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Ontario gets a solid B+ on its 2017 climate report card

Jan 31, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

    Ontario has taken ambitious action in the past year to price carbon through a cap-and-trade system and implement a wealth of new…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


What happens at a Blue Flag jury meeting

Jan 30, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

This blog was updated on January 30, 2018. We’re often asked how we decide which beaches and marinas get the Blue Flag award. The…Read More


Why the Grand River Watershed Needs Greenbelt Protection in Brant County

Jan 22, 2018 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt

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


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


Canada misses the mark (again) in its decision to not ban harmful phthalates

Jan 16, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

If you were told that your go-to brand of cheese contained a toxic ingredient, would you continue to eat it? What if it was…Read More


What’s the real cost of building the proposed GTA West Highway?

Jan 11, 2018 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

The Ontario government is about to make a big decision that will tell us a lot about what the future of the Greater Toronto…Read More


Asbestos found in Claire’s makeup – another reason why action is needed to protect Canadians from toxics

Jan 10, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Last week, Claire’s, an international retailer of teen accessories and cosmetics, recalled nine makeup kits (including eye shadow and blush) after a lab found…Read More


Polar vortex is another sign of erratic weather fuelled by climate change

Jan 09, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

I’m the kind of guy that likes winter, but I must admit that the last couple weeks were unusually frigid. Recently, prominent politicians and…Read More


Why we all need to be included in the discussion to successfully tackle climate change in Ontario

Jan 08, 2018 by Daniella Niddery (Engagement Coordinator)

Categories: Climate Change, Engagement

As Canadians, we often joke about how extreme our weather can get from one day to the next. When it is -25 C out…Read More


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