Safeguarding Freshwater / Jul 15, 2014

Is a crisis needed to do better for the 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

Toxics / Jul 14, 2014

New assessment of triclosan supports call for ban

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

Clean Economy / Jul 11, 2014

(Still) Fuelling the Problem

Ending fossil fuel subsidies was one of the first climate campaigns I worked on. In 2009, it was one of the few places within…Read More

Blue Flag / Jul 10, 2014

Life's a Beach Photo Contest

There is no better place to be on a hot, sunny summer day than at the beach. The beach is not only a great…Read More

Toxics / Jul 10, 2014

Ontario moves to protect the pollinators, generating buzz

More and more articles are making it clear that bees around the world are in trouble. Luckily people are starting to take action to…Read More

Clean Economy / Jul 08, 2014

Ontario is ready to get serious about climate change

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

Clean Economy / Jul 08, 2014

Paying the ultimate price for tar sands expansion

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

Clean Economy / Jul 04, 2014

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

Toxics / Jun 26, 2014

Raising awareness in Halifax about toxic chemicals in every day products

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

Toxics / Jun 26, 2014

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

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