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


Clean Economy / Jun 26, 2014

A quiet release of some big climate news

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


Clean Economy / Jun 23, 2014

Putting a face on the risks of Energy East

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


Clean Economy / Jun 21, 2014

When First Nations come First

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


Toxics / Jun 20, 2014

Major new study reveals maternal exposure to toxic chemicals

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


Clean Economy / Jun 19, 2014

Photographing the places at risk from Energy East

A picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why I’m in beautiful St. Andrews, New Brunswick today. It’s the start of our project to…Read More


Blue Flag / Jun 19, 2014

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

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


Clean Economy / Jun 18, 2014

Northern Gateway will not be built. Not now. Not ever.

Yesterday, the federal government announced its approval of  Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline (with 209 conditions suggested by the Joint Review Panel). The…Read More


Livable Communities / Jun 18, 2014

Let’s toast Ontario Craft Beer Week!

When people think of going local, often we think of buying local fruits and veggies. But don’t forget about going local when picking that…Read More