THE PROBLEM

Ontario residents and businesses rely on freshwater from the Great Lakes and other water bodies every day. Industries, like water bottling, are polluting our environment with plastic and are a threat to community water supplies. Even more, communities and industries outside of the Great Lakes basin want to take water out of the lakes, which could put them at further risk.

The Solution

In Ontario, we are working to get new provincial rules for water bottlers that put community needs before corporate profits. We also speak out against exemptions that allow industries and communities outside of the Great Lakes basin to remove water from the lakes. The exemptions can set a precedent for other communities and industries to do the same in future.

Making Ontario #LessSalty —Protecting our Freshwater from Road Salt

Making Ontario #LessSalty —Protecting our Freshwater from Road Salt

We’re using way too much salt on our parking lots and sidewalks during the winter months. And it’s harming our freshwater ecosystems. We’re working with partner organizations, government, and industry to cut back on the salt.

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Standing Up Against Water Taking from Corporate Giants

Standing Up Against Water Taking from Corporate Giants

Ontario has a lot of water and many competing priorities for it. We take action to make sure water is for communities first before corporate profit.

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Stopping Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

Stopping Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

Every summer, Lake Erie gets covered by harmful—and sometimes toxic—algae blooms that make the water unsafe for people and wildlife. We’re working to stop the blooms before they start, and to keep Lake Erie Alive.

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Calling for Strong Government Leadership for the Great Lakes

Calling for Strong Government Leadership for the Great Lakes

The Ontario and federal governments need to work together to protect the Great Lakes. We’re working to ensure they put strong plans in place to safeguard them now and for future generations.

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