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How to help people affected by the fire in Fort McMurray

The fire in Fort McMurray is a tregedy that no person or community should have to endure.

It’s time to the turn the plastic tide in the Great Lakes

Our new report finds Ontario can reduce waste and raise funds to protect the Great Lakes by putting a deposit on plastic bottles.

Announcing the winners of the 2016 YRE Canada National Competition

See the top videos, photos, and articles about plastic pollution solutions by youth from across the country.

A fresh new look to help you spring into action

Our website gets a makeover designed to make it even easier for you to speak out on issues you care about.

Is that Can of Green Beans Toxic?

The chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is toxic to human health. We found BPA in 81 per cent of tested food cans from three major Canadian retailers.

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The Team

Environmental Defence is a group of innovative, passionate and determined problem-solvers who are making a difference.  We are policy experts, musicians, photographers and bloggers, supported by scientists, business leaders, lawyers and community members working hard to protect Canada’s environment and human health.

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Join more than 250,000 Canadians who are working together to ensure a climate safe, toxic-free, healthy environment.. Whether you sign an online petition, attend an event or workshop, register for email updates, or write a letter to a decision-maker, you make change happen.

Young Reporters for the Environment,

Are you 11-14 or 15-18 years old? Enter our national eco-journalism competition for a chance to win great prizes.

William donates his 7th birthday!,

William, 7,  recently made a difference and helped Environmental Defence's work with a donation through EchoAge. Thank you for your kindness and support, William!

Nicole and Vanessa Hausman, Outreach team all-stars

Vanessa and Nicole Hausman are two university students who lead our amazing Outreach team on the front lines in Ontario. Learn how they work with Environmental Defence!


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