Happy 12th Birthday Greenbelt! Here are 12 fun ways to celebrate

Feb 28, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Today is Ontario’s Greenbelt 12th birthday and there are more than 1.8 million reasons to celebrate – literally!  The Greenbelt permanently protects more than…Read More


Coca-Cola backs Scottish deposit return on plastic bottles. Will it do the same in Ontario?

Feb 28, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

That’s the question after the beverage company recently announced its support for a deposit return program in Scotland. The Association for the Protection of…Read More


Ontario’s electric car program is on the money

Feb 24, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

This post was jointly written with Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug n’ Drive, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of…Read More


Ontario Municipal Board Review: Hearings De Novo Reasonable or Trojan Horse?

Feb 22, 2017 by David Donnelly ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest post by David Donnelly and Anne Sabourin of Donnelly Law, Canada’s leading environmental law firm. One of the most significant reforms…Read More


Exxon will leave 3.6 billion barrels of tar sands oil in the ground

Feb 22, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East

Oil companies are finally admitting that Canada’s tar sands are not the golden goose that they’ve been made out to be. In recent years,…Read More


Time to get serious about a managed decline of the tar sands

Feb 22, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

Lost in the media mayhem surrounding the new U.S. administration, a little-noticed report was released in February that showed the 100 megatonne (MT) cap…Read More


Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed?

Feb 16, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Greenbelt

Check out a video of the entire panel discussion on our YouTube channel.   Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed? According to…Read More


Manage What You Measure - New Building Regulation Sets Ontario Ahead

Feb 13, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This old management adage speaks to the value of new a provincial regulation that requires commercial…Read More


4 Real Facts About House Prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Feb 09, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Some in the development industry would like you to believe that we live in a post-truth world where facts no longer matter. But ‘alternative facts’…Read More


Kicking out toxics: Here's what I found in my bathroom

Feb 08, 2017 by Tim Ehlich ()

Categories: Toxics

Spring isn’t quite around the corner yet, but as a prelude to a more thorough spring cleaning, I decided to clear out my bathroom cabinet. What…Read More