5 Environmental Non-Profits Fighting Climate Change Today

Environmental Defense Fund

For 50 years, EDF has been working with other organizations, businesses, government, and communities to create incentives for positive environmental actions. They approach the climate issue through science, economics, partnerships and policy. 

Sierra Club: 

“We can’t protect our climate simply by saying ‘no’ to bad ideas. We must also shout ‘yes!’ to better ideas.” says Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director

The Sierra Club, has been working to protect the environment and its people since 1892. It’s the oldest and largest environmental group in America with 750,000 members. They helped pass the Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts, initiated the creation of numerous National Parks, and worked to move hundreds of coal plants towards clean energy. Their areas of focus include policy-based climate solutions, environmental conservations and protest mobilisation. 

Earth Justice:

Earthjustice is a nonprofit public interest environmental law organization. They have 130+ full-time lawyers – this includes legal and research analysts, policy experts, staff scientists, and more. Their work is also supported and guided by our Board of Trustees and the Earthjustice Council. Earth Justice is working towards towards climate justice for all by representing their clients for free. 

Coral Restoration Foundation

Coral Restoration Foundation’s core mission is to restore coral reefs, educate others on the importance of our oceans, and to use science to further coral research and coral reef monitoring techniques. They works with government agencies including NOAA, universities, NGOs, and others.

They support the reefs’ natural recovery processes through the large-scale cultivation, outplanting, and monitoring. Since 2007, they have planted more than 100,000 critically endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals back onto the Florida Reef Tract. 

Natural Resources Defense Council 

We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 600 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. Founded in the 1970s, the council places emphasis on climate, clean energy, community empowerment and litigation. 

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