Fitting the last piece of the puzzle for livable communities in the country’s largest region

Nov 10, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

As two former municipal councillors, we know firsthand that the odds have been stacked against building smart sustainable communities in the Greater Toronto Hamilton…Read More

California continues to lead the way on labelling toxics. What about Canada?

Nov 06, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Last month, the State of California enacted the first-of-its-kind law in North America to require the labelling of cleaning product ingredients. That’s right –…Read More

Beach Love is Worldwide: Top 3 Lessons Learned from Blue Flag International

Nov 03, 2017 by Kelsey Scarfone (Blue Flag Program Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag, Environmental Defence

You may know about Blue Flag from your favorite Ontario beach or marina. But, did you know that Blue Flag is an international program?…Read More

Alberta government gives Suncor a free pass on tailings, increases the liability of Albertans

Nov 02, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

Last week, the Alberta Energy Regular (AER) made a terrible decision that bowed to corporate power rather than protecting the environment and the public…Read More

How electric vehicles can save lives and make you look cooler

Nov 01, 2017 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  The City of Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health recently sounded the alarm on traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), and proposed a set of sweeping…Read More

Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan says all the right things, but leaves many details unresolved

Oct 27, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

On Thursday October 26, 2017, Ontario released its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), which is supposed to set out the province’s vision for how we’ll meet…Read More

Improving human health and cutting pollution are one and the same

Oct 27, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

Industrial pollution is killing people and making people sick—here in Canada and around the world. These are the tragic conclusions of a series of…Read More

The association representing Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Pepsi says they won’t support a deposit return program in Ontario

Oct 26, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

When it comes to dealing with plastic pollution, big bottling companies are falling flat. We’re seeing this right now in Ontario. Earlier this year,…Read More

New research finds that methane emissions can be reduced at little to no cost

Oct 24, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

The world’s leading energy think tank, the International Energy Agency, (IEA) released some startling findings this week showing that the global oil and gas industry…Read More

Cleaning the Pipes: Ten key takeaways from the cancellation of Energy East

Oct 18, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

Energy East is dead. This month’s decision by TransCanada to cancel its proposed pipeline to send 1.1 million barrels per day of tar sands…Read More