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

Published Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:59:57 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



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National Christmas Tree Day is on December 2nd - will you choose a real or fake tree this year? Here are tips to help you choose the perfect real tree!

Published Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:32:16 EST Read More

Toronto, ON, November 15, 2017 - As the holiday season approaches and families begin to decorate their condos, apartments and homes, the perennial question arises - what is better, a real or artificial Christmas tree? Some, perhaps because of convenience, prefer artificial trees. Others question the environmental impact and carbon footprint of transporting a plastic tree from across the ...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:02:24 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 11:44:48 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 09:23:49 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 10:15:33 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



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

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:04:46 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 11:27:09 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 10:24:28 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



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