Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 27, 2020

#LessSalty solutions: How to de-ice sidewalks and be nice to our lakes and rivers at the same time

Our urban rivers, creeks and waterways are suffering from a steady stream of sodium that has no signs of letting up. Road salt is…Read More


Climate Change / Jan 15, 2020

Pickering scare raises questions about the future of Ontario's electricity supply

Were you one of the millions of people who got a literal wake-up call on Sunday when your phone buzzed with a warning about…Read More


Climate Change / Jan 14, 2020

8 Reasons To Reject Teck’s Massive New Tar Sands Mine

As the new decade starts, the federal government is facing an important test of its resolve on climate action: whether to approve or reject…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 10, 2020

Make Ontario #LessSalty: Why Ontario needs a low (road) salt diet to save our lakes and rivers

This winter,  a sneaky, white culprit right under our feet is assaulting our rivers and lakes. Road salt is applied to roads, sidewalks, walkways…Read More


Clean Beauty / Toxics / Jan 09, 2020

Top 10 harmful chemicals to avoid in your skincare products

Think about it – from waking up in the morning until going to bed at night, how many skincare products do you use? From…Read More


Climate Change / Jan 06, 2020

What if limiting new fossil fuel supply is more important than reducing the emissions produced when we burn them?

International conversations and agreements concerning climate change have historically focused on limiting carbon emissions from household or business uses. This makes sense as cars,…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics / Dec 27, 2019

What’s in store for 2020? Here are our predictions for next year’s biggest environmental news stories

2019 was a big year for environmental news. Here’s a quick recap: UN scientists took off the gloves on their warnings to us about…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Toxics / Dec 13, 2019

The ultimate eco-guide to (not) gift giving this holiday season

Creative alternatives and new traditions to gift giving Just as I’m trying to move towards a low-waste lifestyle, along comes Christmas – the largest…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Dec 12, 2019

Now what? Next steps for water bottling in Ontario

Update: on December 23, 2019, the Ontario government announced that the moratorium on new or expanded water bottling permits was extended until October 1,…Read More


Climate Change / Dec 10, 2019

With the arrival of Ministers today, will we see more ambition at this year’s UN climate talks?

As a newbie to the UN climate negotiations, I entered COP25 (the 25 Conference of the Parties) last week bright-eyed and full of hope….Read More