Jul 26, 2021 / Climate Change

What does a real Just Transition require from Canada?

If Summer 2021 has made anything clear, its that we can no longer deny the truth: Climate change is a present day threat, not…Read More

Jul 23, 2021 / Climate Change / Movement Building

$3.5 million and 2 years to serve up a farcical attack on Canadians’ rights to protect the environment and our future

Soon Commissioner Steve Allan will submit to the Alberta government his final report of the “The Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns”. We’ve read…Read More

Jul 13, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

Push back against Canada’s biggest plastic polluters this Plastic Free July

It’s the 10th anniversary of Plastic Free July and we’re marking it by turning our sights on Canada’s biggest plastic polluters: the companies that…Read More

Jul 06, 2021 / Climate Change

Canadian governments have spent $23 billion on fossil fuel pipelines since 2018

In a climate emergency, how do you think the federal government should be using public dollars? Solar energy and battery storage come to mind….Read More

Jun 29, 2021 / Climate Change

Three reasons you - yes, you - should care about Canada setting a stronger climate target

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for Canada’s upcoming Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) announcement? You know, that thrilling moment…Read More

Jun 25, 2021 / Movement Building

7 Fabulous Reasons Why We're Queer Environmentalists

Happy Pride month! This blog is by Allen B, Sarah B and Tim G – the queer staff at Environmental Defence – about the…Read More

Jun 24, 2021 / Climate Change

Big Oil can’t increase production and pretend it's part of the climate solution

There are an increasing number of companies and countries that are pledging to reach Net Zero carbon emissions–or carbon neutrality–by 2050. That was the…Read More

Jun 21, 2021 / Climate Change

A safe future for people and the the planet means immediately stopping fossil fuel expansion

In a remarkable new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that in order to limit warming to 1.5 degrees–the goal of the Paris…Read More

Jun 17, 2021 / Clean Beauty / Toxics

New study finds PFAS chemicals hiding in some “long-lasting” and “waterproof” makeup 

“Lipstick wearers may inadvertently eat several pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. But unlike food, chemicals in lipstick and other makeup products are almost…Read More

Jun 17, 2021 / Climate Change

Car Wars: SUVs vs EVs (A new hope?)

If you’re someone who gets charged up about electric vehicles (EVs), it’s an exciting time. It seems that a new announcement is made practically…Read More