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How will Highway 413 impact you? An information session for Brampton residents

April 27, 2021

Join us for a free online community information session and Q&A about Highway 413, how it will impact Brampton and the surrounding region, and what we can do about it.

Featured speakers:
Regional Councillor Rowena Santos – Brampton
Rahul Mehta, Peel Multicultural Council
Steven Farber, Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto

Host:
Sarah Buchanan, Ontario Climate Program Manager from Environmental Defence

Join us for a free online community information session and Q&A about Highway 413, how it will impact Brampton and the surrounding region, and…

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Past webinars
Protecting Ontario’s Environmental Future - Jan 21, 2021

What’s next for Ontario’s environment? This webinar dives into what the attacks on environmental rules mean for our province, what we can expect next for our communities, and what you can do to stand up for the water, farmland and natural places we all rely on for our future.
Featuring Environmental Defence’s Executive Director, Tim Gray, former Greenbelt Council chair David Crombie, and speakers from the Canadian Environmental Law Association and Ontario Nature.
Ontario is Yours To Protect.

What’s next for Ontario’s environment? This webinar dives into what the attacks on environmental rules mean for our province …

Highway 413 is coming to Caledon: What do I need to know?
The Ontario government is planning to build a new 400-series highway through Milton, Georgetown, Caledon, Brampton and Vaughan. Join us for a free online community information session about the highway, how it will impact Caledon and the surrounding region, and what we can do about it.

North of Long Tail: Behind the Lens - Nov 19, 2020

Join us as we take a look at the human side of Lake Erie documented in the North of Long Tail photography project. Hosted by Environmental Defence’s Executive Director Tim Gray, we will take you on an online tour of the exhibit guided by photographer Colin Boyd Shafer. Some of the people featured also share their experiences taking part in the project.

Join us as we take a look at the human side of Lake Erie documented in the North of Long Tail photography project. Hosted by …

Highway 413: Does King-Vaughan need another mega-highway? - Sept 30, 2020

Ontario wants to build a new 400-series highway between Milton and Vaughan which, if built, will pave over farms, forests and watersheds and will cost taxpayers billions. Programs Director Keith Brooks and Program Manager Sarah Buchanan speak to Sony Rai from Sustainable Vaughan about what the highway’s impact will be and what communities can do to stop it.

Ontario wants to build a new 400-series highway between Milton and Vaughan which, if built, will pave over farms, forests and …

Highway 413 is coming to Caledon: What do I need to know?
The Ontario government is planning to build a new 400-series highway through Milton, Georgetown, Caledon, Brampton and Vaughan. Join us for a free online community information session about the highway, how it will impact Caledon and the surrounding region, and what we can do about it.

The ReIGNITE Talks: July 2020 - ongoing

In this first episode of The ReIGNITE Talks, we explore not only how vehicle pollution harms our health, but particularly harms people living near major roads and highways. It is one of many reasons that low-income, racialized and marginalized communities have less access to clean air.

In this first episode of The ReIGNITE Talks, we explore not only how vehicle pollution harms our health, but particularly harms people …

In the second episode of The ReIGNITE Talks, we explore Canada’s growing problem of microplastics. Dr. Rick Smith, co-author of Slow Death by Rubber Duck, along with scientist Dr. Chelsea Rochman from the University of Toronto will examine the emerging new discoveries in the world of microplastics. Plus our own Plastics Program Manager Ashley Wallis will discuss solutions for tackling Canada’s growing plastic crisis, and what you can do to help.

In the second episode of The ReIGNITE Talks, we explore Canada’s growing problem of microplastics. Dr. Rick Smith, co-author of …

In our third episode we untangle the myths of Canada’s oil economy. Growing carbon emissions; thousands of abandoned wells; huge unpaid municipal taxes; a shrinking workforce: the liabilities from Canada’s oil patch keep adding up. Regulators are even debating dumping toxic wastewater back into the Athabasca River. Despite all this, the oil lobby insists that what is good for oil is good for Canada, and will be for years to come. Our panel looks at Big Oil’s biggest myths, and how we can untangle ourselves from their plans.

In our third episode we untangle the myths of Canada’s oil economy.

The ReIGNITE Talks is a webinar series that’s re-thinking and re-imagining our planet. Join us each month, as Environmental Defence aims to make sense of the world from an environmental perspective. We’ll hear from thought-leaders and change-makers on topics ranging from pollution, to health, to climate change – all while finding real-world solutions towards a sustainable future.

Join us for the fourth episode, as we take a look at how transitioning off fossil fuels will impact workers and communities in Canada. The good news is that with some smart planning and work, this is a challenge we can meet. Join Catherine Abreu of Climate Action Network, Jim Stanford of the Centre for Future Work and Melina Laboucan-Massimo of Sacred Earth Solar to learn more about how the energy transition can be fair for all.

Register today to tune in for this live discussion!

The ReIGNITE Talks is a webinar series that’s re-thinking and re-imagining our planet. Join us each month, as Environmental Defence aims to make sense of the…

The Story of Plastics Q&A - June 4, 2020

Environmental Defence’s Executive Director Tim Gray, Plastics Program Manager Ashley Wallis, and Toxics Program Manager Muhannad Malas chat about the documentary The Story of Plastic, the current problem of plastic pollution in Canada, and some solutions.

Environmental Defence’s Executive Director Tim Gray, Plastics Program Manager Ashley Wallis, and Toxics Program Manager Muhannad Malas …

The Recovery Series: April 9 - May 28, 2020

The first session of our new Recovery Series with Executive Director Tim Gray and Fatima Crerar, VP of Strategy and Partnerships at The Atmospheric Fund. In these unprecedented times, humanity is at a fork in the road that can take us into two very different futures: planet-wrecking with short-term recovery that entrenches the biggest polluting industries, or long-term resilience that sets the pathway for a sustainable decade ahead.

The first session of our new Recovery Series with Executive Director Tim Gray and Fatima Crerar, VP of Strategy and Partnerships at The …

The second episode of The Recovery Series with Executive Director – Tim Gray, our Climate and Energy Program Manager – Julia Levin and the CEO of Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation – Matt Jamieson. With oil prices facing a dive, we will dig into national climate policies that could help pivot the COVID-19 crisis into transformative change for both our economy and the planet.

The second episode of The Recovery Series with Executive Director – Tim Gray, our Climate and Energy Program Manager – Julia Levin and the …

In the 3rd episode of The Recovery Series, our Executive Director Tim Gray was joined by our Plastics Program Manager Ashley Wallis and Reloop CEO Clarissa Morawski. They discussed how the plastics industry is using this pandemic to promote their agenda, and why, more than ever, Canada needs to go all-in on the Circular Economy.

In the 3rd episode of The Recovery Series, our Executive Director Tim Gray was joined by our Plastics Program Manager Ashley Wallis and …

In the 4th episode of The Recovery Series, our Executive Director Tim Gray was joined by our Toxics Program Manager Muhannad Malas and Health Science Professor Dr. Bruce Lanphear. They discussed why stronger toxics and pollution laws are urgently needed and how disease prevention can save tens of billions of dollars that can be re-invested in healthcare and cleaner production.

In the 4th episode of The Recovery Series, our Executive Director Tim Gray was joined by our Toxics Program Manager Muhannad Malas and …

In the 5th episode of The Recovery Series, our Executive Director Tim Gray was joined by our Clean Economy Program Manager Sarah Buchanan and author and renewable energy expert Ketan Joshi. They discussed the outdated myths found in the film Planet Of The Humans and provided up-to-date facts about renewable energy and climate change solutions.

In the 5th episode of The Recovery Series, our Executive Director Tim Gray was joined by our Clean Economy Program Manager Sarah …

This week is our second look at the Green Recovery after COVID-19. Last episode, we debunked the myths about renewable energy, and now we explore how we can make the green recovery a reality for Canada. Allie Rougeot from Fridays for Future, and Keith Brooks, Program Director at Environmental Defence Canada look at how we can make the new sustainable economy the only choice for politicians. What kind of movement is necessary to drive this change when most of the public is quarantined at home?

This week is our second look at the Green Recovery after COVID-19. Last episode, we debunked the myths about renewable energy …

In the 7th and final episode of the Recovery Series, our Executive Director Tim Gray and Water Program Manager Kelsey Scarfone were joined by Anastasia Lintner from the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). The three of them discussed the current threats and opportunities for our Great Lakes, including high water levels, the looming threat of algae blooms and the need to invest in resilience.

In the 7th and final episode of the Recovery Series, our Executive Director Tim Gray and Water Program Manager Kelsey Scarfone were …

The top 10 chemicals to avoid in skincare products: Feb 20, 2020

Join Muhannad Malas, toxics program manager, and Kate Petriw from Pure+Simple delve into the top 10 chemicals to avoid in skincare products to protect your health and the environment. To download the full Toxic Ten guide, visit environmentaldefence.ca/toxicten

Join Muhannad Malas, toxics program manager, and Kate Petriw from Pure+Simple delve into the top 10 chemicals to avoid in skincare …

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