Plastic Pollution / Mar 28, 2019

Don’t mop the floor while the tap is still running; why cleanups are not the solution to Ontario’s plastic problem

As spring approaches and the mounds of snow and ice finally start to melt away, a familiar sight emerges.  Garbage.  Plastic bottles, cans, plastic…Read More


Movement Building / Mar 07, 2019

Speaking Truth to Power - Women and the Environmental Movement

As the great Beyoncé once said, who runs the world? Girls. Are women and girls also going to save the world? via GIPHY This…Read More


Engagement / Mar 05, 2019

“The Courage to Act” – why people power is the answer to making change in difficult times

“The Courage to Act” – I came across this powerful phrase when I was reading Marshall Ganz’s work around public mobilization. I love how…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Mar 04, 2019

Why Ontario needs to get serious about climate change

  Did you know that Ontario is Canada’s second-biggest carbon polluter? This means that Ontario has the power to either accelerate Canada’s efforts to…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Movement Building / Feb 27, 2019

My trip to Florida in an electric vehicle

My partner and I took our first road trip to Florida this winter. We usually spend the cold, snowy months at home taking in…Read More


Climate Change / Feb 21, 2019

Alberta’s phony $80 million lost per day

  You’d probably have to be living under a rock to have missed the $30 million ad campaign being blasted everywhere right now by…Read More


Climate Change / Fossil Fuel Subsidies / Feb 21, 2019

They make billions in profits and yet corporate subsidies continue

The oil and gas industry is alive and well in Alberta despite what you may have read. Oil companies in Alberta reaped billions in…Read More


Climate Change / Feb 14, 2019

Oil companies don’t care about you or the planet

You have to wonder how oil executives sleep at night. Two recent media stories clearly show that Big Oil is willing to sacrifice the…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Feb 13, 2019

On the brink of extinction: Why we can't afford the Endangered Species Act to get any weaker

The world is facing a biodiversity crisis. The extinction rate is 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than the natural rate. Literally dozens of species…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Feb 12, 2019

Breaking up is hard to do - or is it? Five easy ways to break it off with plastic this Valentine's Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, plastic waste is a problem (as I’m sure you knew)! Okay, so that’s not the most romantic poem…Read More