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

Jul 24, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

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

Ready, set, SNAP! The #BlueFlagPhotoContest is NOW OPEN on Instagram!

Jul 20, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag

Canadian summers may be short lived, but boy do we know how to make them count! And there’s no better way to show that…Read More

Want to increase housing supply? Don’t dismantle the Growth Plan

Jul 18, 2018 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Last week, the new provincial government was sworn in and has already started moving on its election promises. A promise that I can get…Read More

Provincial opposition to carbon pricing is set to backfire

Jul 17, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  Last week, P.E.I. became the third province to question the federal government’s plan to put a price on carbon emissions. The province put…Read More

Charities and Public Policy: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Jul 17, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

You may have seen that a small anti-poverty charity, Canada Without Poverty, won a landmark court challenge against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding…Read More

Canadians may soon get stronger protections from toxic chemicals and pollution

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

Categories: Toxics

After nearly two decades since Canada’s main toxics law was enacted, the federal government promised to give it a major makeover. The government’s commitment…Read More

From blue to green: another year, another nasty algae bloom

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

Categories: Great Lakes

Imagine kicking back on a sunny patio with a cold drink and good friends. You hear the soft lapping sounds of waves against the…Read More

Already got your canvas shopping bag? Here are five other ways to ditch plastic this #PlasticFreeJuly

Jul 11, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Maybe we’ve finally seen enough photos of dead and dying animals choking on or entangled in plastic trash. Or maybe we’re rattled by reports…Read More

In the Wake of Waste: Why beach cleanups are more than just a quick tidy

Jul 06, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

 You’ve arrived at the beach. You feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and- the crinkle of a chip bag…Read More

Improvements to aggregate practices rely on voluntary efforts from the industry

Jul 06, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Changes in government bring uncertainty, and the aggregate (sand, stone…Read More