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Environmental Defense Incorporated

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257 Park Ave S New York NY 10010 USA


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  

EDF is an excellent advocate for the environment and the creatures that thrive there, including humans. If you can spare some cash, they'll put it to good use.

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Rating: 5 stars  

With all the different and serious issues facing our environment, EDF pulls resources of people, funding, and volunteering together to maximize efforts to protect our environment . It's wonderful to have one place to go for answers of what is happening and what is needed. I applaud their efforts to protect people, animals, plants, oceans, and air. I also commend them for all of their hard work getting information out and encouraging all of us to help in their efforts by signing petitions and personally urging assistance from government agencies and elected officials.

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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF always has their finger on the pulse to fight for change to protect. EDF is a true friend and fights for the rights of our planets' animals, climate and overall environment. Thank you EDF.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel we need leaders in everything in life .People need a push and a pull when comes to correcting the wrongs in life..your service has the potential to follow through with important issues of the environment.I've been there at the jobs sites contaminated with chemicals in the 70's,80's whereas the companies owner's do not care for the welfare of the workers'health or even their families..i know first hand how important it is to clean up the environment!Your service is a great platform to deal those issues..We need a heavy finger to point at the ways of those responsible for environmental breakdown..Thank You...Dwayne J.Olds

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Rating: 5 stars  

hi i'm Ariel hall a person from Huntsville Alabama. i love to help protect the worlds environments, now you may be thinking another 28 or 38 year old person..... but i'm not i'm 10 years old and i believe the planet needs protecting. no i may not have money, but i do have believe. and that's what matters if you decide to look up random sites on your computer and find this don't go back cause you don't have money stay because the world needs help............

signed, Ariel

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an organization that isn't afraid to fight against corporate greed in the U.S. for real environmental protections, and make that which is in the greater good for the future of all species, most especially ours, known to those who make decisions. I would gladly donate money to them, as I could afford, and would encourage anyone who can to support them whole heartedly!

There may be some things we can afford to experiment with as a civilization, but our one and only habitable planet is NOT one of them. We shouldn't leave planet Earth as a place where only the 1% are wealthy enough to survive for our children... that is one of the great moral imperatives of our time!

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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF is fantastic. They're doing great things for the world, and they make it so easy to take part in change. If you're on their email list, they'll send you links to petitions to sign, letters to send, and donations to make that they think you'll be interested in. It's so easy, And it feels good to know that you're being a part of the change that is happening.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I appreciate the work of the committed folks at EDF. I read about their efforts and am informed at the very least and, most often, moved by the importance of the causes that they pursue. I'd like to thank the organization -- and the individuals -- for their hard work and perseverance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Environmental Defense Fund is a wonderful organization committed to keeping our Earth and it's inhabitants safe and healthy. I'm a proud supporter of EDF and you should be too!!! WE ALL SHARE THIS EARTH, OUR HOME, WE ARE ALL CONNECTED!!! PROTECT OUR EARTH AND ALL ITS SPECIES AND HABITATS!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Environmental Defense Fund is great! Their efforts to protect animals are great! We need swarms o f these little activist groups because politics is corrupt and nothing will happen without continued pressure from the grassroots level, and on the ground help to animals!

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