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

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:40:22 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



Last 15 Days

100 Debates put Environment front and centre in Federal Election

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2019 07:42:50 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 08:33:46 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



Clean50 Summit to Host Sustainability Leaders in Toronto

Published Wed, 2 Oct 2019 11:04:06 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 08:28:04 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



Last 30 Days

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

Published Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:31:09 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 08:57:49 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



Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Legacy and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society outline solutions to BC plastic waste crisis at World Clean-up event on Kitsilano Beach

Published Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:49:53 EST Read More

– A National and provincial 9% recycling rate is absolutely not sustainable – Banning unnecessary single-use plastics such as bags and straws in a manner consistent with the bans ratified by the European Union in May 2019 – British columbians can refer to the complete ...... Click here to read this release



Surfrider Foundation to release position on BC plastic waste at International Coastal Clean-up event on Kitsilano Beach

Published Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:31:14 EST Read More

What: Surfrider Foundation will announce recommendations on how the Province of BC can respond to plastic waste. Surfrider will discuss the B.C. Minister of Environment’s public consultation deadline for addressing plastic pollution, Surfrider’s policy reco...... Click here to read this release



Last 60 Days

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

Published Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:25:10 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 09:30:39 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



GreenPAC announces list of 25 endorsed candidates for 2019 Federal election

Published Tue, 3 Sep 2019 12:33:47 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 10:50:00 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 14:59:01 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



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