Jul 13, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities

Ontario's recovery plan may help developers but it won't help you

Premier Ford’s COVID-19 recovery plan is a big developer’s dream. Passing off a transparent repackaging of developers’ wish list as much-needed help in a…Read More


Jul 10, 2020 / Toxics

Enjoy the summer sun without damaging your health: A guide to choosing the right sunscreen

With the sun beating down in the summer, it’s common to lather your skin with sunscreen to prevent burning. But, are you getting burned…Read More


Jul 09, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Lake Erie algae show no signs of slowing down following this year's bloom forecast

Along with heatwaves, ice cream, and dips in the lake or pool, another summer tradition took place today: the Lake Erie algae bloom forecast….Read More


Jul 09, 2020 / Climate Change

No, Alberta's oil industry isn't being unfairly targeted by protesters

Opposition to oil and gas development is a worldwide phenomenon. Some Albertans, and other Canadians, may feel like their oil is being unfairly targeted…Read More


Jul 01, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

It’s #PlasticFreeJuly. Let’s change the rules, so it’s easier for everyone to go plastic free

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, going plastic free felt like a Herculean task. But now more than ever it seems that everything is wrapped…Read More


Jun 24, 2020 / Movement Building

How we build a green and just recovery for Canada

As we chart our post-COVID future the Canadian government will have to help the economy recover from the fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic….Read More


Jun 24, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s safe to break-up with disposable plastic

This week, a statement from over 100 epidemiologists, virologists, and other medical experts confirmed it: disposable plastics aren‘t safer than reusables. Just make sure…Read More


Jun 22, 2020 / Climate Change

Ontario’s Environment Plan is Failing – Again

The Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan is failing, again. This time it’s because the province is failing to reduce how much natural gas it burns. This…Read More


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


Jun 17, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Industry doesn’t want plastic declared “toxic”. Too bad for them. It is

Just as we suspected, the chemical industry has been lobbying to block federal action on plastics. Recently, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)…Read More