Deceptive Trans Mountain Pipeline ads leave Alberta taxpayers on the hook for $10 million

Oct 31, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Most fossil fuel subsidies take the form of handouts and tax breaks for companies to explore for and produce more oil and gas. But…Read More


Blue Flags Are Borderless - Highlights from the Blue Flag International Meeting 2018

Oct 31, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer Blue Flags flew proudly at 27 beaches and 9 marinas across Canada, but did you know Blue Flag is the biggest eco-certification…Read More


What’s behind B.C.’s new LNG mega-project? $6.6 billion in public handouts

Oct 26, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to…Read More


Major bans on single-use plastics across the EU. Up next: Canada…

Oct 26, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Finally, some good news! On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a sweeping new plan to deal with plastics across the…Read More


Why the Senate must pass Bill C-69

Oct 26, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

In 2012, the previous government gutted environmental protections for Canada’s land, air, water and climate in an attempt to rubber-stamp and fast-track risky energy…Read More


Canada's carbon tax announcement is a win for the climate: Provinces can’t opt out of saving the planet

Oct 23, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  Canada is now one step closer to having polluters across the country pay for their carbon emissions. In the face of opposition from…Read More


Styrofoam is polluting our environment. Let’s #BanTheFoam.

Oct 19, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

There’s no single solution to plastic pollution. We need to do a better job of capturing plastic waste, and recycling it back into new…Read More


Already got your canvas shopping bag? Here are five other ways to go #PlasticFree

Oct 17, 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


What the media is missing about the new IPCC report: We shouldn’t give up.

Oct 15, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  Last week the most esteemed climate scientists in the world unveiled a new report that laid out the global impacts that we should…Read More


Heroes in the Field: Lake Erie's unsung guardians - part 2

Oct 12, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Great Lakes

Joe Csoff and his family have been farming in the Lake Erie basin since the 80s. During that time he’s seen farming practices and…Read More