Dec 24, 2020 / Movement Building

Will 2021 be a good year for the environment? Here are our top 10 predictions

2020 was a big year for environmental news. Here’s a quick recap: In a word:” COVID”. The pandemic and its lockdowns caused rapid change….Read More


Dec 21, 2020 / Livable Communities

King Township rejects a "Trojan Horse" request for a Minster's Zoning Order to allow development in the Greenbelt

On Monday Dec 14, 2020, by a margin of six votes to one, King Township Council refused to endorse a “trojan horse” request for…Read More


Nov 26, 2020 / Livable Communities

How to respond to form letters sent by Ontario MPPs regarding the province's attack on Conservation Authorities

Many of you have written or called your MPP expressing concern about the attacks on our wetlands, forests and safety included in the Ontario…Read More


Nov 13, 2020 / Livable Communities

Expect bigger floods and more toxic soil if Ontario’s Conservation Authorities are gutted

Draconian proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act have been slipped into the Ontario government’s budget bill (Bill 229, Schedule 6)….Read More


Nov 11, 2020 / Livable Communities

Why is it crucial to protect Ontario’s wetlands?

Ontario’s wetlands, which comprise swamps, marshes, bogs and fens, play an important role in protecting biodiversity (the mix of plants and animals in nature)…Read More


Aug 28, 2020 / Livable Communities

You may have never heard of a Minister’s Zoning Order and that used to be ok - but not anymore

Updated November 2, 2020 The Ontario government is using a tool to speed up controversial developments by eliminating expert analysis and public input. It’s…Read More


Aug 10, 2020 / Livable Communities

Ontario Yours to Protect! – Zombie quarry stalks Burlington’s Escarpment

The Ontario government’s gutting of protection for endangered species and changes to planning legislation that will lead to more sprawl has also given new…Read More


Aug 04, 2020 / Climate Change / Movement Building

Is Canada betting on another 4 years of President Trump?

Canadian politicians often insist on the expediency and necessity of aligning our policies with those in the US. But when it comes to COVID-19…Read More


Jul 14, 2020 / Climate Change

Explaining Hydrogen: Canada’s new emissions free wonder fuel or another big handout to a failing fossil fuel industry?

As the demand for hydrogen fuel starts to grow, the federal and Alberta governments are poised to make critical decisions about the future shape…Read More


Jun 19, 2020 / Livable Communities

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Growth Plan is bad news for endangered species, farms, forests and wetlands

On June 16th, 2020, under the guise of setting the stage for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government resumed their attack on…Read More