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Record environmental judgement, moves to Ontario Superior Court in Toronto

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2018 15:03:17 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 12:36:32 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 14:27:21 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 10:57:56 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 13:30:42 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 15:15:06 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 09:15:14 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 11:42:56 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 20:28:14 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



Initial success with carbon pollution pricing in Ontario

Published Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:34:39 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 08:46:19 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



Be prepared when your power goes out this winter

Published Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:22:45 EST Read More

Port Sydney, Ontario (January 3, 2018) - Living in Canada, we’ve all experienced a bad winter storm, such as the one expected in Eastern Canada. Freezing temperatures, piles of snow and, every so often, the power goes out. This begs the questi...... Click here to read this release



Ways to Tree-cycle, a used Christmas tree

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:50:59 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 13:41:44 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 11:08:50 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 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



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



THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR ONTARIO GIVES A GREEN LIGHT TO CONTINUE THE CASE AGAINST CHEVRON

Published Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:12:32 EST Read More

The Court of Appeal for Ontario decides against Chevron’s million dollar demand for security - a Chevron tactic to derail the plaintiffs’ litigation Quito, 31st of October 2017 - The decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario gives Ecuadorians the opportunity to continue their legal action to enforce the judgement against Chevron Corporation without providing...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:54:38 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 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



Waste Reduction Week in Canada Celebrates Achievement and Encourages Improvement

Published Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:58:50 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 13:56:56 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 16:13:05 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 15:56:18 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 10:46:07 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 11:55:40 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 12:36:53 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 12:02:52 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 09:42:13 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 15:11:59 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 11:00:42 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 12:25:33 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 08:33:47 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 08:23:38 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 10:23:14 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 11:04:25 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 12:14:18 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



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

Published Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:48:41 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 13:09:39 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 12:38:31 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 12:34:26 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 09:04:55 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 08:57:34 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 12:05:13 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 12:03:38 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 12:01:26 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 11:59:07 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 11:56:56 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 11:50:09 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 10:45:28 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 11:21:06 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 11:50:33 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



GreenPAC endorses British Columbia environmental champions for the provincial election

Published Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:10:05 EST Read More

March 16, 2017 GreenPAC endorses B.C. environmental champions for the provincial election Candidates endorsed from three major parties VANCOUVER - GreenPAC, Canada’s non-partisan organization committed to building environmental leadership in politics, has endorsed six candidates with strong environmental track records in British Columbia’s 2017 provincial ...... 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 10:13:18 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 Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference

Published Thu, 2 Mar 2017 09:12:23 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



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

Published Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:42:38 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 12:02:33 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 15:43:42 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 15:20:22 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 13:01:07 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 13:34:08 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



Ontario Government proposes continued hunt of at-risk snapping turtles

Published Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:06:48 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



Health and the Environment belong in the Same Box: Why Health Impact Assessments belong in Environmental Assessments

Published Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:04:27 EST Read More

Op-Ed by: Dr. Courtney Howard, Dr. Trevor Hancock, Robert Rattle Perhaps because we mostly work inside boxes - hospitals, clinics, universities and office buildings - it has taken the world’s health community far too long to realize that human health belongs in the same box as what we call “the environment.” These ideas have been part of other thought systems, including Aboriginal co...... Click here to read this release



Hold the Date: Attention Event Calendar Editors

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:20:57 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 10:21:09 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 10:12:07 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 09:52:08 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 10:42:58 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 10:32:28 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 12:17:46 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 16:43:13 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



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

Published Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:22:14 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 12:28:35 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 15:30:12 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



A Fix for the Climate Polluting Canada Pension Plan

Published Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:02:26 EST Read More

Media Release June 1, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on Canada's largest public investor, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), with $278.9 billion in assets, to stop investing in climate polluting fossil fuels and bring its investm...... Click here to read this release



Focus on What Matters

Published Tue, 31 May 2016 10:05:01 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 09:49:43 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 10:02:45 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



Un message céleste pour Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:44:24 EST Read More

(Photo : Guy Lavigueur) Les ATC livrent un message aux actionnaires de Bayer en survolant les bureaux de cette compagnie à Montréal. (Montréal, QC, le 28 avril 2016) Vers 9 heures ce matin, Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada ont inscrit un message dans ...... Click here to read this release



A Heavenly Message for Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:28:18 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



Un message céleste pour Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:38:31 EST Read More

Avis aux médias (Montréal, QC, le 27 avril 2016) Juste avant 9h du matin, le jeudi 28 avril, les représentants des médias sont invités à regarder vers le ciel, à l'ouest du pont Jacques-Cartier. Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada, aidés par la firme Aerogram, livreront un message céleste à la compagnie Bayer Inc., fabricante de pesticides qui tuent les abeilles. L'avion d’Aero...... Click here to read this release



A Heavenly Message for Bayer Inc - Bayer Neonics Non!

Published Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:33:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Montreal, QC - April 27, 2016) Just before 9am Thursday April 28th representatives of the media are advised to look up, way up, west of the Jacques Cartier bridge. Friends of the Earth Canada assisted by Aerogram will be delivering a message from the heavens to the maker of bee killing pesticides, Bayer Inc. The Aerogram aircraft will orbit the Bayer offices at 1250 ...... 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 08:49:54 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



Province heeds science in commendable wolf and coyote hunt decision

Published Tue, 5 Apr 2016 11:03:45 EST Read More

Ontario, April 5, 2016 - The David Suzuki Foundation and Ontario Nature welcomed Ontario’s decision today to maintain current hunting regulations for Ontario’s northern wolves and coyotes. In December, 2015, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry proposed to address declining moose populations by making it easier to kill wolves, removing any limit to the number of coyotes that could be...... 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 14:11:50 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 12:34:42 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 10:46:22 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



New $100 million energy retrofit program leaves rural Ontarians out in the cold

Published Wed, 2 Mar 2016 10:55:13 EST Read More

Listen to COHA’s audio message about the need for fairness in energy saving programs (Lindsay, ON, March 2, 2016) Earlier this month, the Ontario government announced a new $100 million home energy retrofit program to upgrade only natural gas...... Click here to read this release



Construction Voyer unveils six Net Zero Energy condos in Laval

Published Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:33:53 EST Read More

(February 23, 2016, Laval, QC) Today, Construction Voyer celebrated the completion of six Net Zero Energy condos in Laval’s Duvernay East community. The condos, Canada’s first Net Zero Energy sixplex, were built as part of a national project that will almost double the amount of Net Zero Energy homes in the country. Energy-efficient features of the new six-unit multiplex include Owen...... Click here to read this release



Construction Voyer to launch six new Net Zero Energy homes in Laval as part of national demonstration project

Published Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:27:42 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY For Release: IMMEDIATELY Location: Laval, Québec When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. What: Construction Voyer invites the media to a ribbon-cutting event in Laval to celebrate the completion of six Net Zero Energy homes. The condos, in Laval’s Duvernay East community, were built as part of a national demonstration proje...... Click here to read this release



Construction Voyer bâtira six nouvelles habitations à consommation énergétique nette zéro à Laval dans le cadre d’un projet de démonstration national

Published Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:17:23 EST Read More

AVIS AUX MÉDIAS Pour publication: IMMÉDIATE Lieu: Laval, Québec Quand? Mardi, 23 février 2016 à 10 h Quoi? Construction Voyer invite les médias à une cérémonie d’inauguration à Laval pour célébrer l’achèvement de six habitations à consommation énergétique nette zéro. Situées dans la collectivité de Duvernay Est à Laval, ces co...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:29:28 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



Ocean Fish Farms - ISA Virus Bombs?

Published Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:08:22 EST Read More

Press Release January 14, 2016 Ocean Fish Farms - ISAV Virus Detected Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance www.farmed-salmon-boycott.com Ocean Fish Farms - ISA Virus Bombs? News of the first published evidence that a European variant of the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is pr...... Click here to read this release



Rally - Ocean Fish Farms, Ticking Virus Bombs?

Published Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:14:52 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



Feared Atlantic Farm Salmon Virus Identified in British Columbia

Published Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:32:44 EST Read More

(BRITISH COLUMBIA, January 7, 2016) A scientific paper released on January 6, provides the first published evidence that a European variant of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is present in British Columbia, Canada. The study, Discovery of variant infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) of E...... 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 14:31:46 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 11:00:38 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 12:59:47 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



Mattamy Homes completes Net Zero Energy home in Calgary

Published Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:25:42 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home will be first in Calgary to receive government recognition of Net Zero Energy performance CALGARY - Nov. 25, 2015 - Mattamy Homes, North America’s largest privately owned homebuilder, is officially celebrating the completion of its first Net Zero Energy (NZE) home today in Calgary as part of a national project that will almost...... Click here to read this release



Clean50 support for Canadian leadership at Paris climate talks

Published Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:32:17 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



Mattamy Homes completes Net Zero Energy home in Calgary

Published Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:22:25 EST Read More

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** LOCATION: CALGARY, ALBERTA Cityscape welcomes Calgary’s first Net Zero Energy residence as part of national eco-friendly homebuilding project WHAT:Mattamy Homes, North America’s largest privately owned homebuilder, is celebrating the completion of the firs...... Click here to read this release



Christmas tree lighting at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum

Published Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:23:22 EST Read More

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/MEDIA ADVISORY Beautiful spruce tree brings the ‘Joy of Creativity’ to the Gardiner Museum On Thursday, November 12th, the Gardiner Museum will mark the beginning of its annual 12 Trees exhibition with the lighting of the 40-foot, Ontario-grown Christmas tree located on the Museum’s front plaza. The tree was do...... Click here to read this release



Government not charging full cost for water

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:43:27 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 10:36:59 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 10:33:51 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 10:28:48 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



Nova Scotia builder unveils Net Zero Energy Ready home near Halifax

Published Mon, 2 Nov 2015 14:55:44 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE Provident Development completes the first of five homes it will construct as part of a Canada-wide Net Zero Energy initiative (Bedford, NS, November 2, 2015) Today, Provident Development hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first of five homes built as part of a national project that will almost double the amount of Ne...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:17:15 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 12:29:00 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 12:15:45 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



Provident Development completes its first Net Zero Energy Ready home near Halifax

Published Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:39:58 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Location: Bedford, Nova Scotia The only East Coast homebuilder in national Net Zero Energy project, chooses Bedford, Nova Scotia as site for its five net zero energy ready homes When: Monday, November 2, 2015 2:00 p.m. What: Provident Development invites media to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the compl...... Click here to read this release



Manitoba Hydro selects ThermoDrain as exclusive supplier

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:32:24 EST Read More

ThermoDrain to supply drain water heat recovery units for provincial program (October 26, 2015, Winnipeg, MB) Hot water from your shower is your energy and money going down the drain. Next year in Manitoba (April 2016), an amendment to the Manit...... Click here to read this release



Minto unveils Net Zero Energy home offering in Kanata

Published Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:35:20 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



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

Published Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:18:40 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



Canada Scores a “C” on Sustainability

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:59:56 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



Top Sustainability Leaders Across Canada Honoured by Clean50

Published Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:16:53 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



Sea Shepherd Canada issues statement of support for Ahousaht salmon farm blockade near Tofino British Columbia

Published Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:22:56 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Calls on government to revoke permits for Yaakswiis site, rallies today in Vancouver 18 September 2015, Vancouver, BC - Sea Shepherd Canada has issued a statement expressing its full support for the Yaakswiis Ocean Camp, now entering its tenth day occupying a salmon feedlot in Ahousaht First Nation territory in Clayoquot Sound....... Click here to read this release



Guelph Net Zero Energy home first built in national demonstration project

Published Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:39:03 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 09:58:12 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



Review of British Columbia’s Container Recycling System Shows Strongly Performing System But Finds Growing Issues Around Fees and Transparency

Published Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:32:29 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CRI Releases New Report, “The Environmental and Economic Performance of Beverage Container Reuse and Recycling in British Columbia, Canada” LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015--As it nears its half-century mark, the beverage container deposit-return system in British Columbia, Canada, remains the elder statesman of global recycling...... Click here to read this release



Let’s get serious about salmon before Election Day

Published Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:36:16 EST Read More

When a post to Stephen Harper’s Facebook page featuring an Atlantic salmon announced the Conservatives are “Protecting British Columbia’s Natural Environment” it was a textbook example of Canada’s reckless management of wild salmon. Atlantic salmon are the fish o...... Click here to read this release



Stephen Harper makes wild salmon a BC election issue

Published Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:03:54 EST Read More

Social media gaffe suggests government priority is farmed, not wild salmon, says biologist Sointula, 24 Aug 2015 -- Stephen Harpers’ recent announcement of $15 million for wild salmon habitat restoration was met with ridicule on social media after a facebook gaffe highlighted Harper disastrous record on wild salmon. A post to Harper’s facebook site featuring...... 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 11:58:40 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 13:32:06 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 10:11:58 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 09:55:44 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 11:27:55 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 11:37:24 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 08:59:35 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 10:48:57 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 09:11:38 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 09:06:08 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 10:04:32 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 10:03:09 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 09:13:10 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 09:09:27 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 12:01:10 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 12:00:13 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



A Quebec first in Laval

Published Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:42:22 EST Read More

Media Release Construction Voyer building six net zero energy homes as part of Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative’s national Net Zero Energy project (June 22, 2015, Laval, QC) Lucky homeowners in Laval will soon be moving into new net zero energy homes. Today, Construction Voyer broke ground on six condos as part of a nat...... Click here to read this release



Une première québécoise à Laval

Published Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:21:58 EST Read More

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Construction Voyer bâti six habitations à consommation énergétique nette zéro dans le cadre de l'Initiative écoÉNERGIE sur l'innovation de Ressources naturelles Canada pour le projet national de consommation énergétique nette zéro Laval, QC, le 22 juin 2015. - De chanceux propriétaires lavallois aménageront bientôt dans leurs no...... 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 20:01:30 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



100,000+ signature petition to stop salmon farms to be presented in B.C. legislature today

Published Wed, 27 May 2015 12:06:42 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE Citizens, First Nations, conservation groups and business leaders call on premier to stop salmon farm expansion (May 27, 2015, Victoria, B.C.) - More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the B.C. government to halt federal government and B.C. salmon farming industry plans to expand open-net salmon farming in B.C. water...... 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 09:15:28 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 09:09:45 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 10:39:50 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 10:22:26 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



Salmon Confidential: the ugly truth about Canada's open-net salmon farms

Published Tue, 12 May 2015 09:39:31 EST Read More

(May 12, 2015, Sointula, BC) A 24-page booklet released today by Pacific Coast Wild Salmon Society provides an overview of the serious negative environmental and economic implications of open-net salmon farms on Canada's west and east coasts. Salmon Confidentia...... Click here to read this release



Victory for wild salmon as Federal Court strikes down aquaculture licence conditions

Published Thu, 7 May 2015 14:49:27 EST Read More

For Immediate Release May 7, 2015 Department of Fisheries and Oceans needs to err on the side of caution in regulating fish farms, Court rules VANCOUVER - The Federal Court has struck down aquaculture licence conditions that allowed private companies to transfer f...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:02:30 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 17:18:05 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 17:08:06 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 16:59:26 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 16:41:41 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 09:15:45 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 16:00:24 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 15:06:40 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 11:54:26 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 14:08:59 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 12:36:40 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



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

Published Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:50:23 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 13:08:47 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 11:04:42 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



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

Published Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:32:57 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



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

Published Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:30:45 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 10:10:12 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 10:08:37 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 09:01:38 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 09:00:37 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 12:02:49 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 09:14:28 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 09:03:55 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 09:06:04 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 12:52:03 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 08:57:31 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 09:20:28 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



SodaStream Active Green Environmental Factsheet

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:11:47 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



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

Published Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:37:18 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 09:34:36 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



Two years later: Why is Fisheries and Oceans Canada still ignoring the $37 million Cohen Commission?

Published Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:44 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity October 31, 2014 marks the two year anniversary of the release of the Cohen Commission’s final report: The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye What: Alexandra Morton, British Columbia based independent biologist and wild salmon advocate, can comment on the following: Pending changes to federal Fisheries Act...... Click here to read this release



Rogers Issues 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Published Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:51 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 09:58:16 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 federal government regulation proposes to kill wild fish to protect fish farms

Published Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:15:45 EST Read More

This proposed regulation would impact all coastal provinces; Federal regulation of fresh water aquaculture ignored (OTTAWA, ON, Oct 22, 2014) Proposed regulations for the aquaculture industry do not deliver on the responsibilities of Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) to protect wild fish, fish habitat and Canadian fishery waters from the negative impacts o...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:26:09 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



Environmental Commissioner Boosts Energy Literacy

Published Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:09:40 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 09:43:28 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 09:01:34 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 11:47:08 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 10:54:48 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 10:44:53 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



Reid’s Heritage Homes first builder to break ground in national Net Zero Energy homes demonstration project

Published Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:20:00 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 10:33:50 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



Film featuring impacts of salmon farming on the Pacific coast to premier at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Published Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:10:49 EST Read More

The Pristine Coast, a documentary written, produced and directed by BC film maker Scott Renyard, focuses on the impact of current salmon farming practices on wild salmon and beyond. Renyard explores the history and science of declining fish populations in the North Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including the collapse of the cod population. He also captures stories of real people who have ...... Click here to read this release



98% in GTA Concerned about Neonic Pesticides and Bees

Published Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:41:40 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



Op-Ed: Are Fraser sockeye found downstream from the Mt Polley mine tailings spill safe to eat?

Published Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:06:20 EST Read More

Opinion piece by Alexandra Morton The latest Canadian mine tailing pond spill into a BC waterway occurred last week near Likely, BC. Prior to April 4th, Imperial Metals’ Mt Polley gold and copper mine tailing pond was contained behind a gigantic wall of sand. There were warnings by employees and government that the tailing pond was over-filled and could rupture. The warnings we...... 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 08:50:49 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



Ontario Failing in Fight against Climate Change

Published Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:05:24 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 10:10:50 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



British Columbia salmon farm proposals go forward despite contradicting Cohen Commission

Published Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:32:42 EST Read More

(Sointula, BC June 26, 2014) An open house for two new salmon farm applications will convene today at the Port Hardy Airport Inn despite conflicts with recommendations #15 to 17 from the Cohen Commission. These recommendations call for the protection of wild salmon migration routes from the placement of salmon farms. The Cohen Commission was an inquiry set up by the Canadian government t...... Click here to read this release



Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across Canada

Published Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:23:17 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



Fish farm licences challenged in Federal Court

Published Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:56:55 EST Read More

For immediate release: June 11, 2014 Transfer provisions are unlawful and must be struck down, Ecojustice lawyers to argue VANCOUVER -- Aquaculture licences issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans that allow fish farms to transfer farmed Atlantic salmon carrying disease agents into waters shared with wild salmon are unlawful and must be struck down, Ecoj...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to visit Waterloo Region

Published Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:14:01 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



Ontario cement plant wins award as international leader in reducing energy costs and consumption

Published Thu, 29 May 2014 11:06:14 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 08:50:39 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



Free checklist for inspecting insulation jobs available from NAIMA Canada

Published Thu, 8 May 2014 11:47:36 EST Read More

(May 8, 2014, Ottawa, ON) A free tool is now available to help inspect residential and commercial insulation jobs. Released by NAIMA Canada, Key Checklist For Inspecting Insulation Jobs, is a useful information source for determining whether the insulation in walls, ceilings and floors is properly installed. Key Checklist is laminated and conveniently sized to fit into a shirt pocket...... Click here to read this release



Ontario energy concerns overview: new polling

Published Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:26:33 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 15:27:01 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 14:29:03 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



Hello two new open-net salmon farms and a 100% increase in production by 2025? Goodbye public process and transparency

Published Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:55:56 EST Read More

(Vancouver, B.C., April 2nd, 2014) The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association recently announced their intent to increase open-net farmed salmon production in B.C. waters by 43% (to 100,000 metric tonnes) by 2020 with a further increase to 150,000 metric tonnes by 2025. That’s a 100% increase over today’s current production levels. This expansion process has already begun. Government decisi...... Click here to read this release



A new direction for Ontario energy conservation? - Interview Opportunity

Published Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:42:48 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 12:19:43 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



Made-in-Ontario energy efficient building technology featured at All-Energy Canada conference in Toronto

Published Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:42:25 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 16:18:28 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



Cyberspace opposition to British Columbia fish farm expansion

Published Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:49:04 EST Read More

Over 100,000 petition BC Premier to say NO to fish farms (Sointula, BC, March 13, 2014) As the Province of British Columbia considers two new fish farm applications, the milestone of over 100,000 signatures on a petition has passed. The petition asks BC Premier Christy Clark to not issue the new fish farm licenses. The Change.org petition is at: ...... 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 13:09:27 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 14:54:34 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 13:40:49 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 12:20:46 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 09:17:26 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



Conservation groups call on Auditor General due to lack of action on $26 million salmon inquiry recommendations funded by taxpayers

Published Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:34:17 EST Read More

Media Release February 24, 2014 Vancouver--Watershed Watch Salmon Society and SOS Marine Conservation Foundation today filed Environmental Petitions with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. While the federal government is to be commended for initiating the ...... Click here to read this release



New insulation guide a must-read for do-it-yourself renovators

Published Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:16:08 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 15:02:01 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 11:38:29 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 11:03:20 EST Read More

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Scotiabank increases investment in Canadian eco innovators with annual awards program

Published Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:22:56 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



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 11:34:27 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 13:40:58 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 09:14:26 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



Willis Energy Services is now CLEAResult

Published Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:52:22 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



Insulating yourself against the cold & higher energy costs

Published Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:57:55 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



Ontario far offshore wind company Trillium Power files Amended Statement of Claim for $500 Million after Appeal Court win

Published Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:25:46 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



HouseMaster welcomes four new Canadian HouseMaster franchises while becoming the exclusive home inspection partner of Mortgage Alliance

Published Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:41:19 EST Read More

(December 12, 2013, Toronto, ON) HouseMaster Canada is excited to announce that four new franchises have joined the HouseMaster family. HouseMaster, the oldest and most respected name in home and building inspections throughout North America, continues to expand across Canada. The four new locations are in Vancouver, BC, Eastern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario and Eastern New Brunswick. In...... Click here to read this release



Proposal to Amend the National Building Code Could Jeopardize Canadians’ Health & Safety

Published Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:39:06 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 11:33:36 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 09:49:50 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 09:04:59 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 13:31:37 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 13:22:13 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 12:01:16 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



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

Published Wed, 4 Dec 2013 10:45:45 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 14:52:08 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 14:17:19 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 09:17:42 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 09:13:03 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



BacTech turns to Crowdfunding for Bolivian Acid Rock Drainage Remediation Project

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:00:09 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 09:06:38 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 10:11:08 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



Ontario Government's Actions Threaten the Protection of Endangered Species

Published Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:18:35 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 15:42:10 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



One year after $26 million sockeye inquiry ended and still no government action--Experts fear government is retreating instead

Published Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:30:45 EST Read More

Media Release October 30, 2013 Vancouver--A media conference today marked a full year since Justice Bruce Cohen released the Final Report of the $26M “Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.” Despite the impressive strength of Cohen’s findings and the solid 75 recommendations tabled to protect Fraser River sockeye, government has taken no mean...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on endangered species

Published Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:56:21 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 11:16:41 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 13:37:50 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 10:45:05 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 15:08:34 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 10:35:45 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 10:22:44 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 11:15:29 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 10:29:36 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 14:58:24 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 12:06:20 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 11:14:23 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 11:05:28 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 10:08:40 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 10:03:12 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 16:48:25 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



Green Energy Doors Open - self guided tour of Mountain Equipment Co-op in Ottawa

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:42:19 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, October 3, 2013) Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is offering a self-guided tour of its Ottawa building for anyone interested in learning about principles for Green Building Systems. This location was the first retail building to meet the government’s C-2000 green building requirements. The tour will take approximately 20 minutes. You may take the tour anytime between 10:00 a.m...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver Launches Residential New Construction Program Campaign at the Green Building Festival

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:07:07 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



Free Energy Conservation Program Focuses on Algoma, Nipissing, Temiskaming, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Districts for Fall Campaign Blitz

Published Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:21:01 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 17:03:29 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 14:50:05 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 10:00:37 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 11:38:31 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 13:00:03 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 10:24:43 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 12:28:22 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



HouseMaster ‘inspects’ Winnipeg for growth

Published Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:12:08 EST Read More

(September 12, 2013, Etobicoke, ON) After a close inspection of the Winnipeg market, HouseMaster, the oldest and most respected name in home and building inspections throughout North America is poised to expand into the City. HouseMaster was founded in 1979 and currently encompasses over 370 local offices in the United States and 24 in Canada. Collectively, over 2 million inspections ha...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Doors Open Wants You

Published Mon, 9 Sep 2013 10:51:36 EST Read More

Join with Your Fellow Sustainable Energy Leaders and Sign Up to Participate In the Second Annual Doors Open Day (September 9, 2013) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is building on the success of the 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 acro...... Click here to read this release



Recent severe weather in the GTA is a reminder that home inspections are not just for resale house purchases

Published Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:15:01 EST Read More

(Toronto, July 23, 2013) Contrary to conventional wisdom, a home inspector’s services are not just for when you are choosing a resale home. While there is obvious value in using a home inspector prior to purchasing a resale home, home inspectors can help homeowners protect their investment during ownership. HouseMaster, the oldest home inspection firm in North America, recommends using...... 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 13:56:22 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



Norwegian virus devastating to farmed salmon spreads to Canada and Chile: paper published

Published Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:05:07 EST Read More

Piscine reovirus previously reported only in the Atlantic Ocean (Sointula, BC, July 16, 2013) The first scientific publication on the occurrence of piscine reovirus outside of Norway was published on July 11 in Virology Journal. The report, Whole-genome analysis of piscine reovirus (PRV) shows PRV represents a new genus in family Reoviridae and its genome segment S1 sequences g...... Click here to read this release



One of Eastern Canada’s leading scientists and his lab stripped of international credentials after reporting a controversial virus in British Columbia salmon

Published Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:51:00 EST Read More

Media Release (July 3, 2013 Vancouver, B.C.) Beginning in October 2011, Dr. Fred Kibenge’s lab at the Atlantic Veterinary College located at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has found that some wild British Columbia salmon and a number of Atlantic farm salmon are testing positive for segments of the Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv), a lethal salmon virus...... Click here to read this release



Net Zero Energy home building technology Technical Briefing Session

Published Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:47:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory Where: Owens Corning Canada 3450 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 1Z5 When: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. June 27th, 2013 What: Technical Briefing on National Net Zero Energy program - meet the trainers and builders from across Canada. The briefing will provide journalists with insights into Net Zero Energy (NZE) home building technol...... Click here to read this release



Quebec homebuilder Construction Voyer chosen to build Net-Zero Energy homes

Published Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:45:51 EST Read More

(LAVAL, Quebec, June 13, 2013) - Construction Voyer has been chosen as one of five Canadian home builders from across the country to participate in an exciting new project in cooperation with Owens Corning Canada and Natural Resources Canada, part of the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative. The overall project will see the construction of at least 25 net-zero energy homes in four provinces: Que...... Click here to read this release



Groups take action to defend Ontario’s urban forests from Emerald Ash Borer

Published Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:38:56 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



ISA virus: conflicting results a public risk

Published Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:10:52 EST Read More

Media Release (BC, June 11, 2013) Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the same organization that allowed fecal splatter on beef going for human consumption (XL Foods scandal1), announced that they can't find the ISA virus in 4,175 salmon tested in British Columbia. ISA is an Atlantic virus in the influenza family that has appeared in every region of t...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Abandons Endangered Species

Published Fri, 31 May 2013 13:58:58 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 08:44:19 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



Minto is selected for Net-Zero Energy Housing project

Published Wed, 15 May 2013 09:40:20 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



No positive action for wild salmon 6 months after Sockeye Inquiry Final Report

Published Mon, 13 May 2013 13:53:03 EST Read More

Media Release Government moving backwards? No positive action for wild salmon 6 months after Sockeye Inquiry Final Report On October 31, 2012, the $26 million Cohen Inquiry Final Report, “The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye” was released. It included 75 recommendations to government and has been quoted as a “blueprint” for ...... 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 14:27:14 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 13:01:47 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



Ontario Needs to Scrap its Waste Diversion Act

Published Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:09:29 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



Polling suggests wild salmon protection is a winning platform in BC

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:56:50 EST Read More

Media Release (Vancouver, BC) A poll conducted by Oraclepoll Research Limited suggests that candidates in the provincial election should take the issue of protecting wild salmon from salmon feedlots seriously. The poll, which interviewed 1000 British Columbia citizens between March 21st and March 28th and has a margin of error of +/-3.1 %, found that over 70 percent of t...... Click here to read this release



Ontario consumer protection website launched

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:11:36 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 11:59:51 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 13:43:02 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



Elizabeth May, Jane Sterk and Alexandra Morton host Salmon Confidential screening in Sidney on April 20th

Published Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:11:20 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Sidney, BC) On April 20 Elizabeth May (MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and national Green Party leader), and Jane Sterk (BC Green Party leader and candidate for Victoria-Beacon Hill) join biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton in presenting the new bio-political documentary Salmon Confidential in Sidney, BC. The film will be a launch pad for a lively discussion about s...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Confidential: Upcoming Film Showings in BC

Published Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:46:24 EST Read More

Biologist and filmmaker tour BC with controversial new documentary Media Advisory Below is a list of upcoming screenings of Salmon Confidential in BC communities. You can also watch Salmon Confidential online at http://salmonconfidential.ca. For more details about each screening date and location,...... Click here to read this release



Sweeping exemptions would leave endangered species sliding toward extinction

Published Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:55:12 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 10:10:24 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



BC takes small but important step in right direction to remove salmon feedlots from the migratory routes of wild salmon

Published Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:33:04 EST Read More

Media Release (Victoria, BC, March 22, 2013) - Alexandra Morton, speaking on behalf of Salmon are Sacred (salmonaresacred.org), observed, “I am glad that the Christie Clark Liberals (with today’s Discovery Islands announcement) recognize there is a problem with salmon feedlots on wild salmon migration routes. This small but i...... Click here to read this release



Jacksons Steak and Grill House in Chilliwack to be recognized for business leadership in supporting environmental sustainability

Published Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:55:47 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ noon Where: Jacksons Steak and Grill House, 5725 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC Jacksons Steak and Grill House is the second restaurant in Chilliwack to join the growing movement to save Pacific wild salmon from extinction. “We are proud to join Bravo Restaurant & Lounge in choosing not to serve open net feedlot salm...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Integrated and Convenient Recycling is a Plus for Ontario

Published Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:46:31 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



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 10:05:59 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



Minister of the Environment to join The Beer Store in launching Recycling Plus facility in Toronto

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:13:16 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 09:20:12 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



Salmon Feedlot Boycott at Walmart Eagle Landing Shopping Centre in Chilliwack

Published Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:19:10 EST Read More

Media Advisory Salmon Feedlot Boycott at Walmart Eagle Landing Shopping Centre Date: Friday, February 1, 2013 Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Location: Walmart, 8249 Eagle Landing Pkwy The Chilliwack chapter of the Salmon Feedlot Boycott is urgently asking the store manager at Walmart to remove Atlantic farmed salmon from their shelves. As we speak, Fraser River salmon smolts a...... Click here to read this release



Algonquin Park Waste Management System Recognized by ECO

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:50:30 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 08:25:00 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 10:49:50 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 10:43:34 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 10:18:03 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 10:15:43 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 10:09:58 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



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit agir dès maintenant pour que l’économie d’énergie perdure dans le futur

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:07:26 EST Read More

Le 8 janvier 2013 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dit que l’incertitude plane sur l’avenir des programmes d’économie d’électricité et mine tous les efforts d’économie d’énergie en Ontario. Aujourd’hui, M. Miller publie le volume deux de son Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011. Le rapport traite...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Releases Full Fiscal Plan

Published Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:17:23 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 09:43:50 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 09:32:51 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



Why you should make participating in the farmed salmon feedlot boycott your New Year’s resolution

Published Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:13:46 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity - December 28, 2012 What: SalmonFeedlotBoycott.com has speakers available for interviews on the impacts and consequences of farmed salmon feedlots on the marine environment on Canada’s east and west coasts. They can also address why you should participate in a boycott of salmon feedlot products as you...... Click here to read this release



2013 New Year's Resolution: Salmon Feedlot Boycott

Published Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:05:05 EST Read More

Canada-wide campaign launched to stand up for wild salmon and the marine environment Media Release (December 27, 2012) Days before the end of 2012, a campaign has been launched that calls for Canadians to stop purchasing and consuming salmon that has been raised in open-net feedlots. SalmonFeedlotBo...... Click here to read this release



Insulation installation instructions featured on revamped NAIMA Canada website

Published Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:59:29 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



A holiday tradition you can count on! Christmas Bird Count, Year 113

Published Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:15:39 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: Time for Northern Ontario's Own Government

Published Sat, 8 Dec 2012 16:28:42 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 13:19:23 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 14:21:32 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 16:25:40 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 13:23:32 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



Ontario Government Retreats on Climate Change

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:00:39 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 09:59:29 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 09:03:05 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



Free Webinar - What lessons can Ontario and North America learn from the decentralized energy transition occurring in Germany?

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:13:05 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



Holiday debate: Ontarians split on environmental merits of real vs. fake Christmas trees

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:50:26 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 10:00:09 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 14:15:49 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



Friends of the Earth calls for investigation into Canadian Food Inspection Agency's silencing of Canadian salmon scientist

Published Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:09:46 EST Read More

Request seeking immediate action sent to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Ottawa, November 23, 2012 - Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a petition and requested an investigation in response to recent actions by a federal agency to silence a researcher that has played a key role in investigating inf...... Click here to read this release



Updated: Kingcome Inlet Dzawada’enuxw First Nation community members to deliver message to B.C. Premier about opposition to open net-pen fish farms

Published Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:18:39 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Updated November 14, 2012) When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ NOON. Where: Christy Clark, Premier and MLA for Vancouver Point Grey Constituency Office, 3615 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. What: First Nation community members from the Broug...... Click here to read this release



Kingcome Inlet Dzawada’enuxw First Nation community members to deliver message to B.C. Premier about opposition to open net-pen fish farms

Published Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:34:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ noon. What: Community members from the Broughton Archipelago and supporters will deliver a message to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark at her Vancouver Constituency office, that they do not support any rene...... Click here to read this release



The incredible shrinking Rouge Park

Published Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:57:11 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 12:09:41 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



Cohen Commission Final Report to be Made Public on October 31st - Scientists available to interpret findings of the Cohen Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Published Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:52:16 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity October 29, 2012 Today, the much-anticipated Cohen Commission Final Report was released to government. It will be made public on Wednesday, October 31st at a media conference held by Justice Bruce Cohen ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Needs to Better Prepare for Increased Dry Spells and Droughts

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:04:29 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



Il faut mieux protéger les oiseaux et les chauves-souris contre les éoliennes

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:49:01 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 10:28:16 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 10:20:36 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



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011/2012 Annual Report, Part 2 - Losing Our Touch

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:00:11 EST Read More

Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Check Against Delivery There are some positive developments to report in this Part 2 of our Annual Report to the Legislature. We have some improvements in fisheries management and MNR has even discovered in Algonquin Park a surviving population of a species of fish thought extinct. Fire management in p...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:13:31 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



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part II

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:37:38 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 09:23:44 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 07:29:22 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 12:21:00 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



Countdown to Cohen - Scientists available to interpret the Final Report of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:11:29 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity The much anticipated Final Report of the $26 million Cohen Commission is expected to be released by September 30th, 2012. In reporting on Canada’s first inquiry into the plight of Pacific salmon, Justice Bruce Cohen will lay out his findings and recommendations from 18 months of public hearings, 15 technical reports, and mountains of crucial an...... Click here to read this release



Ministries Playing Games with the Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:24:51 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 09:17:06 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 crée le Conseil du capitalisme durable

Published Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:41:26 EST Read More

(Toronto, Ontario, le 18 septembre 2012) L’entreprise Corporate Knights est heureuse d’annoncer le lancement du nouveau Conseil du capitalisme durable, groupe d’entreprises avant-gardistes qui viseront l’intégration des principes du « capitalisme durable » dans la politique économique et sociale en général. Les membres du Conseil reconnaissent les défauts systémiques de...... 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 11:48:39 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 09:49:57 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 13:13:05 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 09:06:12 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



Reed Exhibitions and OSEA collaborate in newest All-Energy exhibition and conference series

Published Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:02:31 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



New poll shows 7 out of 10 Ontarians support standardized home energy labelling

Published Thu, 23 Aug 2012 08:59:27 EST Read More

Media Release (Ottawa, ON, August 23, 2012) NAIMA Canada, the national association representing mineral wool insulation manufacturers, today released a public opinion poll focused on home energy efficiency labelling in Ontario. The polling found a strong majority of Ontarians support standardized energy efficiency labelling of homes. Seventy percent of respondents said ...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Celebrates Butterflies at Tommy Thompson Park

Published Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:34:48 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



No choice but to go forward to the Supreme Court of Canada to protect wild salmon

Published Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:03:25 EST Read More

Government attack on environment increases the urgency of First Nations’ access to Class Action Proceedings Media Release (VANCOUVER, BC, August 8, 2012) The Supreme Court of Canada is where the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) of the Broughton Archipelago expect to continue their quest to protect the wild salmon in their Territory. The KAFN...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia First Nation to present legal strategy addressing impacts of open net-pen fish farms on wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago

Published Mon, 6 Aug 2012 16:49:06 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. Where: Union of BC Indian Chiefs (Boardroom), Suite 500 - 342 Water St., Vancouver Who: • KAFN Chief Bob Chamberlin, Representative Plaintiff for the KAFN class- action lawsuit • Grand Chief St...... 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 11:44:51 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 11:21:25 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 09:43:02 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 09:31:10 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 12:43:58 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 09:50:40 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 10:34:49 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 10:30:52 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 10:23:46 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 10:14:56 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 10:11:35 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 10:01:57 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 10:03:43 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



Reporting disease in fish a crime? Proposed British Columbia law condemned by Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 15:05:43 EST Read More

New legislation to muzzle journalists and scientists may have serious implications for food health and safety and freedom of speech Media Release (Ottawa, May 30, 2012) With the anticipated passage of Bill 37 – 2012 Animal Health Act tomorrow, British Columbia Minister of Agriculture Don McRae will be responsible for...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third annual energy conservation report

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 10:26:07 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 10:20:18 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 09:27:57 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 10:02:48 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 09:50:23 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 09:30:02 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



This gardening season, don’t forget your trees

Published Wed, 16 May 2012 13:58:32 EST Read More

Top Five Things You Can Do Media Release ATTENTION: Editors, Home and Garden Editors, Environment Writers (Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Toronto ON -- For immediate release) With the gardening season underway, the Urban Forest Stewardship Network (UFSN) is calling on residents in communities across Ontario to help trees ...... Click here to read this release



Is Supreme Court of Canada the next step to save wild salmon?

Published Wed, 16 May 2012 10:21:53 EST Read More

First Nation class-action on impacts of open net-pen salmon farms in British Columbia may head to highest Court Media Release (Alert Bay, May 16, 2012) An appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada may be the next stage in a long running class-action lawsuit focused on the devastation caused by open net-pen salmon farming on the ...... 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 09:46:16 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 14:50:33 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 10:16:53 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 09:53:23 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 09:44:04 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 13:38:27 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 10:36:57 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 10:35:04 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 10:31:58 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 17:26:23 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 12:02:34 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



New virus found in farm salmon sold in Canadian supermarkets

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:17:20 EST Read More

Press Release - For Immediate Release Sointula, BC (April 13, 2012) - Test results report 44 out of 45 farm salmon purchased from several Vancouver Superstore and T&T markets on February 4 & 28, 2012 tested positive for a newly identified Norwegian virus. The seafood departments at these markets informed us these were fresh BC-raised farm salmon. The piscine reovirus weake...... 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 12:07:11 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 12:03:16 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 11:46:18 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 17:07:37 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 17:02:03 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 10:06:05 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 16:52:14 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 10:55:05 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 10:53:02 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 10:46:37 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 14:17:55 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 10:25:30 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 10:15:01 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 16:18:20 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 15:30:05 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 16:07:57 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 11:43:20 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 11:36:53 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 13:15:40 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 16:16:47 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 10:03:24 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 11:24:15 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 09:57:02 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



Ontario Wetlands Conference highlights southern Ontario eco-treasures

Published Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:39:15 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 10:52:07 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



Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO Nomination Off to Paris, France

Published Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:51:48 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



Biodiversity Decline on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:04:02 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 10:14:00 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 10:10:30 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 10:04:59 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 10:02:06 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 10:00:10 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 17:05:48 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 09:49:23 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 09:43:05 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 17:28:36 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 17:20:55 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



Downspout disconnection - What’s the point?

Published Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:35:18 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article form a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Ms. Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962-5882 or ...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act celebrates ten year milestone but tough road still ahead

Published Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:18:27 EST Read More

Media Release (KING CITY, ON, Dec.15, 2011) The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act (the Act), passed December 14, 2001, was enacted to control the aggressive urban sprawl of the mid-to-late eighties that threatened the fragile hydrogeology, geomorphology and ecology of the Oak Ridges Moraine - a source of drinking water for millions of people. The Act was passed afte...... Click here to read this release



First Nation students picket John Duncan Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development in Thunder Bay

Published Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:35:10 EST Read More

Media Release (Thunder Bay, December 15, 2011) The elected Grand Chief, Marsha Kennedy of the Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and the school leadership group are showing their support for Chief Theresa Spence and the Attawapiskat First Nation. This support is evidenced by the demonstration of the student pickets at the Thunder Bay regional office of Indian and Nort...... Click here to read this release



Scientists available to assist with understanding the evidence presented at the Cohen Commission’s evidentiary hearings on Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA)

Published Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:09:39 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity On December 15, 16 and 19, evidence related to Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv) will be presented to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon. Watershed Watch Salmon Society’s Executive Director Dr. Craig Orr and Fisheries Biologist, Stan Proboszcz are participants in the inquiry and will be present throughout these evide...... Click here to read this release



Counting for Conservation! The 112th Christmas Bird Count

Published Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:38:48 EST Read More

For immediate release (Toronto, Dec. 14, 2011 - Nearly 60 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts this year in communities across Ontario, significantly bettering last year’s mark of 40. The most southerly count will be at Point Pelee, the most northerly will be coordinated by the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists in 13 communities (such as Red Lake, Ignace and F...... Click here to read this release



Ontario must phase out all power subsidies, says Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

Published Thu, 8 Dec 2011 17:26:54 EST Read More

Media Release Report asks - Nuclear Power: Where is the Business Case? (Toronto ON Dec 08, 2011) Today, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) released "Nuclear Power: Where's the Busin...... Click here to read this release



10 years after - on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Thu, 8 Dec 2011 10:27:36 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation will recognize the 10th Anniversary of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act and mark the start of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony. The celebration recognizes the passage of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act in 2001 that protects a wealth of natural habitats, safeguards an enormous groundwater recharge s...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada releases “Plug and Play” model regulation to help Canada reduce greenhouse gas pollution

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:26:12 EST Read More

For immediate release Friends of the Earth donates its services to help Canada in its time of embarrassment (Ottawa, December 8, 2011) With Canada's international environmental reputation at rock bottom at the Durban climate negotiations, Friends of the Earth Canada has decided to donate its services to help Canada. "Canada's Minister of the Environment showing up i...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:30:23 EST Read More

DISCOURS Gord Miller, commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010 - Gérer un système énergétique complexe - Résultats Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative Le mercredi 7 décembre 2011 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Au printemps ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement dit qu'il faut redoubler d’efforts en économie d’énergie

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:24:52 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse\ Toronto, le 7 décembre 2011 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que les réalisations du gouvernement en matière d’économie d’énergie sont considérables, mais incomplètes. Au moment où M. Gord Miller publie son deuxième volume du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2010, Gérer un ...... Click here to read this release



Remarks - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:06:11 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Report - "Managing a Complex Energy System -“ Results" Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Check Against Delivery Last spring I released the first volume of my annual energy conservation report to the Legislature entitled M...... Click here to read this release



The Environmental Commissioner says more work is needed on energy conservation

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:01:06 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, December 7, 2011 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says the government’s energy conservation achievements are substantial, but incomplete. In releasing volume two of his 2010 Energy Conservation Progress Report, Managing a Complex Energy System - Results, Gord Miller says "the government achieved two-thirds of an electricity conserv...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Cool Roof Summit² presents benefits of white roof technologies

Published Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:50:04 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Cool Roof Summit2 will feature industry experts speaking on the benefits of the emerging technology known as Reflective White Roofs. White roofs lower heating and cooling bills to save building owners and operators significant amounts of money. Most Canadian roofs are dark-colored. In the full sun, the surface of a black roof can increase in temper...... Click here to read this release



Real versus fake Christmas trees

Published Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:17:18 EST Read More

Real Christmas trees are the environmentally friendly choice Media Release (Toronto, ON, December 6, 2011) Today marks the annual Christmas Tree Presentation to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Each year, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) donates a Christmas tree and hosts a corresponding lighting ceremony. The trees are genero...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Solar Inc Donates Solar PV Panels to Remote Villages in Amazonia

Published Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:47:41 EST Read More

(Kitchener, Ontario, Dec 2, 2011) Dozens of impoverished villages in Brazil’s Amazonia region that do not have access to power will soon receive free, 21st century solar electricity thanks to an ocean container filled with 560 solar PV panels donated by Canadian Solar Solutions Incorporated (CSSI). Recently manufactured at CSSI’s new plant in Guelph, Ontario, they will be mounted on ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie (volume 2)

Published Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:13:44 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le deuxième volume du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010, soit Gérer un système énergétique complexe - Résultats. Le rapport résume les progrès que la province fait pour atteindre les cibles d’économie d’électricité et il passe en revue le rendem...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Volume Two of 2010 energy conservation report

Published Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:08:39 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume Two of his 2010 energy conservation report, Managing a Complex Energy System - Results. The report summarizes the province's progress in meeting electricity conservation targets and reviews the performance of provincial programs to conserve energy. The conference will be available via webcast. T...... Click here to read this release



Special Delivery of over 4,000 letters of concern made to Midland Town Hall

Published Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:39:17 EST Read More

Media Release Opposition to proposed outdoor industrial waste site focus of Midland march November 30, 2011 - Midland, ON) Unpleasant weather did little to dampen the spirits of walkers who trekked from the Martyrs' Shrine to deliver over 4,000 letters of concern to Midland Town Hall. The letters were in opposition to the outdoor waste site proposed to be built at the do...... Click here to read this release



Don't Ignore the Moraine!

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:02:08 EST Read More

Conservation groups ask Province to protect Ontario’s rain barrel For immediate release Toronto, November 29, 2011 - Echoing months of warnings from Ontario conservation organizations, a new report from the provincial environmental commissioner Gord Miller underscores the need for tougher land use and water monitoring r...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner applauds work of Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and questions lack of government support

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:25:08 EST Read More

Media Release See below for page 122 of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s 2011/2012 Annual Report, Engaging Solutions, released on November 29, 2011 at the Ontario Legislature: To view the entire Environmental Commissioner’s 2010/2011 Annual Report, E...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:47:46 EST Read More

DISCOURS M. Gord Miller, commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario Rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative 10 h, le jeudi 29 novembre 2011 Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Les élections sont terminées, et nous devons tous maintenant continuer les affaires d...... Click here to read this release



« Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit agir », dit le commissaire à l’environnement

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:36:09 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse (Toronto, le 29 novembre 2011) Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario s’inquiète du fait que l’Ontario a perdu de la vitesse dans les enjeux environnementaux provinciaux criants. M. Gord Miller dit dans son rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre, qu’il publie aujourd’hui qu’on ne cesse de parler des prob...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:32:35 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report - "Engaging Solutions" Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Check Against Delivery The election is over and now we all have to get on with the business of the Province. So I am here to release the first of a series of reports that have been wa...... Click here to read this release



Government Failing to Reduce Ontario’s Waste

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:29:01 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has called on the new government to make waste diversion one of its top environmental priorities. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report released today, Gord Miller says progress on this issue has stalled and the government is sitting on solutions to reduce the more than 9 million tonnes of waste that are...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Failing Endangered Species

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:25:14 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) The Government of Ontario is not taking sufficient steps to protect and recover the province’s imperilled species. This warning was issued by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, in his 2010/2011 Annual Report released today at Queen’s Park. “Ontario’s Endangered Species Act is a good law that has th...... Click here to read this release



MOE and MNR Can’t Handle Core Responsibilities

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:20:10 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) Capacities are stretched dangerously thin at the two ministries mandated to protect Ontario’s environment and natural resources. This warning was issued today by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, as he released his 2010/2011 Annual Report. Research has found that at a time when their core businesses have beco...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Needs to Act: Environmental Commissioner

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:11:39 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner is worried that Ontario has lost momentum when it comes to the province’s pressing environmental issues. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report “Engaging Solutions” released today, Gord Miller says there’s no shortage of talk about the problems such as climate change, waste diversion, and...... Click here to read this release



Walk of protest to oppose Midland industrial waste site, scheduled this Wednesday

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:18:46 EST Read More

Walkers from Martyrs’ Shrine to Midland Town Hall will deliver over 2,500 letters of concern about proposal to build waste site next to heritage and religious landmarks When & Where - Midland, Ontario, November 30, 2011 10:30 AM - The Walk of Support begins at the Martyrs’ Shrine (16163 Highway12 West, Midland) ...... Click here to read this release



Latest Lethal Threat to the Great Lakes Must Be Halted

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:45:40 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada Supports U.S. States’ Case on Invasion of Asian Carp For immediate release (Ottawa, November 28, 2011) Friends of the Earth Canada joins U.S. States in the fight to stop the Asian Carp invasion of the Great Lakes citing the mutual obligation of Canada and the U.S. under the Boundary Waters Treaty to pre...... Click here to read this release



Publication du Rapport annuel de 2010-2011 du commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:18:29 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera son rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 10 h le mardi 29 novembre 2011. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca a...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010/11 Annual Report

Published Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:00:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2010/11 Annual Report, Engaging Solutions, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. The report will be made available online at www.eco.on.ca at the start of the conference. Accre...... Click here to read this release



First North American ISO 50001 certification for energy management awarded to Canada's largest cement plant

Published Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:10:35 EST Read More

St Marys Cement Inc. plant in Bowmanville, Ontario is a continent-wide leader in energy efficiency and conservation for manufacturers of cementitious material Media Release (Bowmanville ON, Nov. 23, 2011) On November 15th 2011, St Marys Cement Inc. - Bowmanville Plant, received the first International Organization for Standar...... Click here to read this release



Proposed waste site casts shadow over Midland’s First Light event

Published Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:20:06 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT: First Light, one of Midland’s signature tourism events, will have a shadow cast over it this year because an outdoor waste transfer and processing site may soon be located at its doorstep. The proposal, by Recycling Specialties Inc., is before Midland Town Council for site plan approval on December 7th. First Light is an annual festi...... Click here to read this release



Greenstone meets with Cliffs in Cleveland

Published Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:45:24 EST Read More

Media Release (Cleveland, OH - November 17, 2011) In Cleveland yesterday afternoon, senior management of Cliffs Natural Resources hosted a multi-hour meeting with a delegation from the Municipality of Greenstone. The focus of the wide ranging discussion was the potential for siting a ferrochrome refinery at Exton Siding (between Nakina and the Aroland First Nation). Gree...... Click here to read this release



Toronto-based clean capitalism media company closes investment round to launch capital markets division

Published Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:51:34 EST Read More

Press Release TORONTO, November 16, 2011 - Corporate Knights Inc, Toronto-based publisher of Corporate Knights magazine, which is distributed as a quarterly insert in the Globe and Mail and Washington Post, announced this morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange market open that it closed an investment round with a prestigious group of investors, led by Vancity Communit...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth, Ecojustice ask Supreme Court to respect Polluter Pays Principle

Published Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:23:45 EST Read More

For immediate release Newfoundlanders shouldn't have to pay to clean up Abitibibowater's pollution (OTTAWA, November 16, 2011) Ecojustice, representing Friends of the Earth, appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada today to argue that insolvent corporations cannot shift the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination to the t...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth, Ecojustice fighting for Polluter Pays Principle at Supreme Court

Published Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:47:20 EST Read More

For immediate release Should Newfoundlanders have to pay to cleanup Abitibibowater’s pollution? Why: This is the first time Canada’s insolvency procedure is challenged to deal with the polluter pays principle, in this case, for historic contamination by Abitibibowater’s mining, shipping and pulp and paper operations in New...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation - a two time winner

Published Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:55:06 EST Read More

Media Release ORMF conservation contribution applauded by experts (KING CITY, ON, Nov. 4, 2011) In just one week, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) has been twice recognized for its vital contribution to the preservation, protection and restoration of the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM). The ORM is a geological landform extending ac...... Click here to read this release



Paul Martin to receive award for Green GDP vision

Published Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:20:23 EST Read More

Media Advisory Toronto, ON -- The Right Honourable Paul Martin will be honoured by Corporate Knights, the Canadian magazine for clean capitalism, as a recipient of the Corporate Knights Award of Distinction for his visionary leadership to open the way for Canada’s abundant natural capital wealth to be included in our core economic measurements. The award will be presented...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's green energy future to be focus of third annual Community Power Conference

Published Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:45:59 EST Read More

How will the Feed-in-Tariff review shape Green Energy 2.0 in Ontario? Media Advisory WHAT: Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) to host its third annual Community Power Conference. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: • Community and Commercial developers • Lenders and investors • Community Leaders and Delegates...... Click here to read this release



Upcoming conference to address future of environmental assessment in Ontario

Published Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:28:28 EST Read More

Conference to be held at the Ontario Science Centre on October 26th and 27th Media Advisory What: The Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA) will host its Annual Conference: "Making the Most of Ontario's Environmental Assessment Process." The program can be reviewed on the Conference website at: ...... Click here to read this release



TO’s Eco Chase, Toronto’s first green Amazing Race, to be held on October 22

Published Mon, 3 Oct 2011 09:34:14 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT: TO’s Eco Chase is a sustainability-focused, city-wide scavenger hunt, in the style of The Amazing Race ( www.ecoduocanada.com/index.html). WHO: • businesses looking to engage their employees in a unique kind of team-building exercise • individuals interested in community engage...... Click here to read this release



Locally produced RiverSafe RainBarrels boost Chesapeake Bay stormwater programs

Published Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:43:49 EST Read More

Media Release (September 29, 2011) RiverSides ( www.riversides.org), the urban stormwater social marketing and residential rain harvesting company, has started production of 750 RiverSafe RainBarrels at the Ellicott City, Maryland facilities of CR Daniels, for the District of Colombia's RiverSmart Homes program. The Distric...... Click here to read this release



Kitchener-based community group awarded $70,000 solar panel system for winning green energy video contest

Published Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:36:24 EST Read More

Media Release Other winners from Little Current and Toronto (September 28, 2011) On behalf of the Mennonite Central Committee of Ontario (MCC Ontario), Kitchener resident and film-maker Ken Ogasawara was awarded the grand prize of a 10kW solar PV system, after winning the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association's (...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Field Day at Queen’s Park to feature former Toronto mayor David Miller

Published Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:37:49 EST Read More

Media Advisory This Saturday, September 24th, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (www.ontario-sea.org) will be hosting a Green Energy Field Day event at Queen's Park. The event is part of OSEA's province-wide, doors-open Green Energy Field Day, where green energy projects will be showcased in cities across the province. It is on...... Click here to read this release



Kingston and the Islands MPP Candidates to attend Green Energy Field Day event this Saturday at Wolfe Island

Published Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:29:04 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Provincial election candidates for Kingston and the Islands, John Gerretsen (Liberal party) and Robert Kiley (Green Party), will be attending the "Celebrate New Energy on Wolfe Island" event this Saturday, September 24th. The event also includes a kite flying competition, a children's art show, music, solar oven building, farmers market, free lunch...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's Environmental Commissioner asked to review protection and management of Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:32:41 EST Read More

The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (Foundation) has requested an immediate review of the existing policies, legislation, regulation and technical guidance relating to the protection and management of the Oak Ridges Moraine pursuant to section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights. Currently, a review is scheduled for 2015, but the Foundation feels immediate review is needed on pressing Morain...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature’s Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:08:30 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Release September 21, 2011 - Today, Ontario Nature, one of the province's most prominent conservation organizations, held a Rally for Nature at Queen's Park where the organization announced its ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario voters back conservation!

Published Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:39:36 EST Read More

Poll shows strong support for taxes and leadership in troubled times Media Release A poll commissioned by the Conservation Council of Ontario has turned up some interesting results: voters back conservation as a solution to our economic and financial woes. "Not only are voters personally committed to living better while using les...... Click here to read this release



Technical Analysis: Energy Supply Related to Exton Ferrochrome Refinery Siting

Published Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:02:29 EST Read More

Technical Analysis by: Larry Doran President & CEO Imperium Energy Inc. Imperium Energy Inc. was asked to identify and evaluate from both a technical and an economic perspective a number of proposed electricity supply options in Northwestern Ontario. The most immediate priority was to provide a reliable cost-effective electricity supply for a proposed ferrochrome production facility i...... Click here to read this release



New report concludes Exton is viable site for Ring of Fire Refinery

Published Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:50:11 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE THUNDER BAY - September 20, 2011 - A report released today concludes that siting a ferrochrome refinery at Exton for Ring of Fire minerals is technically, environmentally and economically feasible. George Smitherman and Don Huff were contracted by the Municipality of Greenstone to push for establishing a Chromite refinery at Exton. Exton is located adjacent t...... Click here to read this release



Release of Greenstone sponsored “White Paper” on providing energy to Ring of Fire refinery

Published Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:45:46 EST Read More

Media Advisory There will be a presentation of the White Paper developed by G & G Global Solutions and Environmental Communication Options with a discussion of the Technical Appendix by Larry Doran Imperium Energy Inc. In attendance will be Greenstone Mayor Ron Beaulieu, Aroland First Nation Chief Sonny Gagnon and others. What: Technical Briefing on Greenstone’s f...... Click here to read this release



Federal Conservatives and Ontario Green Party recognize the importance of energy efficiency

Published Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:59:49 EST Read More

Media Release (Ottawa, September 16, 2011) NAIMA Canada applauds the Government of Canada's announcement to invest $78 million over the next two years to increase the energy efficiency of homes across the country. The ecoENERGY initiatives, announced by Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, support job creation while helping Canadians save money by reducing the amount of en...... Click here to read this release



Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine report released by Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation

Published Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:30:08 EST Read More

Media Release ORMF requests Environmental Commissioner to review Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (Toronto, September 15, 2011) Today, in keeping with its commitment to voicing Moraine issues, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) released its timely and important Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine reports. ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association calls on Ontario voters to support new jobs for the future

Published Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:17:18 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News, election and energy editors and reporters TV ads start on Friday September 16th in major Ontario media markets (Sept. 15, 2011, Toronto, ON) Responding to the growing discussion about the future of green energy in Ontario, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Asso...... Click here to read this release



The Oak Ridges Moraine Ten Years Later: Is It Really Protected?

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:08:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Breakfast Forum - The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) will release Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine and explain why it will file an Application for Review under Section 61 of the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights. Who: David Miller (Former Mayor, City of Toronto), Kim Gavine (Executive Director, Oak Ridges Moraine Fo...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:36:04 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Advisory/Photo Op - Attention: Photo/Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters Event: Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature Date and time: September 21, 2011; 11:00am - 1:00pm. Locat...... Click here to read this release



Community Power Workshop Series coming to communities across Ontario this fall

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:24:19 EST Read More

Community power workshops scheduled in Halton, Hamilton, Haldimand-Norfolk, Kitchener, London, Niagara, Midland, Perth, Peterborough, Renfrew County, Sault Ste.Marie, Sudbury, Sarnia-Lambton and Toronto Media Advisory - Attention: News & Community and Events Editors This fall, The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is par...... Click here to read this release



Saving the Oak Ridges Moraine Again

Published Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:58:33 EST Read More

Environmental Groups Launch New Campaign to Protect the Rain Barrel of Southern Ontario Media Release (September 12, 2011) On the 10-year anniversary of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, Save the Oak Ridges Moraine (STORM), Earth...... Click here to read this release



Former Green Party leader available for provincial election commentary

Published Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:45:42 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Jim Harris, leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2003-2006, is available as an expert commentator on the Ontario Provincial Election. Mr. Harris served as the Co-Chair of the 2007 provincial election campaigns for the Green Party of Ontario, where the party won 354,897 votes - 8% of the vote - almost tripling its 2003 result. He also served as the i...... Click here to read this release



WattsNEXT? Green Energy Video Contest Deadline Approaches

Published Thu, 8 Sep 2011 09:34:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory Those looking to win a $70,000 10 KW solar system prize through the WattsNEXT? (www.wattsnext.ca) sustainable energy video contest only have a couple more weeks to enter their video submission. The WattsNEXT? contest is an opportunity for Ontarians, both young and old, to share and learn about the power of sustainable energy ...... Click here to read this release



Willis Energy Services builds on Conservation and Demand Management expertise by entering into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Toronto

Published Wed, 7 Sep 2011 09:18:16 EST Read More

Media Release (TORONTO, ON - September 7, 2011) Willis Energy Services has experience and expertise in the design, development and delivery of conservation and demand management programs and technical capabilities to identify, investigate, and implement energy saving projects. With offices in British Columbia and Ontario, Willis conducts business coast-to-coast in Canada, seve...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) to launch province's first Green Energy Field Day

Published Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:02:35 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: OSEA to host province-wide doors open event on September 24th, 2011. Local businesses, farms, schools, companies and organizations will have the opportunity to showcase their green energy project. Participating locations so far include Toronto, Cobden, Reaboro and Mississauga, with scheduled events ranging from biogas facility tours to a photov...... Click here to read this release



"Ottawa: Step Away from Our Fish!"

Published Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:19:19 EST Read More

Alexandra Morton issues ‘Wild Salmon People's Manifesto' At 9:00 am, September 6, Salmon Are Sacred supporters wearing ‘Wild Salmon Warrior' tattoos gather outside the courtroom at 701 W. Georgia with ‘Stop Fish Farms' signs to demand salmon farms GET OUT! (Vancouver, B.C. Sept 6, 2011) - Alexandra Morton today issued the ‘Wil...... Click here to read this release



The Ogichidaakwe (Grand Chief) and Chiefs of Treaty 3 file Judicial Review related to five north west Ontario hydro generating plants.

Published Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:32:13 EST Read More

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Grand Council Treaty #3 to initiate legal action related to power generation in its Territory

Published Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:10:23 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Announcement of details related to legal action being initiated by Grand Council Treaty #3 on behalf of the members of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty 3. The Grand Council's request for a Judicial Review asks the Court to set aside Ontario's award of power contracts to hydro generation dams in Treaty 3 territory that will cause new and continuing adve...... Click here to read this release



BC Premier Christy Clark deserves applause after release of classified salmon farm disease data, says Alexandra Morton

Published Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:28:25 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity (Vancouver, August 30, 2011) Yesterday, in a historic moment for the coast of British Columbia, the lawyer representing the Province of B.C. at the Cohen Commission retracted her objection to the release of salmon farm disease data and the data became public. Alexandra Morton can speak to the importance of this once classified data being released through the...... Click here to read this release



Experience the Beauty of Monarch Butterflies and Watch as They Get Ready for Their Migration to Mexico at the Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival

Published Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:03:41 EST Read More

MEDIA/PHOTO OP ADVISORY For Immediate Release Third Annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival Celebrates Butterfly Conservation, Biodiversity and Family Fun on August 2 (TORONTO August 22, 2011) - Monarch butterfly sightings will be in full swing when Monarch butterflies start their annual journey of more than 3,500 kilometres from ...... Click here to read this release



"It's Miller Time"

Published Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:31:00 EST Read More

Media Release Alexandra Morton applauds ‘Scientist of the Year' Dr. Kristi Miller (Vancouver, B.C., August 24, 2011) The Wild Salmon People gathered this morning in support of "muzzled" Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) scientist Dr. Kristi Miller. Dr. Miller is on the stand today at the evidentiary hearings on ‘Diseases...... Click here to read this release



New Study Confirms Lice from Farmed Salmon Imperil Wild Salmon, Refutes Flawed Study and Related Media Spin

Published Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:47:26 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (August 22, 2011) A new study on the impacts of lice on wild salmon published today by an independent team of academic researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) confirmed what many previous and unbiased studies have also shown, namely, that lice on farmed salmon can multiply and spread to wild salmon and decrease ...... Click here to read this release



Disease Days of Salmon

Published Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:58:47 EST Read More

Media Release Decade of Data Disclosed for B.C.'s Salmon Feedlots (Vancouver, B.C., August 22, 2011) A decade of data detailing infectious diseases on 120 salmon feedlots in British Columbia, Canada, is expected to be entered as evidence this week via the Cohen Commission's inquiry into the Fraser River sockeye. The evidenti...... Click here to read this release



Cohen Commission Countdown

Published Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:12:19 EST Read More

Media Release Cohen Commission Countdown 30 witnesses over 12 days to testify during hearings on salmon ‘Diseases' & ‘Aquaculture' Echo Bay, B.C., August 8th, 2011 - The Cohen Commission has posted its list of witnesses (www.cohencommission.ca/en/Schedule/) for the evidentiary he...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) to host special four party interview series: A political perspective on renewable energy and conservation in Ontario

Published Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:14:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory There is much uncertainty surrounding Ontario's energy future as the provincial election approaches. To find out how Ontario's political parties see the future of renewable energy and conservation, OSEA has arranged a series of one-on-one interviews to learn about each party's energy platform. Schedule: • Tuesday, August 2nd, 10 a.m. Interview wit...... Click here to read this release



US Moves to Aggressively Promote the Electronics Recycling Market while Ontario's Future Remains Uncertain

Published Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:56:58 EST Read More

For Immediate Release July 25, 2011 At an event last week in Austin, Texas the Obama administration released a National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship to deal with responsible electronic product design, purchasing, management and recycling in the burgeoning electron...... Click here to read this release



Ontarians show strong support for green energy in run up to provincial election: poll

Published Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:57:31 EST Read More

Media Release (July 21, 2011, Toronto) A recent poll, conducted by Oraclepoll Research Limited and commissioned by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), indicates over 7 of 10 Ontarians support green energy initiatives. Regionally, Northern Ontario (82%) and the GTA (79%) are most supportive of Green Energy. Even in Southwest Ontario, where 23% of those polled ind...... Click here to read this release



Erickson decision: wind turbines can be built in Ontario

Published Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:10:16 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article form a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Ms. Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962-5882 or ...... Click here to read this release



Federal Government extends ecoENERGY program for one year - is it enough?

Published Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:52:13 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Who: Jeff Murdock, Save ecoENERGY Coalition Mr. Murdock can respond to questions regarding: • Benefits of the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program 1. Stimulates economy at no cost to government 2. Generates $2 in tax revenue for every $1 paid in incentives to homeowners 3. Families spend $10 on home renovations for every $1 paid in ince...... Click here to read this release



Extension of the Canadian ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program welcomed by insulation manufacturers and their employees

Published Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:43:12 EST Read More

Media Release (Ottawa, July 13, 2011) The announcement to extend the ecoENEGRY program, by Canada's Minster of Natural Resources, the Honourable Joe Oliver, was applauded by NAIMA Canada. The ecoENERGY program provides energy efficiency related incentives for homeowners. The program has been very popular, with thousands of Canadian households receiving incentive payments to offse...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1)

Published Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:19:44 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1) Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 Check Against Delivery Good Morning. Today I have tabled with the Speaker the first volume of my annual energy conservation report for 2010 aptly named "Managing a Complex ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Electricity Subsidy Undercuts Conservation

Published Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:29:47 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, June 14, 2011 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner says the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (OCEB) is a perverse incentive that could endanger the energy conservation savings the government is hoping to achieve. In his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2010 (Volume One): Managing a Complex Energy System, released today, Gord Mille...... Click here to read this release



WattsNEXT? sustainable energy contest open to all Ontarians

Published Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:11:40 EST Read More

Media Release WattsNEXT? sustainable energy contest open to all Ontarians New website and contest tells what's watt in Ontario and gives a chance to win a $70,000 solar system! June 9, 2011 -- The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is turning up the green energy wattage with the announcement of a video contest, real time online map showcasing gr...... Click here to read this release



Energy auditors applaud $400 million ecoENERGY extension, Coalition calls for four-year commitment to sustain industry

Published Mon, 6 Jun 2011 17:05:41 EST Read More

Media Release VANCOUVER, BC - (June 6, 2011) - Supporters of the Save ecoENERGY Coalition applaud the Harper government's $400 million extension of the ecoENERGY Home Retrofit program, but say the one-year timeline is not enough to help the energy savings industry transition to self-sustainability. "Home retrofit programs are great for the economy because they help families, bu...... Click here to read this release



GreenTech and CleanTech Speakers in Toronto Monday June 6

Published Sun, 5 Jun 2011 12:47:26 EST Read More

Media Advisory VerdeXchange Canada to feature over 90 speakers from Canada, U.S., U.K., and Asia VerdeXchange 2011 Canada is taking place June 6, 2011 at The Allstream Centre 105 Princes' Blvd, Exhibition Place, Toronto. For full conference program, please go to: http://vxcanada.ca/program/. Feature speakers include: Roland Aurich President and Chief Executive Off...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 10:18:36 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Check Against Delivery Pursuant to my legislative obligation in the Environmental Bill of Rights, today I am releasing my 3rd Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, entitled "Meeting Respons...... Click here to read this release



More Work Needed if Ontario to Meet Climate Change Responsibilities

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 10:05:29 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May, 2011 - The Ontario government will not, with its current programs, meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs). This is one conclusion from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's 2011 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, released today. "Recently released federal government data indicate that Ontario's GHG emissions in 2009 were at the l...... Click here to read this release



Toronto conference - VerdeXchange Clean tech and Green Tech conference finalizes agenda for early June event

Published Mon, 30 May 2011 10:26:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory -30- For media contact, request interview and/or to request a media pass, contact: Rayissa Palmer, Marketing Director, VerdeXchange 2011 Canada rpalmer@vxcanada.ca T: 905-877-4528 C: ...... Click here to read this release



Canada's biggest bottle drive coming to The Beer Store near you

Published Wed, 25 May 2011 10:02:07 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, May 25, 2011) Ontario Minister of the Environment, John Wilkinson and The Beer Store (TBS) President, Ted Moroz made the first donation of the 2011 Returns for Leukemia campaign at the Dupont and Bathurst store, today. Ted Moroz explained that, "Returns for Leukemia is a partnership fundraising effort between the United Food and Commer...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third Annual Greenhouse Gas report

Published Wed, 25 May 2011 07:22:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release his 2011 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Report, Meeting Responsibilities: Creating Opportunities. This third GHG report focuses on Ontario’s progress in meeting its GHG targets and makes recommendations for improvements. WHAT: Release of the Environmental Commissioner’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress ...... Click here to read this release



Canadian firm sustainableTO Architecture + Building takes top prize in international Passive House design competition

Published Tue, 24 May 2011 14:34:14 EST Read More

For immediate release (Toronto, Ontario - May 24, 2011) Canadian firm sustainable.TO Architecture + Building has taken the top prize in an international competition to design a passive house for New Orleans, Paul Dowsett, sustainable.TO principal, announced today. Acclaimed as "an incredibly thoughtful and viable response to this challenge," sustainable.TO's "Low Cost, L...... Click here to read this release



Returns for Leukemia Ted McMeekin, MPP Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, assists province wide drive to return 1 million dollars of empty containers to The Beer Store

Published Fri, 20 May 2011 09:49:44 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Photo Op and Media Availability Attn: News, Environment, Lifestyle and Consumer Editors and Reporters Returns for Leukemia is a fundraising partnership between the United Food and Commercial Workers - Local 12R24 (representing The Beer Store employees), The Beer Store and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. The fundraising event will take place at 440 ...... Click here to read this release



Los Angeles Based Sustainability Conference Launches in Toronto

Published Thu, 19 May 2011 11:51:42 EST Read More

Attn: Business, Environment and Clean tech reporters Media Advisory VerdeXchange, a Los Angeles based international sustainability conference, has chosen Toronto as the first point of expansion in its quest of building an international network of green market leaders. VXCanada will bring leaders from all sectors of the economy together to address the challenges and opportunit...... Click here to read this release



Returns for Leukemia - Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa - Centre, assists province-wide drive to return 1 million dollars of empty containers to The Beer Store

Published Thu, 19 May 2011 11:15:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Photo Op and Media Availability Attn: News, Environment, Lifestyle and Consumer Editors and Reporters Returns for Leukemia is a fundraising partnership between the United Food and Commercial Workers - Local 12R24 (representing The Beer Store employees), The Beer Store and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. The fundraising event will take place at 440 ...... Click here to read this release



Returns for Leukemia - Hon Sophia Aggelonitis, MPP Hamilton Mountain, assists province-wide drive to return 1 million dollars of empty containers to The Beer Store

Published Thu, 19 May 2011 11:13:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Photo Op and Media Availability Attn: News, Environment, Lifestyle and Consumer Editors and Reporters Returns for Leukemia is a fundraising partnership between the United Food and Commercial Workers - Local 12R24 (representing The Beer Store employees), The Beer Store and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. The fundraising event will take place at 440 ...... Click here to read this release



Returns for Leukemia - Rick Johnson, MPP Haliburton - Kawartha Lakes - Brock, assists province-wide drive to return 1 million dollars of empty containers to The Beer Store

Published Thu, 19 May 2011 11:10:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Photo Op and Media Availability Attn: News, Environment, Lifestyle and Consumer Editors and Reporters Returns for Leukemia is a fundraising partnership between the United Food and Commercial Workers - Local 12R24 (representing The Beer Store employees), The Beer Store and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. The fundraising event will take place at 440 ...... Click here to read this release



Returns for Leukemia - Phil McNeely, MPP Ottawa Orleans, assists province-wide drive to return 1 million dollars of empty containers to The Beer Store

Published Thu, 19 May 2011 11:08:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Photo Op and Media Availability Attn: News, Environment, Lifestyle and Consumer Editors and Reporters Returns for Leukemia is a fundraising partnership between the United Food and Commercial Workers - Local 12R24 (representing The Beer Store employees), The Beer Store and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. The fundraising event will take place at 440 ...... Click here to read this release



ISG CAPITAL'S VALUE ENHANCEMENT METHODOLOGY VALIDATED - CONTRIBUTES TO 22% IRR

Published Thu, 19 May 2011 09:38:15 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Utility costs reduced by 50% - Prototype property receives Energy Star Rating of 90 Toronto, Ontario (May 18, 2011) - ISG Capital Corporation (TSX-V: SUS) ("ISG" or the "Corporation") is pleased to report that its proprietary greening methodology has resulted in a 22% internal rate of return ("IRR") since inception on the Company's pr...... Click here to read this release



Shell 'apologises' for worldwide damage in "erratum" to annual report

Published Tue, 17 May 2011 11:21:38 EST Read More

For Immediate Release New report displays 12 cases of environmental and social wrongdoing (THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2011) During the Shell annual general assembly (AGM) in The Hague, today, Friends of the Earth International presented an "erratum" [1] to Shell’s 2010 annual report. In this spoof "erratum", which was distributed among shareholders, Shell 'admit...... Click here to read this release



Future Innovations Marketing Announces Partnership with Environmental Communication Options

Published Mon, 9 May 2011 13:16:54 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE Alliance forged to service Green conscious businesses (Toronto, May 9, 2011) Future Innovations Marketing, Canada's first membership-based environmental and health & wellness marketing firm, announces its new partnership with Environmental Communication Options (ECO). Successful executives know that their businesses must become more environmentally susta...... Click here to read this release



Mayday Mayday Mayday for Wild Salmon!

Published Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:29:26 EST Read More

Media Advisory A walk from Saanich to Victoria on May Day (May 1, 2011) and rally at the BC Parliament. Start at 9am from Tsawout First Nation in Saanich (7728 Tetayut Rd) - or meet at 12.30pm at Lana Popham's constituency office (4085 Quadra St) ...... Click here to read this release



Alexandra Morton returns fish farm manure to aquaculture site

Published Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:21:26 EST Read More

Media Release (Campbell River, B.C., April 26, 2011) This morning, Alexandra Morton delivered fish farm manure back to Marine Harvest before visiting the head offices of Mainstream and John Duncan MP as part of a peaceful 'Fish Farm Crime Scene' tour. Later today (1pm), a flotilla protest and swim around a salmon farm operated by Grieg Seafood will take place in Conville Bay in t...... Click here to read this release



ONTARIO NATURE CELEBRATES EARTH MONTH: Young environmental leaders lead conservation events in Mississauga, Kingston, Barrie, Markham and Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:56:27 EST Read More

MEDIA/PHOTO OP ADVISORY WHEN: All events are taking place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and all are free! Celebrate the last day of Earth Month with Ontario Nature’s youth brigade! Ontario Nature’s Youth Council is co-hosting five concurrent environmental events with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for Earth Month, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundatio...... Click here to read this release



50 years of environmental law in Canada

Published Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:08:45 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article form a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Ms. Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962-5882 or ...... Click here to read this release



Alexandra Morton begins campaigning for wild salmon today

Published Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:03:31 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity (Sointula, B.C., April 13, 2011) The VoteSalmon.ca campaign kicks off today in Campbell River at Spirit Square at 12 noon. From there, in the days leading up to the federal election, Morton will travel to campaign offices throughout Vancouver Island and southern BC to ask federal candidates whether they stand for wild salmon and our communities. Candidates wi...... Click here to read this release



BC voters need to know: Which federal candidates have the backbone to stand up and protect wild salmon

Published Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:08:21 EST Read More

Media Release Alexandra Morton begins election education campaign (Broughton Archipelago, B.C., April 05, 2011) Alexandra Morton has launched a "Vote Salmon" campaign. It is designed to help voters make a more informed decision on Election Day. Beginning April 13th, Morton will visit numerous candidate campaign offices in British Columbia seeking the candidates who s...... Click here to read this release



MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY for Wild Salmon

Published Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:58:38 EST Read More

Media Release Alexandra Morton echoes distress call to stop feedlots spreading diseases Rally at BC Legislature (Echo Bay, B.C. March 31, 2011) Following revelations at the Cohen Inquiry that government suppressed information on critical viral infections in Fraser sockeye, the Get Out Migration marches on with 'Mayday for Wild Salmon.' Starting on 14th April in V...... Click here to read this release



Why Elizabeth May should be in the televised debate

Published Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:32:51 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Jim Harris, the former leader of the Green Party of Canada (GPC) (2003-2006), is available for comment on the broadcast consortium's decision to exclude GPC leader Elizabeth May from the 2011 televised leaders debates. In the 2008 election, five unelected and unaccountable TV executives met in secret and made the same decision to exclude Elizabeth May in ...... Click here to read this release



Canadian insulation manufacturers and their employees welcome the return of ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program

Published Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:00:05 EST Read More

Media Release (Ottawa, March 23, 2011) NAIMA Canada applauds renewed funding and the extension of the ecoENERGY Program announced in the latest Federal Budget. The ecoENERGY program has been very popular, with thousands of Canadian households receiving incentive payments to offset the cost of energy saving retrofits. We have seen an overwhelming interest by homeowners to take ...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver reminds Ontario households the countdown is on for the EcoEnergy Program

Published Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:36:58 EST Read More

Media Advisory GreenSaver reminds 2,000 Ontario households they are still eligible to get EcoEnergy program benefits before the March 31 deadline. The EcoEnergy home energy retrofit program comes to an end on March 31, 2011. Photo Opportunity: GreenSaver can supply on-site opportunity to video how energy audits are done, by GreenSaver staff that hav...... Click here to read this release



Over 400 wind, solar and biogas industry players expected at Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:45:11 EST Read More

Media Release TORONTO CANADA, MARCH 10, 2011 - Over 400 developers, manufacturers, service providers and scheme administrators are expected at the second Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum on April 19-20 in Toronto. This industry critical conference is a proven must attend event for renewable energy experts. Last year's event sold-out a week in advance and the April For...... Click here to read this release



Effectiveness of the Oak Ridge Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP) and health of the Oak Ridges Moraine assessed by the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF)

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:40:03 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, Ontario March 10, 2011) A series of eight reports prepared under the Measuring Success banner by the non-profit Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation were distributed to MPPs at a Queen's Park briefing yesterday. Today, the documents are available to the public and stakeholders on the ORMF website (...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Children, toxins, energy, and renovations

Published Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:05:25 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article form a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Ms. Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962-5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more informati...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Communication Options - March 2011 Newsletter

Published Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:16:01 EST Read More

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER It has been a busy past few months at Environmental Communications Options (ECO), with files from Newfoundland to British Columbia landing on our desks. In addition to our retainer client files, we have ...... Click here to read this release



Canada's Most Sustainable Cities Rankings

Published Wed, 9 Feb 2011 14:30:27 EST Read More

Media Release The West has won: Victoria and Vancouver top list of Canada’s most sustainable cities. Toronto takes top spot in large city category Victoria, Feb. 9, 2011 -- Corporate Knights, Canada's magazine for clean capitalism, announced its 5th annual Sustainable Cities ranking this morning at a press conference at the Federation of Canadian Muni...... Click here to read this release



WORLD'S MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED E-WASTE RECYCLING FACILITY OPENS IN CANADA

Published Wed, 9 Feb 2011 10:06:35 EST Read More

Media Release (Mississauga, ON, Feb. 9, 2011) The world's most advanced e-waste recycling facility began formal operations today, as executives and dignitaries ceremoniously started the processing line of Sims Recycling Solutions' (SRS) new flagship 287,000 sq. ft. facility in Mississauga, Ontario. At its peak operational capacity, the facility will recycle 100,000 metric tonnes ...... Click here to read this release



New research shows sea lice from salmon farms infect Fraser River sockeye salmon

Published Tue, 8 Feb 2011 18:12:36 EST Read More

Media Release Sidney, B.C. - A new study published yesterday in the journal Public Library of Science ONE by researchers from Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, and the Universities of Victoria and Simon Fraser provides the first link between salmon farms and elevated levels of sea lice on juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon. The article,...... Click here to read this release



Most technologically advanced electronic (WEEE) recycling facility in the world to open in Mississauga, Ontario

Published Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:59:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory – Photo Op and Tours Attn: Business, News, Environment, Lifestyle and Consumer Editors and Reporters Ontario Minister of Environment to "flip the switch" Reporters are invited to bring their Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) for proper recycling What: Provincial and municipal dignitaries and Sims Recycling Solutions executives...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations announced in Davos

Published Sat, 29 Jan 2011 10:55:04 EST Read More

Media Release List of Global 'Good Guys' beating benchmark by substantial margin DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, (embargoed until 2.01 a.m. EST) January 29, 2011 Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, announced its seventh annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. From its inception on February 1 2005, the Global 100 ...... Click here to read this release



World most technologically advanced electronic recycling facility to open in Canada

Published Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:50:55 EST Read More

Media Advisory – Photo Op and Tours Attn: Business, News, Environment, Lifestyle and Consumer Editors and Reporters World's most technologically advanced electronic recycling facility to open in Canada Ontario Minister of Environment to “flip the switch” What: Provincial and municipal dignitaries and Sims Recycling Solutions executives will “...... Click here to read this release



Province fails to protect threatened caribou

Published Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:53:13 EST Read More

For immediate release Groups alarmed by new exemption under the Endangered Species Act Toronto, January 25, 2011 – Leading conservation organizations are concerned that the McGuinty government has placed woodland caribou and its own North American-leading species legislation at risk by exempting a swath of industries from accountability under Ontario's Endangered Sp...... Click here to read this release



Media Project Briefing – January 25, 2011 Little River Acres (LRA) community-based energy management action planning

Published Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:30:36 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Media briefing prior to a public two-way information session with LRA community to gather information and inform on the progress towards creating a plan for lowering home heating costs of the community. GreenSaver will convene a Briefing for members of the media immediately before the scheduled public meeting. The session will include a project ov...... Click here to read this release



Potential virus killing Fraser sockeye

Published Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:26:18 EST Read More

Media Release What is it and where did it come from? (Sointula, BC, January 14, 2011) A study published in the prestigious journal, SCIENCE, by lead author Dr. Kristina Miller of Fisheries and Oceans Canada reports on genetic evidence that a virus maybe killing up to 95% of some Fraser sockeye stocks just before spawning. "Our hypothesis is that the genomic signa...... Click here to read this release



Federal and Provincial Governments seek to overturn BC Supreme Court ruling on Certification for First Nation fishing rights class-action

Published Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:56:45 EST Read More

Media Release (Alert Bay, January 11, 2011) Representatives of the Attorneys General of Canada and British Columbia have filed Appeals to overturn a decision by the Honourable Mr. Justice Slade of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Mr. Justice Slade's December 1, 2010, 87 page decision supported the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) application for Certificatio...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - ecoENERGY shutdown is killing Ontario jobs

Published Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:26:41 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity (Ontario, December 13, 2010) “Home energy efficiency retrofits is a billion dollar industry in Ontario and we’re about to lose it,” warned Clifford Maynes, Executive Director of Green Communities Canada. Government incentives for home energy efficiency investments are slated to end in March 2011, and so far neither Ottawa nor Queen’s Park have anno...... Click here to read this release



Conservationists commend sockeye inquiry judge for ordering the release of data for salmon farm disease, sea lice and stock

Published Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:16:51 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (VANCOUVER, December 9, 2010) The Conservation Coalition, a participant group in the federal sockeye inquiry, applauds Justice Bruce Cohen’s order instructing the salmon farming industry and the federal and provincial governments to release farming data from120 farms, dating back 10 years. The information requested includes disease, sea lice and stocki...... Click here to read this release



Heavy snow can strangle your furnace

Published Wed, 8 Dec 2010 10:07:46 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Has your furnace quit? It could be just a blocked vent. Every winter after a large snowfall, GreenSaver gets calls from people seeking advice about new furnaces. A furnace has an expected lifespan of 18-20 years. So if a newer furnace starts to malfunction, it is often a result of clogged vents. Drifting snow or snow slides from roofs can bury a f...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity – Solar PV to Create Tens of Thousands of Jobs at Minimal Cost to Households in Ontario

Published Mon, 6 Dec 2010 10:25:06 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity December 6, 2010 Attn: News, Political and Energy editors New, independent study shows: Despite the higher costs of Solar PV power generation, the net impact to the average Ontario household will be the equivalent of less than 1% of their electricity bills each year – less than the cost of one Tim Horton’s donut per month. Link to s...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nation won right to launch wild salmon class-action lawsuit

Published Fri, 3 Dec 2010 16:35:15 EST Read More

Media Release A British Columbia First Nation has won the right to launch a class action lawsuit over damage to wild salmon stocks related to salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago (December 3, 2010) Background: Achieving “Certification” is an important milestone for the advancement of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) class-action law...... Click here to read this release



Two thousand people call on the BC government to concede that they have failed to renew salmon feedlot land tenures - it is time to remove the pens

Published Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:23:55 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate release – Echo Bay, B.C. – Six days ago “A Digital Gathering” began and 2,098 people have signed. “Out of respect for the law of this land, the Broughton First Nations and future generations, we recognize that the land tenures under the salmon feedlots in Broughton have expired. We the under-signed affirm that the region known as ...... Click here to read this release



Energy Services Association of Canada - promoting fiscally and environmentally responsible initiatives for Canadian organizations

Published Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:07:19 EST Read More

Media Release List of case studies by city attached TORONTO, Ontario, December 1, 2010 – The Energy Services Association of Canada (ESAC) today announced their newly formed advocacy organization which has been created to actively promote government policies and regulatory support for greater use of guaranteed performance based solutions to upgrade Canada’s aging infr...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: GreenSaver supports the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s observations on the Home Energy Savings Plan

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:21:24 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity What: GreenSaver supports the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s observations on the Home Energy Savings Plan and the potential for saving homeowners money on their energy bills. Who: Vladan Veljovic, President & CEO, GreenSaver Background: As a not-for-profit energy efficiency organization, GreenSaver, applauds the i...... Click here to read this release



房屋業主的節能需要不容忽視

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:58:04 EST Read More

新聞稿 二零一零年十一月三十日安省多倫多訊…安省環保專員表示,安省應繼續實行資助改進家居能源的計劃。 米勒(Gord Miller)在其報告《檢討安省節能表現之成效》1 中指出,安省家居節能計劃2 將於2011年3月底停止接受新的申請;而聯邦政府提供等額撥款的家居改造補助計劃 eco...... Click here to read this release



節省能源需依靠有效節能計劃

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:55:19 EST Read More

新聞稿 二零一零年十一月三十日安省多倫多訊…安省環保專員指出,政府如欲實現新定的嚴謹省電目標,便需要改善其節約能源計劃。 安省環保專員米勒 (Gord Miller) 發表一份名為 《檢討安省節能表現之成效》1 的報告,對於政府在其長遠能源計劃2 中所定下的節省電力目標,他提é†...... Click here to read this release



Ne laissez pas les propriétaires sans ressource

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:50:45 EST Read More

Toronto, le 30 novembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) dit que la province devrait continuer d’offrir un programme d’améliorations énergétiques domiciliaires. Dans son rapport Repenser l'économie d'énergie en Ontario – Résultats, M. Gord Miller indique que le Programme d'économie d'énergie domiciliaire de l'Ontario (PEEDO) ne prendra plus ...... Click here to read this release



Corriger les programmes pour accumuler les économies d’énergie

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:45:59 EST Read More

Toronto, le 30 novembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) dit que le gouvernement a besoin d’apporter des améliorations à ses programmes d’économie d’énergie s’il souhaite atteindre ses nouvelles cibles audacieuses de réduction de l’électricité. Lorsque M. Gord Miller publie le rapport Repenser l'économie d'énergie en Ontario – Résultats...... Click here to read this release



Don’t Leave Homeowners Out In the Cold

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:42:28 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, November 30th, 2010 – The province’s Environmental Commissioner says Ontario should continue to have a home-energy retrofit program. In his report Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario – Results, Gord Miller warned the Ontario Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) will stop taking new applications at the end of March, 2011. The federal ecoEN...... Click here to read this release



Fix Conservation Programs to Secure Energy Savings

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:39:13 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, November 30, 2010 – Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the government needs to make improvements to its energy conservation programs, if it hopes to meet its tough new electricity reduction targets. With the release of a report called Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario – Results, Gord Miller warns that “strong action will be n...... Click here to read this release



Provincial Energy Plan lacks solid conservation strategy says leading conservationist

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:31:29 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, November 25, 2010) Ontario has failed to deliver a comprehensive strategy to support its goal of “a culture of conservation”, according to Chris Winter, a leading conservationist in the Province of Ontario. Chris Winter is the Executive Director of the Conservation Council of Ontario, a provincial charity with a membership of over 40 organizati...... Click here to read this release



安省環保專員的節約能源報告 將於2010年11月30日發表

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:23:41 EST Read More

新聞通知 2010å¹´11月26日 安省環保專員將於2010å¹´11月30日 (周二) 發表《檢討安省節能表現之成效:2009年度節約能源進展報告 (卷二)》*,該報告並將於當天上午10時上載到網站http://www.eco.on.ca/eng/。 該報告將評論各項節約能源措施,評定安省迄今的節能成績及實現ç›...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie le 30 novembre 2010

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:01:16 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera Repenser l'économie d'énergie en Ontario – Résultats : Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie – 2009 (volume deux) le mardi 30 novembre 2010. À compter de 10 h, vous pourrez consulter le rapport en ligne à l’adresse htt...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Environmental Commissioner to release Energy Conservation Report on November 30, 2010

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:51:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario – Results: Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report 2009 (Volume 2) on Tuesday November 30, 2010 and will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca/eng/ starting at 10:00 a.m. The Report will comment on energy conse...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA applauds the intent of Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan for energy efficiency and conservation

Published Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:54:45 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, November 23, 2010) Today, the province of Ontario, through the Minister of Energy Brad Duguid, tabled the Long–Term Energy Plan (LTEP). “The LTEP is an important step in advancing renewable energy, encouraging energy conservation, creating and supporting green jobs and Ontario’s growing green economy. Industry looks to government for long term...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto Conservation and Demand Management Workshop

Published Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:53:49 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Real Estate Owners & Tenants, Business, Environment and Energy Editors The Building Owners and Managers Association Toronto (BOMA Toronto)’s Conservation and Demand Management Program (CDM) is an energy conservation incentive program for building owners and tenants in the 416 area. BOMA CDM is hosting a South Asian business community focused work...... Click here to read this release



Superheroes Promote Safe Salmon Farming in Campbell River

Published Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:04:59 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Captain Condom delivers ‘French Letters’ to heads of industry (Campbell River, B.C., November 18, 2010) – Superheroes 4 Salmon yesterday (17th) delivered a ‘Safe Salmon’ message to the head offices of Marine Harvest, Cermaq, Grieg and BCSFA in Campbell River urging the industry to adopt closed containment protection. At the same time, the H...... Click here to read this release



2010 Community Power Award winners announced

Published Mon, 15 Nov 2010 19:58:17 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2010 Community Power Award winners announced! (Toronto, ON November 15, 2010) The OSEA 2010 Community Power Awards were presented tonight during the Community Power Awards Banquet & Ceremony. The award winners are individuals who have made significant contributions to the Community Power movement in Ontario and globally. The award presentation fol...... Click here to read this release



Superheroes Fight for Disclosure of Disease Data

Published Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:05:59 EST Read More

Media Release (Broughton Archipelago, B.C., November 15, 2010) Superheroes 4 Salmon this week launched a new campaign – 'Justice for Wild Salmon' - to unmask the salmon farming companies responsible for harbouring infectious diseases. Superheroes 4 Salmon will be inspecting feedlots throughout B.C. in the run up to the transfer of powers away from the Province on 18th December. ...... Click here to read this release



Community Power Grant Recipients Announced

Published Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:50:16 EST Read More

Media Release Financial support for citizens and groups bolsters community investment in green energy projects (Toronto, November 15 2010) - The Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, the London Boys and Girls Club and the Burlington Green renewable energy cooperative are among the first projects to receive a grant under the Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP). CEPP gr...... Click here to read this release



TOMORROW: Ontario Minister of Energy Brad Duguid to tour solar equipment manufacturing plant

Published Thu, 11 Nov 2010 10:31:03 EST Read More

Media Advisory – Photo Op and Media Availability Attn: Green Technology, Environment, Energy, Manufacturing, Business Editors and Reporters Toronto, ON - Ontario’s Minister of Energy Brad Duguid will tour the Samco Manufacturing Ltd plant in Scarborough on November 12, 2010. The event will celebrate the first SunEdison solar racking equipment produced in the province...... Click here to read this release



Cool Roof Summit presents roof cooling technologies in Toronto

Published Thu, 11 Nov 2010 10:02:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club (TC&SC) and DuRock Alfacing International Limited will jointly present the features and benefits of new Cool Roof technologies recently installed on TC&SC facilities buildings. Steve Pataki, Facilities Manager of TC&SC will outline the project costs, the payback period in energy savings, government cash incentives rec...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Minister of Energy Brad Duguid to tour solar equipment manufacturing plant

Published Mon, 8 Nov 2010 09:40:49 EST Read More

Media Advisory – Photo Op and Media Availability Attn: Green Technology, Environment, Energy, Manufacturing, Business Editors and Reporters Toronto, ON - Ontario’s Minister of Energy Brad Duguid will tour the Samco Manufacturing Ltd plant in Scarborough on November 12, 2010. The event will celebrate the first SunEdison solar racking equipment produced in the province...... Click here to read this release



Updated: International program announced to accelerate land conservation in Canada

Published Thu, 4 Nov 2010 12:00:50 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Long-time barrier to protection of American-owned land in Canada removed (Whitby, Ontario, October 29, 2010) - The American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts (AFoCLT) and the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, jointly announced a new environmental initiative on Friday that has opened the door to enhanced protection of countless outstanding natural areas...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver President and CEO, Vladan Veljovic, appoints new senior staff

Published Wed, 3 Nov 2010 15:09:48 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver President and CEO, Vladan Veljovic, appoints new senior staff Effective immediately, Aubrey LeBlanc will join GreenSaver as the new Vice President, Business Development – Consumer Services, Constantine Eliadis will assume the role of Vice President, Business Development – Business Services and Helen Reed will join GreenSaver as the new Direc...... Click here to read this release



Get ready for the Community Power Conference 2010

Published Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:40:44 EST Read More

Media Advisory Join Ontario’s largest annual gathering of Community Power proponents, producers and supporters The Community Power Conference 2010 is hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). Together with the Power Networking Centre trade show, the conference attracts industry regulators, commercial and community power generators, farmers and First...... Click here to read this release



First Nation speakers and nominees at Community Power Conference 2010

Published Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:30:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory ATT: First Nations News/Environment/Energy Reporters and Editors: First Nation specific aspects of the Community Power Conference 2010 include: WHEN: November 15-17, 2010 WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 700 and 800 Level 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON Canada First Nations Speakers: - Bryon LeClaire, D...... Click here to read this release



The Moral Case for Allowing the PotashCorp Takeover

Published Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:57:08 EST Read More

Media Release Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors Statement issued by Corporate Knights Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief TORONTO, November 2, 2010 – In anticipation of the Harper government’s decision on whether or not to approve BHP’s bid to takeover PotashCorp, Toby A.A. Heaps, Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Knights Magazi...... Click here to read this release



Community Power Awards nominees announced

Published Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:46:16 EST Read More

Media Advisory Community Power Awards nominees announced The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is pleased to announce the Community Power Award nominees for 2010. The Community Power Award is presented to individuals and/or organizations, whose work has contributed significantly to the Community Power movement. Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ont...... Click here to read this release



International program announced to accelerate land conservation in Canada

Published Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:53:05 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Long-time barrier to protection of American-owned land in Canada removed (Whitby, Ontario, October 29, 2010) - The American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts (AFoCLT) and the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, jointly announced a new environmental initiative on Friday that has opened the door to enhanced protection of countless outstanding natural areas...... Click here to read this release



SAFETY-KLEEN INVESTS IN ONTARIO’s GREEN ECONOMY

Published Thu, 28 Oct 2010 15:01:34 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canada’s largest used oil re-refiner breaks ground on $26 million expansion of Breslau, Ontario, used oil re-refinery (BRESLAU, ON, October 28, 2010) Safety-Kleen Canada Inc., Canada’s largest collector and re-refiner of used motor oil, broke ground today on a $26 million expansion of its Breslau, Ontario, used oil re-refinery. The expansion wil...... Click here to read this release



Joint Conservation Announcement by Canada’s Finance Minister and local MP, Jim Flaherty, and American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts

Published Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:42:35 EST Read More

Media Advisory Joint Conservation Announcement by Canada’s Finance Minister and local MP, Jim Flaherty, and American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts What: Joint Conservation Announcement by Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area, Jim Flaherty and the American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts. Where: ...... Click here to read this release



Announcement of $26 million investment in Ontario used motor oil re-refining

Published Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:03:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory Announcement of $26 million investment in Ontario used motor oil re-refining WHEN: Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - 15:00 WHERE Safety-Kleen at Breslau, Ontario 300 Woolwich St. South The Honourable John Wilkinson, Ontario Minister of the Environment will accompany Mr. Dave Sprinkle, Executive Vice-President of Safety-Kleen Systems I...... Click here to read this release



Justice for Wild Salmon

Published Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:53:29 EST Read More

Media Release Cohen Commission challenged to open the can of worms of salmon farming (Jericho Beach, Vancouver, October 25, 2010) – The Wild Salmon People will stream to the opening of the Cohen Commission later today at the end of a 7-day journey which began by rafting through Hell’s Gate. Justice Cohen will be presented with a Sacred Salmon scroll signed by peopl...... Click here to read this release



Once-in-a-lifetime “unconference” on water ends with new connections and opportunities

Published Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:44:27 EST Read More

Media release 250 water-passionate Canadians from all over the country demonstrate their commitment to a healthy water future with a photographic message from the Rockies (Exshaw, Alberta, October 25, 2010) Engaged young Canadian leaders representing every corner of the country are exhilarated after an once-in-a-lifetime learning event focused on protecting our most prec...... Click here to read this release



Paddle for Wild Salmon Update (October 24) – Musqueam to Jericho Beach

Published Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:54:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Wild Salmon People muster in English Bay/Jericho Beach Salmon Are Sacred’s ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ launches from Musqueam at 11am this morning destined for Jericho Beach in Vancouver (2pm arrival). If the weather is hostile the paddlers will walk from Musqueam down one of the Lost Creeks of Vancouver to False Creek and paddle to Jericho Beach. ...... Click here to read this release



Paddle for Wild Salmon Update (October 23) – Pitt Meadows to Musqueam via New Westminster

Published Sat, 23 Oct 2010 09:24:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory Fraser River Discovery Centre and Musqueam Indian Band hosts the paddlers Salmon Are Sacred’s ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ launches from Katzie First Nation (Pitt Meadows) at 8am this morning destined for Musqueam this afternoon (4pm arrival). A Musqueam boat will welcome the paddlers into Musqueam territory at the Port Mann bridge. At 10am the pa...... Click here to read this release



Paddle for Wild Salmon Update (October 22) – Matsqui to Katzie

Published Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:14:42 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Wild Salmon People pass half-way in their journey to Vancouver Salmon Are Sacred’s ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ launches from Matsqui (Abbotsford) at 10am this morning destined for Pitt Meadows where they will be hosted by Katzie First Nation. The paddlers will be joined by a canoe team at the confluence of the Stave River and will pull into Katzie ...... Click here to read this release



World leaders meet to save species from extinction

Published Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:46:16 EST Read More

To the Editor: World leaders, including federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice, will soon be meeting at the United Nations Conference on Biological Diversity in Nagoya Japan, to try to stem the ever-increasing loss of the planet’s plant and animal species. In the attached opinion piece, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller outlines the steps that he thinks the ...... Click here to read this release



Cohen Commission challenged to open the can of worms of salmon farming

Published Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:26:41 EST Read More

Media Release It is time for the salmon feedlots to prove they are not killing wild salmon (Chilliwack, B.C., October 21, 2010) - Salmon Are Sacred released a new film today – “Salmon Farm Diseases and Sockeye” – and called on the Cohen Commission to order the release of the disease records of all the salmon feedlots discharging pathogens into the migration route o...... Click here to read this release



Once-in-a-lifetime water learning “unconference” begins today

Published Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:54:07 EST Read More

Media Release 250 young leaders converge in Alberta; Vancouverite cycling to Lab (Exshaw, Alberta, October 21, 2010) Today, engaged young Canadian leaders representing every corner of the country are arriving in Alberta for a once-in-a-lifetime learning event that focuses on protecting our most precious natural resource: water. The Canadian Water Innovation Lab (CWIL), ...... Click here to read this release



Paddle for Wild Salmon Update (October 20) – “Hope to Skwah (Chilliwack)”

Published Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:07:05 EST Read More

Media Release “Hope for Wild Salmon” – The Journey to Vancouver begins with Sacred Salmon ceremony Salmon Are Sacred’s ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ launches this morning in Hope. The five-day paddle arrives into Vanier Park in Vancouver on Monday (25th) with a march across Burrard Bridge to the opening of the Cohen Commission to support Justice Cohen in his inv...... Click here to read this release



250 “water-passionate” Canadians attending once-in-a-lifetime water learning opportunity

Published Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:36:02 EST Read More

Media Release Bus departing from Winnipeg on Wednesday, October 20 and arriving at event in Alberta the following day (Exshaw, Alberta, October 19, 2010) On Thursday, engaged young leaders from all over the country will converge in Alberta for a once-in-a-lifetime learning event that will turn their good intentions into concrete actions to protect our most precious natural...... Click here to read this release



From Hell to Hope - Alexandra Morton rafts through Hell’s Gate

Published Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:48:39 EST Read More

Media Release From Hell to Hope - Alexandra Morton rafts through Hell’s Gate (Hope, B.C., October 18, 2010) – The Wild Salmon People are gathering momentum with a raft through Hell’s Gate tomorrow (19th) and the launch of the ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ from Hope on Wednesday (20th). Salmon Are Sacred’s tour of the Fraser watershed reaches Lillooet tonight...... Click here to read this release



250 “water-passionate” Canadians attending once-in-a-lifetime water learning opportunity

Published Sun, 17 Oct 2010 14:49:30 EST Read More

Media Release One Canadian so passionate he is cycling from Vancouver to Exshaw on a “wing and a prayer” (Exshaw, Alberta, October 17, 2010) In just a few days, engaged young leaders from all over the country will converge in Alberta for a once-in-a-lifetime learning event that will turn their good intentions into concrete actions to protect our most precious natural ...... Click here to read this release



250 “water-passionate” Canadians to attend once-in-a-lifetime water learning opportunity

Published Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:00:08 EST Read More

Media Advisory First-ever Canadian Water Innovation Lab “unconference” kicks off Monday, October 18 with the Pre-Lab (Exshaw, Alberta, October 14, 2010) In just a few days, engaged young leaders from all over the country will converge in Alberta for a once-in-a-lifetime learning event that will turn their good intentions into concrete actions to protect our most preci...... Click here to read this release



First the Pods Invaded Europe… Now They Are Here! Cyclepods That Is

Published Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:58:15 EST Read More

Media Release First the Pods Invaded Europe… Now They Are Here! Cyclepods That Is (TORONTO, ON. October 7, 2010) Bikes are causing congestion. As bicycle use continues to increase in cities across Canada, a key issue has become the availability of sufficient, convenient parking for users of this environmentally friendly mode of transportation. An innovative bike s...... Click here to read this release



Energy Conservation is Good Business!

Published Wed, 6 Oct 2010 13:27:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Real Estate, Business, Environment, Energy, Conservation Reporters and Editors Minister of Energy – The Honourable Brad Duguid to address BOMA Toronto Conservation and Demand Management Workshop The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Toronto will host a workshop in Toronto outlining the details of its Conservation and D...... Click here to read this release



WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE?

Published Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:21:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE? The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation will convene a briefing session on Moraine related issues. This short session, complete with a light lunch, will focus on past successes put in the context of current and persistent issues. The session will take place on Wednesday, October 20th at Ontario Nature’s headquarters lo...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto’s Conservation and Demand Management Program approves IKEA as its 500th project

Published Tue, 5 Oct 2010 11:59:40 EST Read More

Media Release BOMA Toronto’s Conservation and Demand Management Program approves IKEA as its 500th project (Toronto, October 05, 2010) The IKEA Group understands the implications of climate change and is constantly taking steps towards improving energy efficiency and reducing its emission of greenhouse gases. During IKEA’s recent energy conservation initiatives in...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto launches e-Energy Training Program in Toronto

Published Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:25:19 EST Read More

BOMA Toronto launches e-Energy Training Program in Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, October 4, 2010) A new program to help office buildings become more “green” has been launched in Ontario by the Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto). The BOMA e-Energy Training program is an energy management course for operators and managers of commercial a...... Click here to read this release



Stephen Koch: Elected New Chair of the Board of Directors for Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance

Published Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:44:58 EST Read More

Media Release Stephen Koch: Elected New Chair of the Board of Directors for Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (Mississauga, Ontario, September 30, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Koch as Chair of the Board. “This is a very exciting time for CEEA - as energy efficiency is beginning t...... Click here to read this release



Mission for Wild Salmon – Alexandra Morton tours the Fraser River basin

Published Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:59:41 EST Read More

Media Release Mission for Wild Salmon – Alexandra Morton tours the Fraser River basin (Mission, B.C., September 28, 2010) - Salmon Are Sacred kicks off their tour of the Fraser River watershed on Friday (1st October) with a guest appearance by Dr. Alexandra Morton at the Mission Film Festival’s “In Praise of Wild Salmon” event followed by a visit to the ...... Click here to read this release



La province permet de drainer les terres humides d'importance provinciale

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:54:52 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate La province permet de drainer les terres humides d'importance provinciale « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario n’arrive pas à protéger les terres humides d'importance provinciale contre les travaux de drainage agricole », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009 2010 publié aujou...... Click here to read this release



Besoin d’examens sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:50:06 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Besoin d’examens sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit arrêter de bloquer les examens environnementaux stricts sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel », indique M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 200...... Click here to read this release



Grande faille capable d’engloutir 160 000 tonnes de sable

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:46:57 EST Read More

Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario ignore la loi et permet l’exploitation d’un puits d’extraction de sable sans permis », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 publié aujourd’hui. « Le ministère des Richesses naturelles prend certaines décisions politiques discutables qui permet...... Click here to read this release