Oil companies don’t care about you or the planet

Feb 14, 2019 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  You have to wonder how oil executives sleep at night. Two recent media stories clearly show that Big Oil is willing to sacrifice…Read More


On the brink of extinction: Why we can't afford the Endangered Species Act to get any weaker

Feb 13, 2019 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

The world is facing a biodiversity crisis. The extinction rate is 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than the natural rate. Literally dozens of species…Read More


Breaking up is hard to do - or is it? Five easy ways to break it off with plastic this Valentine's Day

Feb 12, 2019 by Daniella Niddery (Engagement Coordinator)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Roses are red, violets are blue, plastic waste is a problem (as I’m sure you knew)! Okay, so that’s not the most romantic poem…Read More


The toxic receipt: How BPA creeps into our bodies from thermal paper

Feb 07, 2019 by Sarah Jamal (Communications Manager)

Categories: Toxics

Remember when bisphenol A (or BPA) was banned in baby bottles in 2010? Thought the problem was over? Unfortunately, this hormone disrupting chemical is…Read More


The plastics industry says it wants to fix plastic pollution! But don't ask them to produce less plastic.

Feb 07, 2019 by Vito Buonsante (Plastics Program Manager)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Warning, sarcasm ahead… Good news! Some of the biggest companies in the world including producers and users of plastic launched an initiative with the…Read More


LRT is great, paying for it with the carbon levy is better!

Feb 06, 2019 by Joshua Buck (Alberta Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Light rail transportation (LRT) is an excellent choice for Alberta’s sprawling cities to move people around quickly and cleanly. Light rail replaces cars on…Read More


"Salt-ernatives": Options to keep our roads clear and freshwater clean this winter

Feb 06, 2019 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Here at Environmental Defence, we’re sick of excessive salt piling up on our roads, sidewalks and parking lots this winter. Salt is a necessary…Read More


Why we’re calling time on plastic packaging – a Q&A with Pure + Simple

Feb 05, 2019 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Pure + Simple is a Toronto-based skincare chain that has committed to going 100 per cent plastic-free! We asked their President and Co-owner Jean…Read More


Why we’re going to court over carbon pricing

Feb 05, 2019 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Ontario and Saskatchewan are investing millions of public dollars into a legal battle to block the federal government from implementing a Nobel-prize-winning policy…Read More


Want to increase housing supply? Don’t dismantle the Growth Plan

Feb 05, 2019 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Like many Ontarians, I want to ensure we have affordable housing options and the transportation choices we need, so our children and grandchildren can…Read More