Environmental Defense Fund Est.1967

"America’s most economically literate green campaigners."


Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.


The objectives of Blueprint 2020, our current five-year strategic plan, reflect a careful consideration of where our resources and expertise can have the biggest impact.

  • Blueprint 2020 will take between 2015-2020 to concentrate on places and policies where we can make the biggest difference, building on what we’ve done.

How EDF started

On Long Island,1960s, there were many unhatched bird eggs which were contaminated by the DDT (poisonous chemical). Dennis Puleston (founder) decided to make a difference and help the animals.


79.2% of 147,000,000 dollars goes to the charity

8,700,000 dollars goes to administration

Emily Reyna

Reyna is the Director of Diversity for EDF. She oversees all of the project's strategical plans and gives her insight and provides intellectual leadership. Reyna's education includes;

  • MBA, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
  • MS of Natural Resources, University of Michigan
  • BS, Stanford University
When she first began in EDF's Corporate Partnership's Program and has moved up since.