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30 Years of Inspiring Change

Jun 12, 2014 by Guest Blog ()

Robert Davies is the President and Chair of the Board of Directors for Environmental Defence. In addition to the many years of commitment and…Read More


Erasing microbeads from the Great Lakes

Jun 11, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

With the recent announcement that Illinois is banning microbeads from personal care products and a call for the International Joint Commission to further study…Read More


World Oceans Day: Five things you can do for oceans (and lakes!)

Jun 06, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8th, Environmental Defence and Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean WiseTM program, which has a satellite office in Toronto,…Read More


Adding to the chorus of No.

Jun 05, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

A decision from federal cabinet on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline is just around the corner. Today, organizations representing millions of North Americans…Read More


Seven Canadian youth receive international recognition for their Litter Less solutions

Jun 05, 2014 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: YRE News

Today (June 5th) is World Environment Day, a perfect opportunity to recognize members of the next generation who are doing their part to help…Read More


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Support local farms in the Greenbelt this summer

Jun 05, 2014 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Smart Growth

In the GTA, we’re lucky to be surrounded by farms with rich soil and a booming agricultural industry which provides us with a variety…Read More


A tale of two countries: climate action vs climate inaction

Jun 04, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

News announced yesterday highlights how different Canada and the United States have become, when it comes to tackling climate change. Earlier this week, the…Read More


Unnecessary flame retardants in your home may harm developing brains

Jun 03, 2014 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

A new study from researchers at Simon Fraser University (SFU) offers additional evidence that exposure to PBDE flame retardants is associated with lower intelligence…Read More


Introducing Energy East – an export pipeline, not for domestic gain

Mar 26, 2014 by Adam Scott ()

Categories: Energy East

Introducing Energy East – an export pipeline, not for domestic gain TransCanada’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline project generates a lot of headlines. But did…Read More


Annual Report 2013: a Canadian story

Nov 15, 2013 by Environmental Defence ()

Categories: Uncategorized

There are lots of great stories about Canadians out there… Like that we are a nation of hockey-loving, plaid-wearing, “aboot”-saying, double double lovers, to…Read More