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

Wisconsin is bending over backwards to get Foxconn – a multinational technology manufacturing company – to set up shop in their backyard. To attract…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

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


Why we need to stop over salting our roadways this winter

Jan 17, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

This winter, you might encounter something outside that’s white, makes crunchy sounds when you walk on it, and is creating a big mess. I’m…Read More


Government plan still needs to address the biggest causes of out-of-control algae blooms

Nov 29, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Earlier this month, the Ontario and federal governments released a second draft of their plan to tackle algae blooms in Lake Erie. We’re happy…Read More


Plastic bottle collection events give Toronto residents a chance to Cash it! Don’t trash it

Nov 20, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Over the last month, Environmental Defence organized a series of bottle collection events around the GTA. For the events, people dropped off empty plastic…Read More


The association representing Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Pepsi says they won’t support a deposit return program in Ontario

Oct 26, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

When it comes to dealing with plastic pollution, big bottling companies are falling flat. We’re seeing this right now in Ontario. Earlier this year,…Read More


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