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Last 15 Days

Bayer Pending Charm Campaign Too Little Too Late - Statement by Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:28:16 EST Read More

I just received a copy of an internal Bayer memo to its employees dated today. It explains that tomorrow, June 14th Bayer is launching a major ad campaign to tell the wor...... 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 09:21:56 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



Last 30 Days

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

Published Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:15:40 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 10:18:19 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 14:43:40 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



100 Debates on the Environment will take place across Canada 2 weeks before the 2019 federal election - Save the Date: October 7, 2019

Published Wed, 5 Jun 2019 10:54:55 EST Read More

Toronto, June 5, 2019 -- Today, on UN World Environment Day, GreenPAC is providing a “Save the Date” notice to incumbent MPs and candidates, announcing that 100 non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environment will take place on the same night during the federal election campaign. The initiative will make October 7, 2019, the second-most important day in the campaign. “Debate...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Tue, 4 Jun 2019 12:50:18 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 09:21:59 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 13:07:54 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



Bill 108 Days of Action Kicks off Tomorrow at Queen's Park

Published Thu, 30 May 2019 16:45:47 EST Read More

(Toronto) - Municipal governments, housing advocates, environmental leaders, and many other community organizations representing millions of Ontarians are organizing Days of Action against the provincial government's Bill 108, the More Homes More Choices Act, 2019. Toronto City Councillor Josh Matlow will kick off the Days of Action by releasing an open letter signed by hundreds of Onta...... Click here to read this release



Last 60 Days

Ferrochrome refinery siting decision rekindles call for East-West access to the Ring of Fire

Published Mon, 13 May 2019 12:56:43 EST Read More

Sioux Lookout’s economic development connections with Finland and Sault Ste. Marie prove important (May 13, 2019) - This week, Sioux Lookout Mayor Doug Lawrance was quick to congratulate officials at NorOnt Resources and the Cit...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario holds 10th Community Tree Planting Event in Windsor

Published Thu, 9 May 2019 11:52:39 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



Plant with Forests Ontario at York Region’s Community Tree Planting Festival

Published Thu, 9 May 2019 11:48:40 EST Read More

Celebrate trees this spring by enhancing your local urban green space East Gwillimbury, ON (May 9, 2019) - Join Forests Ontario for a fun-filled day of tree planting at the York Region Community Tree Planting Festival! Planters of all experience levels are invited to help us in creating a greener and healthier future. Local VIPs have been invited to say a few words and Forests On...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Tue, 7 May 2019 09:49:08 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



Alone, We Can Do No More: Sioux Lookout Calls on Other Orders of Government to Provide Support to Address Crisis in Mental Health, Addictions and Homelessness

Published Mon, 6 May 2019 15:57:19 EST Read More

Sioux Lookout, ON - The Council of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout is pleading with all governments - Federal, Provincial, Municipal and First Nations - to cooperatively join forces to work with all the people of Sioux Lookout to meaningfully address...... 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 11:00:24 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 09:48:21 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 10:32:52 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



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