Blogs

As we continue to celebrate our 30th anniversary at Environmental Defence, we wanted to recognize a few faces who help to get the word out and...

AUG
27
2014
Freshly picked carrots from Carron Farms Ltd. in the Holland Marsh region
This summer, I joined Environmental Defence as a visual communications intern. As part of my internship, I was lucky to visit farms in Ontario’...

AUG
22
2014

Ontario to Act on Toxics

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Toxic chemicals aren’t just a concern for the environment, they also pose a threat to human health.  The good news for Ontarians is that...

AUG
20
2014
Ancient Romans had problems with lead pipes (and it might have helped the demise of their civilization), but over 2,000 years later they’re...

There are few natural spaces left in the city. Rouge Park is the largest natural park in Toronto. It’s the perfect place for a nature walk or...

Oil companies like TransCanada spend millions of dollars on ads to greenwash their projects. But no amount of slick advertising can hide the truth...

How long can an industry and a government completely disregard a nation’s laws that are intended to protect that country’s citizens? That...

It’s slimy and stinky, and it’s a growing threat to our Great Lakes. It’s algae, and it can devastate ecosystems, and cost us a lot...

Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act
The election of a new majority government in Ontario could mean great things for the province’s lakes and rivers. A relatively stable political...

AUG
06
2014
Summer and the beach go hand-in-hand. Whether building sandcastles, splashing in the water or tossing a Frisbee, beaches are where summer memories...