Weak labelling rules leave Canadians in the dark about harmful ingredients

Feb 03, 2017 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

From toothpaste to shampoo, to all-purpose cleaner and dish soap, cleaning and personal care products are essentials that we use every day. Whether we…Read More


Five Tips for an Eco-friendly Holiday Season

Dec 15, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

The holidays are just around the corner and there is still a lot to do! Buying last-minute gifts, cooking and baking, organizing parties, and…Read More


Film club motivates students to be a voice for the environment

Dec 08, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: YRE News

Between class, homework, and tests, it can be difficult for students to find the time to do something they love.  For many students, school…Read More


How YRE Canada inspires students inside and outside of the classroom

Nov 16, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: YRE News

As the poet Robert Frost once said: “I’m not a teacher but an awakener.” Teachers do more than just teach subjects like math, English,…Read More


A City within a Park: Exploring the Rouge National Urban Park

Oct 28, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

With one of the fastest growing populations in North America, the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is fortunate to be surrounded by the Greenbelt, a…Read More


Bees, Birds, and Butterflies: The Importance of Pollinators on Beaches

Oct 27, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Whether on farmland or sandy beaches, pollinators, like bees and butterflies, play a vital role in growing the flowers and plants we enjoy and…Read More


Trick or Treat: Three Ways to have a Non-Toxic Halloween

Oct 19, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Ghosts, vampires, witches, and zombies – it’s that time of year again when all things scary come out to give us a fright. However,…Read More


National competition looking for plastic pollution solutions by Canadian youth

Oct 05, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: YRE News

Students! I have a question for you: On your way to school, how many pieces of plastic litter do you see scattered on the…Read More


Out of Mind but Not out of Sight: The Beach Litter Problem

Sep 15, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

You’re at your favourite beach, wiggling your toes in the sand and suddenly you cut your toe on a piece of glass. You look…Read More


A Greenbelt Tale: A Trip to the Farmers' Market – with recipe!

Sep 09, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras with a Savoury Peach Chutney (see recipe below) Protecting almost 2 million acres of land in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the…Read More


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