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New York
New York 10010
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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


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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I have found that with EDF, NRDC, Greenpeace, PETA, LCV, EARTHJUSTICE the most critical aspect of their poignancy and relevance in the sustainability world is their ability and willing ness to be proactive and inclusive of all forces toward renewals and sustainability and gently INFUSING the issue ... more »
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As an environmental advocate and activist, I have found the Environmental Defense Fund to be an engaged and effective partner in the mission of raising environmental consciousness and bringing positive change to reality. As a media specialist and journalist, I appreciate and use EDF's up-to-date ... more »
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EDF provides those of us who may feel less than able to make a real difference to step up and change the world anyway! Their work truly is for the common good. I recently heard someone say that if you want to create abundance in your own life, then create it for someone else. Participating with EDF ... more »
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