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What's in store for the New Year? Our predictions for the biggest environmental news stories in 2018

Dec 28, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

2017 was a big year for environmental news. The Energy East pipeline was cancelled, record low prices were set for solar and wind power,…Read More


Meridian Quarry expansion in Burlington highlights lunacy of grandfathered permits

Dec 21, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Imagine if your neighbor informed you that there was a…Read More


Filling the hole in your house you didn’t know was there

Dec 21, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Clean Economy

This is a guest blog by Brad Cundiff, environmental writer Did you know the energy your home loses everyday is the equivalent of having a…Read More


Announcing the winner of the MEC bike giveaway contest!

Dec 18, 2017 by Rachel Kitchin (Digital Engagement Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Donnah from Belleville, ON, was the lucky winner of our MEC bike giveaway back in September.  Congratulations, Donnah!   Like many of us,…Read More


How to reduce your home carbon footprint and stop money from flying out the window

Dec 13, 2017 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Now that winter is here, are you feeling the drafts whistling through your doors and windows? You can do more than throw on…Read More


Hey Canada! Stop giving public money to oil and gas companies

Dec 12, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Taking with one hand and giving back with the other. That is increasingly the situation in Canada, where governments are trying to address carbon…Read More


WATCH: Putting all projects to the “Climate Test”

Dec 11, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Last week, I teamed up with Climate Action Network to host a webinar called “Putting all Projects to the Climate Test: Why and how…Read More


We need to grow the Greenbelt to protect critical water supplies before it's too late

Dec 07, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Good news! Today, the province of Ontario announced a 90 day consultation process and released a map identifying seven areas where a potential expansion…Read More


Your tax dollars are funding Suncor’s pollution

Dec 07, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Since 2010, Canada’s largest tar sands producer received over $354 million of public money. It was also responsible for hundreds of spills and environmental…Read More


Ontario’s carbon market holds strong in uncertain times

Dec 07, 2017 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Adding to three consecutive cap-and-trade auctions that sold out this year and raised $1.5 billion in revenue for climate action, Ontario’s carbon market…Read More


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