EDC and the birth of a movement
Mission: The Environmental Defense Center works to protect and enhance the local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action.
Focus: Since 1977, we have empowered community-based organizations to advance environmental protection. Our program areas include climate and energy, protecting open space and wildlife, clean water, and the Santa Barbara Channel. We primarily work within Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.
EDC is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and provides legal counsel to other nonprofit organizations. We remain the only such public interest environmental law firm between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and thrive on the support of community members from within our region and beyond.
EDC by the numbers