Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed?

Feb 16, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Greenbelt

Check out a video of the entire panel discussion on our YouTube channel.   Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed? According to…Read More


Manage What You Measure - New Building Regulation Sets Ontario Ahead

Feb 13, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This old management adage speaks to the value of new a provincial regulation that requires commercial…Read More


4 Real Facts About House Prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Feb 09, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Some in the development industry would like you to believe that we live in a post-truth world where facts no longer matter. But ‘alternative facts’…Read More


Kicking out toxics: Here's what I found in my bathroom

Feb 08, 2017 by Tim Ehlich ()

Categories: Toxics

Spring isn’t quite around the corner yet, but as a prelude to a more thorough spring cleaning, I decided to clear out my bathroom cabinet. What…Read More


A Big Deal for Ontario: Wiser Energy Use and Cleaner Air for All

Feb 07, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy

  In December 2016, the Ontario Government released a draft regulation on the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation (OCCSDC). The OCCSD, once referred…Read More


Weak labelling rules leave Canadians in the dark about harmful ingredients

Feb 03, 2017 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

From toothpaste to shampoo, to all-purpose cleaner and dish soap, cleaning and personal care products are essentials that we use every day. Whether we…Read More


The 2017 Blue Flag jury: A preview

Feb 01, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

We’re often asked how we decide which beaches and marinas get the Blue Flag award. The answer is, we don’t—a jury decides. Communities apply…Read More


Shining a light on the true costs of renewable energy in Ontario

Feb 01, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Electricity prices in Ontario have risen in recent years, putting the squeeze on some Ontario residents and businesses. There are many reasons for the…Read More


VOID: NEB rules Energy East review must be completely restarted

Jan 27, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

This morning, the new Energy East panel ruled that the National Energy Board (NEB) review of Energy East must be restarted from scratch. All…Read More


Six key ways to modernize Canada's pipeline regulator

Jan 24, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

The federal government is undertaking a modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB), Canada’s federal energy regulator that reviews major energy projects like the…Read More