Ontario is ready to get serious about climate change

Jul 08, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Last Thursday, with the speech from the throne, the 41st Parliament of Ontario officially opened. The speech from throne is typically wide ranging, and…Read More


Paying the ultimate price for tar sands expansion

Jul 08, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

Yesterday, a new study was published confirming the link between toxins from the tar sands and damages to human health. For years, First Nations…Read More


Breaking news: Canadians vastly overestimate the role of the tar sands in Canada’s economy

Jul 04, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

We’ve been having a lot of conversations lately about the role of the tar sands in Canada’s economy. We’ve chatted with friends, neighbours, and…Read More


A quiet release of some big climate news

Jun 26, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

Just the other day a major report found its way on to the Natural Resources Canada website with no fanfare. The topic? Climate change…Read More


Tip of the Month: Be sun safe without the toxics this summer

Jun 26, 2014 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: Toxics

It’s summer time and the living’s easy. After a long, gloomy winter, many of us are eager to get outside and enjoy the sun….Read More


Raising awareness in Halifax about toxic chemicals in every day products

Jun 26, 2014 by Outreach Team ()

Categories: Toxics

Hi, my name is Alysse. I am one of the members of the new Environmental Defence outreach team for the Toxics Program in Halifax,…Read More


Putting a face on the risks of Energy East

Jun 23, 2014 by Naomi Carniol (Sr. Communications Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy

It’s one thing to talk about how the Energy East tar sands pipeline would put the drinking water, health, and environment of millions of…Read More


When First Nations come First

Jun 21, 2014 by Sabrina Bowman ()

Categories: Clean Economy

Today (June 21) is National Aboriginal Day, coming just four days after the federal government’s endorsement of the Northern Gateway pipeline project. Besides being…Read More


Major new study reveals maternal exposure to toxic chemicals

Jun 20, 2014 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

MIREC is a major Canadian study of maternal exposure to environmental contaminants. Yesterday, new results from the study were released, detailing findings on pregnant…Read More


A look back – raising the Blue Flag in Toronto for the first time

Jun 19, 2014 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Blue Flag

More than a decade ago, while on vacation with his family in Ireland, the General Manager of Toronto Water spotted Blue Flags flying at beaches…Read More