Buying Groceries without Garbage Packaging Is Possible — And Should Be Much More Available!
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by Karen Wirsig
2d ago
This Plastic Free July, we are turning our sights on Canada’s grocery stores — one of the major drivers of Canada’s plastic packaging waste. As we pointed out in our grocery store audit back in early 2023, way too much of our food is packaged in throwaway plastics. Even with the elimination of single-use checkout bags, we are still very much holding the bag when it comes to dealing with waste from our food purchases. In Part 1 of this series, we highlighted how Canada’s major (and highly profitable) grocery chains should be taking responsibility to reduce their plastic footprints. Instead, t ..read more
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Dave McKay: Mr. Money Bags
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by Emilia Belliveau
1w ago
There’s a direct line of culpability between fossil fuel corporations and climate change – it’s why so many oil and gas CEOs have topped our list of Climate Villains. But they aren’t the only powerful players who shoulder responsibility for keeping us hooked on fossil fuels, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuels are finite resources, and extraction is an expensive endeavour. Coal, oil and gas production requires massive upfront capital investment to develop new extraction sites. Once developed, these projects also have high operating costs. (This is a very different bus ..read more
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More Trash for Ontario’s Lakes, Rivers and Communities: Cancelling Planned Deposit Return Program for Non-alcoholic Drinks Runs Counter to Public Opinion and Environmental Interests
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by Lauren Thomas
1w ago
Statement from Ashley Wallis, Associate Director, on Ontario’s decision to end work on new deposit return system for non-alcoholic beverage containers Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat – The announcement that Ontario is scrapping plans to launch a deposit return system for non-alcoholic beverage containers epitomizes a government prioritizing private greed over public good. This is a government bowing to pressure from the Retail Council of Canada and its members, like Loblaw and Costco, instead of list ..read more
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Federal Funding for New Subway Trains Urgently Needed: Public Transit Groups
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by Nate Wallace
1w ago
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, TTCRIDERS Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat – TTCriders, a membership-based transit advocacy organization, and Environmental Defence, released the following statement in response to Premier Doug Ford and Unifor National President Lana Payne’s statement urging federal funding for TTC subway trains: “Transit users in Toronto need a reliable TTC to get them to school and work on time. If the federal government does not chip in their share of funding for new subway trains soon, subway ser ..read more
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Forecast for Lake Erie: Another Year, Another Toxic Algal Bloom
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by Ashley Wallis
2w ago
Statement by Ashley Wallis, Associate Director, on the NOAA’s “moderate to larger-than-moderate” Lake Erie HAB (Harmful Algal Bloom) forecast 2024 Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) annual Lake Erie harmful algal bloom (HAB) forecast shows not enough is being done to save the lake. Algal blooms happen when algae grows out of control. Sometimes algae produce toxins, making the water unsafe to touch, drink, or be near. Other times, the blooms ..read more
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The Grimsby Greenbelt Gamble
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by Guest Blog
2w ago
This is a guest blog by Annette Gibbons, lead member of the Grimsby Environmental Network. One of the main purposes of the Greenbelt Act is to permanently protect farmland and natural features from uncontrolled urban development. With climate change and diminishing greenspace, we should be increasing the amount of Greenbelt land – not chipping away and removing it – like the owners of 502 Winston Road are asking the Town of Grimsby & Region of Niagara councils to do. Farmland is the foundation of our communities and our economy. Local food and economic resiliency depend on the protection ..read more
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Statement: Federal Government Provides Massive Subsidy to LNG
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by Julia Levin
2w ago
Statement by Julia Levin, Associate Director, National Climate Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – Yesterday crown corporation Export Development Canada confirmed it will provide $500 million for Cedar LNG.  This move contradicts the federal government’s commitment to the Canadian public about ending the use of public money to fund fossil fuels.   Communities across the country and the world are facing the harsh and deadly impacts of the climate crisis. The science is clear, we need to stop expanding fossil fuels. We cannot address the ..read more
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Environmental Defence Welcomes the Election of Naheed Nenshi as Leader of the Alberta NDP
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by Stephen Legault
3w ago
Statement by Stephen Legault, Senior Manager, Alberta Energy Transition Canmore | Traditional territories of the Treaty 7 Nations – Environmental Defence welcomes the election of former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi as leader of the Alberta NDP and as Official Opposition Leader in the Alberta legislature. We congratulate all participants in the leadership contest and acknowledge their important service to Albertans. Albertans want and need leadership to address the climate crisis, energy affordability, and the fair and unbiased development of the renewable energy industry. All political parties ..read more
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STATEMENT: Pathways Alliance Scrubbing its Web and Social Media Presence in Response to Bill C-59
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by Midhat Moini
3w ago
Statement by Emilia Belliveau, Energy Transition Program Manager Montréal/Tiohtià:ke | Traditional, unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation, a gathering place for many First Nations, including the Anishinaabeg – Late last night, the Pathways Alliance scrubbed its website and social media in response to the passage of Bill C-59. This bill includes measures that help the Competition Bureau crack down on greenwashing by requiring companies to back up their environmental claims with solid proof. The fact that Pathways Alliance has taken such drastic action shows that they know they don ..read more
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Climate Villains Called to Testify on Parliament Hill: 5 Things we Learned from MPs questioning Big Oil
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by Emilia Belliveau
3w ago
Recently, CEOs from five of the biggest oil and gas companies in Canada were called to parliament to testify about their failure to bring greenhouse gas emissions down, despite billions of dollars in annual profits. Executives from Suncor, Enbridge, Cenovus, Shell, and Imperial Oil were questioned by MPs on the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee. We were there in Ottawa to watch the meeting and call out Big Oil’s Climate Villains on their greenwashing. Jun 6, 2024. Photo: Environmental Defence Canada Here’s the top 5 things we saw: Big Oil’s False Claims on Emissions: Oil and ..read more
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