Ontario has strong tools available to act on climate change. It's time to use them.

Nov 20, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  If you could write an entirely new climate change plan from scratch, what would you include? Since Ontario’s government is cooking up a…Read More


What does diversity have to do with climate change?

Nov 20, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: YRE News

This is a guest blog by Abhayjeet Singh Sachal, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Break The Divide Foundation and Grade 12 Student at Seaquam Secondary…Read More


The toxic paint stripper chemical and the wave of retailer action to protect consumers

Nov 19, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

If you’ve ever tried to refinish an old piece of furniture or your bathtub, you probably know how handy it is to use a…Read More


Bans, targets and government action: What to look for in Canada’s plastics plan

Nov 16, 2018 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Next Friday, November 23rd, is the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).  I know, I know, you’ve had…Read More


Retailer report card 2018: Canadian context

Nov 14, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Consumers are increasingly concerned about their exposure to toxic chemicals from products due to a growing body of research linking chemical exposures to health…Read More


Oil and gas is trying to weasel its way out of playing by the rules

Nov 13, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Sorry in advance for giving the noble weasel a bad name by comparing it to the oil and gas industry… The federal government is…Read More


What I learned at the NAAEE Conference? We need to talk about climate change.

Nov 13, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: YRE News

This is a guest blog by Megan Nguyen, a student at Seaquam Secondary School in Delta BC, who placed second in our Young Reporters…Read More


Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Nov 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Plastic Pollution

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More


Federal funds could help shore up Ontario’s flagging climate change action

Nov 12, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Good news arrived last week for climate change action in Ontario. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna just announced a plan to give $420…Read More


Sorry Nestlé: Ontario moves to ban new water-taking permits for another year

Nov 02, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Good news! This week the Ontario government proposed to extend the moratorium on new water bottling permits for another year. This would mean no…Read More