Our impact

With the help of more than 1 million members, we take a pragmatic approach that benefits people and nature.

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EDF does constructive, thoughtful, hard work that gains respect—and results.

George P. Shultz Former U.S. Secretary of State

7 ways sensor technology can solve environmental problems

Humans are hard-wired to respond to threats we can sense. We’re not so good at responding to threats we can’t see, hear or touch: Pollution of air and water, toxic chemicals in products we buy, climate pollution.

Data has a long history of leading to environmental solutions. But sophisticated, inexpensive sensors are making the invisible visible, and have the potential to help solve some of our toughest environmental challenges.

The future within reach

EDF recently released Blueprint 2020: our five-year strategic plan to make progress in four main areas: Climate & Energy, Ecosystems, Oceans, and Health.

In each environmental area, we’ve set a series of strategic goals—some that will take years to complete, and others that we’re fighting to win right now—this year.