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


Interview with the Arkells - award winning musicians and home-grown environmentalists

Mar 26, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Juno award-winning artists the Arkells joined the Ontario climate movement to encourage others to think about their impact on the planet.  We caught up…Read More


How Mill Street co-founder Steve Abrams brewed up some big energy savings in his home

Mar 23, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Steve Abrams is the co-founder of Mill Street Brewing, Canada’s largest producer of organic beer. When he and his wife decided to buy a…Read More


New study finds methane gas emissions are 15 times higher than reported by industry

Mar 22, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  Once again, actual measurements at oil and gas facilities show that methane emissions are being massively underreported New research published today in a…Read More


Why Dufferin County Needs Greenbelt Protection

Mar 15, 2018 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This blog is part of our #ProtectOurWaters series that highlights residents who are fighting to expand the Greenbelt in their communities to protect vulnerable…Read More


#Budget2018: Five things the feds are spending less on than handouts to oil and gas companies

Mar 07, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

A deep dive into the 2018 budget shows that the federal government spends significantly more taxpayer money on subsidies to oil and gas companies…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


Why Wellington County Needs Greenbelt Protection

Mar 05, 2018 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This blog is part of our #ProtectOurWaters series that highlights residents who are fighting to expand the Greenbelt in their communities to protect vulnerable…Read More


Cold Weather Cycling: EDC staff give their 5 top tips

Mar 02, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

When the weather turns colder and the days shorter, a lot of us (understandably) lose our enthusiasm for hopping on a bike and cycling…Read More


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