50 plus organizations unite to support climate action in Ontario

Apr 08, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Ontario is already a leader on climate action. Now the province is ready to go further. Some months ago, the province committed to developing…Read More


Clean Water and a Clean Economy: We need both

Mar 20, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Great Lakes

For Canada Water Week, March 16-22, Environmental Defence is celebrating water! Each day this week, we’re posting a new blog that will explore how…Read More


Ontario faces its climate challenge

Feb 12, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Today Ontario released its climate change discussion paper and restarted a critical conversation about our province’s future. It’s clear that climate action is needed…Read More


The Greatest Canadian Migration – the Tar Sands Pipeline (wink)

Jan 16, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

We all need a good dose of sarcasm from time to time. We know that Canada’s tar sands are no laughing matter. They’re the…Read More


Piloting Green Gravel

Jan 12, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Smart Growth

When we and our partners set out to create a new set of rules to guide socially and environmentally responsible gravel pits and quarries,…Read More


Why we want to pop Canada's carbon bubble

Nov 21, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

On November 27th, 6 pm, Environmental Defence and the Pembina Institute are hosting a free public talk about Canada’s carbon bubble. Come join us. …Read More


Will Ontario miss the boat on energy conservation?

Nov 19, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Energy conservation is the cheapest and easiest way to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Research shows that reducing energy use creates jobs, increases our GDP,…Read More


Survey Says... wind farms don’t hurt people’s health. But some people find them annoying.

Nov 06, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

We now have another study that confirms that there are no health impacts associated with living near wind farms. The study, conducted by Health…Read More


Oil prices are down, sounding the wake up call we need

Oct 18, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Oil prices are at a 5-year low, and that’s having some big impacts on the Canadian economy. The Toronto Stock Exchange is plummeting in…Read More


A Mandate for the Environment

Sep 26, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Yesterday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released her mandate letters. These set priorities for her ministers and ministries as part of her commitment to open…Read More