52 year old disable individual. I often wonder what causes most of the illness that we see today not only here in the U.S.A. but world wide. Yes, it is said that natural disasters such as floods, Hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes along with volcanic eruptions; these things due indeed contaminate the earth, air, and water BUT, there is only one true source of pollution in my opinion and that is industries and mankind. In the past 200 years alone we have destroyed millions of species of creatures, land , safe drinking water, and our oceans, and skies. We as human dump more toxic waste into our lands with then affect or drinking water and land we are able to dwell on.The food we grow and land and harvest from the sea has a lot of contaminates in it and on it. BUT, Our governing bodies say are safe for human consumption. The Environment Defense fund incorporated and all other non profit organization are just trying to rein in the and repair the damage already done. We as people who love our lands, our homes, our countries,and our families, and escpeicially EARTH. We need people in government who understand that we as humans are tired of taking second place to the bottom line and Profit margins. WE need people in office who will try and respect our wishes our wonderful world before we destroy it beyond repair.
there is and old saying handed down in my family"WHAT YOU PUT INTO THE LAND, AIR,AND WATER SHALL ALWAYS COME BACK UNTO YOU." so please help edf and many other non profit organization save our lives and the lives of our little ones

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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