May 21, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Are compostable plastics the solution to plastic pollution? We ask a scientist everything that you might want to know

More and more, consumers are seeing compostable plastic items—from plates and cutlery to garbage bags and coffee pods—on store shelves. But are these items…Read More


May 20, 2020 / Livable Communities

Don’t let sprawl developers pave over the Carruthers Creek headwaters

Developers want to pave over a sensitive ecological area and prime farmland in Durham Region. We need to stop it.  The area in question…Read More


May 13, 2020 / Toxics

Pollution, health, and COVID-19 — We answer some of your most pressing questions

Last week, we hosted a webinar about the link between toxic pollution, health, and COVID-19. The webinar shed light on how exposure to toxics…Read More


May 13, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Feeling stressed thanks to COVID-19? Being near water can help calm your nerves

I’ve always been drawn to water, which I suppose explains my career choice. Being near the waters’ edge whether it’s a lake, river, stream…Read More


May 07, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

COVID-19, single-use plastics, and the economy—We answer some of your most pressing questions

Last week, we hosted a webinar about COVID-19, single-use plastics, and how Canada can both reduce plastic waste and help get its economy back…Read More


May 01, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Two crises converge (Part 2): How impacts from climate change make Great Lakes communities vulnerable

In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at how COVID-19 presents unique and unprecedented challenges to spring flooding and high water conditions…Read More


May 01, 2020 / Movement Building

Answers to 5 more questions about COVID-19 and the environment

Is there a connection between COVID-19 and air pollution? What’s the first thing the federal government should do for the environment after the COVID-19…Read More


May 01, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Two crises converge (Part 1): How flooding in the Great Lakes during COVID-19 presents unique challenges

As communities grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, there is another looming threat around the Great Lakes region: high water and spring flooding.  In 2017…Read More


Apr 24, 2020 / Livable Communities

Ontario suspends requirement for public consultation on environmental policies due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some North American governments to change their approach to protecting the environment. In the last month, there have been…Read More


Apr 24, 2020 / Movement Building

Answers to five questions about COVID-19 and the environment

Is it safe to eat raw fruits and vegetables? How much have greenhouse gas emissions dropped? Here are answers to five questions about COVID-19 and the…Read More