Jan 14, 2020 / Climate Change

8 Reasons To Reject Teck’s Massive New Tar Sands Mine

As the new decade starts, the federal government is facing an important test of its resolve on climate action: whether to approve or reject…Read More


Jan 10, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Make Ontario #LessSalty: Why Ontario needs a low (road) salt diet to save our lakes and rivers

This winter,  a sneaky, white culprit right under our feet is assaulting our rivers and lakes. Road salt is applied to roads, sidewalks, walkways…Read More


Jan 09, 2020 / Clean Beauty / Toxics

Top 10 harmful chemicals to avoid in your skincare products

Think about it – from waking up in the morning until going to bed at night, how many skincare products do you use? From…Read More


Jan 06, 2020 / Climate Change

What if limiting new fossil fuel supply is more important than reducing the emissions produced when we burn them?

International conversations and agreements concerning climate change have historically focused on limiting carbon emissions from household or business uses. This makes sense as cars,…Read More


Dec 27, 2019 / Clean Economy / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

What’s in store for 2020? Here are our predictions for next year’s biggest environmental news stories

2019 was a big year for environmental news. Here’s a quick recap: UN scientists took off the gloves on their warnings to us about…Read More


Dec 13, 2019 / Plastic Pollution / Toxics

The ultimate eco-guide to (not) gift giving this holiday season

Creative alternatives and new traditions to gift giving Just as I’m trying to move towards a low-waste lifestyle, along comes Christmas – the largest…Read More


Dec 12, 2019 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Now what? Next steps for water bottling in Ontario

Update: on December 23, 2019, the Ontario government announced that the moratorium on new or expanded water bottling permits was extended until October 1,…Read More


Dec 10, 2019 / Climate Change

With the arrival of Ministers today, will we see more ambition at this year’s UN climate talks?

As a newbie to the UN climate negotiations, I entered COP25 (the 25 Conference of the Parties) last week bright-eyed and full of hope….Read More


Dec 04, 2019 / Climate Change

Ontario’s Auditor General slams the province’s weak climate change plan

The Auditor General’s 2019 Annual Report confirms that Ontario’s climate change plan is too weak to meet its own emissions reduction targets and is…Read More


Nov 28, 2019 / Safeguarding Freshwater

The good, bad and the ugly of how Ontario Bill 132 weakens accountability for polluters

Update: This bill passed into law on December 10, 2019. Earlier this month, we rang the alarm bells that sweeping changes in Bill 132—…Read More