OMB changes could help communities that support smarter growth

Dec 09, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Kate Daley, a smart growth advocate and PhD candidate at York University studying the politics of growth management…Read More

Film club motivates students to be a voice for the environment

Dec 08, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Sustainability Intern)

Categories: YRE News

Between class, homework, and tests, it can be difficult for students to find the time to do something they love.  For many students, school…Read More

Protecting free speech by modernizing charity laws

Dec 08, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

It’s not every day that the editorial boards of the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail agree. But that’s exactly what happened this…Read More

Level the playing field - Repair the OMB

Dec 07, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Mary Bromley, a visual artist turned-witness-to-inappropriate-rural-development with a propensity to have her say from an environmentalist’s point of view …Read More

Environmental Victories: Building a clean economy and defending a safe climate

Dec 04, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

With winter approaching, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together over the past year. And what a busy year…Read More

Ontario says “NO” to water bottling giant

Dec 02, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Blue Flag and Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Today the Ontario government denied Nestlé’s request to test the water at their newly purchased Middlebrook well in the township of Centre Wellington. Earlier…Read More

Pipeline approvals make Canada’s climate targets a herculean challenge

Nov 30, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

On Tuesday the federal government delivered bittersweet news. It cancelled the Northern Gateway pipeline and announced a ban on oil tankers off the North…Read More

When developers pave over farms and forests the OMB is often to blame

Nov 30, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog from David Toyne, pictured with wife Gill Evans. Together they operate Upper Cold Creek Farm. They are proud members of…Read More

The Comeback Kid: California’s Cap-and-Trade Rebounds in Latest Auction

Nov 24, 2016 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

With Ontario set to launch its cap-and-trade program in January, California and Quebec’s joint cap- and-trade program – which Ontario intends to join –…Read More

Who’s Winning the Climate Fight? How Ontario Can Go Further, Faster.

Nov 24, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Clean Economy, Uncategorized

This is a guest blog by Deborah Moore, Western States Campaign Manager at Union of Concerned Scientists. Deborah develops and implements campaign plans for…Read More