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Will Ontario miss the boat on energy conservation?

Nov 19, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Energy conservation is the cheapest and easiest way to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Research shows that reducing energy use creates jobs, increases our GDP,…Read More


Cows in your Backyard? The challenges and opportunities of near urban agriculture

Nov 18, 2014 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Smart Growth

  I live in a small Greenbelt community, home to both farming and housing. Being closer to urban markets is good for farmers, and…Read More


Birthday bliss – A tablet for William and funding for Environmental Defence

Nov 17, 2014 by Katie Edmonds (Online Engagement Manager)

William, 7,  recently made a difference and helped Environmental Defence’s work with a donation through EchoAge. EchoAge is a website for US and Canadian residents, which…Read More


My final report from my assignment in Japan

Nov 17, 2014 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: YRE News

This is a guest blog by Becca Williams, an arts undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia with a passion for storytelling and…Read More


2014 Annual Report: Celebrating 30 Years of Action

Nov 13, 2014 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

This past year was a busy one at Environmental Defence. We hosted a celebration of closing polluting coal plants with Al Gore, hosted a…Read More


Recap of Day 1 of a Young Reporter's Assignment in Japan

Nov 11, 2014 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: YRE News

This is a guest blog by Becca Williams, an arts undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia with a passion for storytelling and…Read More


A Canadian Young Reporter receives an incredible assignment in Japan

Nov 06, 2014 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: YRE News

This is a guest blog by Becca Williams, an arts undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia with a passion for storytelling and…Read More


Energy East mega-pipeline could bring oil spills to a river near you

Nov 06, 2014 by Adam Scott ()

Categories: Clean Economy

TransCanada just filed an application for the largest, longest tar sands pipeline in the world. If built, the project would carry 1.1 million barrels…Read More


Survey Says... wind farms don’t hurt people’s health. But some people find them annoying.

Nov 06, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

We now have another study that confirms that there are no health impacts associated with living near wind farms. The study, conducted by Health…Read More


Ontario introduces stronger protection against invasive species

Nov 05, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

Anyone who’s grown up around the Great Lakes knows the impact invasive species like Purple Loosetrife, the Zebra Mussel, and the Sea Lamprey have…Read More


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