Visiting farms in Ontario’s Greenbelt

Aug 27, 2014 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Smart Growth

This summer, I joined Environmental Defence as a visual communications intern. As part of my internship, I was lucky to visit farms in Ontario’s…Read More

Ontario to Act on Toxics

Aug 22, 2014 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

Toxic chemicals aren’t just a concern for the environment, they also pose a threat to human health.  The good news for Ontarians is that…Read More

How Toronto Residents Can Reduce Exposure to Lead

Aug 20, 2014 by Mariah Griffin Angus ()

Categories: Toxics

Ancient Romans had problems with lead pipes (and it might have helped the demise of their civilization), but over 2,000 years later they’re still…Read More

The ugly truth about Energy East – North America’s largest proposed tar sands pipeline

Aug 19, 2014 by Adam Scott ()

Categories: Clean Economy

Oil companies like TransCanada spend millions of dollars on ads to greenwash their projects. But no amount of slick advertising can hide the truth…Read More

Rouge National Urban Park – a National Park in name only?

Aug 19, 2014 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Smart Growth

There are few natural spaces left in the city. Rouge Park is the largest natural park in Toronto. It’s the perfect place for a…Read More

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