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


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


Livable Communities / Jul 20, 2019

A Greenbelt Tale: A Trip to Southbrook Vineyards

Peach cobbler, pear salad, and a glass of wine… or two.  What do all of these have in common? Yes, they’re all delicious! But…Read More


Toxics / Jul 05, 2019

It’s time for retailers to step up and protect cashiers by ditching hormone disrupting chemicals on receipts

Back in February, we published the results of our experiment on exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and its controversial replacement, bisphenol S (BPS), on…Read More


Toxics / May 02, 2019

Part 2: Even more reasons why we can’t be confident in Health Canada’s assessment that glyphosate is safe

A couple months ago I wrote a blog on how, despite compelling evidence of health and environmental harms posed by glyphosate, Health Canada continues…Read More


Toxics / Feb 07, 2019

The toxic receipt: How BPA creeps into our bodies from thermal paper

Remember when bisphenol A (or BPA) was banned in baby bottles in 2010? Thought the problem was over? Unfortunately, this hormone disrupting chemical is…Read More


Toxics / Jan 24, 2019

Part 1: Three more reasons why we can’t be confident in Health Canada’s conclusion that glyphosate is safe

Earlier this month, Health Canada responded to our concerns about its 2017 decision to continue to allow the use of glyphosate for another 15…Read More


Toxics / Sep 26, 2018

Right to know: Exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products

The trouble with fragrance ingredients Fragrance formulas used in personal care and cleaning products often consist of dozens of chemical ingredients to create a…Read More


Toxics / Sep 09, 2018

What’s in your lunch? New testing finds glyphosate, a harmful pesticide, in common foods that children eat

Every day, Canadians are exposed to many chemicals that are linked to health conditions such as cancer, asthma, diabetes and behavioural problems like ADHD….Read More


Livable Communities / Aug 13, 2018

A trip home to Hamilton for my favourite Greenbelt hike

Growing up in Hamilton, the Ontario Greenbelt has always been close to home. It was a place where my family and I would berry pick…Read More