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

Wisconsin is bending over backwards to get Foxconn – a multinational technology manufacturing company – to set up shop in their backyard. To attract…Read More


Government action plan to save Lake Erie leaves some to be desired

Mar 05, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Recently, the federal and Ontario governments released their finalized plan to tackle Lake Erie algae blooms. We’re happy to report that the plan includes…Read More


Taste the disappointment: Coca-Cola’s latest commitment to fight plastic pollution falls flat

Jan 30, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

It looks like Coca-Cola is slowly waking up to the global threat of plastic pollution. Recently, the company announced its global plastics plan, which…Read More


Why we need to stop over salting our roadways this winter

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

Categories: Great Lakes

This winter, you might encounter something outside that’s white, makes crunchy sounds when you walk on it, and is creating a big mess. I’m…Read More


Government plan still needs to address the biggest causes of out-of-control algae blooms

Nov 29, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Earlier this month, the Ontario and federal governments released a second draft of their plan to tackle algae blooms in Lake Erie. We’re happy…Read More


Plastic bottle collection events give Toronto residents a chance to Cash it! Don’t trash it

Nov 20, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Over the last month, Environmental Defence organized a series of bottle collection events around the GTA. For the events, people dropped off empty plastic…Read More


The association representing Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Pepsi says they won’t support a deposit return program in Ontario

Oct 26, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

When it comes to dealing with plastic pollution, big bottling companies are falling flat. We’re seeing this right now in Ontario. Earlier this year,…Read More


When will Ontario get with the (deposit return) program?

Sep 06, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Earlier this week, Scotland took a huge step towards reducing plastic pollution. The Scottish government announced they will design and introduce a deposit return…Read More


#WeAreLakeErie: On August 28, we're creating a tidal wave of support for Lake Erie

Aug 22, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Why is Lake Erie important to you? And why do you think it needs to be protected? We want to hear your thoughts on…Read More


We've got the dirt ... on the connection between soil and a healthy Lake Erie

Aug 08, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Algae blooms happen in the water, but what happens on the land dictates the size, severity and toxicity of a bloom. Here’s the dirt…Read More


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