Environmental Defence inspires change by connecting people with environmental issues that affect their daily lives in their homes, workplaces, and neighbourhoods.

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We are Canada's most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

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Environmental Defence is a team of smart, creative, and passionate folks. We’ve got scientists, lawyers, policy experts, and community members working hard to protect Canada’s environment and human health.


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Tell our elected federal officials to reject the risky Energy East pipeline

TransCanada wants to build the largest export pipeline in North America. Energy East would carry...

Protect Ontarians Health: Require the Disclosure of Toxic Substances

Canadians have the right to know what’s in the products that their family uses every day....

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Tell the federal government to fix our broken regulatory system

The National Energy Board (NEB) recently approved Enbridge’s...

Tell the federal government to ban microbeads

Microbeads are an increasingly common ingredient in many cosmetic products, but these tiny bits...

Tell the Ontario Energy Board to say no to the Energy East pipeline

Make your voice heard about this risky project. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) wants to hear...


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