Environmental Defence challenges and inspires change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

You’ve arrived here for a reason.

Maybe it’s because you care about the health of your family and you want to ensure that Canadians are doing everything we can to address the toxins present in our environment. Or maybe you’re here because you’re worried about the faltering state of one of our most precious resources – our Canadian freshwater, or the impacts that a warming planet will have on our communities, our economy, wildlife and friends around the world.

That’s why we’re here, too.

At Environmental Defence, we believe big change needs big ideas. And it needs the collaboration of individuals, industry and government. Because of this, our work is focused on:


Empowering Canadians to take action in their own daily lives


Working with industry to build a clean, prosperous economy


Encouraging government to enact policies to protect Canadians’ environment

Over the years, with your support, we’ve seen some major wins; from the protection of the Greenbelt, to the banning of the toxic chemical BPA in baby bottles, to the founding of the Green Energy Act Alliance to our most recent effort to get rid of the toxic and useless microbeads that are fouling our lakes.

Now, as momentum shifts and we see the world moving away from dirty fossil fuels towards a clean economy, and consumers are making waves with industry as we demand cleaner products for our families, we are more hopeful than ever.

If you are new to our online community, we invite you to join our team – more than 250,000 people strong by signing up to receive our e-mail updates or by becoming a part of our social media community on Facebook and Twitter. If you’ve been a part of the Environmental Defence family for some time, we thank you. None of our work would be possible without you.

Now let’s get to work.

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