Plastic Pollution / Jun 13, 2019

Great news! The feds have committed to real action on plastics, and it's ticking a lot of boxes

This week, the Canadian government announced that it will take measures to address plastic pollution. During the announcement, a journalist asked the Prime Minister…Read More

Climate Change / Jun 13, 2019

Nine questions you may ask after watching Ontario’s ridiculous carbon tax ads

The government of Ontario’s first anti carbon tax ad depicts panicky Ontarians watching nickels pour out of their vents and gas pumps, while a…Read More

Climate Change / Jun 06, 2019

Cleaner, cheaper and growing: renewables are ready. Canadian policy isn’t.

I have a bad habit, like many climate activists, of talking a lot about the bright future for clean, renewable energy. The energy of…Read More

Safeguarding Freshwater / Jun 05, 2019

Ontario's Endangered Species Act is being dismantled, even if the government would like you to believe otherwise.

These are trying times for our most vulnerable plants and animals in Ontario. New reports show that humans are destroying the planet’s biodiversity so…Read More

Smart Growth / May 31, 2019

Why is the Ontario Municipal Board back? Because developers want it.

Remember the Ontario Municipal Board, known as the OMB, where developers, citizens and municipalities went to resolve disputes about a development? It was expensive,…Read More

Climate Change / May 28, 2019

Here’s why politicians secretly meeting with oil lobbyists should make us worry

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer and his inner circle are having full-day secret meetings with Canada’s main oil and gas lobby group, the Canadian Association…Read More

Plastic Pollution / May 21, 2019

Plastic Pollution and the Myth of Convenience

Why do we have a plastic problem? There are many reasons. It is lightweight, flexible, strong and cheap. From the 1950s the world saw…Read More

Plastic Pollution / May 17, 2019

A Day in the Life - Nine tips for zero-waste grocery shopping!

This is a guest post by zero-waste blogger Tara McKenna. Check out her Instagram @ZeroWasteCollective for more awesome tips and encouragement on living plastic…Read More

Blue Flag / May 15, 2019

Record number of Blue Flags flying across Canada - time to plan that summer vacay!

With longer days and warmer weather on the way, Canadians are daydreaming about the day when you can finally dip your toe back into…Read More

Plastic Pollution / May 13, 2019

Feeling richer using less - the start of my journey to go plastic free

This is a guest post by Sophie Jacazio, Environmental Defence Outreach team member and zero-waste champion.  Over the following blog series Sophie is going…Read More