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Ask an Expert: everything you’ve ever wanted to know about home energy audits

Feb 16, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Digital Engagement Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

We chatted to Registered Energy Advisor Violet Kopperson from Windfall Ecology Centre in Aurora, ON.  Violet has been an energy advisor for several years…Read More


Filing your taxes? Don’t forget $234 for Big Oil

Feb 14, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Last year, every Canadian household contributed $234* from their taxes to oil and gas companies. And that’s what will happen again if the government keeps…Read More


Did the federal government get its carbon pricing bill right?

Feb 14, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Last month the federal government released its draft bill to put a price on carbon across Canada. It’s great that polluters will now have…Read More


7 key questions answered about home energy retrofits

Feb 13, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Is it time to get your home in shape with a home energy retrofit? Have you been thinking about how to cozy up your…Read More


3 ways to have a toxic-free Valentine’s Day this year

Feb 13, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Many popular Valentine’s gifts might not be so good for…Read More


Why Waterloo Region Needs Greenbelt Protection

Feb 13, 2018 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This blog is part of our #ProtectOurWaters series that highlights residents who are fighting to expand the Greenbelt in their communities to protect vulnerable…Read More


The good, (the so-so), the bad and the ugly: Canada’s proposed overhaul of environmental laws and energy project reviews

Feb 09, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Yesterday, the federal government introduced Bill C-69, its much-anticipated legislation to overhaul the laws that guide environmental assessments and energy project reviews in Canada,…Read More


Victory! Environmentally destructive Highway 413 has been stopped, signaling a shift to healthy, low carbon communities

Feb 09, 2018 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

The cancellation of the environmental assessment of the GTA West highway (aka highway 413) is a game changer. It shows that there is growing…Read More


Why Carruthers Creek Needs Greenbelt Protection

Feb 08, 2018 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This blog is part of our #ProtectOurWaters series that highlights residents who are fighting to expand the Greenbelt in their communities to protect vulnerable…Read More


Making “Responsible Aggregate Operations” More Responsible

Feb 05, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is committed to making positive, systemic change –…Read More


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