Success stories

Highlights from our four decades of results

  • 2014

    Safer products

    Our collaboration with the world's largest retailer leads to safer chemicals in household products.

  • 2013

    Saving red snapper

    We helped Gulf of Mexico fisherman shift to sustainable fishing, and snapper is now rebounding.

  • 2013

    Climate launch pad

    It’s all systems go in California, which has initiated the nation’s first economy-wide cap on greenhouse gases.

  • 2012

    Rescuing the delta

    We aligned with unique partners to make sure a key Mississippi River Delta restoration plan will be implemented.

  • 2008-now

    EDF's Climate Corps

    We train and embed top-tier grad students at major companies to cut emissions and save money.

  • Iconic victories from our past

  • 2006

    "Catch share" fisheries

    Our efficient, science-based approach to managing fisheries caught on across the U.S. and around the world.

  • 1995

    Safe Harbor program

    We partnered with landowners to help them protect rare and endangered species on over 4 million acres of land.

  • 1991

    McDonald's packaging

    We showed a big company and an environmental group can work together to reduce waste and cut costs.

  • 1990

    Cutting acid rain

    Our system required emissions cuts, but let each company find the most efficient way. It became law in the Clean Air Act.


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