Sep 09, 2014 / Toxics

Tackling toxic pollution: Will Ontario outpace Canada?

Toxic chemicals aren’t just a concern for the environment, they also pose a threat to human health.  In recent years, there has been a…Read More


Protect our Advocacy Rights from SLAPP Suits

What if our community and environmental groups and organizations, and citizens were silenced? What if citizens and NGO’s in Ontario could not fully participate…Read More


This month’s blog profile: Nicole & Vanessa – Outreach All Stars

As we continue to celebrate our 30th anniversary at Environmental Defence, we wanted to recognize a few faces who help to get the word…Read More


Aug 27, 2014 / Livable Communities

Visiting farms in Ontario’s Greenbelt

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


Aug 22, 2014 / Toxics

Ontario to Act on 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


Aug 20, 2014 / Toxics

How Toronto Residents Can Reduce Exposure to Lead

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


Aug 19, 2014 / Livable Communities

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

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


Aug 19, 2014 / Clean Economy

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

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


Aug 13, 2014 / Toxics

NAFTA takes notice: Canada is ignoring its own environmental laws

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


Aug 13, 2014 / Safeguarding Freshwater

What’s green and slimy and has no place in our 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