Environmental Defence inspires change by connecting people with environmental issues that affect their daily lives in their homes, workplaces, and neighbourhoods.

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We are Canada's most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

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Environmental Defence is a team of smart, creative, and passionate folks. We’ve got scientists, lawyers, policy experts, and community members working hard to protect Canada’s environment and human health.


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Tell Premier Wynne Ontario should reject Energy East

TransCanada wants to build the largest tar sands oil pipeline in North America.

Protect Ontarians Health: Require the Disclosure of Toxic Substances

Canadians have the right to know what’s in the products that their family uses every day....

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Tell Ontario to say goodbye to sprawl and choose smarter growth

Old-style sprawl has left us with huge municipal debts, degraded water, damaged health and...

Ban microbeads in Ontario

The Great Lakes – a source of drinking water for more than 80 per cent of Ontarians...

Ask Canada to Improve Toxic Chemical Regulation

Environmental Defence has released a report showing that Canadian babies are being exposed to a...


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