Who we are
We began in 1967, as a scrappy group of scientists and a lawyer on Long Island, New York, fighting to save osprey from the toxic pesticide DDT. Using scientific evidence, our founders got DDT banned in the U.S.
Today, we’re one of the world’s top environmental organizations. We deliver bold solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen the ability of people and nature to thrive — even with the climate change we feel right now.
And science still guides everything we do.
Our approach to getting results that last
We bring together people from all sides and draw from deep expertise to tackle environmental issues from every angle.
Applying evidence to identify the most effective solutions
Using economic forces to protect our environment
Creating alliances across a wide range of allies
Building a more equitable home on this planet we share
Shaping public policy and taking legal action
Making transformative change for diversity, equity and inclusion
Jason Mathers directs a global campaign to speed up adoption of electric trucks and buses.
People and nature
Jennifer Chow helps communities build sustainable food systems while protecting the environment.
Sergio Sánchez works to ensure clean air for communities around the globe.
Stefan Schwietzke researches local and global emissions of planet-warming methane.
Carolyn Kousky studies climate risks, like floods, and ways to make disaster recovery more equitable.
Hongming Liu works to cut climate pollution through carbon pricing and global partnerships.
Lauren Johnson strategizes transformative environmental and climate justice solutions.
Jolette Westbrook leads efforts to improve and reform wholesale energy markets.
Diversity, equity, inclusion
Ana Suárez creates a stronger sense of belonging at EDF by including a global lens in DEI goals.
EDF by the numbers
Dedicated members and activists who inspire us and make what we do possible
Number of countries where we're taking on the biggest environmental challenges
Staff members from different disciplines working together to develop new ideas