Aug 11, 2014 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Time for Ontario to be more ambitious on water

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


Jul 30, 2014 / Toxics

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

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


Jul 23, 2014 / Clean Economy

Portland Maine has the last word on pipelines

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


Jul 16, 2014 / Clean Economy

A(nother) tough week for pipelines

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


Jul 15, 2014 / Safeguarding Freshwater

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


Jul 14, 2014 / Toxics

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


Jul 11, 2014 / Clean Economy

(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


Jul 10, 2014 / Toxics

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


Jul 08, 2014 / Clean Economy

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


Jul 08, 2014 / Clean Economy

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