Impact by the numbers
Acres that have protected 63 rare species, thanks to EDF’s efforts to give landowners incentives to help wildlife
The amount in energy savings EDF Climate Corps fellows have uncovered for top companies since 2008
Countries around the world where EDF works with partners and allies to solve the most critical environmental problems
What we do
Thanks to our supporters and partners, EDF follows the evidence to zero in on the areas where our expertise can make the biggest difference:
We're working to stabilize the climate, creating new ways to cut emissions.
Solving climate change takes a global effort
Working with partners around the world helps stabilize the climate, while supporting the well-being of local communities.
We're transforming the world's energy system, making it cleaner.
We’re building a satellite to cut climate pollution worldwide
Transparent data that shows where there are problems and opportunities creates faster, more effective solutions — that’s the goal we’re after.
We craft sustainable ways to grow food and supply water, protecting nature.
Using the supply chain to slash fertilizer pollution
Neither of us has all the answers, but EDF has persuaded us to move in directions I did not know were possible or practical.
Iowa grain farmer
We work globally to create oceans and coastal communities that thrive.
How to reverse the overfishing crisis
EDF was the first environmental organization I’ve met that shows an interest in what’s good for fishermen.
Gulf of Mexico fisherman
A healthier environment means healthier people. We focus on both.
How we’re using technology to tackle air pollution around the globe
Today, more than ever, we must protect people, especially the most vulnerable, from environmental pollution. EDF is a critical partner in this effort.
Georges C. Benjamin, M.D.
American Public Health Association
How we do it
To forge the most effective solutions, EDF approaches the biggest environmental challenges from these angles:
Rigorous science is our bedrock. It drives everything we do.
Scientists don’t always understand how to get people to act on their data. That’s where EDF has proven to be superb.
MethaneSAT Science Advisory Group
What makes a boat smart, and why does it matter?
We examine every environmental problem through an economic lens.
Many decisions that cause environmental damage are rooted in economics, and so are the solutions.
How economics solved acid rain
With our partners, we achieve what no environmental group can do alone.
We've got a strong partnership with EDF, and together we're getting important things done.
President and CEO, Walmart
Our partnership with Walmart brings big change
With our allies, we shape strong, bipartisan policy and fight for great environmental laws.
EDF helped lay the foundation for today’s bedrock environmental laws. We know how to defend them.