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

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


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


Safeguarding Freshwater / Dec 12, 2019

Now what? Next steps for water bottling in Ontario

Update: on December 23, 2019, the Ontario government announced that the moratorium on new or expanded water bottling permits was extended until October 1,…Read More


Climate Change / Dec 10, 2019

With the arrival of Ministers today, will we see more ambition at this year’s UN climate talks?

As a newbie to the UN climate negotiations, I entered COP25 (the 25 Conference of the Parties) last week bright-eyed and full of hope….Read More


Climate Change / Dec 04, 2019

Ontario’s Auditor General slams the province’s weak climate change plan

The Auditor General’s 2019 Annual Report confirms that Ontario’s climate change plan is too weak to meet its own emissions reduction targets and is…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Nov 28, 2019

The good, bad and the ugly of how Ontario Bill 132 weakens accountability for polluters

Update: This bill passed into law on December 10, 2019. Earlier this month, we rang the alarm bells that sweeping changes in Bill 132—…Read More


Climate Change / Guest / Nov 18, 2019

Why are Indigenous rights part of climate action? And other questions about UNDRIP

During the federal election, we asked all candidates to respect and promote the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). We received…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics / Nov 07, 2019

Ontario is making it cheaper and easier for industries to pollute our waters

Last week, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Hon. Jeff Yurek held a media conference. He claimed that changes proposed in the…Read More


Climate Change / Nov 07, 2019

30 groups call for Ontario to take serious action on climate change

November 7th, 2019 Dear Members of Provincial Parliament, Welcome back to the legislature. In the months you’ve been away, a lot has happened. An…Read More


Climate Change / Nov 06, 2019

Instead of fighting carbon pricing, here are five better ways for Ontario to spend $30 million

Premier Ford isn’t giving up on his losing battle against carbon pricing, recently confirming that his government would continue to challenge the federal carbon…Read More