Jun 23, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Waukesha water diversion decision sets dangerous precedent for the Great Lakes

On Tuesday, the eight governors of the U.S. Great Lakes states voted unanimously to allow Waukesha, Wisconsin to divert more than 30 million litres of Great…Read More

Jun 17, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

What a deposit return might look like in Ontario

In our new campaign, we’re calling on Ontario to introduce a deposit return system for plastic water bottles to increase recycling rates, reduce litter,…Read More

Jun 03, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Turn the plastic tide Part 3: Bottled water companies need to start paying more

  Water is one of our most precious resources – it is essential to all life.  So why does Ontario let companies take water…Read More

Jun 01, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Turn the plastic tide Part 2: Put a price on plastic

Did you know that one billion plastic bottles are not recycled in Ontario every year? And that those bottles are ending up in landfills…Read More

May 19, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Turn the plastic tide Part 1: Choose refills and avoid landfills

Every year in Ontario, one billion single use plastic bottles end up in landfills or as litter in our environment.  Want to help? A…Read More

Apr 27, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

It's time to turn the plastic tide in the Great Lakes

You may have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the floating islands of plastic waste the size of Texas in Pacific Ocean. But…Read More

Apr 22, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

This Earth Day, make a commitment to protect water

Happy Earth Day! On this day to honour the earth, I invite you to celebrate, cherish, and commit to protect one of the substances…Read More

Apr 01, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

The true cost of invasive species in the Great Lakes

Have you heard about the spiny waterflea? It’s just one of the invasive species threatening the Great Lakes. And according to a recent study,…Read More

Mar 21, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

On World Water Day, the federal budget should safeguard Canada’s water

The 2016 federal budget comes out on March 22, World Water Day: a day to celebrate water and reflect on how we can become…Read More

Jan 29, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater

How can we stop our waterways from choking on plastic?

More and more research shows that plastic pollution levels in our waters are spiralling out of control. Immediate action is needed to prevent our…Read More