Nov 20, 2020 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Three ways the oil industry has been gaslighting you this week

The oil industry has been working hard lately to appear as though they really care about climate change. It’s a sham. These statements just…Read More


Nov 13, 2020 / Livable Communities

Expect bigger floods and more toxic soil if Ontario’s Conservation Authorities are gutted

Draconian proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act have been slipped into the Ontario government’s budget bill (Bill 229, Schedule 6)….Read More


Nov 12, 2020 / Climate Change

A failure of conviction: Canada prepares to fail on methane reduction just as research shows emissions are 2 times higher than reported

What a terrible—and confusing—week for those of us who have been fighting for strong climate action. The government caved in to pressure from the…Read More


Nov 11, 2020 / Livable Communities

Why is it crucial to protect Ontario’s wetlands?

Ontario’s wetlands, which comprise swamps, marshes, bogs and fens, play an important role in protecting biodiversity (the mix of plants and animals in nature)…Read More


Nov 02, 2020 / Climate Change / Plastic Pollution / Toxics

Top 6 not-so-average eco-gift ideas: COVID edition

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for your loved ones. And while the holiday season may…Read More


Oct 27, 2020 / Clean Economy

How to talk to your friends and family about the oil industry - part 1

For many of us the oil industry is one of those big divisive subjects that you just avoid like the plague for the sake…Read More


Oct 27, 2020 / Plastic Pollution / Toxics

How to have a plastic and toxic-free Halloween: COVID edition

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to find new ways of doing many things like working and celebrating birthdays – and…Read More


Oct 23, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Ontario’s proposed Blue Box regulation will mean more plastic waste in parks, lakes, and landfills

On Monday, Ontario released its draft Blue Box regulation. This was a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix this broken system, but the proposed regulation falls…Read More


Oct 21, 2020 / Guest / Plastic Pollution

Guest Blog: Banning single-use plastics is the right choice for our environment and our health

This is a guest blog by Dr. Melissa Lem, Board Member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a family physician…Read More


Oct 09, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Goodbye and good riddance! Canada to ban six single-use plastic items next year

This week, the federal government announced it would be adding plastics to the Toxic Substance List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). This…Read More