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Canada’s Top Sustainability Award releases lists of Emerging Leaders and Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2022

Published Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:19:36 EST Read More

Media Release Chiefs Patrick Michell of Kanaka Bar and Dana Tizya-Tramm of the Vuntut Gwitchin Government head the combined list Toronto, September 28, 2021- Five "hall of fame" Clean50 Lifetime Achievement Awards and twenty Clean50 Emerging Leader Awards, part of this year's Canada's Clean50 Awards list, and drawn...... Click here to read this release



Canada's Top Sustainability Leaders Announced for 2022

Published Wed, 15 Sep 2021 22:11:45 EST Read More

Media Release Environment & Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Montreal's Mayor Valerie Plante top list drawn from over 1,000 nominees Toronto, September 16, 2021– The sixteen individual category leaders from this year’s Canada’s Clean50 Awards list were announced today, with honourees including Cabinet Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and his Chief of ...... Click here to read this release



Final national environment debate held as ELXN44 day approaches

Published Wed, 15 Sep 2021 22:01:27 EST Read More

For Immediate Release September 16, 2021 Toronto, ON: The thousands of Canadians participating in 70 all-candidates debates in ridings across Canada reinforces that the environment - and specifically climate change - is a top election issue. Videos of the debates are an important resource for voters still making up their minds before election day and, longer term, are a record...... Click here to read this release



Nationwide election environment debate series happening this week

Published Tue, 7 Sep 2021 15:14:14 EST Read More

Media Advisory This week on Wednesday and Thursday, community groups in many ridings across Canada will be asking candidates about the climate solutions they plan to advance in Ottawa - if you want to learn more go to 100debates.ca to find the debate location you care most about - whether it from your hometown or where you live now. Who: Candidates in 50+ ridings. Notable partici...... Click here to read this release



Plant Trees to Slow Climate Change - Never a Better Time Than Today

Published Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:01:25 EST Read More

By Rob Keen, CEO of Forest Recovery Canada and Forests Ontario Vast, beautiful, healthy forests define Canada, making up 38 per cent of our land, but they are under attack. Wildfires engulf huge swaths of woodlands in British Columbia; smoke from similar infernos in north-west Ontario reaches as far as Toronto, Windsor and Ottawa. We know a main cause of this conflagration: climate chang...... Click here to read this release



100 Debates on the Environment will take place over two nights across Canada before the 2021 federal election

Published Mon, 16 Aug 2021 06:59:23 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Save the Dates: September 8 & 9, 2021 Toronto, August 16, 2021 -- Today, GreenPAC announced to MPs, candidates, and voters that 100 debates on the environment will take place across the country during a two-day period. These non-partisan all-candidates debates will be held virtually before Canadians go to the polls. Given the constraints imposed b...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Says Federal Pesticide Announcement A Big Step Toward Rebuilding Canadians’ Trust in Pesticide Decisions: recent decisions on glyphosate and neonics eroded what little trust existed

Published Wed, 4 Aug 2021 19:19:10 EST Read More

August 4, 2021 (Ottawa) - The pesticides industry's attempt to increase the legal levels of glyphosate (Roundup) in Canadian food has been paused. In a major shift in pesticide policy, the Governme...... Click here to read this release



Serious Flaws in Review of Pollinator-killing Neonicotinoid Pesticides by Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency - Friends of the Earth seeks action by the Federal Auditor General

Published Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:44:41 EST Read More

Media Release June 29, 2021 (Ottawa) Friends of the Earth has filed a formal petition to the Auditor General (OAG) regarding serious flaws in recent decisions to permit the continued use of neonicotinoid pesticides. It asks that two federal Ministers who share responsibilities to pro...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada Responds to Walmart Canada’s Introduction of New Pollinator Health Commitments

Published Fri, 25 Jun 2021 13:33:11 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada welcomes the new Pollinator Health Commitment for Walmart’s Canadian operations. In addition to previous commitments to reduce bee-toxic pesticides called neonics in ...... Click here to read this release



Multi‐sector allies advocate for green vaccine: Natural infrastructure a powerful tool to build back more equitably

Published Mon, 26 Apr 2021 07:19:29 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2021 Toronto: Today, a multi‐sectoral network of over 50 community foundations, insurance industry representatives, businesses, environmental groups and green infrastructure advocates launched a new initiative called Unflood Ontario. Their aim is to reduce the harm caused by urban flooding by replacing hard surfaces in cities with green ...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Top Sustainability Projects Honoured during Earth Week

Published Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:37:16 EST Read More

Media Release Canada's Top Sustainability Projects Honoured during Earth Week "There is no vaccine for climate change - but these remarkable Canadian projects prove what's possible …" says award's founder. Toronto, April 20, 2021 - The 2021 "Canada's Clean50" list, released yesterday, celebrates the accomplishments of 50 individual sustainability leaders in ...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Top Sustainability Leaders Honoured during Earth Week

Published Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:57:32 EST Read More

Media Release 10th Canada's Clean50 List for 2021 drawn from record number of nominees "There is no vaccine for climate change - but these remarkable Canadian leaders provide some hope…" says award's founder. Toronto, April 19, 2021- The 2021 "Canada's Clean50" list celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders in 16 widely different categories and also i...... Click here to read this release



New Poll Finds Over 40% of Canadians Self-Described Climate Voters

Published Wed, 7 Oct 2020 11:27:48 EST Read More

COVID-19 and climate both important finds Friends of the Earth October 6, 2020 (Ottawa) In releasing a new national poll, Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth said, “Despite COVID-19, climate is clearly on the minds of Canadians. Forty-two percent of respondents describ...... Click here to read this release



Recycling Council of Ontario Responds to Government of Canada’s Announcement on Plastic Pollution

Published Wed, 7 Oct 2020 11:11:32 EST Read More

The Government of Canada's proposed regulatory and market stimulus measures are important steps to address plastic pollution. The integrated plan is a multi-faceted approach required to eliminate unnecessary plastics; support markets by increasing the value of discards; assign responsibility to industry to incentivize better product design; and facilitate investment that benefit plastics collectio...... Click here to read this release



Statement by Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada responding to Federal Throne Speech

Published Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:45:23 EST Read More

Toronto, ON [September 23, 2020] - Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada applaud the Throne Speech commitment to expand tree planting in Canada with the Two Billion Tree program. Nature based solutions, such as tree planting, provide a wide range of benefits related to climate change, wildlife habitat and employment. Forest Ontario is appreciative of the current federal funding tha...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Technology Accelerator Launches 9th Annual Cleantech Cohort

Published Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:30:34 EST Read More

13 early-stage cleantech start-ups join virtual accelerator to catalyze U.S. market entry SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK CITY, NY - 16 September 2020 - Today, the Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA), a global initiative led by the Government of Canada's Trade Commissioner Service, unveiled its 9th annual cohort of cleantech & climatetech start-...... Click here to read this release



Legal Action Launched Against Ontario’s Omnibus Bill 197

Published Mon, 31 Aug 2020 09:56:57 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Defending the health and prosperity of communities and the environment Toronto, August 31, 2020 - In the wake of the passage of Ontario's controversial Bill 197, a legal challenge against the legislation has been commenced by Earthroots; Canadian Environmental Law Association; Ontario Nature; Cooper Price, a 16-year old activist; and Michel Koostachin...... Click here to read this release



On World Environment Day, Forests Ontario says 2020 tree-planting season was a success despite COVID-19

Published Thu, 4 Jun 2020 13:11:12 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON. June 4, 2020) - This World Environment Day (June 5th), Forests Ontario celebrates the first anniversary of receiving federal funding for their 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). They report that their 2020 planting season ended just 10 per cent under target, despite COVID-19 related challenges. Rob Keen, Forests Ontario’s CEO and a Registered Professional ...... Click here to read this release



On World Bee Day, Canadians Called On to Host Wild, Native Bees

Published Tue, 19 May 2020 09:05:05 EST Read More

Media Release May 19, 2020 (Ottawa, Ontario) - On World Bee Day (May 20), Friends of the Earth is calling on Canadians to create B & Bs (Bee & Bees) in their yards to host bumble bees and other wild, native bees. Bumble bees in Canada are key pollinators for many native plants and are more effective pollinators than introduced...... Click here to read this release



Over 200 Clean 50 Award winning business, academic and ENGO leaders create a “CLEAN RESET” blueprint for Canada’s post Covid-19 economy

Published Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:00:59 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Over 200 Clean 50 Award winning business, academic and ENGO leaders create a "CLEAN RESET" blueprint for Canada's post Covid-19 economy Notable signatories include the past Economic Commissioners of Canada and Ontario, the past Mayor of Vancouver, a former Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change, executives from major corporations such as Unilever a...... Click here to read this release



Clean Tap Water - one less reason to have to go to the store

Published Sun, 29 Mar 2020 22:42:16 EST Read More

(Ottawa, March 30, 2020) If you are on a municipal water system in Canada, clean, safe, drinking water is delivered to your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As we all do our best to stay safely at home as much as possible during this COVID-19 situation, it is good to know that most Canadians can simply turn on the tap to get safe water. There is no need to get bottled water for daily us...... Click here to read this release



COVID-19 and Sewers - To avoid a Sewage Back-up don’t treat your toilet like a trash can

Published Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:23:15 EST Read More

Media Release Canadian municipalities urge their residents to think about what they flush (Ottawa, March 20, 2020) There is never a good time for a toilet to back-up in your home, or the sewer line for your apartment building, or your whole street. "But now, at a time when we are being quarantined or self-isolated at home due to COVID-19, nobody wants a situation that wo...... Click here to read this release



Landowners Lining up to Plant Trees in Rideau Valley This Spring

Published Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:07:52 EST Read More

Local Conservation Authority has commitments to plant more than 200,000 trees through Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program Ottawa, ON [February 25, 2020] - Local landowners are planting plenty of young trees in the Rideau Valley region this spring, thanks to Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), says the local conservation authority. "Landowners are alrea...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Offers Tree Planting Assistance for Northumberland County Property Owners

Published Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:04:49 EST Read More

Landowners on track to plant more than 100,000 trees in the county this spring with Forests Ontario Brighton, ON [February 25, 2020] - A Northumberland County tree planter says he is encouraged by the enthusiasm of local landowners to plant trees this spring through the 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). "It’s remarkable how much support there is for the program," said Art Mar...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Offers Planting Help to Hastings County Property Owners

Published Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:01:06 EST Read More

Forests Ontario set to plant 70,000 trees locally in spring of 2020 Belleville, ON [February 25, 2020] - Concern about climate change is inspiring landowners to step-up their tree planting in 2020, according to Stephen Pitt, a forest consultant who has helped to get trees in the ground for 10 years with Forests Ontario. "People are very engaged in planting trees," said Pitt, w...... Click here to read this release



Opportunity for Durham Region Landowners to Participate in 50 Million Tree Program This Spring

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2020 23:53:22 EST Read More

Forests Ontario has planted more than 650,000 trees with local landowners in Durham Region Oshawa, ON [Feb. 25, 2020] - Durham Region landowners are on track to increase forest-cover in 2020 through Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). Since 2008, the 50 MTP has helped to plant more than 650,000 trees in the Durham Region, according to Forests Ontario. The 50 ...... Click here to read this release



Tree Planting Help for Property Owners in Renfrew Watershed

Published Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:18:12 EST Read More

Landowners in Renfrew County plan to plant tens of thousands of trees this spring in partnership with Forests Ontario Renfrew, ON [Feb. 6, 2020] - An ambitious tree planting program that has helped put more than 1.2 million trees in the ground in Renfrew County is now easier for property owners to access. "The 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) is better and more accessible than ...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Reduces Tree Planting Costs for Landowners in the Niagara Watershed

Published Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:11:27 EST Read More

Forests Ontario has planted almost 600,000 trees in the Niagara region St. Catharines, ON [Feb. 6, 2020] - Property owners in the Niagara watershed plan to plant more than 45,000 trees in 2020 under Forests Ontario 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), according to new data. Forests Ontario recently modified the program’s criteria. In the past, landowners needed to commit to plan...... Click here to read this release



Ontario homebuyers and builders to benefit from EnerQuality’s new Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program

Published Tue, 14 Jan 2020 04:12:55 EST Read More

(Toronto, January 14, 2020) - For over two decades many Ontario homebuyers have benefited from EnerQuality’s advancement of innovative energy efficiency programs. The new decade starts with the launch of a new program, Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program (NZETAP) designed to embed emerging energy saving technology into new homes faster. NZETAP is all about overcoming b...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Alive and Kicking

Published Tue, 3 Dec 2019 06:54:09 EST Read More

Forests Ontario Receives Support for Flagship Tree Planting Program Toronto, ON (December 3, 2019) - Forests Ontario announced new support for its 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) today. The 50 MTP is a large-scale tree planting program for property owners with the goal of increasing forest cover in Ontario. “The 50 MTP is better and more accessible than ever,” sai...... Click here to read this release



121 Canadian business leaders endorse statement on climate action policies of parties

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:40:22 EST Read More

Clean50 members ask Canadians to consider climate action as the key motivator for their vote List includes Former Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, 22 cleantech CEOs, executives from 11 renewable energy providers, 9 venture capitalists and 54 CEOs / Presidents (October 10, 2019) - Last Thursday, On October 3rd, 120 business, academic, and environmental leaders from acros...... Click here to read this release



100 Debates put Environment front and centre in Federal Election

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2019 03:42:50 EST Read More

Last night saw unprecedented support for environmental leadership Toronto, October 4, 2019 -- Large crowds at last night’s 100 Debates on the Environment across the country demonstrated that concern about the environment is fueling a powerful force that no party and no candidate can ignore in this election. Of the 104 confirmed debates nation-wide, 95 have taken plac...... Click here to read this release



Today, All-Candidates Environment Debates no Canadian voter should miss

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2019 04:33:46 EST Read More

Attention: Assignment and political editors and other journalists (October 3, 2019) - In roughly a third of Canada’s federal ridings, a locally organized environment focused debate will be held today. Coordinated by GreenPAC under the banner of 100 Debates on the Environment, voters will hear directly...... Click here to read this release



Clean50 Summit to Host Sustainability Leaders in Toronto

Published Wed, 2 Oct 2019 07:04:06 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY (Toronto, October 2, 2019) - The Canada’s Clean50 List for 2020, which honours 50 individuals from every segment of Canadian life who have done the most over the past two years to advance Canada’s sustainability, will be released tomor...... Click here to read this release



Canadians Say Politicians Need to Tackle Plastics Pollution

Published Tue, 1 Oct 2019 04:28:04 EST Read More

October 1, 2019, Ottawa - Half way through the federal election, Friends of the Earth Canada has a message for Canadian politicians. The electorate wants action to stop plastics pollution: 86% of Canadians want you to take more action on plastics as a way of reducing climate harmful greenhouse gases. And 8 out 10 Canadians will support you to ban production and use of single-use disposable plasti...... Click here to read this release



It takes a forest to fight climate change: How a made-in-Canada national tree planting strategy can help

Published Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:31:09 EST Read More

By, Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada Good news is rare, though it seems like nearly every day for the past few weeks there have been new commitments by global leaders to fight climate change by planting huge numbe...... Click here to read this release



Ignoring Environmental Debates Will Cost Candidates at the Polls

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:57:49 EST Read More

60% of voters say skipping environmental debates will affect their vote TORONTO - With one week before 100 all-candidates debates on the environment take place in communities across Canada, a Mainstreet Research poll shows 60% of Canadians say they are less likely to vote for a candidate that skips a candidates’ debate on the environment. A majority would also consider such a c...... Click here to read this release



Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Legacy and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society outline solutions to BC plastic waste crisis at World Clean-up event on Kitsilano Beach

Published Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:49:53 EST Read More

– A National and provincial 9% recycling rate is absolutely not sustainable – Banning unnecessary single-use plastics such as bags and straws in a manner consistent with the bans ratified by the European Union in May 2019 – British columbians can refer to the complete ...... Click here to read this release



Surfrider Foundation to release position on BC plastic waste at International Coastal Clean-up event on Kitsilano Beach

Published Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:31:14 EST Read More

What: Surfrider Foundation will announce recommendations on how the Province of BC can respond to plastic waste. Surfrider will discuss the B.C. Minister of Environment’s public consultation deadline for addressing plastic pollution, Surfrider’s policy reco...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Tree Planting Teens Participate in UN Climate Action Summit

Published Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:25:10 EST Read More

15-year-old Grierson twins to present their Global Forest Project in New York New York, NY [September 10, 2019] - Long time Forests Ontario’s youth ambassadors, 15-year-old twins Lauren and Kaitlin Grierson, will be presenting at the Nature’s Climate Hub in New York on Sunday, September 22. Nature’s Climate Hub will coincide with the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit ...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Youth Climate Action Summit - September 22

Published Tue, 10 Sep 2019 05:30:39 EST Read More

Toronto, ON (September 10, 2019) - Join the Youth Climate Action Summit on September 22nd as young Canadians learn about climate science and advocacy from leading Canadian experts. The full agenda can be found at YouthClimateActionSummit.eventbrite.ca. In addition to the development and learning wo...... Click here to read this release



Debates Commission Forces 117 Community Debates to Move

Published Fri, 9 Aug 2019 03:15:52 EST Read More

Debates on the Environment will now take place on October 3 TORONTO, August 9, 2019 - “100 Debates on the Environment,” an unprecedented initiative to provide voters with an opportunity to engage their candidates on the environment, has been forced by the actions of the National Leaders’ Debates Commission to switch the date of 117 community all-candidates debates across eve...... Click here to read this release



La Commission aux débats des chefs compromet la réalisation de plus de 100 débats sur l'environnement déjà confirmés à pareille date 100debates.ca

Published Thu, 1 Aug 2019 13:09:36 EST Read More

Toronto, le 1er août 2019 - Aujourd’hui, le CPPEnvironnement et Équiterre expriment leur profonde déception à la suite de l’annonce de la Commission aux débats des chefs. Cette dernière a fait savoir que le débat national en anglais aura lieu le lundi 7 octobre 2019, soit le même jour où plus de 100 débats sur l'environnement sont déjÃ...... Click here to read this release



Good news for Canadian bees, other pollinators and gardeners Major garden centres shut down use of neonic pesticides

Published Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:21:56 EST Read More

(June 12, 2019, OTTAWA) - A Friends of the Earth Canada survey has revealed a major victory for bees and pollinators. Canada’s big box stores are reporting they have almost eliminated the sale of neonicotinoid-contaminated flowering plants. ...... Click here to read this release



Recycling Council of Ontario Applauds Government of Canada’s Action on Plastic Waste

Published Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:15:40 EST Read More

Toronto, June 10, 2019: Plastic pollution is a serious global threat to the environment and economy. Today's announcement that Canada will ban single-use plastics, make companies responsible for plastic waste, and invest to grow recycling across t...... Click here to read this release



Twelve environmental organizations call on the Canadian government to take immediate regulatory action on plastic waste and pollution

Published Thu, 6 Jun 2019 06:18:19 EST Read More

(British Columbia) - Twelve leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups have requested that Canada’s environment and health ministers take immediate regulatory action on plastic wastes and pollution, under the Canadian Environmental Protection...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario Tree Planting Expertise Recognized with Multi-Year Federal Funding

Published Wed, 5 Jun 2019 10:43:40 EST Read More

Ottawa, ON (June 05, 2019) - Funding for the next stage of Forests Ontario’s tree planting program was announced today by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the office of Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi. This new funding fills the void created after the Ontario government cancelled funding for the 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) th...... Click here to read this release



IJC Commissioners to hold news conference at Toronto’s Harbour Front Square

Published Tue, 4 Jun 2019 08:50:18 EST Read More

The International Joint Commission (IJC) will hold a news conference at Harbour Front Square on June 5, 2019 after inspecting flood impacts on the Toronto Islands. The new Canadian and US Commissioners, who started on May 17 and May 20 respectively, are focusing...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada national poll finds majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

Published Mon, 3 Jun 2019 05:21:59 EST Read More

June 3, 2019, Ottawa - As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to clean up wipes estimated in the past ...... Click here to read this release



Bill 108 Open Letter to Minister Steven Clark

Published Fri, 31 May 2019 09:07:54 EST Read More

BILL 108 OPEN LETTER 31 May 2019 Honorable Minister Steven Clark Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 777 Bay Street, 17th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 Minister Clark, On behalf of the millions of Ontarians that we represent as municipal governments, housing advocates, and environmental leaders, we are writing to request that your government provide additional time to cons...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario holds 10th Community Tree Planting Event in Windsor

Published Thu, 9 May 2019 07:52:39 EST Read More

Enhance your urban greenspace by planting trees this spring WINDSOR, ON (May 9, 2019) - Join Forests Ontario for our tenth annual Community Tree Plant in Windsor! Planters of all experience levels are invited to join us in creating a greener and healthier future. Since 2008, Forests Ontario’s Community Tree Plant has brought communities together for a free day of tree plant...... Click here to read this release



Sleeman Breweries is Canada’s First Brewery to Achieve 3RCertified Gold

Published Tue, 7 May 2019 05:49:08 EST Read More

May 7, 2019 (Guelph, ON): In today’s climate, incorporating sustainability is a crucial aspect for any business to thrive. It is also increasingly important for organizations to have third-party review to verify its achievements. That’s exactl...... Click here to read this release



PlasticActionCentre website is Canada’s First National Resource for Knowledge and Action on Plastic Waste

Published Mon, 6 May 2019 07:00:24 EST Read More

TORONTO, May 6, 2019 – Canada understands the consequences of plastic waste and is fully engaged like never before: governments at all levels are initiating new policies; organizations are improving business models; and individuals are eager to learn more. To fully e...... Click here to read this release



Ecojustice and Friends of the Earth ask Competition Bureau Canada to investigate and levy $230 million in fines against wipes manufacturers

Published Wed, 1 May 2019 05:48:21 EST Read More

Photo: Garbage caught on a storm sewer outlet Environmental groups say “flushable” wipe based on false and misleading claims (OTTAWA, May 1, 2019) - Today, Friends of the Earth Canada, represented by Ecojustice, filed an application seeking an investig...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario Intends to Continue to Plant Trees and Speak for the Forest

Published Mon, 29 Apr 2019 06:32:52 EST Read More

(TORONTO, April 29, 2019) - Despite the recent Ontario government announcement to cut the 50 Million Tree program, Forests Ontario expects to find a way, with existing and new partners, to plant trees, educate Ontarians and speak for the forest and all forest users. Forests Ontario, Canada’s largest tree planting charity, remains optimistic that now that the provincial government better under...... Click here to read this release



It’s Earth Day: 100 business leaders, scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists & environmental leaders from across Canada teamed up to send an urgent message to Canadians: Demand a thought out climate action plan from your politicians!

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:56:25 EST Read More

Over 100 past recipients of Canada’s Clean50 Awards shared a message today in an open letter to all Canadians: - Climate change is real, and needs to be treated as the emergency it is, at every level of government - On a per-capita basis, Canadians are amongst the very worst GHG polluters in the world and worst in the G7. We cannot expect others to act when we do not. - Canadians need...... Click here to read this release



Ford government’s judicial challenge to Canada’s New Climate Change Control Act starts April 15 - remarkably broad support for federal law in pre-filed arguments

Published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:13:07 EST Read More

By David Estrin and Isabel Dávila Pereira Canada has remarkably broad support from unlikely allies for its new law to fight climate change in the April 15 -18 Ontario Court of Appeal judicial challenge brought by the Ford government. Even major carbon emitters are joining with environmental groups to support the Federal law. Ontario’s original argument complained that the Federal...... Click here to read this release



Broad support for new Canada climate law in upcoming Ford judicial challenge

Published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:47:09 EST Read More

By David Estrin and Isabel Dávila Pereira The Ontario Court of Appeal has scheduled four days, starting in mid-April, to address Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constitutional challenge of Canada’s new Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). The Act took effect April 1. It aims to ensure effective action is taken across Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG...... Click here to read this release



As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:16:26 EST Read More

(March 20, 2019, Queen's Park) Today, Forests Ontario released The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario, a new report by Guelph-based consulting firm Green Analytics. Committed to re-greening Ontario through tree planting, education and awareness efforts, Forests Ontario is the not-for-profit charity that delivers the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP)...... Click here to read this release



New Coalition says East-West route to Ring of Fire needed now

Published Tue, 5 Mar 2019 06:39:30 EST Read More

(Toronto, March 5, 2019) - The East-West Ring of Fire Road Coalition (EWRFC) is a new organization at the world’s largest mining conference, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference (#PDAC2019) advocating for an “East - West road” to access the Ring of F...... Click here to read this release



25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux de l’Ontario

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:40:28 EST Read More

Nous célébrons aujourd’hui le 25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux (CDE) de l’Ontario. Cette loi, unique au Canada, donne aux Ontariens le droit de participer aux décisions importantes du gouvernement provincial sur le plan environnemental. Ses outils facilitent l’accès pour le public à des renseignements sur les nouvelles lois et autres propositions qui ont ...... Click here to read this release



Celebrating 25 years of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:37:48 EST Read More

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions of the provincial government. Its tools provide the public with easier access to information about new laws and other proposals that affect...... Click here to read this release



The 25th Anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights - Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:35:36 EST Read More

The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) is 25 years old on February 15, 2019. This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions. Better environmental outcomes result when Ontarians know and use their environmental rights. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontar...... Click here to read this release



Phrag fighting in Ontario - Phragmites Working Group Summit in Waterloo, January 29th 2019

Published Fri, 25 Jan 2019 06:17:50 EST Read More

Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity Who: The Ontario Phragmites Working Group (OPWG) Annual Meeting Where: RIM Park: Room 207/208, 2001 University Park Ave. E., Waterloo, ON When: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Phragmites is a very aggressive, invasive plant species impacting shoreline and wetland across Ontari...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Pesticide Regulators refuse calls for glyphosate pesticide review

Published Tue, 22 Jan 2019 07:37:42 EST Read More

Briefing by leading US lawyers who won $289M Monsanto Roundup verdict on what Canadians need to know about glyphosate and Roundup to protect themselves Ottawa Media Conference Time: 10 am Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Location: 135B West Block, Parliament Hill Presenters: Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of Earth Canada (Ottawa) Meg Sears,...... Click here to read this release



Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste Report

Published Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:02:49 EST Read More

New research shows 58% of food produced in Canada is wasted Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada - amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes - is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 percent - equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food - is avoidable and is edible food that could be redirected to support people in our communities. The total financial value of this potential...... Click here to read this release



Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release ground-breaking research on the food waste crisis in Canada on January 17th in Toronto

Published Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:03:49 EST Read More

• 58% of all food produced - 35.5M metric tonnes - is lost or wasted • Only 42% of all food produced in Canada ever makes it to market • 11.2M metric tonnes of lost food could be rescued, but isn’t Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, is releasing The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste on January 17, 2019, in partnership with Value Chain Manage...... Click here to read this release



The Business Case for Keeping Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner

Published Fri, 30 Nov 2018 06:18:58 EST Read More

Ellen Schwartzel served three Environmental Commissioners over her career, and was Deputy Environmental Commissioner from 2013 till retiring mid-2018. With a new Climate Change Plan just released by Queen’s Park, Ontarians will naturally look for expert and independent analysis of its merits. Until now, they could reliably turn to Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner for non-partis...... Click here to read this release



Premier Ford subjugating Independent Officers of the Legislature

Published Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:30:11 EST Read More

Gord Miller served as Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner for three terms and four different Premiers. He currently resides in North Bay, Ontario. Like many jurisdictions with parliamentary traditions, the Legislature of Ontario appoints Legislative Officers (sometimes called Parliamentary officers) to oversee and review activities of government that warrant special concern. Their d...... Click here to read this release



Les eaux usées brutes et le ruissellement toxique polluent les lacs et les rivières de l’Ontario

Published Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:17:16 EST Read More

La perte continue des zones naturelles qui filtrent la pollution aggrave le problème Le gouvernement de l’Ontario permet toujours que les débordements d’eaux usées brutes dans les lacs et les rivières de l’Ontario se poursuivent à un rythme alarmant, indique le nouveau rapport de la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe. Le rapport sur la protection de l...... Click here to read this release



Raw sewage, toxic runoff plague Ontario’s lakes and rivers

Published Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:12:20 EST Read More

Continuing loss of natural areas that filter pollution compounds the problem The Ontario government continues to allow raw sewage to overflow into Ontario lakes and rivers at an alarming rate, says a new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Back to Basics, Saxe’s 2018 Environmental Protection Report, outlines how Ontario’s waters are being poisoned by raw sew...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publie son rapport annuel sur la protection de l’environnement

Published Thu, 8 Nov 2018 08:56:17 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, est sur le point de publier son rapport annuel sur la protection de l’environnement. Ce rapport traite des sujets suivants : • la pollution de l’eau et l’eau potable; • les maladies de la faune et la surveillance; • la perte des forêts et des terres humides dans le Sud de l’Ontario; • les bulletins d’évalu...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Published Thu, 8 Nov 2018 08:51:29 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her annual environmental protection report. This report includes: • Water pollution and drinking water • Wildlife disease and monitoring • The loss of forests and wetlands in southern Ontario • Ministry report cards on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00 ...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Sustainability Leaders honoured at Clean50 Summit in Toronto

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2018 05:47:01 EST Read More

Toronto, September 27, 2018 - Today, the 2019 “Canada’s Clean50” awards celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders. The award winners were selected from a field of 600 plus nominees and competed in 16 widely different categories. The Clea...... Click here to read this release



Half of All Canadian Charities Report Not Being Able to Keep up with Today’s Tech-Driven Society

Published Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:19:37 EST Read More

Inaugural Capital One® Digital For Good™ Summit brought together top charity leaders and digital experts, working to close the digital divide. Shiza Shahid, founder of mission-driven funding platform NOW Ventures and co-founder of th...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2018 08:36:32 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will release Volume One of her annual energy conservation progress report. This report includes information about: • electricity prices in Ontario • demand for electricity, the surplus and what we do with it • electricity market changes, and impacts on costs and greenhouse gas emissions • sources of electricity, and impacts o...... Click here to read this release



Report: Focus on water tech for reliable, cost effective GHG reductions

Published Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:15:06 EST Read More

Vancouver, BC (March 14, 2018) - Released today at GLOBE Forum 2018, WaterTAP’s newest report Water: The next frontier on the path to a low carbon economy assert...... Click here to read this release



Release of new report highlights water tech’s contribution to reliable, cost-effective GHG reductions

Published Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:15:14 EST Read More

What: WaterTAP, at GLOBE Forum 2018 in Vancouver, will release its new report, Water: The next frontier on the path to a low carbon economy, detailing untapped potential of clean water technology to reduce carbon emissions while returning a profit. When: Wednesday, March 14th 11:45am - 12:15pm PT Where: Ontario Pavilion, Expo Floor, Vancouver Convention Centre, Ea...... Click here to read this release



The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:28:14 EST Read More

Now, the Government of Ontario needs to step up to the plate Ontario, February 27, 2018 - A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best f...... Click here to read this release



Initial success with carbon pollution pricing in Ontario

Published Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:34:39 EST Read More

Much work needed to meet climate change targets January 30, 2018, TORONTO - The province’s first year of cap and trade went well says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The cap and trade system provides a clear carbon price framework and decreasing caps on allowable levels of carbon pollution that will help achieve Ontario’s ...... Click here to read this release



Will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the Planet and your Wallet?

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:41:44 EST Read More

As the head of Friends of the Earth in Canada, Bea Olivastri, is often asked around this time of year about the most important things someone can do to help protect people and the planet. Bee health is at the top of her list - Canadians are very concerned about the welfare of bees and their important role in food security. Olivastri suggests joining Frien...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit s’attaquer à la pollution que les communautés autochtones subissent

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:04:46 EST Read More

La commissaire à l’environnement demande également à la province de mieux protéger les espèces menacées et de lutter contre les algues dans les lacs de l’Ontario Toronto, le 24 octobre 2017. ― La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO), Dianne Saxe, a sommé aujourd’hui le gouvernement provincial d’intégrer la justice environnementale dans ses effort...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government must tackle pollution affecting Indigenous communities

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:27:09 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner also calls on the province to better protect threatened species and fight algae in Ontario’s lakes Toronto, October 24, 2017 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, today called on the provincial government to make environmental justice part of its reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. From species at risk, to algae, to enviro...... Click here to read this release



Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario’s waste-free future

Published Wed, 4 Oct 2017 06:46:07 EST Read More

Toronto, October 4, 2017 - Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, Ontario produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. The new Waste-Free Ontario Act sets an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill. A special report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, examines the new law an...... Click here to read this release



Energy conservation: a wise investment in Ontario’s future

Published Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:23:14 EST Read More

Increased conservation of fossil fuels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Toronto, August 11, 2017 - A new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), shows that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario's future. Every Joule Counts, Volume Two of the E...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario a devant elle une occasion qui ne se présente qu’une fois par génération de réduire l’empreinte énergétique et environnementale de ses réseaux municipaux d’eau et d’eaux usées

Published Tue, 30 May 2017 08:38:31 EST Read More

La consommation d’énergie des réseaux d’eau et d’eaux usées représente près de 40 % de la facture énergétique déclarée par les municipalités de la province Toronto, le 30 mai 2017 - En Ontario, les réseaux d’eau et d’eaux usées ont une consommation énergétique inutilement élevée. Heureusement, une formidable occasion se présente maintenant pour réduire ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario has once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce the energy and climate footprint of municipal water use

Published Tue, 30 May 2017 08:34:26 EST Read More

Water and wastewater systems account for almost 40% of reported municipal energy use in the province Toronto, May 30, 2017 - Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater systems use unnecessarily large amounts of energy. Thankfully, there is a huge opportunity to reduce the energy and greenhouse gas footprint of delivering these services to residents. That was the message delivered ...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario examine le lien entre l’énergie et l’eau dans son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Thu, 25 May 2017 05:04:55 EST Read More

Avis aux médias La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario examine le lien entre l’énergie et l’eau dans son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe, est sur le point de publier le volume un de son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie. Le rapp...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Volume 1 of annual Energy Conservation Progress Report Tuesday May 30 - Media accreditation available

Published Thu, 25 May 2017 04:57:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario examines connection between energy and water in annual energy conservation progress report Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, will release volume one of her annual energy conservation progress report. The report reviews the major energy, climate, environmental and financial impacts of Ontari...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in Central Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 08:05:13 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in North Eastern Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 08:03:38 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in North Western Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 08:01:26 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in South Eastern Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 07:59:07 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 07:56:56 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in South Western Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 07:50:09 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



The Province’s coordinated land use review is on the right track, but questions remain

Published Thu, 18 May 2017 06:45:28 EST Read More

For immediate release Bolder action needed to grow the Greenbelt, protect species at risk and halt urban sprawl for good TORONTO-May 18, 2017 After a 26 month review, the Government of Ontario is generally heading in the right direction with update...... Click here to read this release



Former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, joins GreenSaver Board

Published Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:21:06 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE April 25th, 2017 Hazel McCallion putting her energy into saving energy: Former Mayor of Mississauga joins GreenSaver Board (Toronto, April 25th, 2017) Hazel McCallion, the long serving former Mayor of Mississauga continues to make her mark. Her most recent effort is to advocate for energy conservation and related programs for familie...... Click here to read this release



GreenPAC endorses British Columbia environmental champions for the provincial election

Published Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:10:05 EST Read More

March 16, 2017 GreenPAC endorses B.C. environmental champions for the provincial election Candidates endorsed from three major parties VANCOUVER - GreenPAC, Canada’s non-partisan organization committed to building environmental leadership in politics, has endorsed six candidates with strong environmental track records in British Columbia’s 2017 provincial ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster on Tuesday March 21st to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:13:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will be speaking at McMaster Centre for Climate Change’s Spring 2017 Public Lecture about climate change in Ontario ̶ the critical thresholds that have been exceeded, the province’s current greenhouse gas (GH...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference

Published Thu, 2 Mar 2017 04:12:23 EST Read More

Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference On February 21-22, the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) hosted their 7th annual OGA Conference - Spotlighting Geothermal Energy - which welcomed local and international leaders in the geothermal industry. The first day of the conference began with a welcome address from Jim Bolger, OGA Presiden...... Click here to read this release



Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:20:22 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE February 9, 2017 Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award Environmental Commissioner of Ontario recognizes ministry staff for remediation project in Polar Bear Provincial Park Toronto, ON, February 9, 2017 The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government proposes continued hunt of at-risk snapping turtles

Published Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:06:48 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE January 25, 2017 Ontario Government proposes continued hunt of at-risk snapping turtles Environmental groups dismayed by disregard of scientific evidence ONTARIO - After years of dithering, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is poised to make a critical decision abou...... Click here to read this release



Evidence of poisonous mercury dump found upstream from Grassy Narrows

Published Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:12:19 EST Read More

Fri. Jan. 13, 2017 Advisory Toronto - Earthroots has found evidence of a poisonous mercury dump behind the Dryden paper mill, upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation where many people suffer from mercury poisoning. A soil sample from the site collected by Earthroots volunteers contains hundreds of times the level of mercury found in a nearby uncontaminated site. The locatio...... Click here to read this release



Il faut de toute urgence porter attention à la protection de la faune et à la lutte contre les espèces envahissantes, selon la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario.

Published Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:42:58 EST Read More

Les déclins des populations d’orignaux, de chauves-souris et d’amphibiens mettent en évidence des problèmes environnementaux considérables partout dans la province; de difficiles décisions s’imposent. Toronto, le 26 octobre 2016 - La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe, a lancé un avertissement aujourd’hui à Queen’s Park sommant le gouvern...... Click here to read this release



Innovative Water Game Being Launched Across Canada in a Collaborative Approach with Youth from Fifteen Communities

Published Tue, 5 Jul 2016 06:22:14 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE (Toronto, July 5 2016) An online participative game about water opens for registration today. It has been developed by Waterlution supported by the Government of Canada, in a collaborative approach harnessing the imagination of eighteen exceptional youth advisors selected from across Canada. This game, The Great Waters Challenge, inspires youth to un...... Click here to read this release



Focus on What Matters

Published Tue, 31 May 2016 06:05:01 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May 2016 - At Queen’s Park today, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe, in her first report, Conservation: Let’s Get Serious, called for public bodies to be accountable for the energy they use. Right now, it’s hard for taxpayers to find out which public buildings are energy hogs. The Environmental Commissioner calls for this information to be easi...... Click here to read this release



Ocean Fish Farms - ISA Virus Bombs?

Published Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:08:22 EST Read More

Press Release January 14, 2016 Ocean Fish Farms - ISAV Virus Detected Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance www.farmed-salmon-boycott.com Ocean Fish Farms - ISA Virus Bombs? News of the first published evidence that a European variant of the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is pr...... Click here to read this release



Government not charging full cost for water

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:43:27 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, November 3, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel, says the provincial government is recovering only a tiny fraction of its management costs for the water supplied to many industries. In her Annual Report, “Small Things Matter,” released today, Schwartzel noted there’s been no progress by the government on recovering the full ...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement ne facture pas le plein coût de l’eau

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:36:59 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, le 3 novembre 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire de l’Ontario, Ellen Schwartzel, dit que le gouvernement provincial ne récupère qu’une petite portion des frais qu’elle assume pour la gestion de l’eau fournie à de nombreux types d’industries. Dans son rapport annuel publié aujourd’hui, Chaque détail compte, madame Schwartzel ind...... Click here to read this release



Ontario needs more and better parks

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:33:51 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, November 3, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel is calling on the provincial government to step up its protection of environmentally sensitive lands. In her Annual Report “Small Things Matter” released today, Schwartzel pointed out it’s been years since the Ontario government spent any significant money to acquire new conser...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit améliorer ses parcs et en créer de nouveaux

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:28:48 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, le 3 novembre 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire de l’Ontario, Ellen Schwartzel, fait appel au gouvernement provincial pour qu’il renforce la protection des terres environnementales fragiles. Dans son rapport annuel publié aujourd’hui, Chaque détail compte, madame Schwartzel souligne que bien des années ont passé depuis la dernière f...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2014/15 Annual Report

Published Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:29:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario Acting Commissioner Ellen Schwartzel will release this year’s Annual Report. The report, entitled Small Things Matter, will include substantive reviews of ministry decisions, ministry responses to applica...... Click here to read this release



Manitoba Hydro selects ThermoDrain as exclusive supplier

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2015 05:32:24 EST Read More

ThermoDrain to supply drain water heat recovery units for provincial program (October 26, 2015, Winnipeg, MB) Hot water from your shower is your energy and money going down the drain. Next year in Manitoba (April 2016), an amendment to the Manit...... Click here to read this release



Media Availability -- Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2015 05:54:27 EST Read More

Mayor Steve Parish, Town of Ajax Date: October 6, 2015 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Location: Queen’s Park Mayor Steve Parish is one of 20 elected officials attending the first Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park. As it has been well documented, the Ajax Waterfront is in crisis due to annual algae outbreaks caused by SRP (Soluble Reactive Phosphorus) released fro...... Click here to read this release



PACT POW tells province ignoring Ajax’s algae plague threatens credibility of proposed Great Lakes Protection Act

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:13:10 EST Read More

News Release September 25, 2015 On September 24, Pickering Ajax Citizens Together to Protect Our Water (PACT POW) delivered a strong message to the provincial committee reviewing the proposed Great Lakes Protection Act (Bill 66): “Save the Ajax Waterfront”. Committee members, including Vice-Chair Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson, heard from PACT POW Chair, Ajax Councillor Joanne Dies ...... Click here to read this release



Sea Shepherd Canada issues statement of support for Ahousaht salmon farm blockade near Tofino British Columbia

Published Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:22:56 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Calls on government to revoke permits for Yaakswiis site, rallies today in Vancouver 18 September 2015, Vancouver, BC - Sea Shepherd Canada has issued a statement expressing its full support for the Yaakswiis Ocean Camp, now entering its tenth day occupying a salmon feedlot in Ahousaht First Nation territory in Clayoquot Sound....... Click here to read this release



Let’s get serious about salmon before Election Day

Published Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:36:16 EST Read More

When a post to Stephen Harper’s Facebook page featuring an Atlantic salmon announced the Conservatives are “Protecting British Columbia’s Natural Environment” it was a textbook example of Canada’s reckless management of wild salmon. Atlantic salmon are the fish o...... Click here to read this release



Stephen Harper makes wild salmon a BC election issue

Published Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:03:54 EST Read More

Social media gaffe suggests government priority is farmed, not wild salmon, says biologist Sointula, 24 Aug 2015 -- Stephen Harpers’ recent announcement of $15 million for wild salmon habitat restoration was met with ridicule on social media after a facebook gaffe highlighted Harper disastrous record on wild salmon. A post to Harper’s facebook site featuring...... Click here to read this release



100,000+ signature petition to stop salmon farms to be presented in B.C. legislature today

Published Wed, 27 May 2015 08:06:42 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE Citizens, First Nations, conservation groups and business leaders call on premier to stop salmon farm expansion (May 27, 2015, Victoria, B.C.) - More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the B.C. government to halt federal government and B.C. salmon farming industry plans to expand open-net salmon farming in B.C. water...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Confidential: the ugly truth about Canada's open-net salmon farms

Published Tue, 12 May 2015 05:39:31 EST Read More

(May 12, 2015, Sointula, BC) A 24-page booklet released today by Pacific Coast Wild Salmon Society provides an overview of the serious negative environmental and economic implications of open-net salmon farms on Canada's west and east coasts. Salmon Confidentia...... Click here to read this release



Victory for wild salmon as Federal Court strikes down aquaculture licence conditions

Published Thu, 7 May 2015 10:49:27 EST Read More

For Immediate Release May 7, 2015 Department of Fisheries and Oceans needs to err on the side of caution in regulating fish farms, Court rules VANCOUVER - The Federal Court has struck down aquaculture licence conditions that allowed private companies to transfer f...... Click here to read this release



Testimony at Senate shows fish farm industry held the pen on writing Canadian Fisheries Act changes

Published Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:08:59 EST Read More

(Sointula, BC, March 12, 2015) Alexandra Morton a biologist who has studied the impact of industrial open net salmon farming and become a vocal opponent of the industry in British Columbia, stated she was very "encouraged that the senators realize that aquaculture lobbyists were author...... Click here to read this release



Oil spills in Northern Ontario should be a wakeup call

Published Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:26:19 EST Read More

A statement from Grand Chief Lawrence Martin March 10, 2015 We have reached a turning point when it comes to looking after the environment in Northern Ontario. There are numerous examples of how things are changing, but here are three...... Click here to read this release



Groups urge public involvement in review of Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt plans

Published Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:50:23 EST Read More

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 Toronto, ON - This afternoon the provincial government launched the much anticipated public review of the plans that protect the Oak Ridges Moraine, Niagara Escarpment and Greenbelt. This review is an important opportunity to strengthen these plans to further protect water, nature and communities in the Greater Gol...... Click here to read this release



Last minute reflections on how being a conscious consumer makes for a great holiday season and a better New Year

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:06:04 EST Read More

Prepared for submission free for your publication to use with proper credit By Don Huff, Founder of Environmental Communication Options A green Christmas can be as easy or a difficult as you are willing to make it. Personally, I am in favour of things that make a busy and complicated time of the year, simpler. Some of my green Christmas conscious consumer thoughts, include:...... Click here to read this release



This holiday season, bring sparkling water to a tap near you

Published Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:52:03 EST Read More

(December 11, 2014, Toronto, ON) Increasingly, Canadian consumers are giving more thought to purchasing environmentally friendly gifts. This holiday season, whether it’s by way of the packaging, manufacturing or construction, these products ar...... Click here to read this release



Canada must learn to live better with less

Published Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:20:28 EST Read More

Report challenges Canada’s leaders to focus on solutions people want For immediate release: November 28, 2014 Canada is poorly equipped to deal with the inevitable environmental and economic challenges that lie ahead, says “The Next Wave”, a report on the future of the environmental and sustainability movements in Canada. The report summarizes the downward envi...... Click here to read this release



SodaStream Active Green Environmental Factsheet

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:11:47 EST Read More

Supplementary Information to Canadian SodaStream users can take credit for reducing waste SodaStream’s “Active Green" approach to making sparkling water or flavoured sparkling water, benefits the e...... Click here to read this release



Canadian SodaStream users can take credit for reducing waste

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:01:50 EST Read More

(November 18, 2014, Toronto, ON) Many Canadians currently use SodaStream’s sparkling water makers to create sparkling water and flavoured sparkling water beverages. In the last 12 months, Canadian SodaStream users have avoided the env...... Click here to read this release



New report links Algae problem along the Ajax waterfront to Duffin Creek WPCP

Published Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:37:18 EST Read More

Report concludes that problem could be remediated through management actions A team of scientists from Michigan Technological University have definitively linked the algae problem plaguing the Ajax waterfront for years to the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The Michigan Tech team, led by Dr. Martin Auer, undertook field and laboratory studies in relation to the Ajax...... Click here to read this release



Two years later: Why is Fisheries and Oceans Canada still ignoring the $37 million Cohen Commission?

Published Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:00:44 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity October 31, 2014 marks the two year anniversary of the release of the Cohen Commission’s final report: The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye What: Alexandra Morton, British Columbia based independent biologist and wild salmon advocate, can comment on the following: Pending changes to federal Fisheries Act...... Click here to read this release



New federal government regulation proposes to kill wild fish to protect fish farms

Published Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:15:45 EST Read More

This proposed regulation would impact all coastal provinces; Federal regulation of fresh water aquaculture ignored (OTTAWA, ON, Oct 22, 2014) Proposed regulations for the aquaculture industry do not deliver on the responsibilities of Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) to protect wild fish, fish habitat and Canadian fishery waters from the negative impacts o...... Click here to read this release



Film featuring impacts of salmon farming on the Pacific coast to premier at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Published Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:10:49 EST Read More

The Pristine Coast, a documentary written, produced and directed by BC film maker Scott Renyard, focuses on the impact of current salmon farming practices on wild salmon and beyond. Renyard explores the history and science of declining fish populations in the North Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including the collapse of the cod population. He also captures stories of real people who have ...... Click here to read this release



Experts visiting Ajax waterfront to examine algae issue first hand

Published Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:02:46 EST Read More

Excellent visuals of researchers gathering algae When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Rotary Park Pavilion, Rotary Park, 177 Lake Driveway W., Ajax. What: A team of researchers will be completing fieldwork on the Ajax waterfront - site of some of the most extensive build-up of algae in the Great Lakes. Who: Dr. Marty Auer, an expe...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Are Fraser sockeye found downstream from the Mt Polley mine tailings spill safe to eat?

Published Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:06:20 EST Read More

Opinion piece by Alexandra Morton The latest Canadian mine tailing pond spill into a BC waterway occurred last week near Likely, BC. Prior to April 4th, Imperial Metals’ Mt Polley gold and copper mine tailing pond was contained behind a gigantic wall of sand. There were warnings by employees and government that the tailing pond was over-filled and could rupture. The warnings we...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia salmon farm proposals go forward despite contradicting Cohen Commission

Published Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:32:42 EST Read More

(Sointula, BC June 26, 2014) An open house for two new salmon farm applications will convene today at the Port Hardy Airport Inn despite conflicts with recommendations #15 to 17 from the Cohen Commission. These recommendations call for the protection of wild salmon migration routes from the placement of salmon farms. The Cohen Commission was an inquiry set up by the Canadian government t...... Click here to read this release



Town eager to work with Province immediately to fix Ajax algae problem

Published Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:57:24 EST Read More

Calling for full EA of Duffin Creek WPCP Outfall The Town of Ajax is looking forward to working with the Wynne government and Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson to clean up the excessive algae on the Ajax Waterfront, and require the Regions of Durham and York to undertake a full Environmental Assessment of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). MPP Dickson ...... Click here to read this release



Fish farm licences challenged in Federal Court

Published Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:56:55 EST Read More

For immediate release: June 11, 2014 Transfer provisions are unlawful and must be struck down, Ecojustice lawyers to argue VANCOUVER -- Aquaculture licences issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans that allow fish farms to transfer farmed Atlantic salmon carrying disease agents into waters shared with wild salmon are unlawful and must be struck down, Ecoj...... Click here to read this release



Council releases video plea to Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to save the Ajax Waterfront

Published Fri, 30 May 2014 10:26:20 EST Read More

May 30, 2014 Town of Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Councillors released a video plea today regarding the state of the Ajax Waterfront. View the Save our Waterfront -- A call for Action from Ajax Council. In the video, Ajax Council calls on Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to commit to directing th...... Click here to read this release



New poll: Ajax-Pickering voters want sewage treatment plant fix to eliminate algae on waterfront

Published Mon, 26 May 2014 10:06:16 EST Read More

NEWS RELEASE www.ajax.ca May 26, 2014 (Ajax, Ontario) A new poll by OraclePoll Research, commissioned by the Town of Ajax, clearly indicates that Ajax residents believe the Province of Ontario must act to fix the output of the Duffin Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. The treated sewage flow...... Click here to read this release



Hello two new open-net salmon farms and a 100% increase in production by 2025? Goodbye public process and transparency

Published Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:55:56 EST Read More

(Vancouver, B.C., April 2nd, 2014) The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association recently announced their intent to increase open-net farmed salmon production in B.C. waters by 43% (to 100,000 metric tonnes) by 2020 with a further increase to 150,000 metric tonnes by 2025. That’s a 100% increase over today’s current production levels. This expansion process has already begun. Government decisi...... Click here to read this release



Cyberspace opposition to British Columbia fish farm expansion

Published Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:49:04 EST Read More

Over 100,000 petition BC Premier to say NO to fish farms (Sointula, BC, March 13, 2014) As the Province of British Columbia considers two new fish farm applications, the milestone of over 100,000 signatures on a petition has passed. The petition asks BC Premier Christy Clark to not issue the new fish farm licenses. The Change.org petition is at: ...... Click here to read this release



Northern Gateway tanker shipping flawed, risks are poorly understood

Published Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:40:17 EST Read More

Professional Engineers claim risk of tanker spill too high; will likely leave Canadian taxpayers and environment paying the bill (Vancouver, BC, March 12, 2014) A flawed assessment of risk, potential burden to taxpayers, and environmental uncertainty have led a group of Professional Engineers to question the National Energy Board’s approval of the Northern Gatewa...... Click here to read this release



Submit your home energy innovation to win $15,000 from Scotiabank

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:40:49 EST Read More

EcoLiving Awards an opportunity for energy efficiency innovation to be recognized by industry experts Toronto, February 25, 2014 - As the country goes through a cold swing, finding ways to reduce energy bills this winter is top of mind. With the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards becoming an annual event, businesses, entrepreneurs and students across the country have mor...... Click here to read this release



Conservation groups call on Auditor General due to lack of action on $26 million salmon inquiry recommendations funded by taxpayers

Published Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:34:17 EST Read More

Media Release February 24, 2014 Vancouver--Watershed Watch Salmon Society and SOS Marine Conservation Foundation today filed Environmental Petitions with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. While the federal government is to be commended for initiating the ...... Click here to read this release



BacTech turns to Crowdfunding for Bolivian Acid Rock Drainage Remediation Project

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:00:09 EST Read More

Toronto, Canada, November 12, 2013 -- BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech", CNSX: BAC, OTC: BCCEF, WKN: A1H4TY) announced today that it is launching a Crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for testwork for the Telamayu tailings remediation project in Bolivia. The acid rock drainage (ARD) runoff from the abandoned Telamayu tailings has been impacting the drinking water in downstream...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government's Actions Threaten the Protection of Endangered Species

Published Wed, 6 Nov 2013 05:18:35 EST Read More

Toronto, November 6, 2013 - In a special report to the legislature, Laying Siege to the Last Line of Defence, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner warns that new regulation changes under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA) threaten the protection of the province’s species at risk. The ESA prohibits the harming, harassing or killing of endangered and threatened...... Click here to read this release



One year after $26 million sockeye inquiry ended and still no government action--Experts fear government is retreating instead

Published Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:30:45 EST Read More

Media Release October 30, 2013 Vancouver--A media conference today marked a full year since Justice Bruce Cohen released the Final Report of the $26M “Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.” Despite the impressive strength of Cohen’s findings and the solid 75 recommendations tabled to protect Fraser River sockeye, government has taken no mean...... Click here to read this release



NEWS CONFERENCE-Government response still missing one year after sockeye inquiry final report-scientists, First Nations and conservationists call for action

Published Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:16:41 EST Read More

Media Advisory October 29, 2013 Location: Vancouver - Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings St., Segal Room, (room number 1400) Time: 10 am, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 It’s been one year since Justice Bruce Cohen completed his $26 million federal inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in t...... Click here to read this release



Gutting MNR: Lowered Standards, Dangerous Risks

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:22:44 EST Read More

Toronto, October 10, 2013 --Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says the Ontario government is deliberately dismantling environmental protection that’s been built up over the past decades under the guise of what’s been called “MNR transformation.” In his 2012/13 Annual Report “Serving the Public,” Gord Miller says the changes to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MN...... Click here to read this release



Queen’s Remote Engineering Initiative moves forward

Published Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:15:42 EST Read More

OWA Members Supporting Tomorrow’s Waterpower Engineers (August 12, 2013, Toronto) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) congratulates Queen’s University on their success in receiving support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Resource Council of Canada (NSERC) for the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. The multi-year in...... Click here to read this release



Norwegian virus devastating to farmed salmon spreads to Canada and Chile: paper published

Published Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:05:07 EST Read More

Piscine reovirus previously reported only in the Atlantic Ocean (Sointula, BC, July 16, 2013) The first scientific publication on the occurrence of piscine reovirus outside of Norway was published on July 11 in Virology Journal. The report, Whole-genome analysis of piscine reovirus (PRV) shows PRV represents a new genus in family Reoviridae and its genome segment S1 sequences g...... Click here to read this release



One of Eastern Canada’s leading scientists and his lab stripped of international credentials after reporting a controversial virus in British Columbia salmon

Published Wed, 3 Jul 2013 05:51:00 EST Read More

Media Release (July 3, 2013 Vancouver, B.C.) Beginning in October 2011, Dr. Fred Kibenge’s lab at the Atlantic Veterinary College located at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has found that some wild British Columbia salmon and a number of Atlantic farm salmon are testing positive for segments of the Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv), a lethal salmon virus...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Abandons Endangered Species

Published Fri, 31 May 2013 09:58:58 EST Read More

Environmentalists decry Cabinet decision to gut law protecting imperilled wildlife Toronto, May 31, 2013 - The provincial Cabinet announced today its approval of sweeping exemptions for industry under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA). Environmental organizations are incensed at the government’s abdication of its responsibility to protect and recove...... Click here to read this release



1 in 3 Ontario families have had a negative experience with a door-to-door water heater salesperson

Published Wed, 22 May 2013 07:29:27 EST Read More

Media Release (May 22, 2013, Toronto) Recent polling undertaken by the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) shows that more than 1 in 3 Ontario families (almost 36%) have had a negative experience with a door-to-door water heater salesperson. The news should come as little surprise given that complaints about door-to-door water heater rentals have been the second most frequ...... Click here to read this release



No positive action for wild salmon 6 months after Sockeye Inquiry Final Report

Published Mon, 13 May 2013 09:53:03 EST Read More

Media Release Government moving backwards? No positive action for wild salmon 6 months after Sockeye Inquiry Final Report On October 31, 2012, the $26 million Cohen Inquiry Final Report, “The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye” was released. It included 75 recommendations to government and has been quoted as a “blueprint” for ...... Click here to read this release



Waterpower Industry Supporting Environmentally Responsible Facility Construction

Published Tue, 7 May 2013 07:30:49 EST Read More

Best Management Practices Workshops for Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facilities scheduled in Markham For immediate release (May 7, 2013, Toronto) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) will host two workshops focused on the Best Management Practices (BMP) Guide for the Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facility Construction. The guide w...... Click here to read this release



Muskoka Celebrates Waterpower Facility Upgrades

Published Fri, 3 May 2013 07:04:15 EST Read More

Official Re-Opening of the Wilson’s Falls and Bracebridge Falls Generating Stations (May 3, 2013, Peterborough, ON) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) congratulates Bracebridge Generation Ltd. on the completion of the upgrades to the Wilson’s Falls Generating Station and the Bracebridge Falls Generating Station. Today in Bracebridge Ontario, the OWA, com...... Click here to read this release



Ontario consumer protection website launched

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:11:36 EST Read More

Quick passage of Bill 55 needed to protect Ontarians from door-to-door water heater sales Media Release (Toronto, Ontario, April 18, 2013) The Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) has launched a new website (waterheaterdoortodoor.com) to help encourage the province to pass today’s introduced legislatio...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Is Ontario blowing its chance to be an offshore wind winner?

Published Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:43:02 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Why is Ontario intent on squandering its “first mover” advantage in the renewable energy field? Huge steps on developing offshore wind are being made globally and by our neighbours to the south and yet in Ontario we are, at best, stuck in neutral. Why are the Americans agg...... Click here to read this release



Elizabeth May, Jane Sterk and Alexandra Morton host Salmon Confidential screening in Sidney on April 20th

Published Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:11:20 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Sidney, BC) On April 20 Elizabeth May (MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and national Green Party leader), and Jane Sterk (BC Green Party leader and candidate for Victoria-Beacon Hill) join biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton in presenting the new bio-political documentary Salmon Confidential in Sidney, BC. The film will be a launch pad for a lively discussion about s...... Click here to read this release



OWA Releases New Documentary “Our Heritage Our Future - the Kapuskasing River Waterpower Project”

Published Tue, 9 Apr 2013 07:54:37 EST Read More

Film Highlights First Nation and Industry Partnerships For immediate release (April 9, 2013, Toronto, ON) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to announce the public release of the documentary Our Heritage, Our Future - the Kapuskasing River Waterpower Project. This documentary chronicles the development of partnerships between thre...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Confidential: Upcoming Film Showings in BC

Published Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:46:24 EST Read More

Biologist and filmmaker tour BC with controversial new documentary Media Advisory Below is a list of upcoming screenings of Salmon Confidential in BC communities. You can also watch Salmon Confidential online at http://salmonconfidential.ca. For more details about each screening date and location,...... Click here to read this release



BC takes small but important step in right direction to remove salmon feedlots from the migratory routes of wild salmon

Published Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:33:04 EST Read More

Media Release (Victoria, BC, March 22, 2013) - Alexandra Morton, speaking on behalf of Salmon are Sacred (salmonaresacred.org), observed, “I am glad that the Christie Clark Liberals (with today’s Discovery Islands announcement) recognize there is a problem with salmon feedlots on wild salmon migration routes. This small but i...... Click here to read this release



Homeowners paying for lack of regulation in water heater rental industry, study says

Published Tue, 5 Mar 2013 03:46:16 EST Read More

Regulation and information necessary for consumers to benefit from increased competition (Toronto, ON, March 5, 2013) Resolving issues with water heaters, the second most frequent complaint received by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services, is the topic of a new study from the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC). The study, Domestic Hot Water Tanks and Other ...... Click here to read this release



New Premier, new legislative session, new features on OntarioMonitor.ca

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:20:12 EST Read More

Free three-week trial available Media Release (February 13, 2013, Toronto, ON) Just in time for Premier Wynne’s debut in the Legislature, OntarioMonitor.ca is announcing new features and a free three-week trial for new users. OntarioMonitor.ca provides keywor...... Click here to read this release



Winter Storms Come With Long-Term Environmental Impacts

Published Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:18:07 EST Read More

Toronto - When residents and governments react to winter storms with toxic products applied to roads, sidewalks, and driveways, the impact on the environment includes significant long-term and expensive irreversible impacts, said Kevin Mercer, founding executive director of the RiverSides Stewardship Foundation, and a contributing author of the Government of Canada’s Code of Practice for the ...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Feedlot Boycott at Walmart Eagle Landing Shopping Centre in Chilliwack

Published Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:19:10 EST Read More

Media Advisory Salmon Feedlot Boycott at Walmart Eagle Landing Shopping Centre Date: Friday, February 1, 2013 Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Location: Walmart, 8249 Eagle Landing Pkwy The Chilliwack chapter of the Salmon Feedlot Boycott is urgently asking the store manager at Walmart to remove Atlantic farmed salmon from their shelves. As we speak, Fraser River salmon smolts a...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Government Must Prevent the Spread of Deadly Salmon Virus

Published Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:25:08 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Friends of Shelburne Harbour - Mayday Shelburne County - St. Mary’s Bay Coastal Alliance CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MUST PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DEADLY SALMON VIRUS Insist on adherence to DFO guidelines and postpone Jordan Bay stocking Shelburne, NS - In the wake of four recent major outbreaks of the deadly infectious salmon anemia (ISA) ...... Click here to read this release



Eastern Shore Group Rolls Out Anti-Salmon Feedlot Campaign on Metro Buses

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:23:05 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Halifax, NS - For the next two months, seven metro bus lines will carry a message from residents of the Eastern Shore that says “Save Our Coastal Waters and Economy. Tell Premier Dexter to Stop Open Pen Fish Farming,” along with directions to two websites, NSapes.ca and salmonw...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it cannot eradicate salmon virus as quarantined fish sent to New Brunswick processing plant

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:20:12 EST Read More

What: Experts available to address the impacts, technical aspects and consequences of ISA Virus and farmed salmon feedlots in context of CFIA statements about ISA Virus and salmon from quarantined Nova Scotia fish farm sent to New Brunswick for processing. Sample questions: • Has the CFIA lost control of the ISA Virus? • What are the human health consequences? • Whe...... Click here to read this release



Waterpower industry continues to advance environmental measures

Published Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:41:39 EST Read More

Best Management Practices Guide for Waterpower Facility Construction added to series For immediate release January 25, 2013 - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to announce the completion of the “Best Management Practices Guide for the Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facili...... Click here to read this release



Algonquin Park Waste Management System Recognized by ECO

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:50:30 EST Read More

Media Release Every year, the ECO recognizes a government program or project that best meets the goals of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993. Ministries are invited to submit nominations, and an arms-length panel reviews them and selects the winner. Today, the 2012 ECO Recognition Award is being presented to staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources for their waste managem...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Announces Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations at World Economic Forum in Davos

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:25:00 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights Announces the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (under embargo until 2:01 am EST), January 23rd, 2013 Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research company, announced today its Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corpora...... Click here to read this release



Why you should make participating in the farmed salmon feedlot boycott your New Year’s resolution

Published Fri, 28 Dec 2012 07:13:46 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity - December 28, 2012 What: SalmonFeedlotBoycott.com has speakers available for interviews on the impacts and consequences of farmed salmon feedlots on the marine environment on Canada’s east and west coasts. They can also address why you should participate in a boycott of salmon feedlot products as you...... Click here to read this release



2013 New Year's Resolution: Salmon Feedlot Boycott

Published Thu, 27 Dec 2012 04:05:05 EST Read More

Canada-wide campaign launched to stand up for wild salmon and the marine environment Media Release (December 27, 2012) Days before the end of 2012, a campaign has been launched that calls for Canadians to stop purchasing and consuming salmon that has been raised in open-net feedlots. SalmonFeedlotBo...... Click here to read this release



ALUS is in Grey and Bruce Counties - Interview Opportunity

Published Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:21:32 EST Read More

Attn: Radio, print and agriculture editors - December 6, 2012 Who: Keith Reid is a farmer from the Owen Sound area and coordinator of the Grey-Bruce Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program. He appeared in the recent ON Nature magazine article on the topic (http://www.vdocshop.com/d...... Click here to read this release



ALUS is in Norfolk County

Published Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:23:32 EST Read More

Attn: Radio, print and agriculture editors - December 5, 2012 Interview Opportunity - ALUS is in Norfolk County Who: Lindsay Bennett is the coordinator of the Norfolk County - Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program. Many area farmers were featured in the recent ON Nature magazine article on the topic (...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Retreats on Climate Change

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 05:00:39 EST Read More

December 4, 2012 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says the Ontario government is backing away from its plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Gord Miller today released "A Question of Commitment," the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government's Climate Change Action Plan. The 2007 plan established province-wide targets for reducing GHG e...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l'Ontario fait un pas en arrière en matière de changement climatique

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 04:59:29 EST Read More

Le 4 décembre 2012 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario (CEO), dit que le gouvernement de l'Ontario s'éloigne de son plan visant à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES). Aujourd'hui, M. Gord Miller, publie son rapport intitulé Une question d’engagement. Il s'agit de l'édition 2012 de la revue annuelle du Plan d'action contre les ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Published Mon, 3 Dec 2012 04:03:05 EST Read More

Opinion poll released as solar industry meets at convention in Toronto Ottawa, December 3, 2012 - A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians. The survey conduc...... Click here to read this release



German sustainable energy experiment successes and challenges: Is a similar transition possible in Ontario?

Published Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:15:49 EST Read More

Media Technical Briefing What: Media Technical Briefing with Arne Jungjohan Director for the Environment and Global Dialogue Program, Heinrich Boell Institute (Washington office) Where: OSEA office, 156 Front Street West, Suite 201, Toronto Ontario Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am (EST) To confirm participation or ...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth calls for investigation into Canadian Food Inspection Agency's silencing of Canadian salmon scientist

Published Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:09:46 EST Read More

Request seeking immediate action sent to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Ottawa, November 23, 2012 - Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a petition and requested an investigation in response to recent actions by a federal agency to silence a researcher that has played a key role in investigating inf...... Click here to read this release



Updated: Kingcome Inlet Dzawada’enuxw First Nation community members to deliver message to B.C. Premier about opposition to open net-pen fish farms

Published Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:18:39 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Updated November 14, 2012) When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ NOON. Where: Christy Clark, Premier and MLA for Vancouver Point Grey Constituency Office, 3615 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. What: First Nation community members from the Broug...... Click here to read this release



Kingcome Inlet Dzawada’enuxw First Nation community members to deliver message to B.C. Premier about opposition to open net-pen fish farms

Published Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:34:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ noon. What: Community members from the Broughton Archipelago and supporters will deliver a message to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark at her Vancouver Constituency office, that they do not support any rene...... Click here to read this release



Trillium Power Appeals Offshore Wind Motion Decision

Published Mon, 5 Nov 2012 10:47:29 EST Read More

Media Release Notice of Appeal cites errors in both points of law and evidence (November 5, 2012, Toronto, Canada) Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) has served its Notice to Appeal regarding the Rule 21 Motion decision (a mechanism to summarily dispose of an action) delivered by Mr. Justice Robert Goldstein last month. The Trillium Power ...... Click here to read this release



Cohen Commission Final Report to be Made Public on October 31st - Scientists available to interpret findings of the Cohen Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Published Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:52:16 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity October 29, 2012 Today, the much-anticipated Cohen Commission Final Report was released to government. It will be made public on Wednesday, October 31st at a media conference held by Justice Bruce Cohen ...... Click here to read this release



Northwest Kick Start plan featured at the Ontario Waterpower Conference in Niagara-on-the Lake

Published Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:03:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Northwest Kick Start plan featured at the Ontario Waterpower Association’s Power of Water Canada Conference in Niagara-on-the Lake, October 23, 2012. Background: The Northwest Kick Start plan, unveiled by the Municipality of Greenstone on September 20, 2011, continues to influence the evolution of electricity-related planning in Northwest Ontario. ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Needs to Better Prepare for Increased Dry Spells and Droughts

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:04:29 EST Read More

Toronto, October 2, 2012 - Following a summer of relentless hot and dry weather, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario warned today the Ontario government is not doing enough to protect our water resources against the threat of continued dry spells and drought. Gord Miller made the comments during the release of Part 2 of his 2011/2012 Annual Report, Losing Our Touch. “Desp...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit mieux se préparer aux périodes sèches et aux sécheresses plus fréquentes

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:01:21 EST Read More

Toronto, le 2 octobre 2012 - Compte tenu de l’été extrêmement chaud et sec que nous avons connu, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario met aujourd’hui le gouvernement de l’Ontario en garde contre le fait qu’il ne fait pas suffisamment de choses pour protéger nos ressources en eau contre la menace des périodes sèches et des sécheresses continues. M. Gord Mille...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011/2012 Annual Report, Part 2 - Losing Our Touch

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 06:00:11 EST Read More

Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Check Against Delivery There are some positive developments to report in this Part 2 of our Annual Report to the Legislature. We have some improvements in fisheries management and MNR has even discovered in Algonquin Park a surviving population of a species of fish thought extinct. Fire management in p...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part II

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 05:37:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part II), Losing Our Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. ...... Click here to read this release



Countdown to Cohen - Scientists available to interpret the Final Report of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 07:11:29 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity The much anticipated Final Report of the $26 million Cohen Commission is expected to be released by September 30th, 2012. In reporting on Canada’s first inquiry into the plight of Pacific salmon, Justice Bruce Cohen will lay out his findings and recommendations from 18 months of public hearings, 15 technical reports, and mountains of crucial an...... Click here to read this release



Ministries Playing Games with the Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:24:51 EST Read More

Toronto, September 19, 2012 - “ Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says officials in the provincial government are defying the will of the Legislature and ignoring the public’s right to be involved in the development of environmental policy. In Part I of his 2011/2012 Annual Report released today, Gord Miller highlighted the government’s obligations under Ontario’s Environmental ...... Click here to read this release



Le petit manège des ministères avec la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:17:06 EST Read More

Toronto, le 19 septembre 2012 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que les agents du gouvernement provincial ne respectent pas la volonté de l’Assemblée législative et qu’ils ignorent le droit du public de participer à l'elaboration des politiques environnementales. Dans la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 qu’il publie aujourd’hui, M. Gord Miller met e...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:48:39 EST Read More

Avis aux médias M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera la première partie de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012, Perdre le contact, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 9 h le mercredi 19 septembre 2012. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part I

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:49:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part I), Losing Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. Acc...... Click here to read this release



Reed Exhibitions and OSEA collaborate in newest All-Energy exhibition and conference series

Published Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:02:31 EST Read More

Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser, has now announced the first All-Energy Canada, which is being held on October 2nd and 3rd 2013 at Exhibition Place, Toronto. Having acquired All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, in July 2011 and bought a majority share in All-Energy Australia in early 2012, Reed Exhibitions is now expanding into the ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government intent on derailing offshore wind legal action

Published Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:11:49 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: August 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Where: 393 University Avenue, Court Room 804 What: Ontario government lawyers will seek to dismiss a legal action (Rule 21 Motion) filed by Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) after the Province cancelled all offshore wind projects in February 2011. Trillium Power was well advanced in developi...... Click here to read this release



No choice but to go forward to the Supreme Court of Canada to protect wild salmon

Published Wed, 8 Aug 2012 13:03:25 EST Read More

Government attack on environment increases the urgency of First Nations’ access to Class Action Proceedings Media Release (VANCOUVER, BC, August 8, 2012) The Supreme Court of Canada is where the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) of the Broughton Archipelago expect to continue their quest to protect the wild salmon in their Territory. The KAFN...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Bobcaygeon on July 12th, 2012

Published Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:09:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Municipal Service Centre in Bobcaygeon. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments will be served. Topics of discussion will include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop wate...... Click here to read this release



2012 Green Provincial Report Card released

Published Fri, 8 Jun 2012 05:31:10 EST Read More

(Toronto, Ontario, June 8th, 2012) Corporate Knights released today its third bi-annual Green Provincial Report Card, with Ontario and British Columbia leading the pack in the race to become Canada’s greenest province or territory. The highest grade in the 2012 report went to Ontario, which received an A-. The province has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 6.5 per cent since 1...... Click here to read this release



Where is Ontario’s “Culture of Conservation”?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:34:49 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, June 5, 2012 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Ontario government appears to have forgotten one of the important goals of its own Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEGEA). Gord Miller made the observation today as he released the Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One) which reviews the government’...... Click here to read this release



Où est la « culture de conservation » en Ontario?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:14:56 EST Read More

Toronto, le 5 juin 2012 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement de l’Ontario semble avoir oublié l’un des importants buts de sa propre Loi de 2009 sur l'énergie verte et l'économie verte (LEVEV). M. Gord Miller a souligné ce fait aujourd’hui lorsqu’il a publié le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’éne...... Click here to read this release



Reporting disease in fish a crime? Proposed British Columbia law condemned by Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 11:05:43 EST Read More

New legislation to muzzle journalists and scientists may have serious implications for food health and safety and freedom of speech Media Release (Ottawa, May 30, 2012) With the anticipated passage of Bill 37 – 2012 Animal Health Act tomorrow, British Columbia Minister of Agriculture Don McRae will be responsible for...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third annual energy conservation report

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 06:26:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his third annual energy conservation report. This year’s report focuses on the government's progress on the conservation promises of the Green Energy Act in the three years since the Act became law. WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Med...... Click here to read this release



What is Harper afraid of?

Published Tue, 29 May 2012 05:27:57 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (TORONTO, ON - May 29, 2012) What is Stephen Harper afraid of? Rivers that turn black and run into the sea? Birds falling from the sky? People fleeing a toxic land? Or maybe Harper is most afraid of this...Tar Sands Oil being labeled dirty. ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to tour environmental initiatives in Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 06:02:48 EST Read More

Interview and photo opportunity The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will visit the newly LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant – Administration Building where he will help the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston unveil the plaque celebrating this achievement. Commissioner Miller will be in...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario fera le tour des projets environnementaux à Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 05:50:23 EST Read More

Occasion d’entrevue et de photo Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, M. Gord Miller, visitera l’édifice administratif de l’usine de traitement des eaux usées Ravensview qui s’est vu décerner récemment la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Pour cette occasion, il aidera la Ville et les services publics de Kingston à dévoiler...... Click here to read this release



Martyrs’ Shrine thrilled