Jun 03, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes as part of Canada’s green recovery: Answers to your questions

Last week, in our final episode of The Recovery Series, we talked about the need to invest in the protection and restoration of our…Read More


Jun 03, 2020 / Climate Change

How cleaner vehicles can bring big public health benefits and fight climate change

Public health studies show that people who live near roads and highways are exposed to a harmful amount of air pollution from cars, buses…Read More


Jun 01, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

20 years after the Walkerton Tragedy, Ontario could be setting itself up for a new water crisis

Twenty years ago, a different public health crisis was gripping Ontario. Today we know that crisis as “The Walkerton Tragedy”.  In the middle of…Read More


May 27, 2020 / Livable Communities

A new prescription for livable, sustainable cities launched by Canadian leaders in response to the pandemic

In the words of former Ontario Environmental Commissioner Diane Saxe, urban sprawl is Ontario’s tar sands. At first pass this may seem like hyperbole….Read More


May 27, 2020 / Climate Change

Meet Export Development Canada, the secretive crown agency financing the big oil bailout

This is the second in our series of blogs about how governments are bailing out the oil and gas sector during the COVID-19 crisis….Read More


May 25, 2020 / Climate Change

Why bailing out oil and gas is a bad recovery strategy for Canada

Last week, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund was the latest financial institution to split away from Canadian oil companies – citing their unacceptable…Read More


May 22, 2020 / Climate Change

Busting the top 5 myths in Planet Of The Humans

The documentary Planet Of The Humans is filled with outdated myths about renewable energy and electric vehicles. Here are the top 5 myths in…Read More


May 21, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Are compostable plastics the solution to plastic pollution? We ask a scientist everything that you might want to know

More and more, consumers are seeing compostable plastic items—from plates and cutlery to garbage bags and coffee pods—on store shelves. But are these items…Read More


May 20, 2020 / Livable Communities

Don’t let sprawl developers pave over the Carruthers Creek headwaters

Developers want to pave over a sensitive ecological area and prime farmland in Durham Region. We need to stop it.  The area in question…Read More


May 13, 2020 / Toxics

Pollution, health, and COVID-19 — We answer some of your most pressing questions

Last week, we hosted a webinar about the link between toxic pollution, health, and COVID-19. The webinar shed light on how exposure to toxics…Read More