Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Nov 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Plastic Pollution

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More


Styrofoam is polluting our environment. Let’s #BanTheFoam.

Oct 19, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

There’s no single solution to plastic pollution. We need to do a better job of capturing plastic waste, and recycling it back into new…Read More


Already got your canvas shopping bag? Here are five other ways to go #PlasticFree

Oct 17, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Maybe we’ve finally seen enough photos of dead and dying animals choking on or entangled in plastic trash. Or maybe we’re rattled by reports…Read More


G7 Environment Ministerial to #BeatPlasticPollution: we need less spin and more action.

Sep 27, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Last week, G7 environment, energy and oceans ministers met in Halifax. There were lots of issues on the docket – illegal fishing, depleting fish…Read More


Plastic Pollution and the Circle of Life - A Problem-Free Plastic Economy

Aug 07, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Why the plastic industry needs to take a leaf out of the Lion King’s book Say what you want about Disney, that lion knew a…Read More


From blue to green: another year, another nasty algae bloom

Jul 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Imagine kicking back on a sunny patio with a cold drink and good friends. You hear the soft lapping sounds of waves against the…Read More


Turning the tide - a landmark agreement on plastic pollution

Jun 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

If you saw media coverage of the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec, last weekend, it was probably something to do with Trump and Twitter….Read More


The Plastics Declaration and the G7; time for Canada to step up

Jun 06, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Did you know that only 11 per cent of all plastics are recycled in Canada? If you’re surprised, you’re not the only one. Most…Read More


Welcome to the plastic pollution party, Canada. Better late than never.

May 03, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

The federal government plans to use its G7 presidency to advance action on plastic pollution. And they’ve invited Canadians to join the conversation. On…Read More


First Waukesha, now Racine. Another Wisconsin town wants to take water out of the Great Lakes.

Mar 27, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

UPDATED May 1, 2018: Last week, Wisconsin gave permission to Racine to divert Lake Michigan water outside of the Great Lakes basin. The approval…Read More