Time is running out for Ontario to fix the Greenbelt and Growth Plans

Oct 24, 2016 by Erin Shapero (Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

The future of the Greater Golden Horseshoe’s economy and natural environment are at stake as the province looks to make changes to both the…Read More

Freeing Charities: legislative reform is the only path forward

Oct 21, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

Charities in Canada play a critical role. Canadians look to environmental, health, international development and social justice organizations to collectively express their views and…Read More

More than a drop in the bucket: Ontario proposes new rules for water bottlers

Oct 20, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Blue Flag and Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Over the past couple of months, the bottled water industry in Ontario has been under fire. This week, the government announced it is taking…Read More

Trick or Treat: Three Ways to have a Non-Toxic Halloween

Oct 19, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Sustainability Intern)

Categories: Toxics

Ghosts, vampires, witches, and zombies – it’s that time of year again when all things scary come out to give us a fright. However,…Read More

Stupid or Just Lying? What's up with the Fraser Institute?

Oct 13, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Is it willful deceit or poor comprehension? Either way, the Fraser Institute’s recent take on what Trudeau’s carbon pricing will mean in Ontario is…Read More

How Canada Can Improve its Environmental Assessment Laws

Oct 07, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Fed up with environmental laws that allow a project to go forward even if it poses unacceptable risks to our communities, ecosystems and climate?…Read More

Celebrating environmental victories: our 2016 Annual Report

Oct 07, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

I love fall. The cooler nights. The vibrant colours of the leaves. It’s a season of change. Change is a funny thing. Sometimes it…Read More

Why Prime Minister Trudeau should move (more) aggressively on carbon pricing

Oct 06, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced the inevitable: in order to have a pan-Canadian price on carbon emissions, the federal government would have to…Read More

National competition looking for plastic pollution solutions by Canadian youth

Oct 05, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Sustainability Intern)

Categories: YRE News

Students! I have a question for you: On your way to school, how many pieces of plastic litter do you see scattered on the…Read More

Water for sale: Why Ontario needs to change the rules for water bottlers

Oct 04, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Blue Flag and Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Bottled water has been a hot topic in Ontario lately. In response, Premier Kathleen Wynne has tasked Environment Minister Glen Murray with reviewing the…Read More