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Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: Environmental defense fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

Programs: Climate and energy - see schedule o

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Community Stories

373 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Has helped me immensely to understand problems with our laws in regards to climate change and environmental policies and gives me non-offerwhelming ways of helping.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There really isn't a story, rather a kudos to Environmental Defense! Without sustaining our environment, we won't have anything. I have read and learned (and donated when able) and subsequently done my part. My granddaughter is 8 years young and picks up litter on the streets (after which we assure a good scrubbing :-) and she does not hesitate to tell anyone - classmates, family members, anyone who will listen - why things should or should not be done! I share with her all that I have learned over the many years and implemented into my life to assure that when I am gone, she will remember and continue to save what we have.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for all you do for the animals and our world to make it a better, healthier, more productive place. Your tireless efforts do make a difference. It is an uphill battle but you continue to help the public see how important it is for all of us to take a part in making it better.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Environmental Defense Fund and its organization has consistently been on the forefront of the issues that matter to the future of this planet and what we leave to the next generation. Protect the air, water and land that we and all life need to sustain us! I would recommend the support of the EDF to everyone.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organisation is the perfect way for the very few to organise and become the voice of many thousands, I support almost 100% of the petitions and know that my small voice is joined by so many more that it has made a difference.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the first groups I have taken a part of that makes you realize you really can make a difference by signing a petition and expressing your opinion. Thank you EDF for all that you do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Nora23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Terry90

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

DaMeteor

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

Not too many things in life bring instant and long-lasting satisfaction. Supporting EDF excels at doing both!! Support EDF and you will be doing something really good for this world we live in and make yourself feel really good at the same time.

1 Claudio A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

for save the others life, aid them, give support and services required when necessary, we are present as non profit charity, as a means to whom reffer when necessities are more and high and one had not money. We do so for love and with love, searching to redone the will of smile, the will of live to more and do so gratuitely and not for gain. Surely we need money for our activity, but it is thanks people we may. We are here for alls have a situation of stress, of economic difficulty and say:ask us what you need, we are here for done answers. claudio alpaca

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate everything the Environmental Defense Fund does to help protect our mother earth!

Donor

Rating: 5

EDF wages battle on behalf of the planet against powers that individuals like me cannot face. I am grateful for EDF, and for its approach to environmental activism: scientific, legally defensible, and tenacious. EDF's ability to work with the "opposition" to deliver a win-win solution is impressive.