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Elocity - a global electric vehicle charging technology company appoints cleantech industry specialist Paul Frith, Vice President of Sales for North America

Published Wed, 19 May 2021 07:54:12 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, Canada, May 19, 2021 - Canadian-based EV charging technology company Elocity has appointed Paul Frith as Vice President of Sales for North America. Well known for his success in accelerating clean energy technology adoption, Mr. Frith will lead North American sales ...... Click here to read this release



London Hydro Customers Participate in Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot

Published Thu, 13 May 2021 07:57:03 EST Read More

London, ON - In early 2020, London Hydro collaborated with Elocity, a Toronto-based company focused on accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles through smart and intuitive technology, to launch an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot. The pilot provided participants with Elocity's EVPlug and a London Hydro-developed mobile app to help them monitor and manage the electricity consumptio...... Click here to read this release



A Battle for the Integrity of the Ontario Environmental Protection Legal System Looms

Published Mon, 10 May 2021 07:37:14 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, May 5th, 2021. Lawyers for Earthroots and their allies will present themselves before Ontario's Divisional Court from May 17-20 asking the justices to hold the provincial government accountable for ignoring its responsibilities under the Environmental Bill of Rights. Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario from 2000 to 2015 and cur...... Click here to read this release



Multi‐sector allies advocate for green vaccine: Natural infrastructure a powerful tool to build back more equitably

Published Mon, 26 Apr 2021 07:19:29 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2021 Toronto: Today, a multi‐sectoral network of over 50 community foundations, insurance industry representatives, businesses, environmental groups and green infrastructure advocates launched a new initiative called Unflood Ontario. Their aim is to reduce the harm caused by urban flooding by replacing hard surfaces in cities with green ...... Click here to read this release



Prity Singh appointed Managing Director of India Operations for Elocity -a global electric vehicle charging technology company

Published Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:02:13 EST Read More

Media Release Bangalore India, April 22, 2021 - Elocity, a global EV charging technology company, announced today the appointment of Prity Singh as their Managing Director of Operations in India. In her new role, she will assume responsibilities for developing Elocity into a market-leading Electric Vehicle (EV) charging demand management technology provider. "The entire auto and...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Top Sustainability Projects Honoured during Earth Week

Published Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:37:16 EST Read More

Media Release Canada's Top Sustainability Projects Honoured during Earth Week "There is no vaccine for climate change - but these remarkable Canadian projects prove what's possible …" says award's founder. Toronto, April 20, 2021 - The 2021 "Canada's Clean50" list, released yesterday, celebrates the accomplishments of 50 individual sustainability leaders in ...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Top Sustainability Leaders Honoured during Earth Week

Published Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:57:32 EST Read More

Media Release 10th Canada's Clean50 List for 2021 drawn from record number of nominees "There is no vaccine for climate change - but these remarkable Canadian leaders provide some hope…" says award's founder. Toronto, April 19, 2021- The 2021 "Canada's Clean50" list celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders in 16 widely different categories and also i...... Click here to read this release



St Marys Cement to reduce Sulphur Dioxide SO2 emissions by over 90% with Canada’s First Cement Plant Wet Scrubber

Published Fri, 2 Apr 2021 09:24:18 EST Read More

(Bowmanville, Ontario March 31, 2021) The installation and commissioning of a new wet scrubber at St Marys Cement plant in Bowmanville will result in a significant decrease in emissions. This is the first wet scrubber installed at a cement plant in Canada. The water injection technology washes out and scrubs pollutants from the outlet airstream of the plant. St Marys Cement Plant Operat...... Click here to read this release



Supreme Court of Canada Rules Carbon Pricing Law Constitutional

Published Thu, 25 Mar 2021 10:52:17 EST Read More

Algonquin Territory/Ottawa, Ontario - March 25, 2021 - The Supreme Court of Canada's judgment declaring the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act constitutional is a victory for women and girls. Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta went to court over the Act arguing that it was unconstitutional because Ottawa was stepping into provincial jurisdiction. The National Association of Women and the Law ...... Click here to read this release



Elocity joins the Ontario government’s Silicon Valley Auto-tech Trade Mission to showcase its innovative EV charging demand management technology

Published Thu, 4 Mar 2021 15:04:01 EST Read More

(Toronto, Canada - March 4, 2021) Don Huff, Chair of Elocity's Advisory Board, stated " Elocity (https://elocitytech.com/) is honoured to be selected to join Ontario’s latest trade mission. Elocity is excited about this opportunity to work with leaders in the Silicon Valley EV ecosystem and showcase its flagship HIEVTM managed charging technology. Elo...... Click here to read this release



Happy 100th Birthday Hazel McCallion

Published Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:12:50 EST Read More

Greensaver to plant one tree per year as birthday gift for legendary former Mississauga Mayor and Greensaver Board member (Mississauga ON Feb 12, 2021) Greensaver - Ontario's leading energy conservation not-for-profit organization - is celebrating Board member and former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion's 100th birthday on February 14th 2020. In her honour, they will plant 100 tree...... Click here to read this release



Choose a Real Canadian Christmas Tree in 2020 - Good for You and Good for the Planet

Published Sun, 29 Nov 2020 20:51:43 EST Read More

In 2015 Ontario declared the first Saturday in December to be Christmas Tree Day There's comfort in tradition. Twinkling lights on a bushy Christmas tree, the scent of the boughs filling the room, brings calm to the stress of living through a pandemic. This year, more than ever, only a real Christmas tree will make the season sparkle. A real Christmas tree in your living room, grown...... Click here to read this release



Christmas Tree Arrives at the Distillery Historic District

Published Mon, 2 Nov 2020 12:44:36 EST Read More

Toronto, ON [November 2, 2020] - Forests Ontario brought some holiday cheer to the Distillery Historic District with the delivery of a massive, locally sourced Balsam Fir tree on Monday. The 40cm diameter tree will be adorned with 60,800 new LED lights and thousands of decorations, which will be on display until January 10th. "We are honoured to be providing the Distillery District’s i...... Click here to read this release



New Poll Finds Over 40% of Canadians Self-Described Climate Voters

Published Wed, 7 Oct 2020 11:27:48 EST Read More

COVID-19 and climate both important finds Friends of the Earth October 6, 2020 (Ottawa) In releasing a new national poll, Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth said, “Despite COVID-19, climate is clearly on the minds of Canadians. Forty-two percent of respondents describ...... Click here to read this release



Recycling Council of Ontario Responds to Government of Canada’s Announcement on Plastic Pollution

Published Wed, 7 Oct 2020 11:11:32 EST Read More

The Government of Canada's proposed regulatory and market stimulus measures are important steps to address plastic pollution. The integrated plan is a multi-faceted approach required to eliminate unnecessary plastics; support markets by increasing the value of discards; assign responsibility to industry to incentivize better product design; and facilitate investment that benefit plastics collectio...... Click here to read this release



Statement by Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada responding to Federal Throne Speech

Published Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:45:23 EST Read More

Toronto, ON [September 23, 2020] - Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada applaud the Throne Speech commitment to expand tree planting in Canada with the Two Billion Tree program. Nature based solutions, such as tree planting, provide a wide range of benefits related to climate change, wildlife habitat and employment. Forest Ontario is appreciative of the current federal funding tha...... Click here to read this release



Date set for Judicial Review of Ontario government's refusal to conduct an Environmental Assessment for Northern Ontario Forest Management Plan

Published Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:37:59 EST Read More

Media Release Timmins, Ontario (September 22, 2020) - This legal action is being advanced by three Ontario First Nations. It focuses on the refusal by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks to order an Environmental Assessment (EA) or impose conditions on the Gordon Cosens forest management plan (FMP). At issue is whether conditions for sustainability a...... Click here to read this release



Elocity Technology committed to helping electricity utilities speed electric vehicle adoption and expand the low carbon economy is selected by the Canadian Technology Accelerator

Published Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:32:38 EST Read More

(Toronto, Canada September 16, 2020) Elocity Technology (https://elocitytech.com/) has secured a coveted position as a member of the Canadian Technology Accelerators - Accélerateurs Technologiques Canadiens (CTA) 9th annual cleantech intake. Starting immediately, Elocity will participate in the fully virtual CTA program to suppo...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Technology Accelerator Launches 9th Annual Cleantech Cohort

Published Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:30:34 EST Read More

13 early-stage cleantech start-ups join virtual accelerator to catalyze U.S. market entry SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK CITY, NY - 16 September 2020 - Today, the Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA), a global initiative led by the Government of Canada's Trade Commissioner Service, unveiled its 9th annual cohort of cleantech & climatetech start-...... Click here to read this release



Plan in the fall, plant trees in the spring - now is the time to advance a Canada-wide tree planting strategy.

Published Tue, 15 Sep 2020 23:50:25 EST Read More

Opinion Piece by Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada (September 2020) As Canadians, we need to ask ourselves this question - how do we build upon and deploy large-scale tree planting efforts such as the Two Billion Tree Program envisioned by Prime Minister Trudeau? We are not alone with this idea. According to ETH Zurich Uni...... Click here to read this release



Legal Action Launched Against Ontario’s Omnibus Bill 197

Published Mon, 31 Aug 2020 09:56:57 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Defending the health and prosperity of communities and the environment Toronto, August 31, 2020 - In the wake of the passage of Ontario's controversial Bill 197, a legal challenge against the legislation has been commenced by Earthroots; Canadian Environmental Law Association; Ontario Nature; Cooper Price, a 16-year old activist; and Michel Koostachin...... Click here to read this release



Man Celebrates 100th Birthday with Donation to Plant Trees

Published Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:29:46 EST Read More

Media Release Barrie, ON (August 10, 2020) - Canada's newest Centenarian, Fred Mogelin, celebrated his 100th birthday on August 10th. From June until his milestone birthday, Fred walked 800 metres-a-day, seven days a week, to raise funds for Forests Ontario - a non-profit charity dedicated to tree planting, forest education and awareness. His efforts culminated in a donation of $5...... Click here to read this release



Elocity receives Canadian government technology funding to help power utilities manage impacts of increasing Electric Vehicle adoption

Published Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:32:47 EST Read More

Media Release Elocity receives Canadian government technology funding to help power utilities manage impacts of increasing Electric Vehicle adoption (Toronto, Canada - July 14, 2020) Elocity (https://elocitytech.com/) is honoured to be selected and receive funding from Science Technology and Development Canada (S...... Click here to read this release



Transport industry veteran Nushy Habib joins leadership team of EV sector firm, Elocity

Published Sun, 5 Jul 2020 11:14:23 EST Read More

Media Release Elocity is pleased to welcome Nushy Habib as the President of the Company. Nushy will be responsible for the leadership of the Elocity in developing new business opportunities and growth in emerging markets. An accomplished business leader, Mr. Habib is founder and CEO of the global logistic firm, Prime Time Messenger. ...... Click here to read this release



Protect native bees by planting native plants in the Greater Toronto Area - says new e-guide

Published Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:21:38 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, ON (June 23, 2020) In recognition of National Pollinator Week, Friends of the Earth is publishing "A Flower Patch for the Rusty-patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat Gardens for Native Pollinators in the Greater Toronto Area". Friends of the Earth Canada is making free digital copies of the e-guide available through foecanada.org as a publ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario and Quebec Beekeepers Urge Caution After Mass Bee Kill

Published Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:41:08 EST Read More

Beekeepers Need Farmers' Support On June 5th, 2020 two Quebec beekeepers experienced a mass killing of their bees associated with the application of herbicides. 600+ hives were being prepared for travel to blueberry pollination sites when more than 50% of the colonies were destroyed. At the time of the kills herbicides were being sprayed on a nearby field in windy conditions. The beekeep...... Click here to read this release



On World Environment Day, Forests Ontario says 2020 tree-planting season was a success despite COVID-19

Published Thu, 4 Jun 2020 13:11:12 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON. June 4, 2020) - This World Environment Day (June 5th), Forests Ontario celebrates the first anniversary of receiving federal funding for their 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). They report that their 2020 planting season ended just 10 per cent under target, despite COVID-19 related challenges. Rob Keen, Forests Ontario’s CEO and a Registered Professional ...... Click here to read this release



On World Bee Day, Canadians Called On to Host Wild, Native Bees

Published Tue, 19 May 2020 09:05:05 EST Read More

Media Release May 19, 2020 (Ottawa, Ontario) - On World Bee Day (May 20), Friends of the Earth is calling on Canadians to create B & Bs (Bee & Bees) in their yards to host bumble bees and other wild, native bees. Bumble bees in Canada are key pollinators for many native plants and are more effective pollinators than introduced...... Click here to read this release



We Need to Plant More Trees for a Healthier Planet

Published Tue, 12 May 2020 08:32:37 EST Read More

We Need to Plant More Trees for a Healthier Planet By Rob Keen, RRF While many of us are at home and keeping proper social distance from our friends and neighbours, life goes on for nature. Trees continue to grow and make their environmental contributions, ...... Click here to read this release



Over 200 Clean 50 Award winning business, academic and ENGO leaders create a “CLEAN RESET” blueprint for Canada’s post Covid-19 economy

Published Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:00:59 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Over 200 Clean 50 Award winning business, academic and ENGO leaders create a "CLEAN RESET" blueprint for Canada's post Covid-19 economy Notable signatories include the past Economic Commissioners of Canada and Ontario, the past Mayor of Vancouver, a former Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change, executives from major corporations such as Unilever a...... Click here to read this release



Clean Tap Water - one less reason to have to go to the store

Published Sun, 29 Mar 2020 22:42:16 EST Read More

(Ottawa, March 30, 2020) If you are on a municipal water system in Canada, clean, safe, drinking water is delivered to your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As we all do our best to stay safely at home as much as possible during this COVID-19 situation, it is good to know that most Canadians can simply turn on the tap to get safe water. There is no need to get bottled water for daily us...... Click here to read this release



COVID-19 and Sewers - To avoid a Sewage Back-up don’t treat your toilet like a trash can

Published Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:23:15 EST Read More

Media Release Canadian municipalities urge their residents to think about what they flush (Ottawa, March 20, 2020) There is never a good time for a toilet to back-up in your home, or the sewer line for your apartment building, or your whole street. "But now, at a time when we are being quarantined or self-isolated at home due to COVID-19, nobody wants a situation that wo...... Click here to read this release



North-western Ontario Coalition seeks support for Environmental Assessment of East-West route to the Ring of Fire

Published Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:14:56 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Media Studio, Legislative Building Room 148, Queen's Park, Toronto, ON. Who: First Nations, Municipal and Business leaders from the region The Media Conference attendees will travel from north-western Ontario to participate in the media event and attend the Prospectors and Developers As...... Click here to read this release



Landowners Lining up to Plant Trees in Rideau Valley This Spring

Published Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:07:52 EST Read More

Local Conservation Authority has commitments to plant more than 200,000 trees through Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program Ottawa, ON [February 25, 2020] - Local landowners are planting plenty of young trees in the Rideau Valley region this spring, thanks to Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), says the local conservation authority. "Landowners are alrea...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Offers Tree Planting Assistance for Northumberland County Property Owners

Published Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:04:49 EST Read More

Landowners on track to plant more than 100,000 trees in the county this spring with Forests Ontario Brighton, ON [February 25, 2020] - A Northumberland County tree planter says he is encouraged by the enthusiasm of local landowners to plant trees this spring through the 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). "It’s remarkable how much support there is for the program," said Art Mar...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Offers Planting Help to Hastings County Property Owners

Published Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:01:06 EST Read More

Forests Ontario set to plant 70,000 trees locally in spring of 2020 Belleville, ON [February 25, 2020] - Concern about climate change is inspiring landowners to step-up their tree planting in 2020, according to Stephen Pitt, a forest consultant who has helped to get trees in the ground for 10 years with Forests Ontario. "People are very engaged in planting trees," said Pitt, w...... Click here to read this release



Opportunity for Durham Region Landowners to Participate in 50 Million Tree Program This Spring

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2020 23:53:22 EST Read More

Forests Ontario has planted more than 650,000 trees with local landowners in Durham Region Oshawa, ON [Feb. 25, 2020] - Durham Region landowners are on track to increase forest-cover in 2020 through Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). Since 2008, the 50 MTP has helped to plant more than 650,000 trees in the Durham Region, according to Forests Ontario. The 50 ...... Click here to read this release



Property Owners Planning Ambitious 2020 Tree Plantings in Cataraqui Watershed this Spring

Published Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:15:19 EST Read More

Landowners in the Cataraqui watershed have planted 1.8 million trees under the 50 Million Tree Program Kingston, ON [Feb. 6, 2020] - Landowners in the Cataraqui Watershed have big plans to plant trees this spring under Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP.) Forests Ontario has taken orders for 139,000 trees to go in the ground in 2020, according to numbers released...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Reduces Tree Planting Costs for Landowners in the Niagara Watershed

Published Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:11:27 EST Read More

Forests Ontario has planted almost 600,000 trees in the Niagara region St. Catharines, ON [Feb. 6, 2020] - Property owners in the Niagara watershed plan to plant more than 45,000 trees in 2020 under Forests Ontario 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), according to new data. Forests Ontario recently modified the program’s criteria. In the past, landowners needed to commit to plan...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Reduces the Cost of Tree Planting for Landowners in Lower Thames Watershed

Published Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:00:45 EST Read More

Forests Ontario has planted more than 500,000 trees in the Lower Thames region Chatham, ON [Feb. 6, 2020] - The Lower Thames watershed will have its forest-cover increased by tens-of-thousands of trees under Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) in 2020, according to new data. The 50 MTP is a tree planting program for landowners that increases forest cover on pri...... Click here to read this release



Ontario homebuyers and builders to benefit from EnerQuality’s new Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program

Published Tue, 14 Jan 2020 04:12:55 EST Read More

(Toronto, January 14, 2020) - For over two decades many Ontario homebuyers have benefited from EnerQuality’s advancement of innovative energy efficiency programs. The new decade starts with the launch of a new program, Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program (NZETAP) designed to embed emerging energy saving technology into new homes faster. NZETAP is all about overcoming b...... Click here to read this release



50 Million Tree Program Alive and Kicking

Published Tue, 3 Dec 2019 06:54:09 EST Read More

Forests Ontario Receives Support for Flagship Tree Planting Program Toronto, ON (December 3, 2019) - Forests Ontario announced new support for its 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) today. The 50 MTP is a large-scale tree planting program for property owners with the goal of increasing forest cover in Ontario. “The 50 MTP is better and more accessible than ever,” sai...... Click here to read this release



Don Huff, ECO Strategy founder receives prestigious Latornell Conservation Award

Published Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:12:31 EST Read More

Nov 19, 2019 (Nottawasagea, ON) - The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. The award ceremony honours individuals like Don Huff, who have demonstrated outstanding contr...... Click here to read this release



Standing in Supreme Court Climate Case sought by Friends of the Earth and National Association of Women and the Law

Published Thu, 7 Nov 2019 05:11:39 EST Read More

November 7, 2019 (Ottawa) - Late yesterday, Friends of the Earth (FOE) and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) filed their Memorandum of Argument of the ...... Click here to read this release



Sanjeev Singh, Toronto- based CEO of Elocity Technologies selected to participate in Ontario-India Trade and Investment mission

Published Tue, 5 Nov 2019 10:28:46 EST Read More

Nov 5, 2019 (Toronto) - Sanjeev Singh, CEO of Elocity Technologies (elocitytech.com) a leader in EV charger software technology for Electric Utilities will join Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli (MPP Nipissing), on a business mission to India. From November 18 to 22, the delegation will travel to New Delh...... Click here to read this release



121 Canadian business leaders endorse statement on climate action policies of parties

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:40:22 EST Read More

Clean50 members ask Canadians to consider climate action as the key motivator for their vote List includes Former Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, 22 cleantech CEOs, executives from 11 renewable energy providers, 9 venture capitalists and 54 CEOs / Presidents (October 10, 2019) - Last Thursday, On October 3rd, 120 business, academic, and environmental leaders from acros...... Click here to read this release



100 Debates put Environment front and centre in Federal Election

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2019 03:42:50 EST Read More

Last night saw unprecedented support for environmental leadership Toronto, October 4, 2019 -- Large crowds at last night’s 100 Debates on the Environment across the country demonstrated that concern about the environment is fueling a powerful force that no party and no candidate can ignore in this election. Of the 104 confirmed debates nation-wide, 95 have taken plac...... Click here to read this release



Today, All-Candidates Environment Debates no Canadian voter should miss

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2019 04:33:46 EST Read More

Attention: Assignment and political editors and other journalists (October 3, 2019) - In roughly a third of Canada’s federal ridings, a locally organized environment focused debate will be held today. Coordinated by GreenPAC under the banner of 100 Debates on the Environment, voters will hear directly...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Sustainability Leaders honoured at Clean50 Summit 9 in Toronto

Published Wed, 2 Oct 2019 19:15:29 EST Read More

Toronto, October 3rd, 2019 - Today, the 2020 “Canada’s Clean50” awards will celebrate the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders from across Canada. The award winners were selected from a field of 700 plus nominees and competed in 16 widely ...... Click here to read this release



Clean50 Summit to Host Sustainability Leaders in Toronto

Published Wed, 2 Oct 2019 07:04:06 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY (Toronto, October 2, 2019) - The Canada’s Clean50 List for 2020, which honours 50 individuals from every segment of Canadian life who have done the most over the past two years to advance Canada’s sustainability, will be released tomor...... Click here to read this release



Canadians Say Politicians Need to Tackle Plastics Pollution

Published Tue, 1 Oct 2019 04:28:04 EST Read More

October 1, 2019, Ottawa - Half way through the federal election, Friends of the Earth Canada has a message for Canadian politicians. The electorate wants action to stop plastics pollution: 86% of Canadians want you to take more action on plastics as a way of reducing climate harmful greenhouse gases. And 8 out 10 Canadians will support you to ban production and use of single-use disposable plasti...... Click here to read this release



It takes a forest to fight climate change: How a made-in-Canada national tree planting strategy can help

Published Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:31:09 EST Read More

By, Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada Good news is rare, though it seems like nearly every day for the past few weeks there have been new commitments by global leaders to fight climate change by planting huge numbe...... Click here to read this release



Ignoring Environmental Debates Will Cost Candidates at the Polls

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:57:49 EST Read More

60% of voters say skipping environmental debates will affect their vote TORONTO - With one week before 100 all-candidates debates on the environment take place in communities across Canada, a Mainstreet Research poll shows 60% of Canadians say they are less likely to vote for a candidate that skips a candidates’ debate on the environment. A majority would also consider such a c...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Tree Planting Teens Participate in UN Climate Action Summit

Published Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:25:10 EST Read More

15-year-old Grierson twins to present their Global Forest Project in New York New York, NY [September 10, 2019] - Long time Forests Ontario’s youth ambassadors, 15-year-old twins Lauren and Kaitlin Grierson, will be presenting at the Nature’s Climate Hub in New York on Sunday, September 22. Nature’s Climate Hub will coincide with the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit ...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Youth Climate Action Summit - September 22

Published Tue, 10 Sep 2019 05:30:39 EST Read More

Toronto, ON (September 10, 2019) - Join the Youth Climate Action Summit on September 22nd as young Canadians learn about climate science and advocacy from leading Canadian experts. The full agenda can be found at YouthClimateActionSummit.eventbrite.ca. In addition to the development and learning wo...... Click here to read this release



Rare opportunity to see poet Al Purdy’s inner sanctum

Published Wed, 4 Sep 2019 11:37:59 EST Read More

AMELIASBURGH, Ontario (September 4, 2019) - Poet Al Purdy’s iconic A-frame on Roblin Lake in Prince Edward County will hold an open house on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The house, built by Al and his wife Eurithe, has been resto...... Click here to read this release



GreenPAC announces list of 25 endorsed candidates for 2019 Federal election

Published Tue, 3 Sep 2019 08:33:47 EST Read More

Toronto, September 3, 2019 -- After months of extensive research and public outreach, GreenPAC has announced its list of endorsed candidates from Canada’s four major political parties that they believe will put the environment first in Ottawa. “We don’...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government revisits unscientific and unethical wolf hunting plans

Published Thu, 29 Aug 2019 06:50:00 EST Read More

Wolf and coyote hunting to be deregulated in northern Ontario to placate moose hunters Ontario (August 29, 2019) - As thousands of people are disappointed to learn that 2019’s last possible Public Wolf Howl will not go forward this evening in A...... Click here to read this release



Breaking News - Canada’s Competition Bureau inquiry underway on “flushable” wipes

Published Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:59:01 EST Read More

August 28, 2019 (Ottawa) - Friends of the Earth is pleased with the news that Canada’s Competition Bureau has started an inquiry on alleged false and misleading advertising on 23 so-called “flushable” wipes. With regard to the Section 9 application filed ...... Click here to read this release



East-West Ring of Fire Road Coalition on their way to Ottawa to advance their case for Environmental Assessment designation

Published Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:22:54 EST Read More

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Connecting GTA Architects and Engineers with the Northern Forest

Published Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:34:37 EST Read More

Southern Ontario wood users tour forestry and mill operations in Timmins Timmins, ON [August 15, 2019] - Today, a group of southern Ontario architects, engineers, and union leaders participated in a tour of forestry and mill operations in Timm...... Click here to read this release



Connecting Toronto Area Wood Builders with the Northern Forest

Published Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:32:34 EST Read More

Building sector representatives tour forestry and sawmill operations in Timmins Timmins, ON (August 12, 2019) - On August 15th, a group of Southern Ontario based architects, engineers, and union leaders will join representatives from Forests Ontario, local forestry companies, and northern municipalities on a tour of forestry and mill operations in Timmins, Ontario. The ...... Click here to read this release



Debates Commission Forces 117 Community Debates to Move

Published Fri, 9 Aug 2019 03:15:52 EST Read More

Debates on the Environment will now take place on October 3 TORONTO, August 9, 2019 - “100 Debates on the Environment,” an unprecedented initiative to provide voters with an opportunity to engage their candidates on the environment, has been forced by the actions of the National Leaders’ Debates Commission to switch the date of 117 community all-candidates debates across eve...... Click here to read this release



Historic hamlet that inspired Group of Seven painter hosts its first Canadian art event to celebrate new and established artists

Published Wed, 7 Aug 2019 07:16:28 EST Read More

A historic hamlet in Hastings County is inviting enthusiasts of art, heritage and rural life to come and learn about the small yet mighty role that Queensborough, Ont., has played in inspiring Canadian artists for generations. On Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Queensborough is hosting a full day of free art programming to draw attention to the best-kept secret of Ontario’s art com...... Click here to read this release



La Commission aux débats des chefs compromet la réalisation de plus de 100 débats sur l'environnement déjà confirmés à pareille date 100debates.ca

Published Thu, 1 Aug 2019 13:09:36 EST Read More

Toronto, le 1er août 2019 - Aujourd’hui, le CPPEnvironnement et Équiterre expriment leur profonde déception à la suite de l’annonce de la Commission aux débats des chefs. Cette dernière a fait savoir que le débat national en anglais aura lieu le lundi 7 octobre 2019, soit le même jour où plus de 100 débats sur l'environnement sont déjÃ...... Click here to read this release



Federal Debates Commission threatens to Bigfoot  National Grassroots Debates Initiative 100debates.ca

Published Thu, 1 Aug 2019 09:45:12 EST Read More

*Commission’s proposed date is same day as confirmed  environmental debates in over 100 ridings nation-wide* Toronto, August 1, 2019 -- Today, GreenPAC and Équiterre expressed deep disappointment following the Leaders’ Debates Commission’s announcement that the national English-language debate is planned for Monday October 7, 2019, the same day more than 100 local debate...... 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 05:21:56 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



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

Published Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:15:40 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 06:18:19 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 10:43:40 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 06:54:55 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 08:50:18 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 05:21:59 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 09:07:54 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 12:45:47 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



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

Published Mon, 13 May 2019 08:56:43 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 07:52:39 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



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

Published Tue, 7 May 2019 05:49:08 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 11:57:19 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 07:00:24 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 05:48:21 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 06:32:52 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



It’s Earth Day: 100 business leaders, scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists & environmental leaders from across Canada teamed up to send an urgent message to Canadians: Demand a thought out climate action plan from your politicians!

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:56:25 EST Read More

Over 100 past recipients of Canada’s Clean50 Awards shared a message today in an open letter to all Canadians: - Climate change is real, and needs to be treated as the emergency it is, at every level of government - On a per-capita basis, Canadians are amongst the very worst GHG polluters in the world and worst in the G7. We cannot expect others to act when we do not. - Canadians need...... Click here to read this release



Updated events schedule for inaugural Toronto Blockchain Week, April 22-28

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:40:43 EST Read More

What: The first ever Toronto Blockchain Week (TBW) will host thousands of developers, companies, researchers, professional advisors, and investors across 45 events. TBW celebrates Toronto’s global importance in the blockchain industry and is an opportunity to profile projects, demonstrate cutting-edge technology and the enormous depth of...... Click here to read this release



Ford government’s judicial challenge to Canada’s New Climate Change Control Act starts April 15 - remarkably broad support for federal law in pre-filed arguments

Published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:13:07 EST Read More

By David Estrin and Isabel Dávila Pereira Canada has remarkably broad support from unlikely allies for its new law to fight climate change in the April 15 -18 Ontario Court of Appeal judicial challenge brought by the Ford government. Even major carbon emitters are joining with environmental groups to support the Federal law. Ontario’s original argument complained that the Federal...... Click here to read this release



Broad support for new Canada climate law in upcoming Ford judicial challenge

Published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:47:09 EST Read More

By David Estrin and Isabel Dávila Pereira The Ontario Court of Appeal has scheduled four days, starting in mid-April, to address Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constitutional challenge of Canada’s new Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). The Act took effect April 1. It aims to ensure effective action is taken across Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG...... Click here to read this release



Toronto’s Blockchain sector will strut its stuff during the first Toronto Blockchain Week from April 22-28, 2019

Published Wed, 3 Apr 2019 05:42:36 EST Read More

Toronto is a global blockchain industry hub. Between, April 22 and 28th, hundreds of developers, companies, researchers, professional advisors, and investors will converge to participate in the first Toronto Blockchain Week (TBW). TBW celebrates Toronto’s global importance in the blockchain industry and is an opportunity to profile projects, demonstrate cutting-edge technology and the enormous d...... Click here to read this release



Healthy Schools Day proposes ‘do-able’ actions to reduce children’s exposure to diesel emissions from school buses

Published Tue, 2 Apr 2019 05:13:34 EST Read More

Lung cancer, aggravated asthma, heart and respiratory problems among health effects of exposure; children can be more vulnerable to harm April 2, 2019, Ottawa - Thousands of Canadian school children are exposed to cancer-causing emissions from diesel school buses every day and, according to this year’s Healthy Schools Day campaign, it is time to make sure that all schools are taking ev...... Click here to read this release



Healthy Schools Day 2019 focuses on actions to protect children from health effects of diesel school bus emissions

Published Sun, 31 Mar 2019 10:51:55 EST Read More

When: Healthy Schools Day is April 4th. What: Healthy Schools Day is an annual nation-wide campaign that promotes action for healthier learning environments for kids. This year’s campaign asks ‘Does your school get an ‘A’ for action on diesel emissions and children’s health?’ and promotes 4 actions to reduce exposures and protect kids. More at: ...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publie son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:45:12 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO), publiera son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie de 2019.  Ce rapport aborde notamment les sujets suivants :  - l’importance de l’économie d’énergie;  - les progrès par rapport aux cibles des programmes d’économie d’énergie;  - les occasions d’améliorer les programmes dâ€...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual energy conservation report

Published Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:39:40 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will release her 2019 Energy Conservation progress report.  This report includes information about:  - the importance of energy conservation  - progress on conservation program targets  - opportunities to improve conservation programs and  - reducing fossil fuels in home heating and transportation.  When: Wednesday, M...... Click here to read this release



As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:16:26 EST Read More

(March 20, 2019, Queen's Park) Today, Forests Ontario released The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario, a new report by Guelph-based consulting firm Green Analytics. Committed to re-greening Ontario through tree planting, education and awareness efforts, Forests Ontario is the not-for-profit charity that delivers the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP)...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario to release economic value of tree planting report to Ontario Legislature

Published Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:33:33 EST Read More

What: Forests Ontario will release a report at Queen’s Park outlining the economic value tree planting brings to Southern Ontario. The report focuses on the positive impacts of tree planting, including employment, economic benefits, and quantifying all the additional services our forests provide. When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:00am Who: - Rob Keen, CEO, Forests ...... Click here to read this release



New Coalition says East-West route to Ring of Fire needed now

Published Tue, 5 Mar 2019 06:39:30 EST Read More

(Toronto, March 5, 2019) - The East-West Ring of Fire Road Coalition (EWRFC) is a new organization at the world’s largest mining conference, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference (#PDAC2019) advocating for an “East - West road” to access the Ring of F...... Click here to read this release



25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux de l’Ontario

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:40:28 EST Read More

Nous célébrons aujourd’hui le 25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux (CDE) de l’Ontario. Cette loi, unique au Canada, donne aux Ontariens le droit de participer aux décisions importantes du gouvernement provincial sur le plan environnemental. Ses outils facilitent l’accès pour le public à des renseignements sur les nouvelles lois et autres propositions qui ont ...... Click here to read this release



Celebrating 25 years of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:37:48 EST Read More

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions of the provincial government. Its tools provide the public with easier access to information about new laws and other proposals that affect...... Click here to read this release



The 25th Anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights - Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:35:36 EST Read More

The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) is 25 years old on February 15, 2019. This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions. Better environmental outcomes result when Ontarians know and use their environmental rights. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontar...... Click here to read this release



Crisis of Confidence in Canada’s Pesticide Police

Published Wed, 30 Jan 2019 05:23:04 EST Read More

Need for urgent action by Minster of Health is key message to Parliamentarians (Ottawa) January 30, 2019 - Today, a team of environmental, health and legal experts are on Parliament Hill briefing Canadian Parliamentarians on why Canada needs an...... Click here to read this release



Toronto briefing by leading US lawyers who won $78M Monsanto Roundup Herbicide verdict, January 30

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2019 09:34:31 EST Read More

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: The Gladstone Hotel 2nd floor Gallery 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON Who: Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of Earth Canada (Ottawa) Meg Sears, PhD, Chair, Prevent Cancer Now (Ottawa) Michael L. Baum, Attorney & Managing Partner and R. Brent Wisner, Attorney & Partne...... Click here to read this release



Phrag fighting in Ontario - Phragmites Working Group Summit in Waterloo, January 29th 2019

Published Fri, 25 Jan 2019 06:17:50 EST Read More

Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity Who: The Ontario Phragmites Working Group (OPWG) Annual Meeting Where: RIM Park: Room 207/208, 2001 University Park Ave. E., Waterloo, ON When: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Phragmites is a very aggressive, invasive plant species impacting shoreline and wetland across Ontari...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Pesticide Regulators refuse calls for glyphosate pesticide review

Published Tue, 22 Jan 2019 07:37:42 EST Read More

Briefing by leading US lawyers who won $289M Monsanto Roundup verdict on what Canadians need to know about glyphosate and Roundup to protect themselves Ottawa Media Conference Time: 10 am Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Location: 135B West Block, Parliament Hill Presenters: Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of Earth Canada (Ottawa) Meg Sears,...... Click here to read this release



Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste Report

Published Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:02:49 EST Read More

New research shows 58% of food produced in Canada is wasted Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada - amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes - is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 percent - equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food - is avoidable and is edible food that could be redirected to support people in our communities. The total financial value of this potential...... Click here to read this release



Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release ground-breaking research on the food waste crisis in Canada on January 17th in Toronto

Published Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:03:49 EST Read More

• 58% of all food produced - 35.5M metric tonnes - is lost or wasted • Only 42% of all food produced in Canada ever makes it to market • 11.2M metric tonnes of lost food could be rescued, but isn’t Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, is releasing The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste on January 17, 2019, in partnership with Value Chain Manage...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count this holiday season!

Published Thu, 6 Dec 2018 05:56:27 EST Read More

Ontario Nature member groups are hosting counts across Ontario Each year, bird lovers welcome winter by joining a Christmas Bird Count. It’s a great way to explore nature while helping our feathered friends and is a part of many families’ holiday traditions. The Christmas Bird Count began in 1900, and today it ...... Click here to read this release



The Business Case for Keeping Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner

Published Fri, 30 Nov 2018 06:18:58 EST Read More

Ellen Schwartzel served three Environmental Commissioners over her career, and was Deputy Environmental Commissioner from 2013 till retiring mid-2018. With a new Climate Change Plan just released by Queen’s Park, Ontarians will naturally look for expert and independent analysis of its merits. Until now, they could reliably turn to Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner for non-partis...... Click here to read this release



Will your Christmas Tree be real or fake tree this year?

Published Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:39:55 EST Read More

Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen has some tips to help you be smart about choosing the best real tree! Toronto, ON, November 27, 2018 - Buying a natural Christmas tree is a win-win - it brings the beauty and aroma of Ontario’s forests inside your home for the holidays. A real tree is eco-friendly and supports the provincial economy. Over 500 farmers produce upwards of one millio...... Click here to read this release



Premier Ford subjugating Independent Officers of the Legislature

Published Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:30:11 EST Read More

Gord Miller served as Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner for three terms and four different Premiers. He currently resides in North Bay, Ontario. Like many jurisdictions with parliamentary traditions, the Legislature of Ontario appoints Legislative Officers (sometimes called Parliamentary officers) to oversee and review activities of government that warrant special concern. Their d...... Click here to read this release



National Christmas Tree Day is on December 1st - will you choose a real or fake tree this year?

Published Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:34:23 EST Read More

Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen has some tips to help you choose the perfect real tree! Toronto, ON, November 15, 2018 - Buying a natural Christmas tree is a win-win - it is an opportunity to bring the beauty and aroma of Ontario’s forests inside during the holiday, which is eco-friendly and supports not only Ontario tree farmers but the provincial economy. On top of being socially an...... Click here to read this release



Les eaux usées brutes et le ruissellement toxique polluent les lacs et les rivières de l’Ontario

Published Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:17:16 EST Read More

La perte continue des zones naturelles qui filtrent la pollution aggrave le problème Le gouvernement de l’Ontario permet toujours que les débordements d’eaux usées brutes dans les lacs et les rivières de l’Ontario se poursuivent à un rythme alarmant, indique le nouveau rapport de la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe. Le rapport sur la protection de l...... Click here to read this release



Raw sewage, toxic runoff plague Ontario’s lakes and rivers

Published Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:12:20 EST Read More

Continuing loss of natural areas that filter pollution compounds the problem The Ontario government continues to allow raw sewage to overflow into Ontario lakes and rivers at an alarming rate, says a new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Back to Basics, Saxe’s 2018 Environmental Protection Report, outlines how Ontario’s waters are being poisoned by raw sew...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publie son rapport annuel sur la protection de l’environnement

Published Thu, 8 Nov 2018 08:56:17 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, est sur le point de publier son rapport annuel sur la protection de l’environnement. Ce rapport traite des sujets suivants : • la pollution de l’eau et l’eau potable; • les maladies de la faune et la surveillance; • la perte des forêts et des terres humides dans le Sud de l’Ontario; • les bulletins d’évalu...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Published Thu, 8 Nov 2018 08:51:29 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her annual environmental protection report. This report includes: • Water pollution and drinking water • Wildlife disease and monitoring • The loss of forests and wetlands in southern Ontario • Ministry report cards on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00 ...... Click here to read this release



St Mary Cement donation to expand outdoor natural playground at St Joseph school in Bowmanville marked by ribbon cutting and family BBQ

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:04:09 EST Read More

(Sept. 19, 2018) - St Joseph school on Parkway Crescent in Clarington was looking for rocks and boulders for their natural outdoor playground, and they did not have to look far. Over the summer, while students were on holidays, massive rocks, it total weighing over 100 to...... Click here to read this release



St Marys Cement supports innovation and education with Durham College donation while commemorating 50 years in Durham Region

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:51:44 EST Read More

Tanya Pardy (centre-back) and Jim Storey (right-back) of St Marys Cement along with Oshawa Mayor John Henry (right-front), representatives of Durham College and St Marys Cement employees who are Durham College alumni celebrate the company’s 50th ann...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Sustainability Leaders honoured at Clean50 Summit in Toronto

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2018 05:47:01 EST Read More

Toronto, September 27, 2018 - Today, the 2019 “Canada’s Clean50” awards celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders. The award winners were selected from a field of 600 plus nominees and competed in 16 widely different categories. The Clea...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit se doter d’une nouvelle loi rigoureuse sur le climat

Published Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:02:19 EST Read More

 Le programme de plafonnement et d’échange a financé des solutions judicieuses qui visaient à freiner les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et à réduire les factures d’énergie. TORONTO, le 25 septembre 2018. - L’Ontario doit adopter une loi sur le climat qui permettra de diminuer les émissions et de financer des solutions judicieuses, affirme la Commissaire à l’...... Click here to read this release



Ontario needs a strong replacement for climate change law

Published Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:59:44 EST Read More

Cap and trade funded sensible solutions to curb greenhouse gases and lower energy bills  September 25, 2018 TORONTO - Ontario must have a climate change law that drives down emissions while funding sensible solutions, says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Climate Action in Ont...... Click here to read this release



St Mary Cement donation to expand outdoor natural playground at St Joseph school in Bowmanville marked by ribbon cutting and family BBQ

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:47:30 EST Read More

(Sept. 19, 2018) - St Joseph school on Parkway Crescent in Clarington was looking for rocks and boulders for their natural outdoor playground, and they did not have to look far. Over the summer, while students were on holidays, massive rocks, in total weighing over 100 to...... Click here to read this release



Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada announces RBC as first Founding Member to support disabled owned and Veteran owned businesses in Canada

Published Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:34:07 EST Read More

Toronto, ON - Deidre Guy and Jeff Wilson, Co-founders of the Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC), are thrilled to announce the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) as its first Founding Member. IWSCC is dedicated to helping Veterans and differently-abled entrepreneurs by creating conditions for equal access and opportunity, and highlighting the opportunities and value of relat...... Click here to read this release



Health Canada to End Outdoor Use of Two Bee Killing Neonicotinoids It’s about time says Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:45:51 EST Read More

August 15, 2018 (Ottawa) - Friends of the Earth Canada welcomes the proposed decision by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency to end outdoor use of Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam, two of the most widely used neonicotinoid pesticides in the...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches “Bumble Bee Count” app for the 3rd Annual Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count!

Published Mon, 30 Jul 2018 04:54:50 EST Read More

The Yellow-banded Bumble Bee, by Brenda VanRyswyk. July 30, 2018 (Ottawa, Ontario) The 3rd annual “Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count” launches August 1st with a “Bumble Bee Count a...... Click here to read this release



Half of All Canadian Charities Report Not Being Able to Keep up with Today’s Tech-Driven Society

Published Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:19:37 EST Read More

Inaugural Capital One® Digital For Good™ Summit brought together top charity leaders and digital experts, working to close the digital divide. Shiza Shahid, founder of mission-driven funding platform NOW Ventures and co-founder of th...... Click here to read this release



Ontario beekeepers experience overwhelming losses

Published Wed, 16 May 2018 06:35:12 EST Read More

Media Release: Milton, Ontario - May 16, 2018 When Ontario’s beekeepers opened their hives this spring, they found nothing but bad news for beekeepers, as well as for the vegetable and fruit growers who depend on bees for pollination. The recent Ontario Beekeepers’ Association survey of almost 900 beekeepers indicated that seven out of 10 Ontario beekeepers suffered unsustainable losses. Mo...... Click here to read this release



NDP and Progressive Conservative MPP’s make up the top 5 most prolific speakers at the Ontario Legislature

Published Wed, 16 May 2018 05:47:30 EST Read More

(Toronto - May 16, 2018) - Ontario Monitor using their database of Hansard (the official record of the Ontario Legislature) 30,000 plus speeches from the last full year (2017) that the Ontario Legislature sat has generated some interesting metrics.  While the data makes no claim to measuring the quality of Members of Provincial Parliament contribution it does indicate the volume of their c...... Click here to read this release



Wood Stove Changeout information website launched

Published Wed, 2 May 2018 09:34:27 EST Read More

(Toronto, May 2, 2018) - ECO Strategy (Environmental Communication Options) today launched a new website modernwoodheatchangeout.ca to provide organizations, individuals and government agencies with information on wood stove changeout programs. ECO Strategy’s President, Don Huff has long been an advocate of wood stove changeouts. Wood ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s energy plan falls short

Published Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:57:34 EST Read More

Plan doesn’t provide the path from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy sources  TORONTO April 10, 2018 - The Ontario government’s Long-Term Energy Plan ignores its own climate law, says Making Connections: Straight Talk about Electricity in Ontario, a new report from Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s Environmental ...... Click here to read this release



Record environmental judgement, moves to Ontario Superior Court in Toronto

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:03:17 EST Read More

Long running dispute between petro-giant Chevron and Ecuadorian citizens has Canadian component April 5, 2018 (Toronto, Canada) - This morning, Friends of the Earth Canada, the ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2018 08:36:32 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will release Volume One of her annual energy conservation progress report. This report includes information about: • electricity prices in Ontario • demand for electricity, the surplus and what we do with it • electricity market changes, and impacts on costs and greenhouse gas emissions • sources of electricity, and impacts o...... Click here to read this release



Call for mandatory radon testing focus of national Healthy Schools Day petition

Published Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:27:21 EST Read More

Despite known cancer risks, most provincial and territorial governments in Canada do not require radon testing of schools and child care programs (Ottawa, March 26, 2018) - This Healthy Schools Day, April 3rd, the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE) and the Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) will launch a national petition urging mandatory actio...... Click here to read this release



Three Ontario ministries receive award for protecting pollinator health

Published Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:57:56 EST Read More

OMAFRA, MNRF and MOECC staff recognized by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Toronto, March 22, 2018 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) presented staff from three Ontario ministries with her ECO Recognition Award today for protecting Ontario’s pollinators. The multi-ministry team created a Pollinator Health Strategy and Action Plan that in...... Click here to read this release



International Day of Forests - Op-ed: It’s Time for a National Tree Planting Strategy

Published Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:30:42 EST Read More

Rob Keen CEO of Forest Recovery Canada, a division of Forests Ontario Spring is a time for renewal and growth. In Canada, this means tree planting. As Canadians, we understand the importance of our trees and forests, and recognize the benefits they provide. We inherently understand that planting trees is a good thing, and that by increasing forest cover, we are doing the e...... Click here to read this release



Report: Focus on water tech for reliable, cost effective GHG reductions

Published Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:15:06 EST Read More

Vancouver, BC (March 14, 2018) - Released today at GLOBE Forum 2018, WaterTAP’s newest report Water: The next frontier on the path to a low carbon economy assert...... Click here to read this release



Release of new report highlights water tech’s contribution to reliable, cost-effective GHG reductions

Published Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:15:14 EST Read More

What: WaterTAP, at GLOBE Forum 2018 in Vancouver, will release its new report, Water: The next frontier on the path to a low carbon economy, detailing untapped potential of clean water technology to reduce carbon emissions while returning a profit. When: Wednesday, March 14th 11:45am - 12:15pm PT Where: Ontario Pavilion, Expo Floor, Vancouver Convention Centre, Ea...... Click here to read this release



HPBA Canada welcomes Adam de Caire as Director of Public Affairs

Published Mon, 5 Mar 2018 06:42:56 EST Read More

Port Sydney, Ontario (March 5, 2018) - HPBA Canada is pleased to welcome Adam De Caire, who joins the staff team as Director of Public Affairs.   In this capacity, Adam will have a focus on supporting the government relations and communications priorities of HPBA Canada.   Adam is an experienced public sector leader with a strong background in public policy leadership, government and ...... Click here to read this release



The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:28:14 EST Read More

Now, the Government of Ontario needs to step up to the plate Ontario, February 27, 2018 - A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best f...... Click here to read this release



Application of Current Accounting Standards to Crypto & Digital Currency Transactions

Published Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:34:50 EST Read More

This article is made available to you at no cost but requires proper credit. Mr. Cameron-Huff is also available for interviews regarding crypto and digital currency accounting matters. By: Carter Cameron-Huff, CA, CPA, CIA, CRMA Cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream, many companies are now accepting it for payment and willing to do business denominated in it....... Click here to read this release



Initial success with carbon pollution pricing in Ontario

Published Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:34:39 EST Read More

Much work needed to meet climate change targets January 30, 2018, TORONTO - The province’s first year of cap and trade went well says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The cap and trade system provides a clear carbon price framework and decreasing caps on allowable levels of carbon pollution that will help achieve Ontario’s ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual greenhouse gas progress report

Published Mon, 29 Jan 2018 03:46:19 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her 2017 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report. The report includes reviews of: • Ontario’s first year of cap and trade carbon pricing; • Government spending of cap and trade revenue; • Climate Change Action Plan policies and programs; • Ontario’s 2017 cap and trade link with California and Quebec; and • Ontario’s fa...... Click here to read this release



Ways to Tree-cycle, a used Christmas tree

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:50:59 EST Read More

While your discarded Christmas tree may look sad and bare without the lights and ornaments lying on the snowbank, it is getting ready for its next Tree-cycling act. Christmas trees are 100% biodegradable and there are many ways to give your tree a second life this post-holiday season. Most municipalities in Ontario have curbside pickups or drop-off depots for your used tree. Each year, the 10...... Click here to read this release



Will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the Planet and your Wallet?

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:41:44 EST Read More

As the head of Friends of the Earth in Canada, Bea Olivastri, is often asked around this time of year about the most important things someone can do to help protect people and the planet. Bee health is at the top of her list - Canadians are very concerned about the welfare of bees and their important role in food security. Olivastri suggests joining Frien...... Click here to read this release



Pesticide manufacturers get an early Christmas present from Health Canada

Published Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:08:50 EST Read More

Milton, Ontario - December 21, 2017 In announcing their Proposed Pollinator Decisions yesterday, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) opted against bees in favour of pesticide manufacturers. PMRA intends to continue registration of two widely-used neonicotinoids, stating that the current risk to bees from seed application of Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam on corn ...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count this holiday season! Ontario Nature groups are hosting counts across Ontario

Published Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:59:57 EST Read More

For immediate release Toronto, December 7, 2017 - Each year, bird lovers celebrate the joys of winter by joining a Christmas Bird Count. It’s a great way to explore nature while helping to increase the awareness and knowledge of our feathered friends. Whether you are in Thunder Bay, Windsor, Ottawa or anywhere in between there is a Christmas Bird Count close to you. Everyone is welcome...... Click here to read this release



LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Confused by Ontario government plan to risk our forests’ future by closing tree seed facility

Published Thu, 9 Nov 2017 07:02:24 EST Read More

Barb Boysen is General Manager of the Forest Gene Conservation Association based in Kemptville and Melissa Spearing is the FGCA’s Seed Program Coordinator. Tree seeds are of course critical to future forests. Management of high quality seed of known origin is crucial if our future forests are to withstand the impacts of climate change. Despite this, the M...... Click here to read this release



Wood Heat - New technology improves a time-tested sustainable fuel

Published Wed, 8 Nov 2017 06:44:48 EST Read More

(Nov 8, 2017 - Port Sydney, Ontario) - Over half a million homeowners in Ontario get some or all their space heating from wood stoves. While most use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages, many others use it as their primary source of heating. Whether you are a power wood user, with logs being your primary heat source or you use...... Click here to read this release



Delivery of 42-Foot Ontario-grown White Spruce Tree to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum

Published Tue, 7 Nov 2017 04:23:49 EST Read More

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/MEDIA ADVISORY: 12 Trees exhibition showcases light as a symbol of hope and unity this holiday season On Wednesday November 8, the Gardiner Museum will kick off its annual 12 Trees exhibition with the delivery of a 42-foot white spruce, donated by Forests Ontario, with support from Ontario Wood. The tree will be brought to the Gardin...... Click here to read this release



Groups urge PM to stop coal bid by CPP!

Published Thu, 2 Nov 2017 06:15:33 EST Read More

Canada’s climate leadership claim undermined by coal bid by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board November 2, 2017 (Ottawa, Canada) - More than 20 Canadian and international organizations are concerned that the actions of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are undermining Canada’s leadership for a global phase-out of coal-fired electricity. ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Top Court Lifts Barrier to Epic Struggle Against Chevron

Published Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:09:14 EST Read More

October 31, 2017 (Ottawa, Canada) - Today, Ontario’s top court reversed the decision of a lower court that ordered Ecuadorian villagers to put up almost a million dollars before moving ahead with their case against Chevron. The Ecuadorian Indigenous people and settlers came to Canada seeking enforcement of the ruling of their court that the polluter must pay. They are asking Canadian...... Click here to read this release



CORTE DE APELACIONES DE CANADA DA LUZ VERDE PARA CONTINUAR CASO CONTRA CHEVRON

Published Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:54:38 EST Read More

La Corte de Apelaciones de Toronto levantó la solicitud de caución por alrededor de millón de dólares que, a petición de Chevron se quería imponer a los demandantes ecuatorianos para seguir litigando. Quito, 31 de octubre de 2017 - La decisión de la Corte de Apelaciones de Toronto, permite a los ecuatorianos continuar el trámite de homologación de la sentencia ec...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit s’attaquer à la pollution que les communautés autochtones subissent

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:04:46 EST Read More

La commissaire à l’environnement demande également à la province de mieux protéger les espèces menacées et de lutter contre les algues dans les lacs de l’Ontario Toronto, le 24 octobre 2017. ― La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO), Dianne Saxe, a sommé aujourd’hui le gouvernement provincial d’intégrer la justice environnementale dans ses effort...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government must tackle pollution affecting Indigenous communities

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:27:09 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner also calls on the province to better protect threatened species and fight algae in Ontario’s lakes Toronto, October 24, 2017 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, today called on the provincial government to make environmental justice part of its reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. From species at risk, to algae, to enviro...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Published Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:24:28 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her annual environmental protection report. The report includes: •Indigenous communities and pollution •Species at risk •Updated approaches to environmental approvals •Algae in lakes •Aggregates •Protected areas and parks •Ministry report cards on com...... Click here to read this release



Waste Reduction Week in Canada Celebrates Achievement and Encourages Improvement

Published Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:58:50 EST Read More

Toronto, Oct. 16, 2017: For 16 years Waste Reduction Week in Canada has been highlighted in calendars to remind and encourage everyone on the importance of reducing waste. Canadians are proud of their environm...... Click here to read this release



Find something new to you at the Pop-Up Clothing Swap at Nathan Phillips Square

Published Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:56:56 EST Read More

What: Recycling Council of Ontario, The City of Toronto and Value Village host a pop-up clothing swap as part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada.  Come and swap out your old Halloween costume for a new one, trade for a new winter coat, or find som...... Click here to read this release



A Cocktail of Bee-harming Pesticides Found in North American Honey

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:13:05 EST Read More

October 5, 2017 (Ottawa) - New research, published in Science, today, found widespread contamination of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides in honey around the world. Friends of the Earth Canada CEO, Beatrice Olivastri, said, “The discovery of a cocktail of bee-harming pesticides in honey samples across North America, Europe and Asia reinforces the need for a complete and permanent ban o...... Click here to read this release



Top 10 Take-Action Tips for Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:56:18 EST Read More

Toronto Oct. 5, 2017: Canadians generate a lot of waste. On average, every Canadian will generate 720 kg (1,587 lbs.) of waste that goes to landfill, which is equal weight to a full grown female giraffe. In the spirit of Waste Reduction Week in Ca...... Click here to read this release



Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario’s waste-free future

Published Wed, 4 Oct 2017 06:46:07 EST Read More

Toronto, October 4, 2017 - Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, Ontario produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. The new Waste-Free Ontario Act sets an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill. A special report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, examines the new law an...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario celebrates National Forest Week

Published Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:55:40 EST Read More

Forests Ontario celebrates National Forest Week (Sept. 24-30) with Heritage Tree designation ceremonies in Clarksburg, Ottawa and Port Hope More than 65 Heritage Trees have been designated in communities all across Ontario. Celebrate those already recognized or check out the new Trees announced during National Forest Week! What: Forests Ontario’s Heritage Tree Program ...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Doors Open 2017 launch announces record number of green energy venues available to visit for free this weekend in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia

Published Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:36:53 EST Read More

Toronto, Sept. 22, 2017 - Today, the Green Energy Doors Open 2017 (GEDO 2017) launch event took place at the Steam Whistle Brewery (SWB) in Toronto. The annual event is put on by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). This year, GEDO will showcase more than 150 tours events at more than 90 locations in Ontario - including 16 in Ottawa, and 55 ...... Click here to read this release



Top Sustainability Leaders Across Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit 7.0

Published Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:02:52 EST Read More

Toronto, September 20, 2017 - The release of the 2018 “Canada’s Clean50” list celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders in 16 widely different categories. The Lifetime Achievement honouree list is led by a posthumous award for Sharkwater film maker Rob Stewart. Others include, Federal Environment & Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Dep...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Doors Open 2017 launch event and Steam Whistle Brewery green tour

Published Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:42:13 EST Read More

Where: Steam Whistle Brewery (NW entrance) - 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto When: Media Conference - Friday, September 22 - 11:30am, Brewery Tours - 1pm What: Green Energy Doors Open 2017 (GEDO) official launch event of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s (OSEA) annual province wide susta...... Click here to read this release



Note to Editor: Green Energy Doors Open 2017 - Ontario Local Events Locator

Published Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:11:59 EST Read More

What: Green Energy Doors Open 2017 in Ontario communities between September 22-24, is a celebration of green technology, energy conservation initiatives and renewable energy. The Ottawa region GEDO 2017 takes place from September 30 to October 1. GEDO 17 is also occurring in BC and Alberta, September 22-24. In 2016, 10,000+ people visited the 200+ GEDO all F...... Click here to read this release



Polaron solar technology showcase: Part of Ontario-wide Green Energy Doors Open 2017 (#GEDO2017)

Published Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:42 EST Read More

WHAT: Polaron solar photovoltaic product showcase •Speakers on solar technology and the benefits of residential rooftop installation •Chance to win 1 of 10 Ecobee3 Smart Thermostats + more prizes •Customer Appreciation BBQ WHO: Solar Experts, Community Leaders, Polaron Customers WHEN: Sunday September 24, 2017 11am-3pm • Customer appreciation BBQ 11am • So...... Click here to read this release



Energy Storage in Canada Conference Program Focused on Market Opportunity and Energy Transition: September 19-20, 2017

Published Thu, 7 Sep 2017 08:25:33 EST Read More

Toronto, September 7, 2017 - Energy Storage in Canada today released the final Connecting to Now conference program to be held in Toronto on September 19-20. With a focus on energy storage market opportunities in Canada and globally, it is a key event for individuals seeking to shape and influence the energy storage supply chain domestically or internationally as entrepreneurs, investors, ...... Click here to read this release



SOLAR BROKERS CANADA ET LOWE’S CANADA ANNONCENT UN PARTENARIAT STRATÉGIQUE

Published Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:33:47 EST Read More

Toronto (Ontario) et Boucherville (Québec), le 14 août 2017 - Solar Brokers Canada, l’un des plus grands fournisseurs résidentiels d’énergie solaire au Canada, sa société affiliée Green Lion Eco Group, une firme de génie et de gestion de projets solaires, ainsi que Lowe’s Canada, un chef de file de la rénovation domiciliaire exploitant plus de 600 magasins au Canada sous diff...... Click here to read this release



SOLAR BROKERS CANADA AND LOWE’S CANADA ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Published Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:23:38 EST Read More

TORONTO (ON) and BOUCHERVILLE (QC), August 14, 2017 - Solar Brokers Canada, one of the largest residential solar providers in Canada, its affiliate Green Lion Eco Group, a solar engineering and project management company, and Lowe’s Canada, a leading home improvement company operating more than 600 stores in Canada under different banners, today announced the creation of Lowe’s Solar, a...... Click here to read this release



Energy conservation: a wise investment in Ontario’s future

Published Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:23:14 EST Read More

Increased conservation of fossil fuels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Toronto, August 11, 2017 - A new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), shows that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario's future. Every Joule Counts, Volume Two of the E...... Click here to read this release



Hold the Date: September 22-24th for Green Energy Doors Open GEDO17 at a location near you

Published Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:04:25 EST Read More

Curious about green energy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the green energy future of Ontario, that is already in place near you right now! For the closest location go to the GEDO17 website map - https://www.greenenergydoorsopen.ca Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) is a showcase of sustainable energy projects and success stories from aro...... Click here to read this release



2017 Bumble Bee Count Calls for Volunteer Census-Takers

Published Thu, 3 Aug 2017 08:14:18 EST Read More

August 3, 2017 (Ottawa, Ontario) - In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth is launching its second “Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count” and offering downloadable “Census Cards” to help identify the bees. The campaigns asks people to take pictures of bumble bees and to upload the photos with observations so that scientists can b...... Click here to read this release



Built environment accessibility audit, largest in Manitoba history

Published Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:41:05 EST Read More

University of Manitoba in early stages of campus-wide assessment to identify physical accessibility barriers Winnipeg, July 26, 2017 - Adaptability Canada is undertaking a campus-wide audit of the University of Manitoba’s built environment to identify accessibility barriers. The project involves over 100 buildings and 560,000+ sq. metres of space. It is part of the university’...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth National Poll Finds Majority of Canadians believe pesticide exposure most important threat to bees

Published Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:48:41 EST Read More

June 27, 2017, Ottawa -Most Canadians (89%) believe “pesticides” are the most important threat to bees according to a poll conducted on behalf of Friends of the Earth Canada in May by Oracle Poll Research. Almost eight out of ten believe the loss of suitable floral resources was important (...... Click here to read this release



Earth Day Canada Gala 2017 - A fundraiser for EarthPLAY, June 14th in the Distillery District

Published Thu, 1 Jun 2017 09:09:39 EST Read More

Media Advisory & Camera Call WHAT: The Earth Day Canada Gala is an opportunity for environmental leaders to come together, celebrate recent accomplishments and have fun. Proceeds will fund EDC’s ...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario a devant elle une occasion qui ne se présente qu’une fois par génération de réduire l’empreinte énergétique et environnementale de ses réseaux municipaux d’eau et d’eaux usées

Published Tue, 30 May 2017 08:38:31 EST Read More

La consommation d’énergie des réseaux d’eau et d’eaux usées représente près de 40 % de la facture énergétique déclarée par les municipalités de la province Toronto, le 30 mai 2017 - En Ontario, les réseaux d’eau et d’eaux usées ont une consommation énergétique inutilement élevée. Heureusement, une formidable occasion se présente maintenant pour réduire ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario has once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce the energy and climate footprint of municipal water use

Published Tue, 30 May 2017 08:34:26 EST Read More

Water and wastewater systems account for almost 40% of reported municipal energy use in the province Toronto, May 30, 2017 - Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater systems use unnecessarily large amounts of energy. Thankfully, there is a huge opportunity to reduce the energy and greenhouse gas footprint of delivering these services to residents. That was the message delivered ...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario examine le lien entre l’énergie et l’eau dans son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Thu, 25 May 2017 05:04:55 EST Read More

Avis aux médias La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario examine le lien entre l’énergie et l’eau dans son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe, est sur le point de publier le volume un de son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie. Le rapp...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Volume 1 of annual Energy Conservation Progress Report Tuesday May 30 - Media accreditation available

Published Thu, 25 May 2017 04:57:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario examines connection between energy and water in annual energy conservation progress report Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, will release volume one of her annual energy conservation progress report. The report reviews the major energy, climate, environmental and financial impacts of Ontari...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in Central Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 08:05:13 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in North Eastern Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 08:03:38 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in North Western Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 08:01:26 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in South Eastern Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 07:59:07 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 07:56:56 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in South Western Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 07:50:09 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



The Province’s coordinated land use review is on the right track, but questions remain

Published Thu, 18 May 2017 06:45:28 EST Read More

For immediate release Bolder action needed to grow the Greenbelt, protect species at risk and halt urban sprawl for good TORONTO-May 18, 2017 After a 26 month review, the Government of Ontario is generally heading in the right direction with update...... Click here to read this release



Former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, joins GreenSaver Board

Published Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:21:06 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE April 25th, 2017 Hazel McCallion putting her energy into saving energy: Former Mayor of Mississauga joins GreenSaver Board (Toronto, April 25th, 2017) Hazel McCallion, the long serving former Mayor of Mississauga continues to make her mark. Her most recent effort is to advocate for energy conservation and related programs for familie...... Click here to read this release



EnerQuality, ENERGY STAR, Reach Home Labelling Milestone

Published Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:50:33 EST Read More

EnerQuality, ENERGY STAR, Reach Home Labelling Milestone For immediate release (Toronto) EnerQuality - the #1 certifier of energy efficient homes in Canada - has hit a milestone: labelling its 75,000th ENERGY STAR® home. Since the modest start of just 96 homes in 2006, the first year of labelling ENERGY STAR for New Homes, EnerQuality now labels more than 6...... Click here to read this release



Aging Condominium updates for an Aging Population

Published Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:58:16 EST Read More

By Jeff Wilson, Founder and CEO of Adaptability Canada - www.adaptabilitycanada.com Condominiums are not just for young people, there are many elderly condo residents that bought their units in the 1980’s. Many early construction condo buildings are now facing challenges of providing amenities to owners who are 65 years or older. These...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster on Tuesday March 21st to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:13:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will be speaking at McMaster Centre for Climate Change’s Spring 2017 Public Lecture about climate change in Ontario ̶ the critical thresholds that have been exceeded, the province’s current greenhouse gas (GH...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Beekeepers Tell the House Bees are Still Threatened

Published Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:29:58 EST Read More

March 10, 2017 In a letter to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food Hearing on Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposal to phase out the main uses of imidacloprid, the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association warned committee members that the threat to Ontario bees and the Ontario beekeeping industry from neonicotinoid pesticides like Imidacloprid co...... Click here to read this release



Open letter from Ontario Beekeepers' Association to the Federal Standing Committee regarding management of imidacloprid

Published Thu, 9 Mar 2017 10:58:52 EST Read More

Comments from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association to the The House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food Hearing on Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposal to phase out the main uses of imidacloprid March 7, 2017, Dear Members of the Standing Committee, The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association has represented Ontario beekeepers since 1881. Ont...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference

Published Thu, 2 Mar 2017 04:12:23 EST Read More

Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference On February 21-22, the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) hosted their 7th annual OGA Conference - Spotlighting Geothermal Energy - which welcomed local and international leaders in the geothermal industry. The first day of the conference began with a welcome address from Jim Bolger, OGA Presiden...... Click here to read this release



EQ Awards Handed Out to Ontario Best Green Builders

Published Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:03:58 EST Read More

Media Release EQ Awards Handed Out to Ontario Best Green Builders (TORONTO, ON. Feb 23, 2017) Today, an extensive series of high quality presentations about sustainability in the housing industry took place at the EnerQuality (EQ) Housing Innovation Forum. This was followed by an evening of celebration as the EQ Awards Gala took centre stage at Universal EventS...... Click here to read this release



Why you should be at the OGA Conference February 21-22, 2017

Published Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:42:38 EST Read More

Why YOU need to be at OGA Conference February 21-22, 2017: Spotlighting Geothermal Energy Where: Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, and Ontario. On Febru...... Click here to read this release



Nominee list for 2017 EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards

Published Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:02:33 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Nominee list for 2017 EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards Media credentials available What: EnerQuality Innovation Forum and Awards on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Vaughn, Ontario Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality ...... Click here to read this release



Le ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts reçoit un prix pour la décontamination d’un site de radar datant de la Guerre froide

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:43:42 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE February 9, 2017 Le ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts reçoit un prix pour la décontamination d’un site de radar datant de la Guerre froide La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario exprime sa reconnaissance au personnel du ministère pour avoir décontaminé un site de radar abandonné d...... Click here to read this release



Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:20:22 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE February 9, 2017 Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award Environmental Commissioner of Ontario recognizes ministry staff for remediation project in Polar Bear Provincial Park Toronto, ON, February 9, 2017 The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario...... Click here to read this release



Will Geothermal Heating Replace Natural Gas in Your Ontario Home?

Published Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:01:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory and Call for Media Credentials Will Geothermal Heating Replace Natural Gas in Your Ontario Home? Low carbon emission heating in a warming climate is focus of Ontario Geothermal Association conference Feb. 21-22, 2017 in Mississauga What: The Ontario Geothermal Association welcomes industry leaders from across North America and Europe to t...... Click here to read this release



2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association - Powering Prosperity Award Winners

Published Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:34:08 EST Read More

Media Release 2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association - Powering Prosperity Award Winners (TORONTO, ON February 2, 2017) The 2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association - Powering Prosperity Awards were presented during the Powering Prosperity Gala & Ceremony. The awards honour the champions of Ontario's sustainable energy sector....... Click here to read this release



Minister Glen Murray to Address Powering Prosperity Awards - OSEA February 2nd 2017

Published Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:31:09 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Minister Glen Murray to Address Powering Prosperity Awards- Ontario Sustainable Energy Association February 2nd 2017 What: Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray will speak at the Ontario Sustainable Energy Associations (annual Powering Prosperity Awards ceremony. Other sp...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government proposes continued hunt of at-risk snapping turtles

Published Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:06:48 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE January 25, 2017 Ontario Government proposes continued hunt of at-risk snapping turtles Environmental groups dismayed by disregard of scientific evidence ONTARIO - After years of dithering, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is poised to make a critical decision abou...... Click here to read this release



Powering Prosperity Media Advisory and Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:35:16 EST Read More

Media Advisory & Interview Opportunity Chair of World Renewable Energy Council to speak on Ontario’s Renewable Energy Future from a Global Perspective at Powering Prosperity Awards dinner in North York, February 2nd 2017 What: Ontario Sustainable Energy Associations annual Powering Prosperity Awards ceremony and Keynote Speaker Dr. Harry Lehmann, Chair of the W...... Click here to read this release



Evidence of poisonous mercury dump found upstream from Grassy Narrows

Published Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:12:19 EST Read More

Fri. Jan. 13, 2017 Advisory Toronto - Earthroots has found evidence of a poisonous mercury dump behind the Dryden paper mill, upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation where many people suffer from mercury poisoning. A soil sample from the site collected by Earthroots volunteers contains hundreds of times the level of mercury found in a nearby uncontaminated site. The locatio...... Click here to read this release



EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards - Media Credential Available

Published Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:14:56 EST Read More

Forum and Awards on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Vaughn, Ontario Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum and Gala is where you need to be. EQ Housing Innovation Forum is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefit...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count, 120 to Choose From!

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:39:02 EST Read More

Join a local Christmas Bird Count! Visit ontarionature.org/CBC to find a census near you Toronto, December 7, 2016 - Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not burn off those newly-acquired calories by helping our feathered friends? The Christmas Bird Coun...... Click here to read this release



Hold the Date: Attention Event Calendar Editors

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:20:57 EST Read More

Thursday, February 23, 2017 EQ Housing Innovation Forum and Awards Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum and Gala is where you need to be. EQ Housing Innovation Forum is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefits of adva...... Click here to read this release



Faire des cibles de l’Ontario sur le climat une réalité

Published Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:21:09 EST Read More

La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario louange la nouvelle loi sur le climat, mais elle indique que la route à parcourir demeure tumultueuse. Toronto, ON, le 22 novembre 2016 - Le gouvernement de l’Ontario mérite des félicitations pour sa nouvelle Loi sur le climat. Par contre, les pièges potentiels se révèlent au fur et à mesure que la province traduit ses pa...... Click here to read this release



Turning Ontario’s climate targets into reality

Published Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:12:07 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario praises the new climate law, but warns of tough road ahead Toronto, ON, November 22, 2016 - The Ontario government deserves congratulations for its new climate change law, but potential pitfalls lie ahead as the province puts its words into action. This was the message delivered today by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO)...... Click here to read this release



Building a circular economy for end-of-life vehicles (ELV) in Canada

Published Fri, 11 Nov 2016 04:52:08 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National automotive recycling sector council will help maximize resource recovery associated with end-of-life vehicles (November 10, 2016 -- Toronto) The Automotive Recyclers in Canada (ARC) with the support of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) and Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) is announcing the launch of ...... Click here to read this release



Il faut de toute urgence porter attention à la protection de la faune et à la lutte contre les espèces envahissantes, selon la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario.

Published Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:42:58 EST Read More

Les déclins des populations d’orignaux, de chauves-souris et d’amphibiens mettent en évidence des problèmes environnementaux considérables partout dans la province; de difficiles décisions s’imposent. Toronto, le 26 octobre 2016 - La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe, a lancé un avertissement aujourd’hui à Queen’s Park sommant le gouvern...... Click here to read this release



Urgent Attention Needed to Protect Wildlife and Combat Invasive Species, Reports Ontario's Environmental Commissioner

Published Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:32:28 EST Read More

Moose, bat, and amphibian declines indicate significant environmental problems across the province, tough decisions need to be made Toronto, October 26, 2016 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Dianne Saxe, warned today at Queen's Park that the provincial government must fill several key gaps in its work to conserve Ontario's biodiversity. In her first annual Environmental ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario: Release of Annual Environment Report

Published Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:17:46 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT: This year's report, titled Small Steps Forward, assesses government action on several biodiversity threats facing Ontario: • Wildlife declines in populations of moose, amphibians and bats; • Invasive species and the effectiveness of combatting species like phragmites, Asian carp, and feral hogs; • Forest fire management, including the ecologi...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in Hamilton for Tour and Public Forum

Published Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:43:13 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, and will be in Hamilton visiting 3 sites on Tuesday, September 27th as a guest of Environment Hamilton. In the evening she will participate in a Public Forum - Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights and You. WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. WHERE: 10:45am - Pipel...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s top sustainability leaders honoured by Clean50

Published Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:27:42 EST Read More

Award ceremony convenes in Toronto Thursday September 22, 2016 (Toronto, ON, September 20, 2016) The 2017 list of “Canada’...... Click here to read this release



Doctors say: Too many Canadian children lack protection from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens

Published Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:21:59 EST Read More

Doctors say: Too many Canadian children lack protection from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens TORONTO (August 30, 2016) - The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) released a new report that documents the dismal state of affairs when it comes to protecting Canadian children from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens. The rep...... Click here to read this release



Innovative Water Game Being Launched Across Canada in a Collaborative Approach with Youth from Fifteen Communities

Published Tue, 5 Jul 2016 06:22:14 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE (Toronto, July 5 2016) An online participative game about water opens for registration today. It has been developed by Waterlution supported by the Government of Canada, in a collaborative approach harnessing the imagination of eighteen exceptional youth advisors selected from across Canada. This game, The Great Waters Challenge, inspires youth to un...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s largest eco-friendly commercial landscaping initiative launched by Bentall Kennedy in Mississauga

Published Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:28:35 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Event starts at 10:00 a.m. with speakers at 10:30 a.m. WHAT: Bentall Kennedy will officially announce Canada’s largest low-emission and all-electric commercial landscape management program at the Meadowvale North Business Park. A demonstration of the specialized equipment and solar charging system will take place. Be...... Click here to read this release



Ontario woodstove change-out program will benefit rural residents and climate

Published Tue, 7 Jun 2016 11:30:12 EST Read More

Backgrounder/Interview Opportunity (June 7, 2016, Port Sydney, ON) Reports of a rural woodstove change-out program being included in Ontario’s Five Year Climate Action Plan 2016-2020 should be welcomed by both rural residents and climate protection enthusiasts in Ontario. The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada (HPBAC) looks forward to working with the gove...... Click here to read this release



Focus on What Matters

Published Tue, 31 May 2016 06:05:01 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May 2016 - At Queen’s Park today, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe, in her first report, Conservation: Let’s Get Serious, called for public bodies to be accountable for the energy they use. Right now, it’s hard for taxpayers to find out which public buildings are energy hogs. The Environmental Commissioner calls for this information to be easi...... Click here to read this release



Province-wide bee protection campaign launched

Published Thu, 5 May 2016 05:49:43 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth calls on city folks to “Let It Bee” Media Release From left to right: Kathy Nosich - Director of Corporate Brand Management - OPG, Donna Dasko - School of Public Policy and Governance - University of Toronto, ...... Click here to read this release



FOE and OPG partner to “Let it Bee”

Published Mon, 2 May 2016 06:02:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory A call to action to protect wild bees When: May 5, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m. Where: 700 University Avenue, Toronto Mini Auditorium (please check in with Security desk at lobby) Who: Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) What: FOE and OPG will announce the “LET IT ...... Click here to read this release



A Heavenly Message for Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:28:18 EST Read More

(Photo: Guy Lavigueur) Friends of the Earth Canada delivers a message to Bayer stockholders by buzzing Montreal HQ (This photo can be reproduced provided credit is given to Friends of the Earth Canada) (Montreal, QC, April 28, 2016) Around 9 am today F...... Click here to read this release



Automotive recyclers call for federal action to eliminate import and use of asbestos brake pads in Canada

Published Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:49:54 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Asbestos brake pads pose a health risk to recyclers managing end-of-life vehicles (Toronto, April 12, 2016) To eliminate the asbestos related health risks associated with recycling end-of-life vehicles (ELV) the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) is adding its voice in support of a call for federal policies to effectively eliminate the import an...... Click here to read this release



Les constructeurs canadiens d'habitations à consommation énergétique nette zéro reconnus pour leur contribution dans un project de démonstration révolutionnaire

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:11:50 EST Read More

(Ottawa, le 10 mars 2016) Les constructeurs d'élite canadiens spécialisés en consommation énergétique nette zéro (CENZ) se sont réunis hier soir à Ottawa pour célébrer et accepter des prix pour leur contribution au plus grand projet canadien de démonstration d'habitations à CENZ en faisant progresser la science de la construction et en luttant contre le changement climatique à ...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Net-Zero Energy Home Builders Recognized for Contribution to Industry-Changing Demonstration Project

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:34:42 EST Read More

(March 10, 2016, Ottawa, ON) Canada’s elite net-zero energy (NZE) home builders gathered last night in Ottawa to celebrate and accept awards for their contribution to the largest Canadian net-zero energy (NZE) housing demonstration project by advancing building science and responding to the global climate change challenge. A total of 26 homes were built in four provinces as part of the...... Click here to read this release



Leading Net Zero Energy homebuilders to be recognized by Natural Resources Canada and Owens Corning Canada

Published Thu, 3 Mar 2016 05:46:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory Leading Net Zero Energy homebuilders to be recognized by Natural Resources Canada and Owens Corning Canada When: Wednesday, 9 March 2016 @ 5:00 p.m. Where: Fairmont Chateau Laurier - The Drawing Room 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7 What: Owens Corning Canada hosts an awards ceremony to celebrate a major milestone in the Canad...... Click here to read this release



Why shouldn’t all Ontarians benefit from $100 million energy retrofit program?

Published Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:29:28 EST Read More

(Lindsay, ON, February 9, 2016) Last Thursday, the Ontario Government announced a new $100 million home energy retrofit program to upgrade furnaces, water heaters and insulation. Media reports today indicated that Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile (L) confirmed, “Anyone in Ontario who uses natural gas in their homes will be able to take part in a provincial energy retrofit program, ...... Click here to read this release



Rally - Ocean Fish Farms, Ticking Virus Bombs?

Published Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:14:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Who: Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance What: Rally - Ocean Fish Farms, Ticking Virus Bombs? When: Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. Where: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, 401 Pender Street, Vancouver A rally will be held at the Department of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard office Thursday, January 14th to raise publi...... Click here to read this release



A professional home energy assessment can maximize investment in your winter renovation project and unlock hidden incentives

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:31:46 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE A professional home energy assessment can maximize investment in your winter renovation project and unlock hidden incentives (December 10th, 2015, Toronto, ON) Home energy assessments are a useful and affordable tool to reduce your current energy bill. Informed consumers considering home renovations know that energy assessments are a...... Click here to read this release



Home Depot to phase out bee-killing pesticides

Published Thu, 3 Dec 2015 06:00:38 EST Read More

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2015 Expert contacts: Lisa Archer, Friends of the Earth, (510) 900-3145, larcher@foe.org Beatrice Olivastri, Friends of the Earth Canada, (613) 724 8690, beatrice@foecanada.org Susan Baker, Trillium Asset Management, (617) 532-6681, sbaker@trilliuminvest.com Adam Kanzer, Domini Social Investments, (212) 217-1027, akanzer@domini.com Larisa...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count!

Published Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:59:47 EST Read More

For immediate release Visit www.ontarionature.org/cbc to find one near you Toronto, November 26, 2015 - This holiday season, you can help our feathered friends by joining a Christmas Bird Count. These daylong, volunteer-run bird surveys are organized locally by naturalist groups. They are free ...... Click here to read this release



Clean50 support for Canadian leadership at Paris climate talks

Published Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:32:17 EST Read More

(Toronto, November 23, 2015) In advance of the United Nations Conference of the Parties 21 (COP 21) convening in Paris next week, over 80 members of Canada’s Clean50 as well as over 60 of the organizations that employ them, have made public a letter to Canada’s delegation. Th...... Click here to read this release



Government not charging full cost for water

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:43:27 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, November 3, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel, says the provincial government is recovering only a tiny fraction of its management costs for the water supplied to many industries. In her Annual Report, “Small Things Matter,” released today, Schwartzel noted there’s been no progress by the government on recovering the full ...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement ne facture pas le plein coût de l’eau

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:36:59 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, le 3 novembre 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire de l’Ontario, Ellen Schwartzel, dit que le gouvernement provincial ne récupère qu’une petite portion des frais qu’elle assume pour la gestion de l’eau fournie à de nombreux types d’industries. Dans son rapport annuel publié aujourd’hui, Chaque détail compte, madame Schwartzel ind...... Click here to read this release



Ontario needs more and better parks

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:33:51 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, November 3, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel is calling on the provincial government to step up its protection of environmentally sensitive lands. In her Annual Report “Small Things Matter” released today, Schwartzel pointed out it’s been years since the Ontario government spent any significant money to acquire new conser...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit améliorer ses parcs et en créer de nouveaux

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:28:48 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, le 3 novembre 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire de l’Ontario, Ellen Schwartzel, fait appel au gouvernement provincial pour qu’il renforce la protection des terres environnementales fragiles. Dans son rapport annuel publié aujourd’hui, Chaque détail compte, madame Schwartzel souligne que bien des années ont passé depuis la dernière f...... Click here to read this release



40-foot Christmas tree arrives at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum

Published Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:17:15 EST Read More

Traffic Alert: Queen’s Park Crescent (south of Bloor) northbound lane restrictions due to the unloading of a 40-foot Ontario-grown spruce Christmas tree at the Gardiner Museum. PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/MEDIA ADVISORY Beautiful spruce tree brings the ‘joy of creativity’ to the Gardiner Museum On Tuesday, November 3th, the Gardiner Museum will receive a 40...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2014/15 Annual Report

Published Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:29:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario Acting Commissioner Ellen Schwartzel will release this year’s Annual Report. The report, entitled Small Things Matter, will include substantive reviews of ministry decisions, ministry responses to applica...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publie son rapport annuel de 2014-2015

Published Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:15:45 EST Read More

Avis aux médias QUAND : le mardi 3 novembre 2015 à 10 h OÙ : studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario La commissaire intérimaire Ellen Schwartzel publiera son rapport annuel de 2014-2015, Chaque détail compte, qui présente une revue exhaustive des décisions ministérielles, des ré...... Click here to read this release



Minto unveils Net Zero Energy home offering in Kanata

Published Thu, 8 Oct 2015 08:35:20 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home buyers can now own one of the most energy efficient homes in Canada (October 8th, 2015, Ottawa, ON) Minto Communities Canada is proud to introduce its Net Zero Energy Ready (NZEr) home in Kanata’s Arcadia community. Now available for purchase as one of four newly designed show homes, Minto brings its NZEr offerin...... Click here to read this release



Media Availability -- Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2015 05:54:27 EST Read More

Mayor Steve Parish, Town of Ajax Date: October 6, 2015 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Location: Queen’s Park Mayor Steve Parish is one of 20 elected officials attending the first Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park. As it has been well documented, the Ajax Waterfront is in crisis due to annual algae outbreaks caused by SRP (Soluble Reactive Phosphorus) released fro...... Click here to read this release



Minto celebrates the completion of its newest Net Zero Energy home near Ottawa

Published Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:18:40 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Location: Kanata, Ontario When: Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:00 am What: Minto celebrates the completion of the first Net Zero Energy home it has built as part of a Canada-wide program. The Net Zero Energy home, the first of five to be built in Kanata’s Arcadia community, will produce as much energy as it consumes. Media and guests are in...... Click here to read this release



PACT POW tells province ignoring Ajax’s algae plague threatens credibility of proposed Great Lakes Protection Act

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:13:10 EST Read More

News Release September 25, 2015 On September 24, Pickering Ajax Citizens Together to Protect Our Water (PACT POW) delivered a strong message to the provincial committee reviewing the proposed Great Lakes Protection Act (Bill 66): “Save the Ajax Waterfront”. Committee members, including Vice-Chair Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson, heard from PACT POW Chair, Ajax Councillor Joanne Dies ...... Click here to read this release



Canada Scores a “C” on Sustainability

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:59:56 EST Read More

Report Card released on the opening of the UN Sustainable Development Summit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2015 As the United Nations prepares to endorse a new set of 17 goals for sustainable development, Canada receives an overall mark of “C” in a report card, The Future Canadians Want, released by Canada Conserves. The UN goals blend qu...... Click here to read this release



Canadian startup launches law search engine

Published Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:51:19 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legal technology puts 5 million pages of laws from around the world (September 24, 2015, Toronto) -- Canadian startup, Global-Regulation Inc., has just ...... Click here to read this release



Top Sustainability Leaders Across Canada Honoured by Clean50

Published Tue, 22 Sep 2015 05:16:53 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, September 21, 2015 -- Led by Premiers Kathleen Wynne of Ontario and Philippe Couillard of Quebec, the 2016 list of “Canada’s Clean50” celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders drawn from 16 widely different categories. These champions have achieved measurable results in fighting climate change, and are helping transition Canad...... Click here to read this release



Guelph Net Zero Energy home first built in national demonstration project

Published Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:39:03 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Release: IMMEDIATELY Location: Guelph, Ontario Reid’s Heritage Homes celebrates the first of 25 net zero energy homes to be built across Canada (September 11, 2015, Guelph, ON) Canada’s newest Net Zero Energy home has been built in Guelph. Constructed by Reid’s Heritage Homes, the house is the first completed as part of a...... Click here to read this release



Reid’s Heritage Homes celebrates completion of inaugural Net Zero Energy home in national demonstration project

Published Thu, 3 Sep 2015 05:58:12 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY For Release: IMMEDIATELY Location: Guelph, Ontario What: Reid’s Heritage Homes invites members of the media to Guelph for the inaugural ribbon cutting event for a national demonstration project that will almost double the amount of Net Zero Energy homes in Canada. The event will feature a tour of the recently completed house-...... Click here to read this release



Indian IT multinational Tech Mahindra and Ryerson University sign memorandum of understanding on microgrid solutions research

Published Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:58:40 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, ON, August 19, 2015: Microgrids, disruptive technology and cutting edge research were the topics of conversation as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Ryerson University and India-based Tech Mahindra Ltd. (TechM), a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering. The agreement was made official at the university...... Click here to read this release



Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Launching Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot

Published Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:32:06 EST Read More

Press Release August 18, 2015 - Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro announced today their collaborative partnership with Tech Mahindra Ltd. to build an Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging System (IEVCS) designed to contribute toward Ontario’s clean energy future. “The potential load impact of electric vehicle charging on transformers is something that needs to be taken into consideration ...... Click here to read this release



Ryerson University, Tech Mahindra ink MoU for research in Microgrids

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:11:58 EST Read More

Media Advisory Microgrid Facility Tour, Photo/Interview Opportunity WHEN Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. WHERE Ryerson Centre for Urban Energy Conference Room 147 Dalhousie St. Toronto, ON WHAT Tech Mahindra Ltd. (...... Click here to read this release



Minister of Energy, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro and Tech Mahindra to announce clean energy initiative

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:55:44 EST Read More

August 17, 2015 Media Advisory Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro and Tech Mahindra will host Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Energy to announce a clean energy initiative in the region. Where: Southbrook Vineyards 581 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 ...... Click here to read this release



Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in Oakville to celebrate facility’s recycling of 500,000 Ontario appliances

Published Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:27:55 EST Read More

Media Release Proper disposal of old fridges and freezers has climate change and energy saving benefits (Oakville, ON, July 31, 2015) Today, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, toured ARCA Canada to see firsthand how 500,000 fridges, freezers and other refrigerant-containing appliances have been safely decommissioned since 2...... Click here to read this release



Celebrating an Ontario climate change and energy saving success

Published Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:37:24 EST Read More

Media Advisory Plant Tour, Photo/Interview Opportunity Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to tour recycling facility in Oakville WHAT Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and industry representatives will tour ARCA Canada to mark the milestone of half a million appliances having been decommissioned at the f...... Click here to read this release



Minto to build five of the most energy efficient homes in Canada

Published Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:59:35 EST Read More

Kanata neighbourhood will feature Minto Communities’ latest Net Zero Energy homes (July 22, 2015, Ottawa, ON) Minto Communities is excited to announce the construction of five of the most energy efficient homes in Canada, now within reach for the average homebuyer. With support from Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII), Minto is...... Click here to read this release



Five insulation questions to ask your realtor when house-hunting

Published Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:48:57 EST Read More

Don’t let old, inefficient building envelopes affect your monthly heating and cooling bills (Ottawa, ON, July 21, 2015) Knowing about a home’s insulation is an important part of assessing how much energy your new purchase will consume, and should be considered before making such a big investment. While a first step is to examine the heating and cooling bills ove...... Click here to read this release



Confusion Slows Adaptation to Climate Change

Published Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:11:38 EST Read More

Toronto, July 14, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner said a lack of coordinated and easy-to-use projections for climate change is making it hard for government and business leaders to adapt to the new reality. Ellen Schwartzel said businesses, governments and individuals need accurate forecasts of the changing climate if they are to figure out how to adapt to the coming...... Click here to read this release



La confusion freine l’adaptation au changement climatique

Published Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:06:08 EST Read More

Toronto, le 14 juillet 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire de l’Ontario a dit que le manque de prévisions coordonnées et conviviales sur le changement climatique fait en sorte qu’il est difficile pour le gouvernement et les chefs d’entreprise de s’adapter à la nouvelle réalité. Mme Ellen Schwartzel a dit que les entreprises, les gouvernements et les perso...... Click here to read this release



Gap Looms in Ontario’s Fight Against Climate Change

Published Tue, 7 Jul 2015 06:04:32 EST Read More

Toronto, July 7, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner Ellen Schwartzel offers some praise for the provincial government, but also a warning the government will find it difficult to meet its next target for combatting climate change. On the eve of the Climate Summit of the Americas, Schwartzel praises Ontario’s ambitious targets for reducing emissions, noting they are in...... Click here to read this release



Un écart menace la lutte au changement climatique en Ontario

Published Tue, 7 Jul 2015 06:03:09 EST Read More

Toronto, le 7 juillet 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire, Ellen Schwartzel, fait l’éloge du gouvernement provincial, mais l’avertit par la même occasion qu’il lui sera difficile d’atteindre sa prochaine cible dans la lutte au changement climatique. À la veille du Sommet des Amériques sur le climat, Mme Schwartzel félicite l’Ontario d’avoir établi de...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Thu, 2 Jul 2015 05:13:10 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 148, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release the annual review of the government’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions for 2015: Feeling the Heat. The conference will also be broadc...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie un rapport sur les progrès des activités en Ontario pour réduire les émissions des gaz à effet de serre

Published Thu, 2 Jul 2015 05:09:27 EST Read More

Avis aux médias QUAND : Le 7 juillet 2015 à 10 h. OÙ : Salle 148, Studio des médias de Queen's Park, Assemblée législative, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario. Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera La pression monte, l’édition 2015 de sa revue annuelle sur les progrès des activités en Ontario pour réduire les émissions des gaz à effet ...... Click here to read this release



Investing in Communities, Customers and the Environment: Rogers Corporate Responsibility Report 2014

Published Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:01:10 EST Read More

TORONTO (June 26, 2015) From reducing paper use in its offices to investing in Canada’s youth, Rogers continues its efforts to make a difference from coast to coast as revealed in its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report (CSR). This year’s 2014 CSR report is divided into six subject areas (Good Governance, Customer Experience, Employee Experience, Environmental Responsibili...... Click here to read this release



Investir dans les collectivités, les clients et l’environnement : Rapport 2014 sur la responsabilité sociale d’entreprise de Rogers

Published Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:13 EST Read More

TORONTO, le 26 juin 2015 - De la diminution de l’utilisation du papier dans ses bureaux à l’investissement en faveur des jeunes du Canada, Rogers poursuit ses efforts pour faire sa marque d’un océan à l’autre, comme le révèle son rapport annuel sur la responsabilité sociale d’entreprise (RSE). Le rapport de 2014 s’articule autour de six sujets : Bonne gouvernance, ExpÃ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's former Environment Commissioner Gord Miller wins nomination for Green Party in Guelph with Leader Elizabeth May in attendance

Published Mon, 8 Jun 2015 16:01:30 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE Promises change and a clear voice in Parliament for the community to packed house June 8, 2015 GUELPH, ON - Gord Miller, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, won the nomination to be the candidate for the Green Party of Canada in the riding of Guelph in the upcoming federal election. Mr. Miller’s nomination was made official ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario-wide Tire Take Back makes dreams come true for children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses

Published Tue, 26 May 2015 05:15:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory Old tires can be dropped off at no cost at over 60 auto recyclers across the province during the six-day collection Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and its partners Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and ...... Click here to read this release



Farm community special focus of 2015 Tire Take Back Sunshine Foundation

Published Tue, 26 May 2015 05:09:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory Severely disabled children to benefit Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and its partners Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) are pro...... Click here to read this release



Leaked government report shows virtually no benefits from neonics: provinces must act to ban bee-killing pesticide

Published Fri, 22 May 2015 06:39:50 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, May 22, 2015) Canada's Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) promised to report on their review of the “value” of neonicotinoid pesticides in 2014 to be followed by a public consultation. This is a key element of PMRA's five year review of the bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides conducted in lock step with the US Environmental Protection Agency's own five year review...... Click here to read this release



Important bee-friendly flower and plant purchasing advice

Published Thu, 21 May 2015 06:22:26 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Making informed choices at Canadian plant and garden centres Last year, Friends of the Earth tested flowers in 18 cities across North America and discovered over half contained bee-toxic neonicotinoids. (See Gardeners Beware 2014). This year's Canadian site test results ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s former environment watchdog Gord Miller seeking nomination for Green Party in Guelph

Published Wed, 20 May 2015 06:30:44 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE May 20, 2015 GUELPH, ON - Gord Miller, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, today announced that he is seeking the nomination to be the candidate for the Green Party of Canada in the riding of Guelph in this year’s federal election. “If th...... Click here to read this release



Advisory: Ontario’s former Environment Commissioner Gord Miller to announce political future

Published Tue, 19 May 2015 07:08:42 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY May 19, 2015 GUELPH, ON - Gord Miller, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will announce his plan to run in the upcoming federal election in the riding of Guelph. When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:30 a.m. Where: The Woolwich Arrow 176 Woolwich Street Guelph, ON N1H 3V5 One-on-one interviews will be available after the media ...... Click here to read this release



Statement from Friends of the Earth Canada on RONA's announcements

Published Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:02:30 EST Read More

RONA discloses 70% nursery plants neonic-free this year Friends of the Earth Canada congratulates RONA on its commitment and performance to reduce the use of neonicotinoids in its nursery plants. Last year, Friends of the Earth tested nursery plants for neonics and advised gardeners to buy only neonic-free plants through their "G...... Click here to read this release



Community-owned green energy projects helping to drive new business in Southwestern Ontario

Published Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:18:05 EST Read More

Save the earth - and the economy (April 21, 2015) This Earth Day marks a major turning point for both our planet and our global economy, with a surge in the use of zero emissions renewable energy. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), there was a 31% jump in renewable energy sector investment across Canada in 2014 wi...... Click here to read this release



Community-owned green energy projects helping to drive new business in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario

Published Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:08:06 EST Read More

Save the earth - and the economy (April 21, 2015) This Earth Day marks a major turning point for both our planet and our global economy, with a surge in the use of zero emissions renewable energy. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), there was a 31% jump in renewable energy sector investment across Canada in 2014 wi...... Click here to read this release



Community-owned green energy projects helping to drive new business in Northern Ontario

Published Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:59:26 EST Read More

Save the earth - and the economy (April 21, 2015) This Earth Day marks a major turning point for both our planet and our global economy, with a surge in the use of zero emissions renewable energy. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), there was a 31% jump in renewable energy sector investment across Canada in 2014 wi...... Click here to read this release



Community-owned green energy projects helping to drive new business across the GTA

Published Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:41:41 EST Read More

Save the earth - and the economy (April 21, 2015) This Earth Day marks a major turning point for both our planet and our global economy, with a surge in the use of zero emissions renewable energy. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), there was a 31% jump in renewable energy sector investment across Canada in 2014 wi...... Click here to read this release



Premier Wynne's Cap-and-Trade carbon reduction plan lauded by GreenSaver

Published Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:15:45 EST Read More

(April 13, 2015, Toronto, ON) Vladan Veljovic, President and CEO of GreenSaver was quick to praise Premier Wynne and Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray on a new Ontario cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions and wished them success at the climate change discussions in Quebec City. Mr. Veljovic citing his 20 years of experience in the energy and environmental sector...... Click here to read this release



Lowe’s commits to phase-out neonicotinoids from its shelves in a move to protect bees and pollinators

Published Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:00:24 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada Statement (April 9, 2015 Ottawa, ON) - Lowe’s, North America’s second largest home improvement company, announced today that they will take steps towards a 2019 ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government action on bee and pollinator protection applauded by Friends of the Earth

Published Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:06:40 EST Read More

Premier Wynne and Ministers of Environment and Agriculture cited as North American leaders (March 23, 2015, Ottawa, ON) Today, following extensive public consultation, Ontario tabled a Regulation to permanently reduce 80 percent of the bee-harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides used on corn and soy seed by 2017. This announcement makes Ontario the first North A...... Click here to read this release



Eco-triller novel launches with national Protect the Pollinators tour

Published Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:54:26 EST Read More

“A futuristic, sci-fi thriller with a constant kernel of hope. No small feat!” Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party of Canada Canada’s solar-powered publisher, Simpatico Song & Script, is pleased to announce the launch of a new eco-thriller novel, “The Kepler Code”, and co-sponsorship of a national “Protect the Pollinators” campa...... Click here to read this release



Testimony at Senate shows fish farm industry held the pen on writing Canadian Fisheries Act changes

Published Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:08:59 EST Read More

(Sointula, BC, March 12, 2015) Alexandra Morton a biologist who has studied the impact of industrial open net salmon farming and become a vocal opponent of the industry in British Columbia, stated she was very "encouraged that the senators realize that aquaculture lobbyists were author...... Click here to read this release



Chemical giant Bayer loses libel action to muzzle bee protectors

Published Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:36:40 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, March 12, 2015) German chemical giant Bayer has failed in its attempt to muzzle Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) over the environmental group's claims that thiacloprid, a pesticide manufactured by Bayer, harms bees. Thiacloprid is one of a group of insecticides called neonicotinoids (“neonics”) which work by interfering with insects' nervous systems. In February, Bay...... Click here to read this release



Oil spills in Northern Ontario should be a wakeup call

Published Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:26:19 EST Read More

A statement from Grand Chief Lawrence Martin March 10, 2015 We have reached a turning point when it comes to looking after the environment in Northern Ontario. There are numerous examples of how things are changing, but here are three...... Click here to read this release



Groups urge public involvement in review of Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt plans

Published Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:50:23 EST Read More

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 Toronto, ON - This afternoon the provincial government launched the much anticipated public review of the plans that protect the Oak Ridges Moraine, Niagara Escarpment and Greenbelt. This review is an important opportunity to strengthen these plans to further protect water, nature and communities in the Greater Gol...... Click here to read this release



Time to talk about improving home comfort and affordability, says insulation association

Published Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:08:47 EST Read More

(February 26, 2015, Ottawa ON) To coincide with Talk Energy Week 2015, NAIMA Canada has released three videos to increase energy efficiency awareness among homeowners. The videos, featuring Executive Director Jay Nordenstrom, inform Canadians about the value insulation adds to a home or building, while reduc...... Click here to read this release



Ontario winters test our furnaces, insulation and driving skills

Published Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:04:42 EST Read More

Don’t let snow stop your furnace (Toronto, Feb 10, 2015) Ontario winters bring challenges to be overcome, none less welcome than a furnace that has stopped working on a cold night. Every winter after a large snowfall, people call GreenSaver seeking advice about new furnaces after theirs has quit. One of our first questions, especially when it involves a newer furn...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Loves Bees!

Published Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:48:44 EST Read More

Op-Ed By Gideon Forman and Beatrice Olivastri Back in November, the Ontario government signaled its intention to reduce the use of “neonic” pesticides on corn and soy seed by 80% by 2017. A prime motivator for the proposal was a new analysis from the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides--a group of 29 independent scientists from around the world--who examined 80...... Click here to read this release



Let’s change time-of-use power prices and put smart meters to work

Published Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:32:57 EST Read More

Note: The following op-ed piece is a response from the Environmental Commissioner’s discussion of on and off-peak electricity prices flowed from the release of the Energy Conservation Report. The Report was presented on January 13, 2015 in a press conference at Queen’s Park....... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Nova Scotia

Published Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:43:36 EST Read More

Nova Scotia residents are eligible for rebates and financing (January 18, 2015, Huntsville, ON) Approximately one-third of Nova Scotia homeowners get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. For one-quarter of households, it is their only source of heat while many others use it for supplementary heat as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat ...... Click here to read this release



Three game-changing ideas for Canada in 2015: Restoring Confidence in Our Future

Published Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:30:45 EST Read More

Op-Ed January 15, 2015 Sometimes you have to stand back to see the big picture. After thirty years in the environmental movement in Canada, I am doing just that. I spent much of the past year researching a major report on Canada’s future, and my family and I are currently in Istanbul, four months into a year-long tour of the world. I’m standing back from the big pictu...... Click here to read this release



Des efforts supplémentaires sont nécessaires dans le cadre du programme Priorité à la conservation de l’énergie

Published Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:10:12 EST Read More

Toronto, le 13 janvier 2015 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit attendre la suite des choses en ce qui concerne la philosophie Priorité à la conservation de l’énergie du gouvernement. Au moment de la publication de son Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2014, Planifier pour économiser, M. Gord Miller a félicité ...... Click here to read this release



Conservation First Needs More Work

Published Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:08:37 EST Read More

Toronto, 13 Jan. 2015 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says he’s adopting a wait-and-see attitude towards the government’s Conservation First philosophy. In releasing his 2014 Energy Conservation Progress Report “Planning to Conserve”, Gord Miller praised the shift to considering cost-effective conservation before building new generation or transmission faci...... Click here to read this release



Advisory - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Energy Conservation Progress Report

Published Thu, 8 Jan 2015 04:01:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release his 2014 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. Topics covered in this year's Report include Review of Policy Developments 2013-2014 and updates on government target achievements. WHEN: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Buildin...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie le rapport sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Thu, 8 Jan 2015 04:00:37 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2014, lequel passe en revue les avancées politiques réalisées en 2013-2014 et met à jour les progrès accomplis par rapport aux cibles du gouvernement. QUAND : le mardi 13 janvier 2015 à 10 h OÙ : Studio des...... Click here to read this release



A new universal icon for sustainability now available

Published Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:02:49 EST Read More

The Gift of an Icon ‘Tis the season for giving, and Canada Conserves has made a new and simple icon available to the world as a universal symbol of the shift to a sustainable path: the green arrow. “We need a single and readily identifiable image,” sa...... Click here to read this release



Insulation provides comfort and savings during extreme weather

Published Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:14:28 EST Read More

Icicles hanging from your roof are often a sign that you’re paying too much on heating bills (Ottawa, ON, December 17, 2014) Much of Canada has already experienced its first cold snap of the season. At a time of year when many people are looking to spend increased time indoors, it makes sense to assess the insulation levels in your home’s building envelope (i.e....... Click here to read this release



Poll shows strong support for government action on pesticides

Published Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:03:55 EST Read More

Nearly 8 out of 10 say Ontario government “on right track” For Immediate Release December 16, 2014 A poll released today by Friends of the Earth Canada, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association shows nearly 8 out of 10 Ontarians believe the Ontario government is on the right track with its intention to...... Click here to read this release



Last minute reflections on how being a conscious consumer makes for a great holiday season and a better New Year

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:06:04 EST Read More

Prepared for submission free for your publication to use with proper credit By Don Huff, Founder of Environmental Communication Options A green Christmas can be as easy or a difficult as you are willing to make it. Personally, I am in favour of things that make a busy and complicated time of the year, simpler. Some of my green Christmas conscious consumer thoughts, include:...... Click here to read this release



This holiday season, bring sparkling water to a tap near you

Published Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:52:03 EST Read More

(December 11, 2014, Toronto, ON) Increasingly, Canadian consumers are giving more thought to purchasing environmentally friendly gifts. This holiday season, whether it’s by way of the packaging, manufacturing or construction, these products ar...... Click here to read this release



Participate in your local Christmas Bird Count

Published Mon, 8 Dec 2014 03:57:31 EST Read More

For immediate release Join a local Christmas Bird Count! Visit www.ontarionature.org/cbc to find one near you Toronto, December 8, 2014 - Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not use those newly-acquired calories to help our feathered friends? The Ch...... Click here to read this release



Canada must learn to live better with less

Published Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:20:28 EST Read More

Report challenges Canada’s leaders to focus on solutions people want For immediate release: November 28, 2014 Canada is poorly equipped to deal with the inevitable environmental and economic challenges that lie ahead, says “The Next Wave”, a report on the future of the environmental and sustainability movements in Canada. The report summarizes the downward envi...... Click here to read this release



Naturalists support Province’s plan to restrict neonic pesticides: Ontario responds to public demand for swift action to protect pollinators

Published Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:44:53 EST Read More

For Immediate Release November 25, 2014 TORONTO--Ontario Nature, a charitable conservation organization, welcomes the Province’s plan to achieve an 80 percent reduction in the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) by 2017. The plan responds to growing public concern about the harmful effects of these pesticides, and to the substantial body of evidence implicating neonics in pollina...... Click here to read this release



Ontario on the right track with restriction on bee-killing pesticides says Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:31:04 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON November 25, 2014) Today, Ontario announced North America's first phase down of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides used to coat corn and soy seeds. This decision should deliver a permanent reduction of 80 percent of neonicotinoids currently used to coat corn and soy seeds. “We congratulate Ontario for its decision to control these systemic neurotoxin pesticides,” says ...... Click here to read this release



SodaStream Active Green Environmental Factsheet

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:11:47 EST Read More

Supplementary Information to Canadian SodaStream users can take credit for reducing waste SodaStream’s “Active Green" approach to making sparkling water or flavoured sparkling water, benefits the e...... Click here to read this release



Canadian SodaStream users can take credit for reducing waste

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:01:50 EST Read More

(November 18, 2014, Toronto, ON) Many Canadians currently use SodaStream’s sparkling water makers to create sparkling water and flavoured sparkling water beverages. In the last 12 months, Canadian SodaStream users have avoided the env...... Click here to read this release



New report links Algae problem along the Ajax waterfront to Duffin Creek WPCP

Published Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:37:18 EST Read More

Report concludes that problem could be remediated through management actions A team of scientists from Michigan Technological University have definitively linked the algae problem plaguing the Ajax waterfront for years to the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The Michigan Tech team, led by Dr. Martin Auer, undertook field and laboratory studies in relation to the Ajax...... Click here to read this release



Insulation: The invisible sound-proof investment

Published Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:34:36 EST Read More

Benefits include reduced sound transfer between rooms and improved air quality (Ottawa, ON, November 10, 2014) Choosing the right insulation product for your home can have a significant financial impact on your seasonal heating bill. Additionally, it also offers significant gains in occupant comfort and indoor air quality. By taking steps to ensure your building e...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Ontario

Published Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:23:18 EST Read More

(October 30, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Over half a million homeowners in Ontario get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. While most use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages, many others use it as their primary source of heating. Wisely managed, Ontario’s supply of wood suitable for residential heating is practically...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of B.C.

Published Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:53:41 EST Read More

(October 28, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Over a quarter million homeowners in British Columbia get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. While most use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages, many others use it as their primary source of heating. Wisely managed, B.C.’s supply of wood suitable for residential heating is pr...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of the Yukon

Published Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:48:32 EST Read More

Yukon residents are eligible for rebates to help replace wood burning stoves with a newer, more efficient one (October 28, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Approximately one-quarter of Yukon homeowners get their space heating from wood stoves. For many, it is their only source of heat while most others use it for supplementary heat as part of an effective zone heating system o...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of the Northwest Territories

Published Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:43:03 EST Read More

Northwest Territory residents are eligible for rebates to help replace wood burning stoves with a newer, more efficient one (October 28, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Many Northwest Territories homeowners get their residential heat from wood stoves. For over fifteen percent of homes, it is their only source of heat while most others use it for supplementary purposes. Wis...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Manitoba

Published Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:36:53 EST Read More

(October 28, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Many Manitoba homeowners get their residential heat from wood stoves. For some, it is their only source of heat while many others use it for supplementary purposes. Wisely managed, Manitoba’s supply of wood suitable for residential heating is practically limitless. It is renewable, virtually carbon neutral and insulated from the vagaries of world petr...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Nova Scotia

Published Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:05:44 EST Read More

(October 27, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Approximately one-third of Nova Scotia homeowners get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. For one-quarter of households, it is their only source of heat while many others use it for supplementary heat as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages. Wisely managed, Nova Scotia’s supply of wood suitable for resident...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Newfoundland and Labrador

Published Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:54:58 EST Read More

(October 27, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Approximately one-third of Newfoundland and Labrador homeowners get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. For one-quarter of households, it is their only source of heat while many others use it for supplementary heat as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages. Wisely managed, Newfoundland and Labrador’s supply o...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Prince Edward Island

Published Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:34:54 EST Read More

(October 27, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Over one-third of Prince Edward Island homeowners get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. For thirty percent of households, it is their only source of heat while many others use it for supplementary heat as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages. Wisely managed, Prince Edward Island’s supply of wood suitable ...... Click here to read this release



Rogers Issues 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Published Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:51 EST Read More

The total economic value returned by Rogers to various constituencies & stakeholders [during 2013] was $12 billion. More than 150,000 youth benefited from the Rogers Youth Fund. TORONTO - Friday, October 24, 2014 - Rogers Communications has released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report which details its economic, social, and environmental performance in 2...... Click here to read this release



Rogers rend public son Rapport 2013 sur la responsabilité sociale d'entreprise

Published Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:58:16 EST Read More

La valeur économique totale remise par Rogers aux différentes parties intéressées et aux parties prenantes (en 2013) a été de 12 milliards de dollars. Plus de 150 000 $ jeunes ont bénéficié du Fonds pour la jeunesse Rogers. TORONTO - Date la semaine prochaine, à déterminer - Rogers Communications a publié son rapport annuel sur la responsabilité sociale d'entreprise qui ...... Click here to read this release



New construction financing solutions for non profit organizations serving seniors and persons with disabilities

Published Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:08:18 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON, October 23, 2014) Adaptability Canada has partnered with Northwood Mortgage to create targeted financial solutions for consumers and non-profit organizations that serve seniors and persons with disabilities--along with their families. The Accessible Community Loan Program, the first of its kind, is designed to allow Canadian non-profit organizations that own and operate b...... Click here to read this release



How a high-performing building envelope can reduce your monthly heating bill

Published Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:26:09 EST Read More

Condensation around windows, drafts, and cold floors are often warning signs that you’re paying too much to heat your home (Ottawa, ON, October 20, 2014) Last winter many Canadians were caught off guard by extreme cold weather, power outages or gas shortages. As this year’s winter season approaches and many Canadians plan to spend an increased amount of time ind...... Click here to read this release



New Polling shows Northern Ontario First Nation residents’ perceptions on energy and mining

Published Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:52:09 EST Read More

(October 16, 2014, Toronto, ON) New polling of Northern Ontario First Nation community residents that explores their attitudes towards renewable energy and resource development was presented today by Oraclepoll Research President Dr. Paul Seccaspina at the Renewables & Mining Summit and Exhibition. Issues surveyed in North...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner Boosts Energy Literacy

Published Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:09:40 EST Read More

Toronto, 15 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner today released Smart from Sunrise To Sunset, to alert the public and decision makers to the ability of the Smart Grid to change how they think about electricity. The report is a non-technical primer that describes how a 24-hour day will be different with the widespread adoption of the Smart Grid. Politicians, stakehold...... Click here to read this release



Current Insight from Local Northern Ontario First Nations Residents on Mining and Power Infrastructure - Oraclepoll Research

Published Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:43:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Presentation of new public opinion research on attitudes of Northern Ontario First Nation community residents related to renewable energy and resource development scenarios. This research was completed by phone survey in early October 2014 by Oraclepoll Research and Environmental Communication Options. Who: Dr. Paul Seccaspina, President of Or...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: “Neonic” Pesticide Ban Vital for Bee Health --and Our Own

Published Wed, 8 Oct 2014 05:01:34 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Caroline Schultz, and Faisal Moola In a few short days many of us will gather among family and friends for a thanksgiving feast, and as we thank our hard-working farmers we must not forget about their petite partners in food production -- honey bees and other pollinators! But these vital creatures are now in peril, threatened by a new class of pesticid...... Click here to read this release



Survey shows Canadian manufacturers used over 136 million kilograms of recycled materials in the production of fibre glass, rock and slag wool insulation

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 07:47:08 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, October 7, 2014) The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) announced the results of a recent survey of its U.S. and Canadian members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products for 2013. NAIMA Canada members used more than 136 million kilograms of recycled material in the production of their mineral fibre product...... Click here to read this release



Commissioner questions Growth Plan’s effectiveness

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 06:54:48 EST Read More

Toronto, 7 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner is concerned that Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe is not on track to meet its goal of curbing urban sprawl in this rapidly growing region. In his 2013/14 Annual Report Managing New Challenges, Gord Miller says the 2006 Growth Plan was intended to reverse the pattern of unsustainabl...... Click here to read this release



Commit to end logging in Algonquin Park

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 06:44:53 EST Read More

Toronto, 7 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the government should commit to end logging in its flagship provincial park. In his 2013/14 Annual Report Managing New Challenges released today, Gord Miller pointed out that logging is banned in all of the other 338 provincial parks in Ontario. “Algonquin is Ontario’s oldest provincial park,” says Miller...... Click here to read this release



Inaction threatens health at Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 06:36:03 EST Read More

Toronto, 7 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change must do more to resolve the health crisis at a First Nation community near Sarnia. In his 2013/2014 Annual Report, Managing New Challenges, Gord Miller says the Aamjiwnaang First Nation receives millions of kilograms of air pollution from the nearby petro-chemical ...... Click here to read this release



Fashion Takes Action Hosts Canada’s 1st Sustainable Fashion Conference: WEAR, World Ethical Apparel Roundtable

Published Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:15:22 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Kelly Drennan, FTA Founding Executive Director kelly@fashiontakesaction.com | 416-458-1491 | @ecofashionista September 30, 2014, Toronto ON - Fashion Takes Action (FTA) presents the World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR) set to take place on November 3 and 4, 2014 at Evergre...... Click here to read this release



Reid’s Heritage Homes first builder to break ground in national Net Zero Energy homes demonstration project

Published Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:20:00 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Release: IMMEDIATELY Location: Guelph, Ontario (September 29, 2014, Guelph, ON) Today, Reid’s Heritage Homes hosted the first groundbreaking ceremony for a national Net Zero Energy (NZE) homes demonstration project. Present to mark the occasion was Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga (Ontario), on behalf of the Ho...... Click here to read this release



Reid’s Heritage Homes first to break ground in national Net Zero Energy demonstration project

Published Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:33:50 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY For Release: IMMEDIATELY Location: Guelph, Ontario Reid’s Heritage Homes first to break ground in national Net Zero Energy demonstration project What: Reid’s Heritage Homes invites members of the media to the inaugural groundbreaking event for a national demonstration project that will almost double the amoun...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Time for Ontario to seize far-offshore wind opportunities in the Great Lakes

Published Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:25:12 EST Read More

Over three and a half years ago, a cancellation, publicly referred to as a moratorium, on offshore wind was announced. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) is perplexed by the lack of action in advancing a far-offshore wind sector in Ontario. The original February 2011 decision was made ostensibly to allow time to conduct more studies. Almost nothing has happened since...... Click here to read this release



Experts visiting Ajax waterfront to examine algae issue first hand

Published Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:02:46 EST Read More

Excellent visuals of researchers gathering algae When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Rotary Park Pavilion, Rotary Park, 177 Lake Driveway W., Ajax. What: A team of researchers will be completing fieldwork on the Ajax waterfront - site of some of the most extensive build-up of algae in the Great Lakes. Who: Dr. Marty Auer, an expe...... Click here to read this release



First Historic Queensborough Day on September 7 2014

Published Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:12:15 EST Read More

(August 20, 2014 - Tweed, Ontario) The historic hamlet of Queensborough, located in the municipality of Tweed, Hastings County, is hosting Historic Queensborough Day on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Queensborough is located north of Highway 7, about 20 kilometres north-west from Tweed, ON and boasts numerous century homes. There are multiple activities for visitors to the small hamlet ...... Click here to read this release



98% in GTA Concerned about Neonic Pesticides and Bees

Published Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:41:40 EST Read More

Across Ontario, 81% urge government to act “as quickly as possible” to protect pollinators For Immediate Release Aug. 19, 2014 TORONTO-A new poll shows 87 percent of Ontarians are concerned about the threat posed by “neonic” pesticides to bees and other wildlife, and 92 percent want the government to take action to protect pollinators. The poll...... Click here to read this release



Land purchase protects Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Martyrs’ Shrine from impacts of waste recycling plant

Published Wed, 6 Aug 2014 04:50:49 EST Read More

(August 6, 2014-Midland, ON) The threat of a waste recycling site next to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Martyrs' Shrine has been averted. On July 25, the Jesuits in English Canada bought the site at 1001 Franke Kindred Road, (near Highway 12 and the Wye River), from Recycling Specialties Inc. The Jesuits are also the owners of the properties where the Martyrs’ Shrine and Sainte-Mar...... Click here to read this release



Adaptability Canada to deliver accessibility solutions for members of Ontario Municipal Social Services Association

Published Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:29:28 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, July 15, 2014) Adaptability Canada and the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) are pleased to announce their partnership to support excellence in integrating accessibility standards into municipal human services system management. Adaptability Canada will provide OMSSA members with consulting solutions such as accessible pr...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Failing in Fight against Climate Change

Published Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:05:24 EST Read More

Toronto, 9 July, 2014 - Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says Ontario needs to get back in the game on climate change. “The latest scientific evidence shows that the pace of climate change is accelerating,” says Miller. “Extreme weather events have increased dramatically around the world. Here in Ontario though, the provincial government hasn’t even delivered on commitments...... Click here to read this release



Northern Ontario citizens want bee-safe plants and seeds

Published Mon, 7 Jul 2014 06:10:50 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada finds overwhelming support in Northern Ontario for action by gardeners and farmers to save bees from neonicotinoids (Ottawa, ON, July 7, 2014) A poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada indicates very significant public concern about the use of bee-killing pesticides in plants from garden centres from large retailers. “Th...... Click here to read this release



Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across Canada

Published Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:23:17 EST Read More

(OTTAWA, ON, June 25, 2014) A new study released today by Friends of the Earth Canada shows that over half of “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at garden centers have been pre-treated with neonicotinoid (neonics), pesticides shown to harm and kill bees. The Canadian data is part of a larger study, Gardeners Beware 2014...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:46:56 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 148, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Looking for Leadership: The costs of climate inaction -- the 2014 edition of his annual review of the government’s progress in reducing green...... Click here to read this release



Ontario economy would benefit from recycling reforms

Published Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:08:08 EST Read More

Conference Board of Canada highlights potential 13,000 new Ontario jobs with increased recycling (Brampton, May 29, 2014) Today, the Conference Board of Canada released Economic Impacts of Waste Diversion in North America. This timely policy briefing report contains extensive and relevant information for Ontario regulators and politicians currently deadloc...... Click here to read this release



Town eager to work with Province immediately to fix Ajax algae problem

Published Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:57:24 EST Read More

Calling for full EA of Duffin Creek WPCP Outfall The Town of Ajax is looking forward to working with the Wynne government and Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson to clean up the excessive algae on the Ajax Waterfront, and require the Regions of Durham and York to undertake a full Environmental Assessment of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). MPP Dickson ...... Click here to read this release



New Poll - Tight Ontario election race with obvious regional voter clustering and little appetite for Coalition government

Published Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:21:13 EST Read More

New OraclePoll Ontario Provincial Election 2014 commissioned by Environmental Communication Options (Toronto, June 9, 2014) This is the third provincial poll (May 5, May 26 and June 9) released by OraclePoll in this election cycle. Data was collected only from people stating they intend to vote on June 12. The poll was conducted between June 4 and 8th, 2014. It was ...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights to present its 2014 Award of Distinction to information access and privacy crusader Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Published Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:07:46 EST Read More

(Toronto, June 4, 2014) - Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian is the 2014 recipient of Corporate Knights’ annual Award of Distinction, which recognizes leaders in Canadian society who have had a catalytic impact on advancing a more positive relationship between business, government and sustainable development. Cavoukian, who is nearing the end of her u...... Click here to read this release



2014 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada Ranking announced

Published Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:02:54 EST Read More

(TORONTO, Ontario, June 4, 2014) - Corporate Knights today released its Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list, the definitive annual ranking of Canada’s top corporate citizens. The ranking, which is in its 13th year, transparently measures a diverse range of Canadian enterprises on a suite of 12 sustainability metrics, including greenhouse gas productivity, per cent of taxes...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to visit Waterloo Region

Published Mon, 2 Jun 2014 05:14:01 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller and his Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee will hold their business meeting in Waterloo Region June 3 to 5, 2014 as part of their annual tour. “Waterloo has been a great center of innovation in land use planning, energy conservation and biodiversity protection over many years,” says Mr. Miller. “The area continues ...... Click here to read this release



Council releases video plea to Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to save the Ajax Waterfront

Published Fri, 30 May 2014 10:26:20 EST Read More

May 30, 2014 Town of Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Councillors released a video plea today regarding the state of the Ajax Waterfront. View the Save our Waterfront -- A call for Action from Ajax Council. In the video, Ajax Council calls on Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to commit to directing th...... Click here to read this release



Ontario election tightens for front-runners - New Poll

Published Fri, 30 May 2014 06:19:50 EST Read More

Job creation remains "top of mind" issue, with no Party getting significant support as protector of the environment (Toronto, May 30, 2014) A poll commissioned by Environmental Communication Options, undertaken earlier this week by OraclePoll Research, indicates 36% of decided voters will vote for the Progressive Conservative Party and 32% will vote for the L...... Click here to read this release



Ontario cement plant wins award as international leader in reducing energy costs and consumption

Published Thu, 29 May 2014 07:06:14 EST Read More

Media Release St Marys Cement Inc. plant in Bowmanville, Ontario is a continent-wide leader in energy efficiency and conservation for manufacturers of cementitious material (Bowmanville ON, May 29, 2014) Community leaders and St Marys Cement Inc. executives were on hand today to celebrate St Marys Cement - Bowmanville Plant receiving the Gold Award Certificatio...... Click here to read this release



Ontario cement plant receives international recognition for energy saving success

Published Tue, 27 May 2014 04:50:39 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: St Marys Cement, Bowmanville Plant will receive an international award for excellence in energy conservation. The Certification in Energy Excellence is awarded to industry and commercial leaders in energy management who are taking a proactive approach to lowering energy usage. St Marys has reduced its annual energy by 1 million dollars per year. ...... Click here to read this release



New poll: Ajax-Pickering voters want sewage treatment plant fix to eliminate algae on waterfront

Published Mon, 26 May 2014 10:06:16 EST Read More

NEWS RELEASE www.ajax.ca May 26, 2014 (Ajax, Ontario) A new poll by OraclePoll Research, commissioned by the Town of Ajax, clearly indicates that Ajax residents believe the Province of Ontario must act to fix the output of the Duffin Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. The treated sewage flow...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Premier with comfortable lead in home Riding of Don Valley West

Published Fri, 16 May 2014 06:05:03 EST Read More

(Toronto, May 16, 2014) Liberal Party Leader and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has a significant lead over her closest competitor, PC candidate Porter. According to the poll, 57% of decided voters will vote for the Premier on Election Day -- roughly 1% different to the popular vote (58.32%) she received in the last General Election in 2011 as the MPP for Don Valley West. ...... Click here to read this release



Wood heat is the efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Canada

Published Tue, 13 May 2014 07:05:24 EST Read More

(May 13, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Roughly one-third of Canadian homes get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. For some it is their only source of heat, while many others use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages. Wisely managed, Canada's supply of wood suitable for residential heating is practically unlimited. It is ...... Click here to read this release



City of Peterborough presented with accessibility audits

Published Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:16:03 EST Read More

Transit Terminal and Art Gallery focus of recommendations (April 23, 2014, Toronto, ON) The City of Peterborough has received completed audits to understand how to make its downtown transit terminal and the Art Gallery fully accessible. Presented to the City this month, by Adaptability Canada, were two accessibility audits that identified areas of improvement and ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario energy concerns overview: new polling

Published Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:26:33 EST Read More

Decided vote intent puts Liberals and Conservatives in near deadlock (April 9, 2014, Toronto, ON) Oraclepoll Research has released omnibus polling results at the All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition today. The survey is about Ontarians’ opinion regarding provincial voter intent, renewable energy and ener...... Click here to read this release



Update from All-Energy Canada Conference

Published Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:27:01 EST Read More

Media Release (April 9, 2014, Toronto, ON) The Plenary session at the All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference was a big success. The Plenary speakers left food for thought for the future of climate change and the future of energy in Canada an...... Click here to read this release



Three days away: Grow your international business in the renewable energy sector

Published Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:29:03 EST Read More

Media Advisory How to do international business in the renewable energy sectorKeynote presentation by Nobel Prize Recipient: Smart Green Cities: Where energy is going in the next 100 yearsFree trade show (...... Click here to read this release



A new direction for Ontario energy conservation? - Interview Opportunity

Published Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:42:48 EST Read More

(March 31, 2014) WHAT: Response from Peter Love, Summerhill's Chief Energy Conservation Officers to Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli's speech on energy efficiency and conservation demand management at the Ontario Electricity Distributors Association's (EDA) AGM meeting on March 31, 2014. WHO: Peter Love, the Chief Energy Conservation Officer at Summerhill (one of...... Click here to read this release



All-Energy Canada Conference in Toronto -- 10 days until conference begins!

Published Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:19:43 EST Read More

Media Release (March 31, 2014, Toronto, ON) All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition (AEC) is a place where business connections in the renewable energy sector are made. It is the third in the All-Energy series, preceded by conferences in th...... Click here to read this release



Seven in ten survey respondents support regulating condominium property managers and companies, study says

Published Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:39:14 EST Read More

Oversight of the profession would reduce the potential risk to consumers if managers fail to fulfill their duties. (Toronto, ON March 31, 2014) As governments consider the need to regulate condominium property management, the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) set out to examine the owner views on the management of their condominiums.The study, Condominium Property Managers: Exa...... Click here to read this release



Made-in-Ontario energy efficient building technology featured at All-Energy Canada conference in Toronto

Published Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:42:25 EST Read More

STEEP Building Systems Canada and Far North Developments will exhibit at Booth # 219 All-Energy Canada (free-to-attend trade show - www.all-energy.ca) on April 9 and 10 at the Direct Energy Centre (Geraldton, ON, March 27, 2014) STEEP Building Systems Canada, an Ontario based manufacturer of energy efficient struc...... Click here to read this release



Media credentials available for All-Energy Canada Exhibition and Conference

Published Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:18:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory Media passes will be available to accredited media at the All-Energy Canada (AEC) Exhibition and Conference, April 9 to 10, 2014. Interview opportunities are available at the conference and trade show for industry experts in the renewable energy sector from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 150 speakers and many networking o...... Click here to read this release



Le CEO souligne le programme pour le pluvier siffleur du parc provincial Wasaga Beach

Published Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:09:27 EST Read More

Chaque année, le CEO souligne le programme gouvernemental qui répond le mieux aux objectifs de la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993. Il invite les ministères à déposer des dossiers de candidature. Un comité indépendant les passe en revue et il en choisit un qui ressort du lot. Cette année, le Prix de l’excellence du CEO est remis au personnel du ministère...... Click here to read this release



Scotiabank offering $10,000 award to student eco-innovator

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:54:34 EST Read More

EcoLiving Awards applications open to full-time college or university students looking to change the future of home energy conservation Toronto, February 25, 2014 - As the country goes through a cold swing, finding ways to reduce energy bills this winter is top of mind. With the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards becoming an annual event, businesses, entrepreneurs and st...... Click here to read this release



Submit your home energy innovation to win $15,000 from Scotiabank

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:40:49 EST Read More

EcoLiving Awards an opportunity for energy efficiency innovation to be recognized by industry experts Toronto, February 25, 2014 - As the country goes through a cold swing, finding ways to reduce energy bills this winter is top of mind. With the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards becoming an annual event, businesses, entrepreneurs and students across the country have mor...... Click here to read this release



Scotiabank offering $50,000 to business with best home energy efficiency solution

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:20:46 EST Read More

Businesses, innovators and students have three weeks left to apply for EcoLiving Awards Toronto, February 25, 2014 - As the country goes through a cold swing, finding ways to reduce energy bills this winter is top of mind. With the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards becoming an annual event, businesses, entrepreneurs and students across the country have more ways to show...... Click here to read this release



Nobel Peace Prize winner is Keynote speaker for All-Energy Canada Conference in Toronto

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:17:26 EST Read More

(February 25 2014, Toronto, CANADA) The All-Energy Canada organizers are delighted to announce that Dr. Woodrow (Woody) W. Clark II will make a strategic Canadian appearance as the Keynote speaker on April 9th, 2014. ...... Click here to read this release



New insulation guide a must-read for do-it-yourself renovators

Published Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:16:08 EST Read More

(February 18, 2014, Ottawa, ON) A new comparison guide is available to assist Canadians in choosing the right insulation for new build and home renovation projects. Released today by NAIMA Canada, Building Insulation: A Performance Comparison for Today’s Environmental Home Builder & Renovation Project is an excellent source of information for learning about one of the most cost...... Click here to read this release



Attention: Event Calendar Editors and Media Sponsorship Coordinators - All-Energy Canada

Published Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:02:01 EST Read More

All-Energy Canada Update Please consider posting or including this within your event calendar directory: All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference April 9 and 10, 2014 Toronto, Canada ...... Click here to read this release



Honey bees get support in Niagara Falls by-election polling

Published Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:38:29 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Bee Cause finds overwhelming voter support for action to save bees in closely fought by-election between NDP and PC front-runners in the Niagara Falls Riding (Ottawa, ON, Feb. 6, 2014) A poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) to research voter expectations related to protecting honey bees in Canada's fruit basket -- the riding ...... Click here to read this release



Celebrating Ontario’s Environmental Leadership

Published Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:03:20 EST Read More

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Scotiabank increases investment in Canadian eco innovators with annual awards program

Published Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:22:56 EST Read More

2014 submissions now open for businesses, entrepreneurs and students Toronto, January 28, 2014 - As the country goes through a cold swing, finding ways to reduce energy bills this winter is top of mind. With the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards becoming an annual event, businesses, entrepreneurs and students across the country have more ways to show Canadians ne...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Schools Don’t Let Their Lunches Go to Waste

Published Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:54:12 EST Read More

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 27, 2014) As part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, elementary schoolchildren across the province committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling for lunch and made a significant contribution to Ontario’s waste diversion efforts. Sponsored by the Carton...... Click here to read this release



Extended Producer Responsibility and the Waste Reduction Act Open for Discussion at Recycling Council of Ontario’s AGM and Policy Forum

Published Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:34:27 EST Read More

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 23, 2014) To support Ontario's current and continued debate regarding extended producer responsibility (EPR) and the proposed Waste Reduction Act, Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is pleased to offer a full day of spirited discussion in an open forum on Tuesday, February 4 at the Old Mill Toronto. To support Ontario's current and continued debate regarding EPR,...... Click here to read this release



New Online Tool Makes It Easier For Designers to Specify Wood in their Projects

Published Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:40:58 EST Read More

Wall Thermal Design Calculator developed by buildABILITY for the Canadian Wood Council Toronto, ON (January 22, 2014) Responding to increased stringency for Canadian energy codes, buildABILITY is providing designers with prescriptive wall assembly solutions through an interactive, online portal. The Wall Thermal Design Calculator is one of buildABILITY's latest pro...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights announces latest additions to its widely followed Global 100 index at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Published Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:14:26 EST Read More

Media Release The Global 100 index has outperformed its benchmark by 3.21% since inception. (Davos, Switzerland, January 22nd, 2014) Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, today released the 2014 iteration of its widely-followed Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index. In its tenth ...... Click here to read this release



Adaptability Canada establishes a one-stop accessible construction solution for the consumer, public and private sectors

Published Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:46:43 EST Read More

(January 21, 2014, Toronto, ON) For the first time in Canada, there is a single-source provider for meeting the growing needs of Canada’s large aging population and people with disabilities. Adaptability Canada (ADC), through innovative and strategic partnerships with leading Canadian companies, offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to providing accessibility at home, at work and...... Click here to read this release



Willis Energy Services is now CLEAResult

Published Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:52:22 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION CONTACT: Lisa Heathman Lisah@hmhagency.com 503.295.1922 ext. 5255 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (January 20, 2014) -- Willis Energy Services has changed its name to CLEAResult. Willis, with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, joined the CLEAResult family of companies in 2012 and is one of several that have no...... Click here to read this release



Fashion Takes Action Hosts Sustainable Fashion Expo & Conference

Published Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:03:00 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Maria J Diaz, Media Relations Manager, Fashion Takes Action|WEAR 2014 416-828-4233 | maria@fashiontakesaction.com January 15, 2014, Toronto ON -- Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is hosting a free Expo on Sunday March 2nd for the public, offering up one-stop shop convenience for c...... Click here to read this release



Insulating yourself against the cold & higher energy costs

Published Wed, 8 Jan 2014 03:57:55 EST Read More

Icicles on your eaves are a warning sign (Ottawa, January 8, 2014) With polar temperatures stretching across Canada, the value of good insulation has never been better. Ensuring you have proper draft proofing and the right amount of insulation in your home remains one of the best things you can do for your wallet, comfort and the environment. “Inadequate insul...... Click here to read this release



Cornerstone Standards Council Launches 60-day Consultation on draft Responsible Aggregate Standards

Published Mon, 6 Jan 2014 06:02:45 EST Read More

January 6, 2014, Toronto, Ontario: Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) is releasing its draft standards for responsible aggregate extraction in Ontario. The draft, which proposes actions that pits and quarries would voluntarily undertake in order to be certified, is posted online at www.cornerstonestandards.ca and is also available by request...... Click here to read this release



Ontario far offshore wind company Trillium Power files Amended Statement of Claim for $500 Million after Appeal Court win

Published Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:25:46 EST Read More

Claim states Ontario Government avoided discussion with International Consortium to create 15,000 jobs (Toronto, Ontario December 13, 2013) Trillium Power Wind Corporation yesterday filed a "Fresh as Amended Statement of Claim" as ordered by the Court of Appeal. Ontario Superior Court of Justice filing responds to an ...... Click here to read this release



Proposal to Amend the National Building Code Could Jeopardize Canadians’ Health & Safety

Published Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:39:06 EST Read More

Ottawa, December 12, 2013 - Today in Ottawa, the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) held a press conference to demand that the changes proposed for the next edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) be significantly improved to provide better safety for all Canadians. Over the past two months and until December 23, the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC...... Click here to read this release



All-Energy Canada: forward-thinking renewable energy solutions for North America

Published Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:33:36 EST Read More

April 9th and 10th, 2014: Direct Energy and Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place (Toronto, ON December 11, 2013) This coming April a chance to discuss the future solutions of the renewable energy and conservation industries is coming to Canada. All-Ene...... Click here to read this release



Most Ontarians say real trees are the “green” Christmas choice

Published Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:49:50 EST Read More

Ontario-grown trees preferred by 7 in 10 poll respondents (December 10, 2013) Ontarians selected real Christmas trees over artificial as the more environmentally-friendly option this holiday season. According to a recent poll*, commissioned by the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA), 41% of respondents consider a real tree to be the most eco-friendly, 25% chose artificial t...... Click here to read this release



Save the date: On April 9th & 10th All-Energy Exhibition & Conference coming to Canada for the first time

Published Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:04:59 EST Read More

All-Energy Canada All-Energy Canada is organised by Reed Exhibitions the world’s leading event organizer, with 500 events in 41 countries and is held in association with the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). All-Energy Exhibition and Conference is the UK’s largest renewable energy event which takes place yearly i...... Click here to read this release



Mixed Progress in Energy Conservation among Local Electrical Utilities

Published Mon, 9 Dec 2013 08:31:37 EST Read More

Toronto, December 9, 2013 - How is your local utility doing in delivering energy conservation? The Environmental Commissioner released Volume Two of his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, Building Momentum: Results today. The report reviews the progress the government has made in increasing energy efficiency and reducing the use of electricity, oil, propane, natural ga...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Stalls In Conserving Transportation Fuels

Published Mon, 9 Dec 2013 08:22:13 EST Read More

Toronto, December 9, 2013 -- Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says the Ministry of Energy should lose some of its responsibility for conservation because of its inaction on transportation fuels. The Environmental Commissioner today released Volume Two of his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, Building Momentum: Results. The report reviews the progress the government...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count!

Published Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:01:16 EST Read More

For immediate release Visit www.ontarionature.org/CBC to find one near you Toronto, December 9, 2013 -- Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not use those newly-acquired calories to help our feathered friends? The Christmas Bird Count, initiated by American ...... Click here to read this release



MINES campaign reaches milestone as provincial mine safety review announced

Published Wed, 4 Dec 2013 09:54:21 EST Read More

(Sudbury, Dec. 4, 2013) Family and friends of two miners killed in an underground accident expressed gratitude for community support, the efforts of local United Steelworkers (USW), provincial Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle who all contributed to establishing a new provincial mining safety review. Speaking at a media confer...... Click here to read this release



Advisory - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Energy Conservation Progress Report

Published Wed, 4 Dec 2013 05:45:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume Two of his 2012 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. Volume One of the report was released in September, 2013. WHEN: Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The report will be available onl...... Click here to read this release



Energy Minister lauded for rewarding homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient

Published Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:52:08 EST Read More

Insulation manufacturers’ association sees energy conservation as vital component of province’s economic and environmental well-being (December 2, 2013, Ottawa, ON) Today’s announcement by Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli is an important step in advancing Ontario as a leader in energy efficiency. NAIMA Canada, the national organization representing C...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Ontario's new Long-term Energy Plan (LTEP)

Published Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:17:19 EST Read More

December 2, 2013 Who: Peter Love - President of Energy Services Association of Canada (ESAC) and formerly Ontario's first Chief Energy Conservation Officer. Mr. Love is a leading advocate and opinion leader in the energy efficiency sector. What: Mr. Love can speak to the following topics related to Minister Chiarelli's announcement on Ontario's new Long-term Energy Plan: ...... Click here to read this release



Attention holiday shoppers - green gift and holiday polling

Published Thu, 21 Nov 2013 04:17:42 EST Read More

Ahead of the biggest shopping season a poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows buyers do consider the environment in their purchases (Ottawa, Canada November, 21, 2013) As the biggest retail blitz of the year approaches, Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) is releasing their national holiday survey results. FO...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto receives international recognition for energy conservation success

Published Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:13:03 EST Read More

Media Release The Association of Energy Engineers awarded BOMA Toronto ‘Energy Project of the Year (Canada Region)’ at the 36th World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, DC (Toronto, ON, November 19, 2013) BOMA Toronto is the recipient of Energy Project of the Year (Canada Region) award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) fo...... Click here to read this release



Ad campaign launched to challenge propane heating claims

Published Thu, 14 Nov 2013 06:14:43 EST Read More

HALF-TRUTHS: CANADIAN OIL HEAT ASSOCIATION TAKES SUPERIOR PROPANE TO TASK The Canadian Oil Heat Association’s number one priority is consumers (Nova Scotia, November 14, 2013) The Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA) is taking Superior Propane, a national company, “to task” for the launch of Superior Propane’s “off-oil” advertising campaign. ...... Click here to read this release



Trillium Power successful with Ontario far-offshore wind ruling at Ontario Court of Appeal: $2.25 Billion Claim to Proceed

Published Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:59:09 EST Read More

Media Release (November 13, 2013, Toronto, Canada) Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) has won its Appeal of the Rule 21 Motion decision (a mechanism to summarily dispose of an action), originally delivered by Mr. Justice Robert Goldstein on October 5, 2012. Yesterday’s Ontario Court of Appeal ruling will allow Trillium Power its day in court to seek dama...... Click here to read this release



BacTech turns to Crowdfunding for Bolivian Acid Rock Drainage Remediation Project

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:00:09 EST Read More

Toronto, Canada, November 12, 2013 -- BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech", CNSX: BAC, OTC: BCCEF, WKN: A1H4TY) announced today that it is launching a Crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for testwork for the Telamayu tailings remediation project in Bolivia. The acid rock drainage (ARD) runoff from the abandoned Telamayu tailings has been impacting the drinking water in downstream...... Click here to read this release



Bee and pesticide die off expert visiting from UK - interview opportunity in Ontario

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 04:06:38 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada welcomes expert Who: Professor Dave Goulson, a UK biologist who specializes in bees. He has published over 200 scientific articles on the ecology of bees and other insects, and is the author of Bumblebees; their behaviour, ecology and conservation (2010, Oxford University Press) and A Sting in the Tale (2013, Jonathan Cape), a...... Click here to read this release



Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Published Thu, 7 Nov 2013 05:11:08 EST Read More

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector (Ottawa, ON, November 7, 2013) A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) commissioned the poll to discover whether or not Ontarian...... Click here to read this release



A new voice for the Building Supplier Industry

Published Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:21:35 EST Read More

(Ontario, Wednesday November 6, 2013) The Canadian Building Suppliers’ Network (CBSN) is now accepting membership applications. This new organization has been created for and is managed by the supplier community to serve as the representative voice of building product and service supplier companies in Canada. At the helm of this new organization are long time real estate sector profess...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government's Actions Threaten the Protection of Endangered Species

Published Wed, 6 Nov 2013 05:18:35 EST Read More

Toronto, November 6, 2013 - In a special report to the legislature, Laying Siege to the Last Line of Defence, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner warns that new regulation changes under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA) threaten the protection of the province’s species at risk. The ESA prohibits the harming, harassing or killing of endangered and threatened...... Click here to read this release



All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference -- Solutions based, future oriented

Published Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:42:10 EST Read More

Speaker applications due by December 16, 2013 Connect, Learn, Enable, Transform All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference is the third event in the global All-Energy series. The conference provides a forum for national and international experts in the renewable energy industry and energy conservation sectors an opportunity to exchange views...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on endangered species

Published Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:56:21 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release a Special Report, Laying Siege to the Last Line of Defence: A Review of Ontario’s Weakened Protections for Species at Risk at a media conference on November 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit ...... Click here to read this release



NEWS CONFERENCE-Government response still missing one year after sockeye inquiry final report-scientists, First Nations and conservationists call for action

Published Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:16:41 EST Read More

Media Advisory October 29, 2013 Location: Vancouver - Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings St., Segal Room, (room number 1400) Time: 10 am, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 It’s been one year since Justice Bruce Cohen completed his $26 million federal inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in t...... Click here to read this release



Homeowner Protection Centre advocates at Queens Park for protecting Ontario consumers from unscrupulous water heater sales during Ontario Legislative Standing Committee Hearing

Published Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:37:50 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, Ontario, October 23, 2013) Today, is the first day of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly Hearings on Bill 55, Stronger Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2013. Michael Lio, Executive Director of the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC), will be making a deputation to the Committee. The Homeowner Protection Centre supports th...... Click here to read this release



SustainableTO Architecture + Building takes top prize for 'Resilient House for New York'

Published Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:45:05 EST Read More

- designed for post-Superstorm Sandy recovery Toronto, Oct 10, 2013 - Toronto-based Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building has taken the top prize in an international competition to design sustainable housing for disaster recovery zones, Paul Dowsett, principal of the firm, announced today. Sustainable.TO’s winning submission, “Resilient House for New ...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Doors Open a province-wide success

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:08:34 EST Read More

(Ontario, Thursday, October 10) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s (OSEA) second annual Green Energy Doors Open, held Saturday, October 5, 2013, was a great success! The province-wide event included 66 sustainable energy champions who opened their homes, community buildings and businesses to showcase conservation, renewable energy, combined heat and power, green buildings, clean...... Click here to read this release



Danger Ahead For the Ring of Fire

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:35:45 EST Read More

Toronto, October 10, 2013 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner warns that the Ontario government is risking irreversible damage to wildlife and wilderness by considering major industrial development in the Far North before research is done and environmental protections are put in place. The Far North covers 450,000 km2 in Ontario and includes part of the largest block of bore...... Click here to read this release



Gutting MNR: Lowered Standards, Dangerous Risks

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:22:44 EST Read More

Toronto, October 10, 2013 --Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says the Ontario government is deliberately dismantling environmental protection that’s been built up over the past decades under the guise of what’s been called “MNR transformation.” In his 2012/13 Annual Report “Serving the Public,” Gord Miller says the changes to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MN...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner to release 2012/13 Annual Report

Published Mon, 7 Oct 2013 07:15:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 148, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The report will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca coincident with the media conference. The report, entitled Serving the Public, will include substan...... Click here to read this release



Province-wide sustainable energy showcase happening on Saturday, October 5th

Published Sat, 5 Oct 2013 06:29:36 EST Read More

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Energy Doors Open features 66 events (Ontario, Saturday, October 5) Today 66 sustainable energy champions across Ontario are opening their homes, community buildings and businesses to showcase conservation, renewable energy, combined heat and power, green buildings, clean transportation and other green energy projec...... Click here to read this release



Nipissing University’s Biomass Innovation Centre offering tour of local renewable energy projects

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 10:58:24 EST Read More

(North Bay, ON, October 3, 2013) On Saturday, October 5, 2013 the Biomass Innovation Centre at Nipissing University will be hosting several exhibits from local community renewable energy cooperatives and leading tours of local sites. The tours are being offered between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to see local solar and biomass projects and learn how you can get involv...... Click here to read this release



Home Energy Labelling Motion introduced by Ottawa MPP Phil McNeely

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:06:20 EST Read More

(Queen’s Park) Today MPP Phil McNeely will introduce a motion to have Section 3 of the Green Energy Act with regards to energy labelling proclaimed. Text of the Motion To recognize that the important work of the Minister of Energy and "Conservation First", a white paper that was released on July 16th, 2013, which recommended that: "Disclosure of actual energy performance, for ex...... Click here to read this release



Electric vehicle test drive and smart home demonstration trailer in Woodstock

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 07:14:23 EST Read More

(Woodstock, ON, October 4, 2013) Woodstock Hydro Services Inc. and Arntjen Solar North America are co-hosting their new Sustainable Energy Expo Smart Home Trailer this Saturday. All are welcome to come out and discuss the future of smart grids and smart home technologies, including renewable energy, energy storage, smart appliance and more. You may also test drive Woodstock Hydro’s Ni...... Click here to read this release



Visit a Stoney Creek home that is a great example of energy efficiency

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 07:05:28 EST Read More

(Stoney Creek, ON, October 4, 2013) Stephen Bieda and his wife are working hard to provide their six children with an education and a legacy of a sustainable existence in the future. Stephen is offering a tour of his home this Saturday, as part of Green Energy Doors Open. Stephen is participating so that his neighbours and friends may learn about how they can create green jobs, and save...... Click here to read this release



Tour Vaughan City Hall and Woodbridge's Archetype Sustainable House

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 06:08:40 EST Read More

(October 3, 2013) There are two exciting events happening in Vaughan and Woodbridge on Saturday, October 5 as part of Green Energy Doors Open. Visitors are invited to explore Vaughan City Hall between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Vaughan City Hall was completed in 2011 and built to LEED Gold standards. Once certified, it will become one of the largest publicly owned buildings to achieve thi...... Click here to read this release



Open tour of Green Sun Rising in Windsor for Green Energy Doors Open

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 06:03:12 EST Read More

(Windsor, ON, October 3, 2013) Green Sun Rising Inc., an Ontario-based solar company, is offering a public tour of its facility in Windsor. This tour, one of over 60 locations across the province participating in Green Energy Doors Open, is being offered on Saturday, October 5th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. One of the company’s newer products, the solar pergola, can serve as a soli...... Click here to read this release



Wind turbine climb, walking tour and water heat recovery display for Green Energy Doors Open

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:48:25 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON, October 3, 2013) There are three exciting events happening at the Exhibition Place grounds on Saturday, October 5 as part of Green Energy Doors Open. All three events are examples of successful renewable energy projects that are moving the green economy forward. Green Energy Doors Open has over 60 hosts participating in this province-wide green energy showcase. T...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver Launches Residential New Construction Program Campaign at the Green Building Festival

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2013 05:07:07 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver launches a province-wide initiative on behalf of Veridian Connections, Hydro One Brampton, Burlington Hydro and new home builders - with a goal of adding 5,000 new energy efficient homes (Toronto, Oct 3, 2013) In a building named after one of the leading green builders in Ontario, the Daniels Spectrum, Greensaver la...... Click here to read this release



Canadian insulation manufacturers used nearly 300 million pounds of recycled material in 2012

Published Wed, 25 Sep 2013 06:43:03 EST Read More

(Ottawa September 25, 2013) NAIMA Canada members used nearly 300 million pounds of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, industrial, and air handling thermal and acoustical insulation in 2012. “We are proud and excited that our members are committed to promoting sustainability by using recycled materials to produce energy-saving insulation products that improve ...... Click here to read this release



Free Energy Conservation Program Focuses on Algoma, Nipissing, Temiskaming, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Districts for Fall Campaign Blitz

Published Wed, 25 Sep 2013 06:21:01 EST Read More

Media Release Relief from rising energy costs on its way to qualifying fixed and low income Espanola Hydro, Greater Sudbury Hydro, and Hydro One customers (Sudbury, ON, September 25, 2013) One of Ontario’s most successful home energy conservation programs, the saveONenergy HOME ASSISTANCE Program (HAP), is bringing its Northern Blitz campaign to...... Click here to read this release



On Saturday October 5th come explore Green Energy Doors Open 2013

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:03:29 EST Read More

Over 50 Events Will Take Place across the Province The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is building on the success of its first Green Energy Day that was held in 2011, by hosting a second province-wide renewable energy showcase. Green Energy Doors Open is being held across the province on Saturday, October 5th. There are over 50 exciting events taking place provinc...... Click here to read this release



Regional Fall Energy Conservation Blitz Comes to Districts of Algoma, Manitoulin Island, Nipissing, Temiskaming and Sudbury

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:50:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory The HOME ASSISTANCE Program is funded by the Ontario Power Authority and offered by Greater Sudbury Hydro, Espanola Hydro, and Hydro One Networks. The HOME ASSISTANCE Program provides energy-efficiency upgrades completely free of charge, including delivery and installation. Greater Sudbury Hydro, Espanola Hydro, and Hydro One Networks are deliverin...... Click here to read this release



Time for Action on Transit Funding

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2013 06:00:37 EST Read More

Toronto, September 24, 2013 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the government should move immediately to improve municipal options for funding of transit. Gord Miller today released Building Momentum: Provincial Policies for Municipal Energy and Carbon Reductions, the latest volume of his annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. One of the issues the report examined ...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada Objects to Feds' Renewal of Bee-Toxic Pesticide

Published Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:38:31 EST Read More

For immediate release (OTTAWA, September 23, 2013) Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a notice of objection to Health Canada's decision under the Pest Control Products Act to renew conditional registration of a bee-toxic pesticide, clothianidin, despite lack of due diligence by the applicant companies. Health Canada's agency dealing with pesticides is recommending ren...... Click here to read this release



Peter Love named to Canada’s 2014 Clean50

Published Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:00:03 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON, September 19, 2013) Peter Love has been named to Canada’s 2014 Clean50. Peter is honoured in the category: Traditional Energy Generation & Retailers. Peter is a "lifer" when it comes to electrifying the push to greater energy efficiency and is a leading advocate for a culture of conservation. He currently is President of the Energy Services Association of Canada, which ad...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 19 Sep 2013 06:24:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his fourth Annual Energy Conservation Report. The Report explores opportunities for the province to help municipalities reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in their communities. WHEN: Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislati...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia cement industry reaching milestone

Published Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:28:22 EST Read More

Concrete’s environmental footprint further reduced as CO2-reducing ContempraTM nears 50% of made-in-BC cement consumption Ottawa (ON), September 17, 2013 - A scant two years after its launch in Canada, a new cement type that results in 10% lower CO2 emissions is rapidly becoming the preferred standard for the majority of new conc...... Click here to read this release



Queen’s Remote Engineering Initiative moves forward

Published Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:15:42 EST Read More

OWA Members Supporting Tomorrow’s Waterpower Engineers (August 12, 2013, Toronto) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) congratulates Queen’s University on their success in receiving support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Resource Council of Canada (NSERC) for the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. The multi-year in...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay: site of Sixth Annual Darryl Penasi Fox Memorial Golf Classic 2013

Published Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:41:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors (Thunder Bay, Ontario) - Family and friends will gather at the Whitewater Golf and Country Club on Friday, August 1st, 2013 to raise money for cancer research. The Darryl "Penasi" Fox Memorial Golf Classic is held each year in honour of Darryl Fox, an avid golfer, engineering student and ...... Click here to read this release



Energy Minister lauded for commitment to conservation as critical part of Ontario's energy mix

Published Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:56:22 EST Read More

Insulation manufacturers' association sees energy conservation as vital component of province’s economic and environmental well-being (July 16, 2013, Ottawa, ON) Today's announcement by Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli is an important step in advancing an engaged and informed discussion about the future of Ontario's long-term energy planning. NAIMA Canada, the national o...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Doctors Urge Province to Ramp-Up Renewable Energy

Published Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:15:40 EST Read More

by Dr. David Colby, Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, and Gideon Forman The Ontario government’s recent announcement that it will add 900 megawatts of new renewable energy to the provincial grid is welcome news indeed. Projected to come on-line starting in 2014, the new electricity will be sufficient to power over 125,000 homes every year and create over 6,000 jobs. It shows Quee...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario on site visit in Huronia

Published Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:00:26 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity When: Tuesday June 18th, 2013 at 2:00 pm Where: Georgian Queen Tour boat at the Penetanguishene Town Dock (2 Main St., Penetanguishene) What: Media interview opportunity with Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller and local mayors after their tour of Severn Sound. The Commissioner will be available to respond to questions ab...... Click here to read this release



Groups take action to defend Ontario’s urban forests from Emerald Ash Borer

Published Wed, 12 Jun 2013 05:38:56 EST Read More

Urban Forest Stewardship Network takes a collaborative approach (June 12, 2013, Toronto, ON - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) The Urban Forest Stewardship Network (UFSN) connects grassroots organizations working on issues like Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that is devastating ash tree populations across the province. EAB was initially discovered in ...... Click here to read this release



Toronto senior urges others to pick up the phone and enroll in energy-saving programs to reduce energy bills

Published Mon, 10 Jun 2013 06:05:35 EST Read More

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (“Toronto Hydro”), Enbridge Gas Distribution (“Enbridge”), GreenSaver and Gord Miller, Ontario Environmental Commissioner and Chief Energy Conservation Officer, present Ceremonial Key to newly energy retrofitted home Media Release (TORONTO, ON, June 10, 2013) It was smiles all around as 85-year-old Dou...... Click here to read this release



Groups Applaud Government's Anti-SLAPP Bill

Published Wed, 5 Jun 2013 07:23:52 EST Read More

Toronto, 4 June 2013 - Public interest groups applauded a proposed new law that would allow Ontario citizens to speak out without fear of damaging lawsuits meant to intimidate them. Today Attorney General John Gerretsen tabled a government bill to stop the growth of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) in Ontario. These unmeritorious civil suits are generally intended...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner Warns of Setback in Fight against Climate Change

Published Wed, 5 Jun 2013 06:16:36 EST Read More

Toronto, June 5, 2013 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says the government’s long-term energy policy could wipe out some of the gains that have been made in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Gord Miller today released “Failing our Future,” his 2013 annual report on the progress made in working towards the GHG reduction targets outlined in the governm...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Abandons Endangered Species

Published Fri, 31 May 2013 09:58:58 EST Read More

Environmentalists decry Cabinet decision to gut law protecting imperilled wildlife Toronto, May 31, 2013 - The provincial Cabinet announced today its approval of sweeping exemptions for industry under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA). Environmental organizations are incensed at the government’s abdication of its responsibility to protect and recove...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Thu, 30 May 2013 04:44:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release the 2013 edition of his annual review of the Ontario government’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions at a media conference on June 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit ...... Click here to read this release



1 in 3 Ontario families have had a negative experience with a door-to-door water heater salesperson

Published Wed, 22 May 2013 07:29:27 EST Read More

Media Release (May 22, 2013, Toronto) Recent polling undertaken by the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) shows that more than 1 in 3 Ontario families (almost 36%) have had a negative experience with a door-to-door water heater salesperson. The news should come as little surprise given that complaints about door-to-door water heater rentals have been the second most frequ...... Click here to read this release



Minto is selected for Net-Zero Energy Housing project

Published Wed, 15 May 2013 05:40:20 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2013, TORONTO - As a result of the organization’s long history of building more sustainable homes and communities, Minto has been selected as one of five building partners in Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII), led by Owens Corning Canada. With ecoEII financial support, Minto will work with leading residential...... Click here to read this release



Energy storage the missing piece to clean commuting on existing rail infrastructure

Published Wed, 8 May 2013 09:28:35 EST Read More

Media Advisory (May 8, 2013, Toronto, ON) - Get on board the hydrogen train and learn from an impressive lineup of expert speakers about the promise of wireless rail electrification using hydrogen, fuel cells and advanced battery technologies. The 8th International Hydrail Conference will be an opportunity to learn about the convergence of these technologies with energy st...... Click here to read this release



Financement à hauteur de 4 millions $ d’un projet de maisons éconergétiques à consommation zéro par le gouvernement canadien, Owens Corning Canada et l’industrie du bâtiment

Published Fri, 3 May 2013 10:27:14 EST Read More

En Alberta, en Nouvelle-Écosse, en Ontario et au Québec, des constructeurs d’habitations s’engagent à construire 25 maisons éconergétiques à consommation zéro dans cinq collectivités canadiennes. (Toronto, le 3 mai 2013) Un investissement de plus de 4 millions $ et des contributions en nature de l’Initiative écoÉNERGIE sur l’innovation et de l’...... Click here to read this release



$4 million Net-Zero Energy Housing project funded by the Canadian government, Owens Corning Canada, and the building industry

Published Fri, 3 May 2013 09:01:47 EST Read More

Homebuilders from Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec commit to building 25 net-zero energy homes in 5 Canadian communities (Toronto, May 3, 2013) Over $4 million in funding and in-kind contributions from the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) and the building industry will allow for the construction of at least 25 net-zero energy homes in 4 provinces. ...... Click here to read this release



Muskoka Celebrates Waterpower Facility Upgrades

Published Fri, 3 May 2013 07:04:15 EST Read More

Official Re-Opening of the Wilson’s Falls and Bracebridge Falls Generating Stations (May 3, 2013, Peterborough, ON) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) congratulates Bracebridge Generation Ltd. on the completion of the upgrades to the Wilson’s Falls Generating Station and the Bracebridge Falls Generating Station. Today in Bracebridge Ontario, the OWA, com...... Click here to read this release



Tablets for leisure, laptops for work: understanding the numbers

Published Wed, 1 May 2013 08:21:25 EST Read More

Oraclepoll releases research study on Canadian tablet users (Toronto, ON) On April 17, 2013, Oraclepoll Research president, Paul Seccaspina, presented the findings of an online panel survey of 706 tablet users from across Canada at the BBM Staying Tuned 2013 conference in Toronto. According to the survey findings, the tablet of choice among Canadians is the iPa...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Needs to Scrap its Waste Diversion Act

Published Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:09:29 EST Read More

Media Release Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace (Queen’s Park, April 24, 2013) At a joint media conference at the Ontario Legislature, Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) called for new legislation that drives and achieves greater waste diversion. Prior to a new round of eco fees that are scheduled for May 1, 2013,...... Click here to read this release



Innovative Waste Reduction Certification Program to Recognize Environmental Excellence for Ontario Businesses

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:01:57 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, April 22, 2013 - Recycling Council of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment are pleased to announce the province-wide unveiling of 3RCertified, a voluntary program for the Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (IC&I) sector that recognizes organizations that take a leadership position in waste reduction and diversion. “3RCertifie...... Click here to read this release



Ontario consumer protection website launched

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:11:36 EST Read More

Quick passage of Bill 55 needed to protect Ontarians from door-to-door water heater sales Media Release (Toronto, Ontario, April 18, 2013) The Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) has launched a new website (waterheaterdoortodoor.com) to help encourage the province to pass today’s introduced legislatio...... Click here to read this release



Recycling Council of Ontario and the Ontario Waste Management Association to address state of waste diversion and producer responsibility in Ontario

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:59:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Who: Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director, Recycling Council of Ontario Rob Cook, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ontario Waste Management Association When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Where: Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio Main Legislative Building, Toronto What: Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act is failing c...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Is Ontario blowing its chance to be an offshore wind winner?

Published Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:43:02 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Why is Ontario intent on squandering its “first mover” advantage in the renewable energy field? Huge steps on developing offshore wind are being made globally and by our neighbours to the south and yet in Ontario we are, at best, stuck in neutral. Why are the Americans agg...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Answering the Tough Question on Workers' Memorial Day

Published Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:19:05 EST Read More

April 28th is Workers’ Memorial Day. It is a day recognized globally that started locally. It is a day to remember the people who have died at and from the workplace, and fight for improved health and safety measures in the workplace. For the past 20 years I have spoken at the event. My comments are in the context of my workplace experience (as President of the Lougheed Funeral Homes) where surv...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government announces new consumer protection reforms impacting door-to-door water heater sales

Published Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:36:46 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity WHO: Michael Lio, Executive Director of the Homeowner Protection Centre is available to respond to the proposed New Consumer Protection Reforms announced earlier today by the Ontario government. Mr. Lio can speak to the proposed legislation in the context of the deceptive and dishonest door-to-door water tank rental sales practices used by some c...... Click here to read this release



OWA Releases New Documentary “Our Heritage Our Future - the Kapuskasing River Waterpower Project”

Published Tue, 9 Apr 2013 07:54:37 EST Read More

Film Highlights First Nation and Industry Partnerships For immediate release (April 9, 2013, Toronto, ON) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to announce the public release of the documentary Our Heritage, Our Future - the Kapuskasing River Waterpower Project. This documentary chronicles the development of partnerships between thre...... Click here to read this release



Government of Ontario is right to introduce new legislation that shifts recycling costs from taxpayer to business

Published Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:49:45 EST Read More

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Available to comment TORONTO, April 4, 2013 - Today, the Hon. Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of the Environment, committed the Government of Ontario to require producers to pay the full freight of recycling. The cost of managing products and packaging once they are discarded has historically been an unfair cost burden to communities and taxpayers. Recycling Counc...... Click here to read this release



Sweeping exemptions would leave endangered species sliding toward extinction

Published Thu, 4 Apr 2013 05:55:12 EST Read More

Some 65 species have been waiting and waiting for habitat protection - on average for 19 years Media Release Sixty-five species slated to receive mandatory habitat protection this summer under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA) may be out of luck if the government proceeds with sweeping exemptions to the act. A new analysis reveals that these...... Click here to read this release



Investing in Soils for a Sustainable Future

Published Wed, 27 Mar 2013 06:10:24 EST Read More

Toronto, March 27, 2013 - “Our soil is a great resource, and we need to change our vision of how we manage it.” This is one conclusion from a roundtable held by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, which brought together experts and stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of increasing soil carbon and building healthy soils. The report from the event, â€...... Click here to read this release



The Future is Now: Grow Greenstone Expo

Published Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:26:56 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (Thunder Bay, ON) The Grow Greenstone Expo, the region’s largest mining expo to date, kicked off this morning with opening ceremonies that featured addresses by The Hon. Bob Rae, MP - Toronto Centre, The Hon. Michael Gravelle, MPP - Thunder Bay/Superior North and Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Mayor of Greenstone, Renald Beaulieu and Dar...... Click here to read this release



Momentum grows in Timmins for an investigation into Ontario mine safety

Published Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:01:17 EST Read More

New chapter of MINES (Mining Inquiry Needs Everyone’s Support) established in Timmins and new website revealed: www.mininginquiry.com Media Release (Timmins, March 25, 2013) Wendy and Briana Fram, mother and sister of Jordan Fram who was killed in an underground accident two years ago, led a delegation ...... Click here to read this release



Grow Greenstone Expo March 25-26: Explore, Expand, Experience

Published Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:06:26 EST Read More

For Immediate Release The Grow Greenstone Expo, hosted by the Greenstone Labour Market Working Group will be taking place at the Victoria Inn, on Monday and Tuesday (March 25-26, 2013). Featuring over 60 exhibitor booths and an impressive lineup of speakers and dignitaries, the sold out Grow Greenstone Expo is the region’s first business-to-business, workforce attraction expo to...... Click here to read this release



2013 Environmental Defence Gala: Address by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada

Published Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:52:34 EST Read More

Media Release Below is the text of a speech delivered by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada, at the 2013 Environmental Defence Gala held on March 20, 2013. In his remarks, Mr. McSweeney advocates for a collective approach to address sustainability challenges, speaks to the industry’s commitment and significant investments to reduce its en...... Click here to read this release



Gravenhurst Township public meeting to discuss solar proposal

Published Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:30:12 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Mariposa Solar Farm Inc. will host an information session for neighbours and Gravenhurst Township residents. Where: Severn Bridge Women’s Institute Community Hall, 1035 Southwood Road, Severn Bridge When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The information session will provide detail and information about a proposed s...... Click here to read this release



Severn Township public meeting to discuss solar proposal

Published Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:23:06 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Mariposa Solar Farm Inc. will host an information session for Township of Severn residents. Where: Fellowship Chapel, 1296 Cambrian Road at Carlyon Line, Severn Twp. When: Monday, March 18th, 2013 - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The information session will provide detail and information about a proposed solar farm project at 1692 Cambrian R...... Click here to read this release



Why an Investigation into Ontario Mining Safety is Needed Now

Published Wed, 6 Mar 2013 05:30:38 EST Read More

Citizens group MINES to hold information session in Timmins Representatives from the Sudbury-based citizens group MINES (Mining Inquiry Needs Everyone's Support) have been invited to host an information session in Timmins on March 24, 2013 on the need for an investigation into Ontario mining safety. WHAT: An information session on why an Ontario government-co...... Click here to read this release



Homeowners paying for lack of regulation in water heater rental industry, study says

Published Tue, 5 Mar 2013 03:46:16 EST Read More

Regulation and information necessary for consumers to benefit from increased competition (Toronto, ON, March 5, 2013) Resolving issues with water heaters, the second most frequent complaint received by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services, is the topic of a new study from the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC). The study, Domestic Hot Water Tanks and Other ...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Integrated and Convenient Recycling is a Plus for Ontario

Published Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:46:31 EST Read More

We generate a lot of waste. In fact, when compared to other provinces, Ontario is amongst the worst, generating almost 10 million tonnes of waste annually. Of that, only 25 per cent of all the materials we discard go into the recycling system. And despite the efficiency and success of the blue box program, we throw out a lot of materials that must stay out of landfill and still have value if recyc...... Click here to read this release



People Power - New Breed of Solar Power in Ontario

Published Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:00:16 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, Ontario (Feb 26, 2013) GreenSaver and SolarShare Co-operative GreenSaver and the SolarShare Co-operative have signed an agreement to develop a solar project on the rooftop of 32 Goodmark Place in Toronto. Both partners are not-for-profit corporations and the unique nature of this solar development is that it will be financed by Community Solar Bonds, all...... Click here to read this release



One Stop for Recycling and Reuse: Recycling Plus by The Beer Store makes it easier to do the right thing in Toronto

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:05:59 EST Read More

The Beer Store, in cooperation with Stewardship Ontario and Sims Recycling Solutions, offers a one-stop drop off for empty alcohol containers, paint, batteries and household electronics Media Release (February 15, 2013, Toronto, ON) Recycling Plus by the Beer Store (Recycling Plus) is a pilot project designed to increase the recycling and reuse of...... Click here to read this release



The Rubber Hits the Road on the Huge Gap in Canada-US Tire Prices

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:34 EST Read More

For immediate release: Senate Committee confirms discriminatory pricing of tires sold to Canadian tire dealers result in tire prices that are on average 32% higher than in the US February 15, 2013 (Drayton, Ontario) The Senate Committee on Finance has confirmed the Tire Dealers Association of Canada’s (TDAC) findings that discriminatory “count...... Click here to read this release



Minister of the Environment to join The Beer Store in launching Recycling Plus facility in Toronto

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:13:16 EST Read More

Pilot launched in cooperation with Stewardship Ontario and Sims Recycling Solutions will also accept paint, batteries and household electronics Media Advisory Attn: News, Environment, Lifestyle and Consumer Editors and Reporters What: Recycling Plus, an initiative by The Beer Store, is a stand-alone returns facility that aims to make it easier f...... Click here to read this release



New Premier, new legislative session, new features on OntarioMonitor.ca

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:20:12 EST Read More

Free three-week trial available Media Release (February 13, 2013, Toronto, ON) Just in time for Premier Wynne’s debut in the Legislature, OntarioMonitor.ca is announcing new features and a free three-week trial for new users. OntarioMonitor.ca provides keywor...... Click here to read this release



Life Cycle Assessment is the key to unlocking the economic, social and environmental promise of sustainable infrastructure

Published Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:53:59 EST Read More

Cement Association of Canada President and CEO to speak about the importance of Life Cycle Assessment at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) 2013 Sustainable Communities Conference Interview Opportunity Canadian public and private infrastructure is a massive strategic asset, valued at some $4 trillion. It is also central to addressing climate c...... Click here to read this release



Winter Storms Come With Long-Term Environmental Impacts

Published Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:18:07 EST Read More

Toronto - When residents and governments react to winter storms with toxic products applied to roads, sidewalks, and driveways, the impact on the environment includes significant long-term and expensive irreversible impacts, said Kevin Mercer, founding executive director of the RiverSides Stewardship Foundation, and a contributing author of the Government of Canada’s Code of Practice for the ...... Click here to read this release



Waterpower industry continues to advance environmental measures

Published Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:41:39 EST Read More

Best Management Practices Guide for Waterpower Facility Construction added to series For immediate release January 25, 2013 - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to announce the completion of the “Best Management Practices Guide for the Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facili...... Click here to read this release



Algonquin Park Waste Management System Recognized by ECO

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:50:30 EST Read More

Media Release Every year, the ECO recognizes a government program or project that best meets the goals of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993. Ministries are invited to submit nominations, and an arms-length panel reviews them and selects the winner. Today, the 2012 ECO Recognition Award is being presented to staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources for their waste managem...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Announces Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations at World Economic Forum in Davos

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:25:00 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights Announces the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (under embargo until 2:01 am EST), January 23rd, 2013 Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research company, announced today its Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corpora...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume Two)

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 05:49:50 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume Two) Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Check Against Delivery In Ontario, it seems we want cheap electricity without burning coal or building natural gas-fired peaking plants. Some people don’t want nuclear plants an...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS: Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume deux)

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 05:43:34 EST Read More

DISCOURS M. Gord Miller, commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume deux) Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée legislative Le 8 janvier 2013 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé En Ontario, nous voulons profiter de l’électricité à prix aborda...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Can Save Energy and Money in the Province’s Schools

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 05:18:03 EST Read More

January 8, 2013 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says more money could be spent on in-classroom education, if the Ontario government and the province’s school boards improved their efforts to reduce their electricity and natural gas bills. Miller today released Volume Two of his 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. This report annually reviews reductio...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario peut économiser de l’énergie et de l’argent dans les écoles de la province

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 05:15:43 EST Read More

Le 8 janvier 2013 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dit qu’il est possible de consacrer plus de fonds à l’enseignement en classe qu’à l’heure actuelle, si le gouvernement de l’Ontario et les conseils scolaires de la province font davantage d'efforts pour réduire leurs factures d’électricité et de gaz naturel. Aujourd’hui, M. Miller publie l...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Must Act Now to Ensure Energy Conservation in the Future

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 05:09:58 EST Read More

January 8, 2013 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says uncertainty about the future of electricity conservation programs is discouraging further energy savings in Ontario. Miller today released Volume Two of his 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. This report annually reviews reductions in energy usage, increases in energy efficiency, and the progress an...... Click here to read this release



Grow Greenstone Expo Scheduled for March 2013

Published Mon, 7 Jan 2013 05:25:07 EST Read More

Attn: News and Event Page Editors Media Advisory WHAT: GREENSTONE, ON - The Municipality of Greenstone and the Greenstone Labour Market Working Group are partnering to produce the Grow Greenstone Expo on March 25th and 26th, 2013. The Expo’s theme is “Connectivity, Accessibility, Power and People” (CAPP). The event is designed to spotlight developme...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray's Plan for Better Transit and Roads

Published Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:56:56 EST Read More

Candidate Calls For Super-Ministry To Get Moving, And Getting Rid Of The Gardiner For immediate release Toronto - As Premier, Glen Murray will apply his deep experience and knowledge in urban affairs to get transit and traffic moving in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and across Ontario too. In a major speech to the Toronto Board ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Releases Full Fiscal Plan

Published Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:17:23 EST Read More

Leadership Candidate Takes On “The Elephant” To Protect McGuinty Liberal Legacy For immediate release Toronto - Glen Murray today released his detailed fiscal and economic plan - the comprehensive framework spelling out how he will address "the number one challenge facing the next Premier. "As Liberals, we all know that Ontario is in a ser...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Energy Conservation Report

Published Thu, 3 Jan 2013 04:43:50 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume Two of his 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report at a media conference on January 8th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Volume One of the report was released in June, 2012. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie son rapport annuel sur l'économie d'énergie

Published Thu, 3 Jan 2013 04:32:51 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le volume deux de son Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 pendant la conférence de presse du 8 janvier 2013 à 10 h. Il a publié le volume un du même rapport en juin 2012. La conférence sera diffusée sur le Net. Si vous souhaitez écouter la webémission en...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Wins Third Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate

Published Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:27:22 EST Read More

Strong Performance In Ottawa Tops Off Pre-Holiday Campaigning On High Note For immediate release OTTAWA - Glen Murray strongly impressed Ontario Liberals gathered for the third all-candidates leadership debate with his passionate commitment to make sure that Ontarians will “never, ever” have to live with PC cuts to hospitals and social service...... Click here to read this release



Insulation installation instructions featured on revamped NAIMA Canada website

Published Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:59:29 EST Read More

Media Release Installing insulation is one of the most cost-effective initiatives when it comes to lowering a building’s heating and cooling costs. The key to achieving maximum benefit, however, is proper installation of the product. For anyone considering such an improvement project, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has made it even easier ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray: One Liberal, One Vote for All Future Leadership Races

Published Thu, 13 Dec 2012 03:59:20 EST Read More

Liberal Leaderships Will Be More Democratic, Easier And More Affordable For immediate release TORONTO - As Premier and Ontario Liberal Leader, Glen Murray would make sure that next time the Leader is chosen it will be by all party members in a One Liberal, One Vote contest. “I want a government that listens and we want an Ontario Liberal Part...... Click here to read this release



A holiday tradition you can count on! Christmas Bird Count, Year 113

Published Mon, 10 Dec 2012 06:15:39 EST Read More

For immediate release Toronto, December 10, 2012 - Following a century-long tradition, some 60,000 birders will venture out across North America to participate in the single longest-running and most popular wildlife census in the Americas between December 14, 2012 and January 5, 2013. Not only a great opportunity to get outside with friends, this volunteer initiative gather...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray's Understanding of North Comes Through in Thunder Bay Debate

Published Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:26:15 EST Read More

For immediate release Ontario Leadership Candidate’s Call For Tax Breaks, No-Money-Down Tuition Is Heard THUNDER BAY, December 9, 2012 - Glen Murray used his strong understanding of the new innovation economy to explain to the Ontario Liberal Leadership audience here today his plan, which will include Northern Ontario making its own decisions. ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Will Call For Stronger Northern Ontario Voice

Published Sat, 8 Dec 2012 11:32:18 EST Read More

For immediate release Ontario Leadership Candidate Says It’s Time For Northern Regional Government THUNDER BAY - Glen Murray will renew his call for Northern Ontario to have its own regional government when he speaks at the Ontario Liberal Leadership debate here Sunday (Dec. 9). “I want everyone in our party, and all Ontarians, to know that the No...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray: Time for Northern Ontario's Own Government

Published Sat, 8 Dec 2012 11:28:42 EST Read More

Backgrounder The North Needs Its Own Voice A real voice for the North means it’s time for meaningful administrative devolution. As the next Ontario Liberal Premier, Glen Murray will take the steps for Northern Ontario to have that voice - its own government, representing its own interests. The North is a unique, resource-rich region of Ontario. It must continue to di...... Click here to read this release



Get real to celebrate National Christmas Tree Day on December 8th

Published Fri, 7 Dec 2012 08:19:23 EST Read More

Three Ontario groups offer tips for those looking to make the better environmental choice this holiday season December 7, 2012 - Ontario Forestry Association, Trees Ontario and Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario are all doing their part to spread the word about the environmental benefits of having a real Christmas tree. Recent polling shows that Ontarians are al...... Click here to read this release



ALUS is in Grey and Bruce Counties - Interview Opportunity

Published Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:21:32 EST Read More

Attn: Radio, print and agriculture editors - December 6, 2012 Who: Keith Reid is a farmer from the Owen Sound area and coordinator of the Grey-Bruce Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program. He appeared in the recent ON Nature magazine article on the topic (http://www.vdocshop.com/d...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto Wins National Award for its Energy Conservation and Demand Management Program from the Canadian Society of Association Executives

Published Wed, 5 Dec 2012 11:25:40 EST Read More

For Immediate Release TORONTO, December 5, 2012 - Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto) has been named the recipient of the 2012 ‘Associations Make a Better Canada’ award by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)for the successful development and management of its BOMA Toronto CDM Program. BOMA Toronto st...... Click here to read this release



ALUS is in Norfolk County

Published Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:23:32 EST Read More

Attn: Radio, print and agriculture editors - December 5, 2012 Interview Opportunity - ALUS is in Norfolk County Who: Lindsay Bennett is the coordinator of the Norfolk County - Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program. Many area farmers were featured in the recent ON Nature magazine article on the topic (...... Click here to read this release



Experts Praise Glen Murray's Plan for Small Business and Jobs

Published Wed, 5 Dec 2012 06:12:33 EST Read More

For immediate release EXPERTS PRAISE GLEN MURRAY’S PLAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND JOBS “I Very Much Support Glen’s Focus” … “Innovative” … “Good Public Policy” TORONTO - December 5, 2012 - Top Ontario business leaders and thinkers are praising the job-creating small business tax incentive and investment cr...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Retreats on Climate Change

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 05:00:39 EST Read More

December 4, 2012 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says the Ontario government is backing away from its plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Gord Miller today released "A Question of Commitment," the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government's Climate Change Action Plan. The 2007 plan established province-wide targets for reducing GHG e...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l'Ontario fait un pas en arrière en matière de changement climatique

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 04:59:29 EST Read More

Le 4 décembre 2012 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario (CEO), dit que le gouvernement de l'Ontario s'éloigne de son plan visant à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES). Aujourd'hui, M. Gord Miller, publie son rapport intitulé Une question d’engagement. Il s'agit de l'édition 2012 de la revue annuelle du Plan d'action contre les ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Published Mon, 3 Dec 2012 04:03:05 EST Read More

Opinion poll released as solar industry meets at convention in Toronto Ottawa, December 3, 2012 - A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians. The survey conduc...... Click here to read this release



What They're Saying About Glen Murray for Ontario Liberal Leader

Published Sun, 2 Dec 2012 07:00:53 EST Read More

For immediate release December 2, 2012 On my scorecard, Glen Murray wins. More than any other candidate, he had a mastery and command of policy ideas at his fingertips. He spoke without notes, including his opening and closing statements, which also featured some French. … he was utterly impressive in the way he mixed solid perform...... Click here to read this release



Free Webinar - What lessons can Ontario and North America learn from the decentralized energy transition occurring in Germany?

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:13:05 EST Read More

What: Free Webinar - Centralized vs. Decentralized Energy: Lessons from Germany When: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) Where: Online webinar. Access details provided upon registration. Register at: http://go.ontario-sea.org/decentralizedenergywebinar Join our pan...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in London

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:45:21 EST Read More

Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in London to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Attention: London News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Advisory Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer, and requires less frequent maint...... Click here to read this release



Holiday debate: Ontarians split on environmental merits of real vs. fake Christmas trees

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:50:26 EST Read More

In addition to the usual dispute as to one’s yearly naughty-or-nice status, this holiday season there is another cause for debate. Public opinion is divided between the Christmas tree choices: real or fake. A recent poll shows Ontarians are almost evenly split on whether they consider an artificial or real tree to be the most environmentally friendly. The November 2012 poll from Oraclepoll R...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:00:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government’s Climate Change Action Plan at a media conference on Dec 4th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca/...... Click here to read this release



German sustainable energy experiment successes and challenges: Is a similar transition possible in Ontario?

Published Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:15:49 EST Read More

Media Technical Briefing What: Media Technical Briefing with Arne Jungjohan Director for the Environment and Global Dialogue Program, Heinrich Boell Institute (Washington office) Where: OSEA office, 156 Front Street West, Suite 201, Toronto Ontario Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am (EST) To confirm participation or ...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in British Columbia

Published Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:03:48 EST Read More

Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in B.C. week of November 26, 2012 to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Attention: News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Advisory Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer, and requ...... Click here to read this release



2012 Pollution Probe Gala: Address by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada

Published Wed, 21 Nov 2012 04:35:38 EST Read More

Media Release Attached is the text of a speech delivered by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada, at the 2012 Pollution Probe Gala Dinner held on November 20, 2012. In his remarks, Mr. McSweeney advocates for governments, industry, environmental groups and broader civil society to work together in pursuit of a shared path toward sustainable developm...... Click here to read this release



Where is the Ontario Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff program?

Published Mon, 19 Nov 2012 04:30:29 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity - Week of November 18, 2012 What: Where is the Ontario Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff program? Who: Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) To arrange interviews contact: Kristopher Stevens @ 416-303-1201 or Kristopher@ontario-sea.org ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Opposes Toronto Waterfront or Downtown Casino

Published Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:29:16 EST Read More

Statement for immediate release GLEN MURRAY OPPOSES DOWNTOWN TORONTO CASINO TORONTO - November 16, 2012 - Glen Murray, Toronto Centre MPP and candidate for Ontario Liberal Leader, issued the following statement today regarding the possible location of a downtown Toronto casino. “A casino on Toronto’s waterfront or in the central business district ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray: La nouvelle voix du nord de l'Ontario

Published Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:48:57 EST Read More

En tant que premier ministre libéral de l’Ontario, Murray cherche à créer un gouvernement régional dans le nord de l’Ontario Pour diffusion immédiate Communiqué de presse THUNDER BAY - En tant que candidat à la course au leadership du parti libéral de l’Ontario, Glen Murray croit qu’il est temps de créer un gouvernement régional d...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray: Time for Northern Ontario to have its own voice

Published Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:40:44 EST Read More

For immediate release As Ontario Liberal Premier, Murray Wants Northern Regional Government THUNDER BAY - Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Glen Murray says it’s time for Northern Ontario to have its own regional government. “Ten years from now, I would like to look back and be able to say ‘I was the Premier when we took the steps to m...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Heads North To Meet Ontario Liberals - Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:19:05 EST Read More

Leadership Candidate Says It’s Time For Northern Ontario To Have Stronger Voice TORONTO - Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Glen Murray heads to Northern Ontario this week, to meet with Northerners and talk about how as Premier he’ll make sure the North has a stronger voice and more decision-making power. “The North needs its own voice,” says Murray,...... Click here to read this release



Op Ed: Renewal for Ontario’s Middle-Class Families and Students

Published Mon, 12 Nov 2012 04:36:05 EST Read More

By Glen Murray The race to lead the Ontario Liberal Party is heating up, and Ontarians rightly expect to hear from those who would be Leader - and Premier - how their plans will work. My plan is for renewal - we’ve achieved a lot, with better schools, more hospitals, shorter waiting times and cleaner air and water. Now it’s time for more - and two big steps I...... Click here to read this release



Un renouvellement pour les familles de classe moyenne et les étudiants de l’Ontario

Published Mon, 12 Nov 2012 04:17:03 EST Read More

Rédigé par Glen Murray La course à la direction du Parti libéral de l’Ontario s’intensifie et les Ontariens s’attendent, à juste titre, d’écouter aux prétendants au poste de chef - et de premier ministre - afin d’en savoir plus sur leurs plans. Je compte mettre en oeuvre un plan de renouvellement - nous avons parcouru beaucoup de chemin, nous avons de...... Click here to read this release



GLEN MURRAY RAPPELLERAIT L’ASSEMBLÉE LÉGISLATIVE IMMÉDIATEMENT APRÈS ÊTRE ÉLUS CHEF

Published Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:59:14 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Le candidat libéral affirme être prêt si l’opposition déclenchait une élection précipitée, mais préfère faire avancer ce gouvernement minoritaire Toronto - le 9 novembre 2012 - Si nommé premier ministre de l’Ontario, Glen Murray dit qu’il rappellera les députés au travail le 19 février - le plus rapide...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray: Recall Ontario Legislature right after becoming Premier

Published Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:09:44 EST Read More

For immediate release Ready if opposition forces election, but let’s try to make minority work, says Liberal leadership candidate TORONTO - November 9, 2012 - If chosen as Ontario's Premier, Glen Murray says he would recall the Legislature on February 19 - as soon as possible after the January 26 Ontario Liberal Party convention. “We’ll b...... Click here to read this release



Trillium Power Appeals Offshore Wind Motion Decision

Published Mon, 5 Nov 2012 10:47:29 EST Read More

Media Release Notice of Appeal cites errors in both points of law and evidence (November 5, 2012, Toronto, Canada) Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) has served its Notice to Appeal regarding the Rule 21 Motion decision (a mechanism to summarily dispose of an action) delivered by Mr. Justice Robert Goldstein last month. The Trillium Power ...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Kingston

Published Mon, 5 Nov 2012 08:53:34 EST Read More

Attention: Kingston News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Availability Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Kingston to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer, and requ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Enters Ontario Liberal Leadership Race

Published Sun, 4 Nov 2012 06:02:16 EST Read More

For immediate release November 4, 2012 News Release Glen Murray Enters Ontario Liberal Leadership Race Toronto Centre MPP Is First To Join Contest To Become Next Premier TORONTO - Glen Murray, MPP for Toronto Centre, announced today that he is a candidate to become the next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. “It’s time for renew...... Click here to read this release



Bio: Glen Murray, MPP Toronto Centre

Published Sun, 4 Nov 2012 06:00:17 EST Read More

Glen Murray brings to the Ontario Liberal Party leadership race a lifetime of public service -- as an Ontario MPP and Cabinet Minister, former mayor of Winnipeg, and as an activist in sustainable development, urban affairs, community health and human rights. He was elected as Ontario Liberal MPP for Toronto Centre in 2010 and re-elected in 2011. Glen has served as the Ontario Liberal government...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray se lance dans la course à la direction du Parti libéral de l'Ontario

Published Sun, 4 Nov 2012 05:56:33 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Le 4 novembre 2012 Communiqué de presse Glen Murray se lance dans la course à la direction du Parti libéral de l’Ontario Le député de Toronto-Centre est le premier à faire le saut dans la course à devenir le prochain premier ministre TORONTO - Glen Murray, député provincial de la circ...... Click here to read this release



Special Announcement by Glen Murray, MPP Toronto Centre

Published Sat, 3 Nov 2012 07:13:35 EST Read More

For immediate release November 3, 2012 News Advisory/Photo Op Join Glen Murray, MPP for Toronto Centre for a special announcement Where: Maple Leaf Gardens, 4th Floor Mattamy Centre Athletic Lounge When: Sunday, November 4 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (clocks go back one hour Sunday, Nov. 4) What: Glen Murray, MP...... Click here to read this release



The incredible shrinking Rouge Park

Published Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:57:11 EST Read More

Media Release Friends of the Rouge Watershed tells Federal Legislative Committee new park concept is on the wrong track - the study area is far too small and crucial ecological corridors are omitted (October 31, 2012, Ottawa, ON) Parks Canada’s draft Rouge National Urban Park Concept is an unfortunate step backwards for Rouge Park protection. Ji...... Click here to read this release



Rogers releases latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Published Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:09:41 EST Read More

TORONTO, October 30, 2012 - Rogers Communications today released its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The report offers insights into the company’s performance - progress and challenges - demonstrating its commitment to being a sustainable and transparent business in the communities it serves. Rogers has been recognized for its sustainability efforts through its inclus...... Click here to read this release



Northwest Kick Start plan featured at the Ontario Waterpower Conference in Niagara-on-the Lake

Published Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:03:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Northwest Kick Start plan featured at the Ontario Waterpower Association’s Power of Water Canada Conference in Niagara-on-the Lake, October 23, 2012. Background: The Northwest Kick Start plan, unveiled by the Municipality of Greenstone on September 20, 2011, continues to influence the evolution of electricity-related planning in Northwest Ontario. ...... Click here to read this release



Op Ed: Clean Your Plate! Wasting Food Exacts a Heavy Toll on the Environment

Published Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:18:34 EST Read More

By Gord Miller Environmental Commissioner of Ontario It’s an uncertainty we can all relate to. You go to your refrigerator to get some milk, yogurt or sliced meat, and wonder whether you need to throw it out because the “best before” date has just passed. This misplaced concern is widespread. A British study by the Waste and Resou...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Red Deer

Published Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:42:11 EST Read More

Attention: News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Advisory Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Red Deer to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer, and requires less frequent maintenance...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Edmonton

Published Fri, 5 Oct 2012 06:22:46 EST Read More

Attention: News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Advisory Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Edmonton to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer and requires less freq...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Needs to Better Prepare for Increased Dry Spells and Droughts

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:04:29 EST Read More

Toronto, October 2, 2012 - Following a summer of relentless hot and dry weather, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario warned today the Ontario government is not doing enough to protect our water resources against the threat of continued dry spells and drought. Gord Miller made the comments during the release of Part 2 of his 2011/2012 Annual Report, Losing Our Touch. “Desp...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit mieux se préparer aux périodes sèches et aux sécheresses plus fréquentes

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:01:21 EST Read More

Toronto, le 2 octobre 2012 - Compte tenu de l’été extrêmement chaud et sec que nous avons connu, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario met aujourd’hui le gouvernement de l’Ontario en garde contre le fait qu’il ne fait pas suffisamment de choses pour protéger nos ressources en eau contre la menace des périodes sèches et des sécheresses continues. M. Gord Mille...... Click here to read this release



Birds and Bats Need More Protection from Wind Power

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 06:54:58 EST Read More

Toronto, October 2, 2012 - The Ontario government should put additional areas of the province off-limits to wind power projects to safeguard birds, bats and their habitats, says Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller, who released Part 2 of his 2011/2012 Annual Report, Losing Our Touch, today. “I fully support wind power. Together with energy conservation, renewable...... Click here to read this release



Il faut mieux protéger les oiseaux et les chauves-souris contre les éoliennes

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 06:49:01 EST Read More

Toronto, le 2 octobre 2012 - Le gouvernement de l’Ontario devrait interdire les projets d’énergie éolienne dans plus de régions de la province qu’à l’heure actuelle afin de protéger les oiseaux, les chauves-souris et leurs habitats, dit le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, M. Gord Miller. Ce dernier publie aujourd’hui la partie II de son rapport annuel de 2011-...... Click here to read this release



Government has “Nothing to Report” from Required Wildlife Monitoring Program after 18 Years

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 06:28:16 EST Read More

Toronto, October 2, 2012 - Ontario is blind to the impact forestry is having on wildlife species across the province says Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller today in the release of Part 2 of his 2011/2012 Annual Report, Losing Our Touch. Despite a legal requirement to do so, Miller says the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) does not adequately monitor forest wildlif...... Click here to read this release



Après 18 ans, le gouvernement n’a « rien à déclarer » en lien avec le Programme provincial de surveillance des populations fauniques

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 06:20:36 EST Read More

Toronto, le 2 octobre 2012 « L’Ontario ne perçoit pas les répercussions de la foresterie à l’échelle provinciale sur les espèces fauniques », déclare le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, M. Gord Miller. Ce dernier publie aujourd’hui la partie II de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012, Perdre la main. Malgré une obligation juridique à cet effet, M. Miller di...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 05:13:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Thunder Bay to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer and requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Concrete roadways lead to fewer traffic ...... Click here to read this release



Concrete: a crucial component of sustainable communities and infrastructure

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:29:43 EST Read More

Cement Association of Canada to hold educational REDISCOVER CONCRETE seminars in every province (Ottawa, ON September 27, 2012) Concrete has long been a sustainable material for building safe, resilient, and cost-effective communities. Roadways and structures made from concrete reduce energy demands, are long-lasting, require less maintenance...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part II

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 05:37:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part II), Losing Our Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. ...... Click here to read this release



Publication de la partie II du rapport annuel de 2011-2012 du Commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 05:23:44 EST Read More

Avis aux médias M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 (partie II), Perdre la main, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 10 h le mardi 2 octobre 2012. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca au début de la c...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Durham

Published Wed, 26 Sep 2012 03:29:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Oshawa to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other building and paving materials, lasts decades longer, requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation, and provides greater energy and fuel savings. Concrete roadways lead t...... Click here to read this release



President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada to address Kelowna Municipal Representatives on the contribution of concrete to sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures

Published Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:21:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory Who: Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada (CAC) What: Presentation to Kelowna municipal representatives. Presentation focuses on the contribution of concrete to sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Where: City Hall, City of Kelowna, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC ...... Click here to read this release



Ministries Playing Games with the Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:24:51 EST Read More

Toronto, September 19, 2012 - “ Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says officials in the provincial government are defying the will of the Legislature and ignoring the public’s right to be involved in the development of environmental policy. In Part I of his 2011/2012 Annual Report released today, Gord Miller highlighted the government’s obligations under Ontario’s Environmental ...... Click here to read this release



Le petit manège des ministères avec la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:17:06 EST Read More

Toronto, le 19 septembre 2012 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que les agents du gouvernement provincial ne respectent pas la volonté de l’Assemblée législative et qu’ils ignorent le droit du public de participer à l'elaboration des politiques environnementales. Dans la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 qu’il publie aujourd’hui, M. Gord Miller met e...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights launches the Council for Clean Capitalism

Published Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:30:54 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, Ontario, September 18, 2012) Corporate Knights is pleased to announce the launch of the new Council for Clean Capitalism, a group of forward-thinking companies who will seek the integration of ‘clean capitalism’ principles into broader economic and social policy. Council members recognize the systemic design flaws in our economy, which, too often, p...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:48:39 EST Read More

Avis aux médias M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera la première partie de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012, Perdre le contact, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 9 h le mercredi 19 septembre 2012. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part I

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:49:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part I), Losing Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. Acc...... Click here to read this release



Greenstone confirmed as Gateway to the Ring of Fire

Published Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:05 EST Read More

(Greenstone, Sept. 12, 2012) “More and more it is becoming clear that the Municipality of Greenstone is emerging as the gateway to the Ring of Fire.” These words were used by Greenstone Mayor, Renald Beaulieu, while briefing Councillors on recent developments concerning the Municipality. The first development is the Noront Resources (NR) announcement that their “base case” is pre...... Click here to read this release



9th annual Knight Schools Survey released

Published Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:06:12 EST Read More

(Toronto, Sept. 11th 2012) Corporate Knights released the 2012 Annual Knight Schools Survey today, the definitive annual ranking that analyzes how Canadian universities are faring at integrating sustainability into the school experience. The assessment, now in its ninth year, scored Canadian MBA programs, along with undergraduate Engineering programs in the areas of institutional suppor...... Click here to read this release



Oraclepoll says Kitchener-Waterloo provincial by-election is a dead heat

Published Tue, 4 Sep 2012 11:52:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory (September 4, 2012) Oraclepoll Research Ltd. surveyed 400 voting age residents of the Kitchener-Waterloo Riding on August 30 and 31, 2012. The complete poll can be found at: http://www.oraclepoll.com/uploads/Kitchener_Waterloo_Riding_Report_Aug31.pdf Paul Seccaspina, CE...... Click here to read this release



Reed Exhibitions and OSEA collaborate in newest All-Energy exhibition and conference series

Published Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:02:31 EST Read More

Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser, has now announced the first All-Energy Canada, which is being held on October 2nd and 3rd 2013 at Exhibition Place, Toronto. Having acquired All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, in July 2011 and bought a majority share in All-Energy Australia in early 2012, Reed Exhibitions is now expanding into the ...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Celebrates Butterflies at Tommy Thompson Park

Published Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:34:48 EST Read More

MEDIA/PHOTO OP ADVISORY For Immediate Release Fourth Annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival features guided butterfly walks, family nature walks, butterfly displays and a nature photography workshop on August 25th Late August is the prime time to get a glimpse of the Monarch butterfly before it starts its annual journey of more t...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government intent on derailing offshore wind legal action

Published Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:11:49 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: August 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Where: 393 University Avenue, Court Room 804 What: Ontario government lawyers will seek to dismiss a legal action (Rule 21 Motion) filed by Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) after the Province cancelled all offshore wind projects in February 2011. Trillium Power was well advanced in developi...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay: site of Fifth Annual Darryl Penasi Fox Memorial Golf Classic 2012

Published Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:01:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors (Thunder Bay, Ontario) - Family and friends will gather at the Whitewater Golf and Country Club on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 to raise money for cancer research. The Darryl "Penasi" Fox Memorial Golf Classic is held each year in honour of Darryl Fox, an avid golfer, engineering student and Ojibway-Cr...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Bobcaygeon on July 12th, 2012

Published Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:09:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Municipal Service Centre in Bobcaygeon. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments will be served. Topics of discussion will include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop wate...... Click here to read this release



New public opinion polling shows significant support for First Nations benefiting from Ring of Fire mineral development

Published Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:44:51 EST Read More

Municipality of Greenstone and Aroland First Nation release polling results Media Release (Greenstone, ON, June 22, 2012) Ontario-wide polling indicates that while there is a low level of awareness of the massive Ring of Fire mineral find, Ontarians believe that area First Nations have an important role in shaping the area’...... Click here to read this release



Free online tool allows homeowners to calculate energy savings and other ecological benefits of their trees

Published Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:21:25 EST Read More

Media Release ATTENTION: Editors, News, Energy and Environment Writers (Thursday, June 21, 2012, Toronto ON - For immediate release) Today, LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) launched the Ontario Residential Tree Benefits Estimator (ORTBE), an online tool designed to estimate the energy savings and other environmental benefits provided by tr...... Click here to read this release



Op Ed: Homebuyers Need Better Protection

Published Mon, 11 Jun 2012 05:43:02 EST Read More

By Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner for the Province of Ontario Many people looking for a place to live are being hit with sticker shock. Prices for condos and houses continue to rise across the province, often leaving buyers struggling to make their mortgage payments. Imagine their shock when they get hit with a ‘second bill’ for their purchase, the cost of t...... Click here to read this release



2012 Green Provincial Report Card released

Published Fri, 8 Jun 2012 05:31:10 EST Read More

(Toronto, Ontario, June 8th, 2012) Corporate Knights released today its third bi-annual Green Provincial Report Card, with Ontario and British Columbia leading the pack in the race to become Canada’s greenest province or territory. The highest grade in the 2012 report went to Ontario, which received an A-. The province has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 6.5 per cent since 1...... Click here to read this release



Ontario-based St Marys Cement Inc celebrates North America’s first ISO 50001 certification for energy management

Published Thu, 7 Jun 2012 08:43:58 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Business, energy, environment and industry process editors and reporters (Bowmanville ON, June 7, 2012) Politicians and community leaders were on hand today to celebrate St Marys Cement Inc. – Bowmanville Plant having received North America’s first International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) ISO 50001 certification. The ISO 50001 standa...... Click here to read this release



11th annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens of Canada 2012 list released

Published Thu, 7 Jun 2012 05:50:40 EST Read More

(Toronto, Ontario, June 7th, 2012) Corporate Knights has released the 11th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada’s top corporate citizens. The leading ranking of Canadian corporate citizenship transparently ranks the relative impact of companies’ carbon, water, waste, and energy use. Other citizenship indicators include pension fund quality...... Click here to read this release



Where is Ontario’s “Culture of Conservation”?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:34:49 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, June 5, 2012 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Ontario government appears to have forgotten one of the important goals of its own Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEGEA). Gord Miller made the observation today as he released the Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One) which reviews the government’...... Click here to read this release



BACKGROUNDER - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:30:52 EST Read More

Backgrounder Restoring Balance, A Review of the First Three Years of the Green Energy Act Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One) Under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) reports annually to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on the province’s progress in e...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume One)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:23:46 EST Read More

Today I am tabling the first volume of my annual energy conservation progress report with the Speaker. It is entitled “Restoring Balance” because it is a review of the first three years of the implementation of the Green Energy Act and I have observed that government policy activity and public discussion have not been balanced with respect to the “two equally important thrusts” promised in...... Click here to read this release



Où est la « culture de conservation » en Ontario?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:14:56 EST Read More

Toronto, le 5 juin 2012 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement de l’Ontario semble avoir oublié l’un des importants buts de sa propre Loi de 2009 sur l'énergie verte et l'économie verte (LEVEV). M. Gord Miller a souligné ce fait aujourd’hui lorsqu’il a publié le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’éne...... Click here to read this release



Fiche d’information - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:11:35 EST Read More

Fiche d’information Rétablir l’équilibre, Revue des trois premières années de la Loi sur l’énergie verte Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un) En vertu de la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993 (CDE), le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) fait rapport...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:01:57 EST Read More

Aujourd’hui, je remets au président le premier volume de mon rapport sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie. Il s’intitule Rétablir l’équilibre, parce qu’il présente une revue des trois premières années de la mise en oeuvre de la Loi sur l’énergie verte. J’ai remarqué que les activités gouvernementales en matière de politiques et les discussions publiques...... Click here to read this release



Ontario company first in North America to receive ISO 50001 certification for energy management

Published Mon, 4 Jun 2012 06:03:43 EST Read More

St Marys Cement Inc.’s cement plant in Bowmanville, Ontario is a continent-wide leader in energy efficiency and conservation for manufacturers Media Advisory What: St Marys Cement–Bowmanville is the first North American industrial organization to receive the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) ISO ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third annual energy conservation report

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 06:26:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his third annual energy conservation report. This year’s report focuses on the government's progress on the conservation promises of the Green Energy Act in the three years since the Act became law. WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Med...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le troisième "Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie"

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 06:20:18 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le premier volume de son troisième Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie. Le rapport de cette année se penche sur les progrès du gouvernement relativement aux promesses d’économie de la Loi de 2009 sur l’énergie verte depuis qu’elle a été adoptée il y a tr...... Click here to read this release



What is Harper afraid of?

Published Tue, 29 May 2012 05:27:57 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (TORONTO, ON - May 29, 2012) What is Stephen Harper afraid of? Rivers that turn black and run into the sea? Birds falling from the sky? People fleeing a toxic land? Or maybe Harper is most afraid of this...Tar Sands Oil being labeled dirty. ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to tour environmental initiatives in Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 06:02:48 EST Read More

Interview and photo opportunity The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will visit the newly LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant – Administration Building where he will help the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston unveil the plaque celebrating this achievement. Commissioner Miller will be in...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario fera le tour des projets environnementaux à Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 05:50:23 EST Read More

Occasion d’entrevue et de photo Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, M. Gord Miller, visitera l’édifice administratif de l’usine de traitement des eaux usées Ravensview qui s’est vu décerner récemment la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Pour cette occasion, il aidera la Ville et les services publics de Kingston à dévoiler...... Click here to read this release



Martyrs’ Shrine thrilled about agreement to re-locate proposed Midland recycling facility

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 05:30:02 EST Read More

Media Release (May 28, 2012 - Midland, ON) An agreement has been reached with Recycling Specialties Inc. to relocate a proposed outdoor recycling facility in Midland, initially slated to be built next to the heritage and religious sites of the Martyrs’ Shrine and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. The original plan was met with an enormous outpouring of public concern last...... Click here to read this release



Over 50 organizations speak out against the gutting of environmental laws in Ontario’s budget bill

Published Thu, 10 May 2012 05:46:16 EST Read More

Endangered species, provincial parks, and cottage country lakes all put at risk For immediate release Toronto, May 10, 2012 – As debate over the Liberal budget bill (Bill 55, Strong Action for Ontario Act) continues at Queen’s Park, more than 50 Ontario-based environmental and other non-profit organizations have submitted...... Click here to read this release



Ring of Fire decision ill-considered says Greenstone Mayor

Published Wed, 9 May 2012 10:50:33 EST Read More

Media Release (Greenstone, May 9, 2012) Mayor Renald Beaulieu of Greenstone, the closest municipality to the Ring of Fire mineral find, was underwhelmed by today’s announcement from Cliffs Natural Resources to locate the chromite refinery near Sudbury. "It is truly unfortunate that Cliffs and the Provincial Government chose not to meaningfully consult with the directly affec...... Click here to read this release



New Executive Director of Canadian insulation association sets sustainability and energy efficiency as top priorities

Published Wed, 2 May 2012 06:16:53 EST Read More

Media Release (OTTAWA, ON - May 2nd, 2012) - The board of directors of NAIMA Canada today announced the appointment of Jay Nordenstrom as Executive Director of the association. "Jay brings extensive experience in policy development and advocacy, with e...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan - Ten Years Later

Published Thu, 26 Apr 2012 05:53:23 EST Read More

Media Release April, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary for the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP). Hailed as one of Ontario’s most successful and innovative “environment-first” pieces of legislation, the ORMCP has provided a pathway to better planning on the Oak Ridges Moraine. It has been a major catalyst for protecting the drinking water of more than 250,000 peopl...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government gives go-ahead to hunting species in decline

Published Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:44:04 EST Read More

Environmental group shocked that science is ignored (April 25, 2012 - TORONTO, ON) Despite submitting a petition to the Ontario Legislative Assembly signed by 11,000 people calling for an end to the snapping turtle hunt, the Ontari...... Click here to read this release



Application made to reopen Cohen Commission into the decline of Fraser River salmon

Published Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:38:27 EST Read More

Discovery of Salmon Heart Virus Threat to Fraser Sockeye April 24, 2012 (Vancouver, BC) Today, the Aquaculture Coalition, which includes Alexandra Morton represented by Gregory McDade, submitted an application to the Cohen Commission into the decline of the Fraser Sockeye seeking to reopen hearings and examine new and significant disease find...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Parry Sound on May 8th

Published Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:36:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Best Rates Inn in Parry Sound. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power projects ...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Sudbury on May 9th

Published Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:35:04 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sudbury. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power project...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in North Bay on May 10th

Published Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:31:58 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in North Bay. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power proje...... Click here to read this release



Are Ontario municipalities winning or losing with the new Feed-in Tariff rules?

Published Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:26:23 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Municipal officials, economic development officers, developers, planners, policy makers and community stakeholders Webinar, April 26, 2012 - The role of municipalities in local renewable energy projects Have municipalities been stripped of the right to have a voice in what happens in their backyards? How much say do municipalities hav...... Click here to read this release



The Oak Ridges Moraine Trail - From Dream to Reality

Published Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:02:34 EST Read More

“Once Around the Ridge” ribbon cutting ceremony to be held in Mono Mills (KING CITY, ON, April 20, 2012) On Saturday, April 21st, 2012, the Oak Ridges Trail will celebrate the opening of its western gateway in Mono Mills, thus realizing a dream that started almost 40 years ago. The Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) is quick to clarify,...... Click here to read this release



Canadian homeowners need to know about the cancer risk in their basements

Published Tue, 17 Apr 2012 05:53:21 EST Read More

Media Release Can you name the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in Canada? (Toronto, ON April 17, 2012) A new study, The Radon Challenge: Building Awareness and Encouraging Action by The Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) suggests that only about 8% of Canadians can name radon as the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in Canada, de...... Click here to read this release



Summit of First Nations and Northwestern Municipalities shows alignment on sharing Ring of Fire benefits

Published Tue, 17 Apr 2012 05:35:40 EST Read More

Media Release Summit Resolution says Exton is favoured site for Ring of Fire ferrochrome refinery and north/south access (Greenstone, ON, April 17, 2012) A Summit between leaders of Lake Nipigon and Ring of Fire North/South Alliance First Nations met on Saturday April 14, 2012 with Mayors of Greenstone, Nipigon, Hearst and Th...... Click here to read this release



Ring of Fire Resolution - Exton Refinery - Marten Falls First Nation North-South Route

Published Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:19:24 EST Read More

Resolution from: April 14, 2012 ...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Norwood on April 30th

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:07:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Norwood. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power project...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Lindsay on May 1st

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:03:16 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lindsay. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power project...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Bracebridge on May 2nd

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 07:46:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bracebridge. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power pro...... Click here to read this release



Harper budget eliminates national ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes Program, devastates energy savings industry; Ontario hardest hit by cuts

Published Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:07:37 EST Read More

Media Release (Vancouver, BC, March 29, 2012) In Budget 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper eliminated the federal ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. This will result in immediate job losses in every Canadian community. Ontario is now the only Canadian province without an active home energy retrofit incentive program. Prime Minister Harper’s cut means that Ontario’s energy...... Click here to read this release



Harper budget eliminates national ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program, devastates energy savings industry

Published Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:02:03 EST Read More

Media Release (Vancouver, BC, March 29, 2012) In Budget 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper failed to renew the federal ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. This will result in reduced levels of energy conservation, and immediate job losses in every Canadian community. “Just because Canada is blessed with energy, doesn’t mean we should waste it,” stated Jeff Murdock, vice-...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) supports Province's new Feed-in Tariff rules and pricing

Published Thu, 22 Mar 2012 06:06:05 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, March 22, 2012) The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program update announced today is a positive and natural progression of the FIT program and a victory for communities, First Nations and progressive renewable energy developers. "The Government's re-engagement and willingness to improve the program is both very important and timely. This renewed commitment wi...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association welcomes FIT Review decision expected this week

Published Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:52:14 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Interview Opportunity - Kristopher Stevens Executive Director of Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is neither surprised nor concerned that electricity prices from renewable sources under the Feed-in tariff (FIT) are expected to drop by at least 25%. The Government of Ontario has demonstrated ...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Bancroft on March 28th

Published Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:55:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bancroft. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power proje...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Napanee on March 27th

Published Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:53:02 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Napanee. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power project...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Smiths Falls on March 26th

Published Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:46:37 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Smiths Falls. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power p...... Click here to read this release



World Water Day 2012: Water Stewardship Key to Sustainable Food Production

Published Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:17:55 EST Read More

Attention Editors - This article about World Water Day 2012 can be reproduced no charge. Please credit Brian Zeiler-Kligman, Director of Sustainability, Canada’s National Brewers. For any questions about World Water Day (on March 22, 2012) or about this article, please contact Brian Zeiler-Kligman at bz-k@nationalbrewers.ca or 905-361-4193. ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government needs to "Climate-Proof" Ontario

Published Wed, 7 Mar 2012 05:25:30 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, March 7, 2012 - In his report Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario’s climate change adaptation strategy released today at Queen's Park, Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, said the Ontario government is off to an encouraging start in preparing the province for the impacts of climate change. This is good news, says Mille...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Special Report - Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario's climate change adaptation strategy

Published Wed, 7 Mar 2012 05:15:01 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Special Report - “Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario's climate change adaptation strategy” Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Check Against Delivery The Ontario government needs to climate proof the province. We are now experiencing the climate alteration...... Click here to read this release



Alliance formed between Aroland and Marten Falls First Nations to ensure their rights and interests are protected in the development of the Ring of Fire

Published Tue, 6 Mar 2012 11:18:20 EST Read More

Media Release (Queen’s Park Media Studio, March 06, 2012) Today, Chief Eli Moonias of Marten Falls First Nation and Chief Sonny Gagnon of Aroland First Nation outlined to the Ontario government their position on mining development in their Territory. Chief Moonias and Chief Gagnon are founding members of the North-South Alliance. The two Chiefs are in Toronto to mon...... Click here to read this release



Toronto City Hall Stands Up for Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:30:05 EST Read More

Conservation Groups Urge Province to Follow Suit Media release (March 6, 2012) - In response to urgent calls from three environmental organizations about contaminated soil dumped on one of the pro...... Click here to read this release



Chiefs from Marten Falls and Aroland First Nations outline their expectations related to Ring of Fire development and mineral processing

Published Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:07:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Resource, Mining and Northern issues reporters and editors WHAT: Chiefs from Marten Falls First Nation and Aroland First Nation outline their expectations related to Ring of Fire development and mineral processing. WHO: Chief Eli Moonias, Marten Falls First Nation Chief Sonny Gagnon, Aroland First Nation WHEN:...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie le rapport spécial sur l'adaptation au changement climatique

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2012 06:43:20 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie un rapport spécial qui passe en revue le rapport Faire face au changement climatique : Stratégie d’adaptation et plan d’action de l’Ontario 2011-2014. Le rapport Faire face est un plan que le gouvernement de l’Ontario a publié. Il décrit les mesures que le gouvernement a prises pour pr...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on climate change adaptation

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2012 06:36:53 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is releasing a Special Report to review Climate Ready: Ontario's Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, 2011 - 2014. Climate Ready is a plan released by the Ontario government. It outlines measures that the government is taking to prepare the province for warmer temperatures, and more severe weather events, due to clima...... Click here to read this release



Not all Socially Responsible Mutual Funds are created equal: Survey finds big disparity among socially responsible funds

Published Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:15:40 EST Read More

Press Release TORONTO, February 24, 2012 - Today Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, unveiled its 2012 Responsible Investing Survey. The results of the ranking, which were released today in the February issue of the magazine, were designed to help investors make an educated judgment on which funds have done the best job of fusing the social, environm...... Click here to read this release



Is the Oak Ridges Moraine protected?

Published Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:16:47 EST Read More

Media Advisory Coalition fears consequences of dumping, development and draining on the moraine Attention: Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters/Media photo-op Event: The Moraine Can’t Wait campaign is hosting a presentation on the biggest threats to drinking water on the Oak Ridges Moraine. The event is open ...... Click here to read this release



Report reveals Ontario snapping turtles in peril; Demands end to hunt

Published Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:03:24 EST Read More

Media Release Prehistoric turtles face triple threat from hunting, road kill and toxins TORONTO - The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature and the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre released a new...... Click here to read this release



Keeping An Eye On Queen’s Park

Published Tue, 14 Feb 2012 06:24:15 EST Read More

OntarioMonitor.ca makes monitoring Ontario Legislature easy and affordable Media Release (February 14, 2012 - Toronto, ON) Today was the official launch of OntarioMonitor.ca, an online service that makes the Ontario Legislature more transparent and accessible. OntarioMonitor.ca allows users to easily monitor material from Ques...... Click here to read this release



Op Ed - Where is the conserve in Harper’s Conservatives?

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2012 04:57:02 EST Read More

Op Ed Prime Minister Harper’s 1960s piano tunes may be timeless, but his single-minded approach to developing new energy supply is long out of fashion. Attitudes have changed, and Canadian leaders need to keep up. Before proposing new megaprojects to produce more energy, decision makers shoul...... Click here to read this release



MNP staff from Thunder Bay and Vancouver to deliver CANDO First Nations business workshop

Published Tue, 7 Feb 2012 07:34:25 EST Read More

Workshop: ESTABLISHING THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS FOR BUSINESS & POLITICS IN YOUR FIRST NATION COMMUNITY What: Attention all Chiefs, Councillors, Senior Management of Development Corporations, Economic Development Officers and Representatives of Business Development Agencies seeking to deliver positive change in your community. Business su...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Wetlands Conference highlights southern Ontario eco-treasures

Published Thu, 2 Feb 2012 03:39:15 EST Read More

Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2012 Media Release (Toronto, ON) - Ontario Nature, along with partner conservation organizations, is celebrating World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2012, by bringing together 11 leading experts...... Click here to read this release



Drummond Commission receives recommendations on guaranteed performance based solutions to upgrade Ontario’s aging infrastructure and save money

Published Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:52:07 EST Read More

The Energy Services Association of Canada provides input to The Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services (TORONTO, ON Jan. 31,2012) -The Energy Services Association of Canada (ESAC) has submitted a report called The Role and Benefits of Performance Based Solutions in the Rehabilitation of Ontario’s Public Sector Infrastructu...... Click here to read this release



Facebook app designed to help Organ donation Awareness

Published Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:34:05 EST Read More

Pop Star Justin Bieber and NFL Star Tom Brady inspiration for organ donation Facebook app. (Sudbury, CDN. January 30/12) Over 100,000 North Americans are currently waiting for a lifesaving call about organ donations. Sadly many never get the call and pass away before a suitable organ donation is found. Thanks to the efforts ...... Click here to read this release



Feds terminate popular ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program early

Published Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:18:50 EST Read More

Harper Government invests less than half of $400 million promised in Budget 2011 - industry braces for job losses VANCOUVER, BC - (January 30, 2012) - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver closed the popular ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program to any new registrants on Sunday, January 29. The sudden closing of the program comes two months befo...... Click here to read this release



Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO Nomination Off to Paris, France

Published Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:51:48 EST Read More

Media Release (January 18, 2012) Representatives from the Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO World Heritage Site project partnership gathered in Winnipeg today to celebrate the send-off of their nomination package to the Paris, France headquarters of UNESCO. “This is the completion of many years of effort by our partnership,” noted Alex Peters, who is a co-chair of the Pimachiow...... Click here to read this release



Ministry of Transportation earns Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's Recognition Award

Published Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:11:58 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, January 16, 2012) Today, staff at the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) received the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s (ECO) 2011 Recognition Award for using two environmentally beneficial innovations: bioretention cells and rubber modified asphalt (RMA). The innovations are used at the carpool lot in Beamsville, Ontario, located at the Queen ...... Click here to read this release



Biodiversity Decline on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Sun, 15 Jan 2012 09:04:02 EST Read More

Media Release (King City, January 15, 2012) More than 23 municipalities located on the Oak Ridges Moraine are calling on the Government of Ontario to continue funding the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, a non-profit agency that serves as the eyes and ears of the moraine, often described as the rain barrel for southern Ontario. Financial support for the Foundation runs out at...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Response to Toronto Hydro planned layoffs and the impact on its services

Published Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:14:00 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Giselle Matin, representing Keep The Lights On (a consortium of labour and private contractors who work with Toronto Hydro to keep the lights on in the City), is available to speak to the consequences of the recent Ontario Energy Board decision that slashed Toronto Hydro capital spending. Ms. Matin can speak to: - Size of layoffs and the types of jobs ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Missing in Action to Halt the Loss of Biodiversity

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:10:30 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, January 10, 2012 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says the Government of Ontario must come up with a new strategy to stem the continuing decline in Ontario’s species and natural spaces. In a special report released today, “Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario,” Gord Miller says unless Ontario and ...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Special Report - Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:04:59 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Special Report - “Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario” Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Check Against Delivery Do we mean it when we as a nation make a promise to the rest of the world? Are Canadians sincere or is it our new practice to ma...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario n’agit pas pour mettre un terme à la perte de la biodiversité

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:02:06 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse Toronto, le 10 janvier 2012 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit trouver une nouvelle stratégie pour mettre fin au déclin continuel des espèces et des espaces naturels de l’Ontario. Dans son rapport spécial publié aujourd’hui, La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une ...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport spécial - La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une obligation pour l’Ontario

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:00:10 EST Read More

DISCOURS Gord Miller, commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport spécial - La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une obligation pour l’Ontario Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative Le mardi 10 janvier 2012 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Le pensons-nous vraiment lorsque nous faisons, à titre de ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Energy Board decision creates regulatory uncertainty and will make it difficult to keep the lights on in Toronto

Published Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:05:48 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, January 5, 2012) Released earlier today, the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) decision rejected Toronto Hydro's application to use a "Cost of Service" formula to set rates. This is a source of great concern for a group of private sector companies and unions known as Keep The Lights On (KTLO). KTLO members work with utility companies to improve the capac...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publiera un rapport spécial

Published Wed, 4 Jan 2012 04:49:23 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publiera un rapport spécial le 10 janvier 2012 à 10 h au cours d’une conférence de presse. La conférence sera diffusée sur le Net. Si vous souhaitez écouter la webémission en direct, veuillez visiter le site http://www.eco.on.ca/. Veuillez prendre note que ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release special biodiversity report

Published Wed, 4 Jan 2012 04:43:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release a special report at a media conference on January 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking questions via ...... Click here to read this release



12 energy-related predictions for 2012 in Canada - Stephen Koch, Executive Director, NAIMA Canada

Published Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:28:36 EST Read More

Does Canada need more energy supply or more insulation? Clearly, this is a gross simplification but it is estimated that almost a third of Canada's current energy consumption is used for heating and cooling buildings and homes. This number could be cut in half with proper conservation initiatives. This is the context for my 2012 Canadian energy conservation predictions - within an insulat...... Click here to read this release



More Words than Action on the Environment

Published Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:20:55 EST Read More

Op Ed By: Gord Miller, The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Most people would agree the Ontario government has a pretty good track record in dealing with the environment. But as we enter 2012, I am concerned that a creeping paralysis is infecting environmental policy in this province, as it is in other jurisdictions. A couple of examples come to mind. Solid waste ma...... Click here to read this release