Feb 26, 2018 / Clean Economy / Climate Change / Movement Building / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

We need continued progress on environmental funding in the federal budget

  The upcoming federal budget will be another sign of how seriously the government intends to tackle Canada’s environmental issues – many of which are…Read More


Feb 26, 2018 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Smart home buyers look for green: Energy efficiency in the real estate market

  Guest blog by Brent Kopperson, founder and executive director of Windfall Ecology Centre   How many realtors know the difference between a red…Read More


Feb 16, 2018 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Ask an Expert: everything you’ve ever wanted to know about home energy audits

We chatted to Registered Energy Advisor Violet Kopperson from Windfall Ecology Centre in Aurora, ON.  Violet has been an energy advisor for several years…Read More


Feb 13, 2018 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

7 key questions answered about home energy retrofits

Is it time to get your home in shape with a home energy retrofit? Have you been thinking about how to cozy up your…Read More


Jan 31, 2018 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Ontario gets a solid B+ on its 2017 climate report card

    Ontario has taken ambitious action in the past year to price carbon through a cap-and-trade system and implement a wealth of new…Read More


Dec 21, 2017 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

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

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


Dec 18, 2017 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Announcing the winner of the MEC bike giveaway contest!

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


Dec 13, 2017 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

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

  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


Dec 12, 2017 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

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

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


Dec 07, 2017 / Clean Economy / Climate Change

Ontario’s carbon market holds strong in uncertain times

  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