Environmental Defense Incorporated

Rating: 4.52 stars   260 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


 

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

In this day and age we must push, sometimes drag ourselves forward. LDF is so crucial to this task. If this World is truly to strive for moral clarity, justice and a clean beautiful climate; it is imperative to have a dedicated non-profit organization pushing us on. Even when odds are against you, your and our hope is an organization we can count on. YOU and your staff. Thank you for your commitment to those that have no VOICE!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As A child I grew up in the hill of the Boot-hills of S.E. Missouri,My grandparents had a home with 20 Acres of woods all around us.we were mostly green user with heat and cooking on the grill mostly all summer.Plus Pops(My fathers' Father)was a Butcher for most of his life,so we would process our own meats,such as Deer,Squirrels,Rabbits,Chickens,w/their eggs,Pork,or Hogs as we called them,and plenty of cattle,it wasn't always hamburgers nice thick Juicy Steaks and of course the cows milk,make our own cream and butter,GRan-Ma would even make her own soap out of the pig skins and we get eat the cracklings for a Snack,Nothing went to waist,we grew everything in the garden then canned and preserve all the fruits and vegetables. we would even save the skins and sell them back to the leather companies,and store the blood from the slaughters to make a Catfish bait.yea even go fishing 3 to 4 times a week so we always had plenty of fish.with all the carbons polluting are earth today.I am against pollutions.SO I AM A GREENOLIGIST.lets take our planet back and go back to the old ways of living live our means and not our needs.I never needed when I was a young man.I had everything I needed then.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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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.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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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