Our impact

With the help of 1.5 million members, we take a pragmatic approach that benefits people and nature.

See how your support makes great things happen.

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

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

Safeguarding: Human health

Biggest environmental law in a generation

Walmart shoppers

Thousands of consumer products get safer

Child in shopping cart

Restoring: Healthy oceans

84% of U.S. fish stocks are now at healthy levels

Red snapper

Reducing: Climate pollution

White House and EPA target methane pollution

Streetview car with methane sensor

Clean Power Plan puts first-ever limits on power plant pollution 

2014 climate march

China rolls out a bold climate action plan

Solar panel installation in China

Photo: Jiri Rezac

Hundreds of companies boost energy efficiency

  • Impact: EDF Climate Corps has helped top companies uncover nearly $1.5 billion in wasted energy2 . One in three Fortune 100 companies have hosted fellows.3
  • Our role: Each year we train hundreds of graduate students and embed them at leading organizations to find tangible ways to use less energy. 
  • Next: Expand program across U.S. and China »
EDF Climate Corps Fellow

Protecting: Vulnerable ecosystems

A breakthrough for threatened wildlife and habitat 

  • Impact: A new conservation tool known as habitat exchanges steps in to save vulnerable wildlife before they need endangered species protection.
  • Our role: We created the exchange system, then brought together unlikely allies—including farmers and energy developers—to help protect the declining greater sage-grouse.
  • Next: Create more habitat exchanges for wildlife »
Sage grouse

Photo: Steven Nehl

Agricultural leaders take major steps to reduce fertilizer pollution

  • Impact: Corporations ranging from Walmart to General Mills committed to optimize fertilizer use and improve soil conservation on 23 million acres of U.S. crops.
  • Our role: We’ve developed collaborations across the grain supply chain to showcase the benefits of using fertilizers more efficiently.
  • Next: Make even more cropland sustainable »
Ear of corn

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  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA Fisheries. Status of Stocks 2014. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/publications/feature_stories/2015/status_of_stocks_2014.html
  2. EDF Climate Corps. http://edfclimatecorps.org/impact/our-impact
  3. EDF Climate Corps. http://edfclimatecorps.org/hosts/advance-your-energy-management-program