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Ashley Wallis

Associate Director

Having spent over a decade working for environmental non-profits, Ashley has designed and led citizen science programs, advocated for the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes, and campaigned to end plastic pollution and protect the world’s oceans.


As a former Great Lakes surfer, she would often lament the plastic trash she had to share the surf with. Inspired by what can be accomplished by engaged individuals and the power of environmental advocacy, Ashley was instrumental in the creation of Environmental Defence’s campaign to end plastic pollution. She now provides strategic leadership to both the plastics and freshwater campaigns. 

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Jan 18, 2017

Higher fees for water bottlers: a good step, but more is needed

Last fall, the bottled water industry in Ontario came under fire, in part because of the…

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Jan 06, 2017

10,000 (tonne) reasons why Ontario needs a deposit on plastic bottles

How much plastic pollution do you think is in the Great Lakes? The numbers may…

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Dec 02, 2016

Ontario says “NO” to water bottling giant

Today the Ontario government denied Nestlé’s request to test the water at their newly purchased…

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Nov 04, 2016

Environmental Victories: Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater

With winter nearing, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together…

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Oct 20, 2016

More than a drop in the bucket: Ontario proposes new rules for water bottlers

Over the past couple of months, the bottled water industry in Ontario has been under…

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Oct 04, 2016

Water for sale: Why Ontario needs to change the rules for water bottlers

Bottled water has been a hot topic in Ontario lately. In response, Premier Kathleen Wynne…

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Aug 02, 2016

New video turns Lake Erie algal blooms into a slime monster

Ghostbusters may be back on the big screen, but this summer, the biggest, meanest, slimiest…

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Jul 11, 2016

Summer algal blooms are the new normal for Lake Erie

Last week, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced their 2016 algal bloom forecast…

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