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Environmental Defense
257 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010 USA

Members
More than 300,000 worldwide.

Mission
Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy, nourishing food, and a flourishing ecosystem.

Environmental Defense will be guided by scientific evaluation of environmental problems, and the solutions we advocate will be based on science, even when it leads in unfamiliar directions. Environmental Defense will work to create solutions that win lasting political, economic, and social support because they are bipartisan, efficient, and fair.

Environmental Defense believes that a sustainable environment will require economic and social systems that are equitable and just. We affirm our commitment to the environmental rights of the poor and people of color.

Programs
Environmental Defense targets a broad range of regional, national and international environmental issues. In recent years, Environmental Defense has become a leading advocate of economic incentive as a new approach to solving environmental problems.

The four main goals of Environmental Defense are:

  1. Stabilizing the Earth's climate by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
  2. Safeguarding the world's oceans from pollution and over fishing.
  3. Protecting human health from exposure to toxic chemicals and pollution.
  4. Defending and restoring biodiversity, with particular concentration on rivers and watersheds.

Environmental Defense provides a number of Outreach and Activism opportunities - both online and off. Please visit their website for more information.

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Note: Care2 is not affiliated with Environmental Defense. We make donations to this organization because we believe it has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the effort to protect the Earth's natural resources.