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What is the Environmental Defense Fund

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Peter Getty describes the main goals and accomplishments of the Environmental Defense Fund, one of the world's largest environmental organizations.

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What is the Environmental Defense Fund

  1. 1. Environmental Defense Fund What is the Peter Getty: Related article here at The Huffington Post
  2. 2. The Environmental Defense Fund is one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with over one million members and a staff of 500 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals all around the world.
  3. 3. EDF's Core Mission... is to preserve our planet’s natural systems on which all life depends.
  4. 4. The EDF is guided by science and economics, and aims to find practical and long-lasting solutions to some of the most serious environmental problems we experience today.
  5. 5. The Environmental Defense Fund is noted for the combination of what they protect and the ways in which they protect it.
  6. 6. According to EDF's website: “We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations — as well as with business, government and communities — and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others,” (www.edf.org).
  7. 7. Results — Create environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world Respect — Welcome diverse perspectives, talents and contributions Innovation — Design and use a wide range of problem-solving tools Optimism — Embrace ambitious environmental goals while taking into account real-world dynamics Integrity — Uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action EDF’s Core Values:
  8. 8. Impact: 65% of U.S. fisheries are currently managed using sustainable methods, helping to reverse decades of overfishing. Restoring: Healthy Oceans
  9. 9. EDF's role: introduced catch shares, a type of management that is now widely used. Catch shares give fishermen a stake in the overall health of a fishery.
  10. 10. Reducing: Climate pollution According to the EDF, "methane pollution gets much-needed scrutiny." Impact: EPA announced plans to set limits on methane pollution within the oil and gas industry.
  11. 11. EDF's role: drew focus to the problem by initiating a series of 16 studies to gather data. Partners include about 100 universities, research institutions and companies.
  12. 12. Protecting: Vulnerable Ecosystems Safe Harbor preserves habitat on private lands. Impact: 4 million acres of habitat protected
  13. 13. EDF's role: created and launched Safe Harbor, an organization that gives landowners added incentives to protect rare species while simultaneously avoiding new government restrictions regarding land usage.
  14. 14. Thousands of consumer products are getting safer. Impact: According to EDF.com, "Walmart has a new safer chemical policy that asks suppliers to disclose chemicals in thousands of household products. The policy also targets priority chemicals of concern for phasing out or substitution with safer ingredients." Safeguarding: Human Health
  15. 15. EDF's role: provided scientific help to Walmart about how to develop a leadership policy that sets a standard for safer chemicals in the marketplace—continuing their efforts on utilizing corporate partnerships for positive environmental results.
  16. 16. For more information about the Environmental Defense Fund, please check out their website at: www.edf.org

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