What’s green and slimy and has no place in our Great Lakes?

Aug 13, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

It’s slimy and stinky, and it’s a growing threat to our Great Lakes. It’s algae, and it can devastate ecosystems, and cost us a…Read More

NAFTA takes notice: Canada is ignoring its own environmental laws

Aug 13, 2014 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Toxics

How long can an industry and a government completely disregard a nation’s laws that are intended to protect that country’s citizens? That’s the question…Read More

Time for Ontario to be more ambitious on water

Aug 11, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

The election of a new majority government in Ontario could mean great things for the province’s lakes and rivers. A relatively stable political climate…Read More

Giving Sunnyside Beach some summer love

Aug 06, 2014 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

Summer and the beach go hand-in-hand. Whether building sandcastles, splashing in the water or tossing a Frisbee, beaches are where summer memories are made….Read More

Tip of the Month: How to keep your next camping trip au natural

Jul 30, 2014 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: Toxics

Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors, and there’s no better way to do that than a camping trip! If you’re…Read More

Growing Ontario’s Blue Flag program with the help of the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Jul 29, 2014 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

Blue Flags are popping up all over Ontario! What does a Blue Flag mean? It means that the beach or marina proudly flying the…Read More

Portland Maine has the last word on pipelines

Jul 23, 2014 by Adam Scott ()

Categories: Clean Economy

The lovely seaside town of South Portland, Maine would seem far away from the growing movement opposing tar sands and related pipelines taking root…Read More

A(nother) tough week for pipelines

Jul 16, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

It is not an easy time to be a pipeline proponent. Just a few short years ago most pipeline proposals were considered by some…Read More

Is a crisis needed to do better for the Great Lakes?

Jul 15, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

Sometimes it takes a crisis, like the 2001 Walkerton tragedy that killed seven people, to wake people up to the need for change. But…Read More

New assessment of triclosan supports call for ban

Jul 14, 2014 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

When will Canada finally wash its hands of the nasty antibacterial chemical triclosan?   The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Clean Production Action…Read More