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


May 27, 2020 / Livable Communities

A new prescription for livable, sustainable cities launched by Canadian leaders in response to the pandemic

In the words of former Ontario Environmental Commissioner Diane Saxe, urban sprawl is Ontario’s tar sands. At first pass this may seem like hyperbole….Read More


May 20, 2020 / Livable Communities

Don’t let sprawl developers pave over the Carruthers Creek headwaters

Developers want to pave over a sensitive ecological area and prime farmland in Durham Region. We need to stop it.  The area in question…Read More


Apr 24, 2020 / Livable Communities

Ontario suspends requirement for public consultation on environmental policies due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some North American governments to change their approach to protecting the environment. In the last month, there have been…Read More


Mar 30, 2020 / Livable Communities

Amid covid-19 crisis, aggregate lobbyists are pushing for deregulation and environmental cuts

While the country collectively struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, some industries are using the crisis as cover to push their agendas forward and demand…Read More


Dec 27, 2019 / Clean Economy / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

What’s in store for 2020? Here are our predictions for next year’s biggest environmental news stories

2019 was a big year for environmental news. Here’s a quick recap: UN scientists took off the gloves on their warnings to us about…Read More


Oct 25, 2019 / Livable Communities

The environment and communities lose if Highway 413 is built

The destructive and unnecessary Highway 413 is back. The proposed highway would make its way from Milton to Vaughan through farms, forests and a…Read More


Oct 24, 2019 / Livable Communities

Better access to nature = better mental health

Have you ever experienced a sense of relief and calm while spending time in nature? Whether it’s the comforting shade of a forest trail,…Read More


Oct 18, 2019 / Livable Communities

Did you know the Greenbelt helps protect us from climate change?

Every year, the Ontario Greenbelt’s watersheds provide more than $1 billion worth of ecological services, by filtering pollution and waste, regulating water flow and…Read More


Oct 10, 2019 / Livable Communities

Looking for some festive fall fun? Read our guide on the best activities in Ontario’s Greenbelt this autumn

There’s a chill in the air. The leaves are starting to change colour. And every coffee shop is offering a selection of pumpkin spice…Read More