Getting FIT: How Ontario Became a Green Energy Leader

May 24, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Director, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

With the new climate change law just passed, and a climate action plan expected in the weeks ahead, Ontario is stepping forward, and showing…Read More


Livable communities take a step forward as sprawl heads for the penalty box

May 19, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Last week the Ontario government made a major announcement about what kind of future we will create for ourselves in communities across the Greater…Read More


Turn the plastic tide Part 1: Choose refills and avoid landfills

May 19, 2016 by Claire Kealey (Coordinator, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Every year in Ontario, one billion single use plastic bottles end up in landfills or as litter in our environment.  Want to help? A…Read More


Blue Flags coast-to-coast: Summer is almost here

May 19, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

  With longer days, and warmer weather, Canadians are daydreaming about that perfect beach vacation, or much-anticipated boating adventure. And we have some good…Read More


Province ignores Ontarians’ opposition to Waukesha’s Great Lakes water diversion plan

May 18, 2016 by Natalija Fisher (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Representatives of Great Lakes states and provinces met today to vote in a preliminary decision on Waukesha Wisconsin’s request to draw water from Lake…Read More


Big news: Ontario has a new law to fight climate change.

May 18, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Director, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

This morning, Ontario passed the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act. This is a big deal. Most Canadian provinces have targets and plans…Read More


Canadians want action on climate change

May 05, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Last week I attended a public consultation on climate change organized by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change. From what I saw and…Read More


Crunching Carbon: Canada’s emissions trends, targets and trajectories

May 04, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Director, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Canada signed the U.N. Paris accord last week, but what will it mean to deliver on that promise? The Paris agreement is the first…Read More


Decision pending on Waukesha’s plan to divert Great Lakes water

May 03, 2016 by Natalija Fisher (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

The wait continues to find out if a Wisconsin city’s request to draw water from Lake Michigan, which would weaken the standards that protect…Read More


Ontario’s climate action plan is coming into focus

May 03, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

With a climate action plan coming out this spring and the final touches being put on the cap-and-trade program, 2016 is shaping up to…Read More