Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 750,000 members. Since 1967, they 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.
What They Do
They’re focused on the solutions that will have the biggest impact, such as removing obsolete rules that hamper the clean energy market in the U.S.
They’re catalyzing reforms to make sustainable fishing the norm in 12 key nations that account for 62% of the global fish catch.
They’re creating economic demand for sustainable and climate-adaptive farming, ranching, and water efficiency programs.
They’re using the dual levers of policy reform and corporate responsibility to drive down exposures to pollutants and toxic chemicals.