Environmental Defense Fund – Finding the Ways That Work

Environmental Defense Fund – Finding the Ways That Work.

Connect with this organization  through their homepage and also on:

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All Blogs and Social Media – This last link offers choices on RSS feeds, EDF Blogs on all their topics and more

They use four core strategies to get results.  Here are their strategies and links to more information:

1. Sound Science

2. Economic Incentives

3. Corporate Partnerships

4. Getting The Law Right

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They have a 4 star rating by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

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Tell The EPA That You Support Reduction Of Air Pollution

Environmental Defense Fund:

Use this link to get to TAKE ACTION!!

Send an email to the EPA telling them that you support the “Transport Rule” proposal, which is will reduce sulfur dioxide pollution  and nitrogen oxide pollution and save our economy BILLIONS!

The EPA is in their final days of accepting public comments on whether or not to reduce harmful air pollution from America’s power plants.  The deadline is this FRIDAY.

These new standards would reduce tens of thousands of premature deaths every year, prevent 1.9 million sick days, and save our economy tens of billions of dollars.”

Stop Deep Cuts to Precious Conservation Funds – Sign the Petition | Change.org

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

Stop Deep Cuts to Precious Conservation Funds – Sign the Petition | Change.org.

Text from their site:

Targeting: Tom Vilsack (USDA Secretary )

Two-thirds of the continental United States are working lands—farms, ranches and private forestlands—that provide clean water, healthy, productive soils, wildlife habitat, and other important benefits for the entire nation.

The USDA’s conservation programs share the cost of improving and protecting these lands with farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners. These public/private partnerships are a critical piece of our nation’s conservation strategy.

But while demand for these programs is always far greater than available funding, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is now proposing even deeper budget cuts.

We can’t afford to cut critical support for farmers and forest landowners who are working to conserve millions of acres of precious land.

There are solutions to the nation’s budget woes other than cutting programs that invest in a cleaner future for our air, water and land. Write Secretary Vilsack and urge him to take conservation funds off the chopping block.”