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Aug 22, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag, Great Lakes

Science writer Loren Eiseley once said “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water”. In a purely scientific light, water…Read More


Algae, caused by climate change, is causing climate change

Jul 25, 2018 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Climate Change, Great Lakes

What does algae have to do with climate change? And nuclear power, you ask? Good questions!   Here’s the scoop: Algae has become the…Read More


From blue to green: another year, another nasty algae bloom

Jul 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Imagine kicking back on a sunny patio with a cold drink and good friends. You hear the soft lapping sounds of waves against the…Read More


Pride, Sustainability, and a Sea of Plastic Bottles

Jul 04, 2018 by Daniella Niddery (Engagement Coordinator)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

Another incredible Pride weekend in Toronto has come and gone. All the colours of the rainbow filled Church St. as people everywhere flocked to…Read More


A win for Endangered Species! Town charged for destruction of piping plover habitat at Sauble Beach

Apr 16, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Great Lakes

Edit: This blog has been updated with the date of the Town’s court hearing.   After a thirty year absence, and decades of important…Read More


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

UPDATED May 1, 2018: Last week, Wisconsin gave permission to Racine to divert Lake Michigan water outside of the Great Lakes basin. The approval…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


Turning trash into art: Making an artistic statement out of 12,000 used plastic bottles

Mar 05, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Great Lakes

This is a guest blog by Rebecca Jane Houston. Rebecca is a settler sculptor and installation artist from Toronto. She works with found and…Read More


We need continued progress on environmental funding in the federal budget

Feb 26, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Toxics

  The upcoming federal budget will be another sign of how seriously the government intends to tackle Canada’s environmental issues – many of which are…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, Plastic Pollution

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