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Some of Toronto’s top chefs to participate in the city’s first ever Sustainable Dim Sum event

Proceeds from the event, happening on March 8, will go to support the work of Environmental Defence.TORONTO, ON – On Wednesday, March 8, hundreds of Dim Sum lovers will gather at Toronto’s City Hall for the first ever Sustainable Dim...

Experts available to speak about how to fix the Ontario Municipal Board at panel discussion event on February 13

Toronto, ON – On Monday, February 13th, Environmental Defence will host an invitation-only panel discussion: Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed? featuring experts in urban design, planning and development.Many observers say it’s time to fix the OMB. An...

Environmentalists and farmers urge Ontario to protect freshwater by putting a deposit on plastic bottles

In a joint letter, Environmental Defence and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture say a deposit return program would boost recycling rates and generate funds to help protect the Great Lakes from threats like algal blooms.Toronto, Ont. – Environmental Defence and...

Internationally renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky to speak about his upcoming work at Toronto’s premiere sustainability event

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE is hosting its annual gala Feb. 9 at the Toronto Reference Library.Toronto, Ont. – The visual evidence of how humans are shaping the environment will be centre stage at ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE’s Annual Gala on Feb.9.During the event, internationally...

New study shows need for better labels on household products

TORONTO, ON – A new study by Environmental Defence shows that Canadians would support better labelling and disclosure policies for household cleaning and personal care products.“Canadian law does not require cleaning products and many cosmetics to feature a complete ingredient list,”...

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