Jul 14, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater

The fouling of our streams and lakes with personal wipes

Have you heard of the personal wipe craze? Between 2003 and 2013, the international sales of these products nearly doubled to 170 billion units….Read More


Jun 15, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Ontario signs landmark agreement to cut phosphorus runoff

Did you hear about the big news that came out of the Great Lakes governors and premiers’ summit in Quebec City this weekend? On…Read More


Jun 05, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Guess what Ontario MPPs did because of you

When hundreds of Ontarians unite to protect the environment, great things can happen. We saw an excellent example of this just this week. We…Read More


May 05, 2015 / Toxics

Toronto Joins the Chorus: Ban Microbeads!

Today, Toronto’s City Council agreed to support a motion brought forward by Councillor Paul Ainslie urging the provincial and federal governments to ban the…Read More


Apr 21, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

The protection and restoration of the Great Lakes needs to be a top priority for the province. That’s why a group of forty tourist,…Read More


Mar 26, 2015 / Toxics

One step closer to a national ban on microbeads

Cross your fingers. We may be nearing the end of plastic microbeads in Canada. The other week, a private member’s bill was introduced in…Read More


Mar 16, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Canada Water Week: Love the Great Lakes!

For Canada Water Week, March 16-22, Environmental Defence is celebrating water! Each day this week we’ll post a new blog which will explore how…Read More


Mar 10, 2015 / Toxics

Ontario makes a move to ban the beads

Great news from Queen’s Park yesterday! MPP Marie-France Lalonde introduced a private member’s bill to ban the manufacture and addition of microbeads to products…Read More


Feb 18, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Ontario proposes stronger protection for Great Lakes

Today, Ontario re-introduced the Great Lakes Protection Act, which is good news. The lakes are one of Ontario’s defining features. They are vital to…Read More


Feb 05, 2015 / Toxics

Time to ban microbeads in Canada?

Did you know that scientists have found millions—yes, millions—of small plastic beads in just one square kilometre of parts of the Great Lakes? They’re…Read More