Building lasting political power

EDF Action's Mission

About EDF Action

EDF Action, the advocacy partner of the Environmental Defense Fund, builds transformative political power to help protect our environment and the health of American families. We work with a broad range of allies all across the country to combat climate change, reduce pollution and promote sustainable prosperity.

This means educating legislators about new innovative solutions, working across the aisle to build political momentum, mobilizing constituents to advocate for our health and environment, and working to elect pro-environment candidates while holding anti-environment politicians accountable. In addition, we are working to foster the next generation of climate leaders.

All this work will help build a durable and inclusive majority of pro-environment elected officials, which is need to pass comprehensive climate legislation.

Explore EDF Action’s website to find out more about our programs, the work we’re doing as well as how to get involved!



Our leadership

Joe Bonfiglio, President

Fred Krupp, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Susan Ford Dorsey, Co-chair
President, Sand Hill Foundation

Lise Strickler, Co-Chair
Three Cairns Group

Frank Loy, Chair Emeritus
Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

See rest of board

Thomas F. Darden, II
CEO, Cherokee Investment Partners

Richard H. Davis
Partner, Stone Court Capital

Kirsten J. Feldman
Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Chair, Steep Rock Association

Carl Ferenbach
Chairman, High Meadows Foundation

Charles J. Hamilton, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

Coddy Johnson
President and COO, Activision

The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
Chairman Emeritus, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Chairman, THK Consulting, LLC

John C. Kerr
General Partner, Texas Next Capital

Abby Leigh
Artist

Susan Mandel
ZOOM Foundation

Jon Powers
Co-Founder/President, CleanCapital

Gary Rappeport
CEO and Principal, Far Horizons Capital

Jeffrey P. Williams
2013 ALI Fellow, Harvard University

Joanne Witty
Director, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation