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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



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



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



Aging Condominium updates for an Aging Population

Published Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:58:16 EST Read More

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



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

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2017 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



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



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



Powering Prosperity Media Advisory and Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:35:16 EST Read More

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



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



Adaptability Canada to launch Age at Home solutions at Zoomer Show

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:04:38 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY For Release: IMMEDIATELY Location: Toronto, Ontario What: Adaptability Canada, a leading commercial accessibility company, focused on serving large, complex public, private and non-profit organizations in Ontario and across Canada will be launching its Age at Home solutions at the annual Zoomer Show in Toronto this month. Through Age at Home,...... 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



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 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



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



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



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



Canadian SodaStream users can take credit for reducing waste

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:01:50 EST Read More

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



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



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



Adaptability Canada to deliver accessibility solutions for members of Ontario Municipal Social Services Association

Published Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:29:28 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, July 15, 2014) Adaptability Canada and the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) are pleased to announce their partnership to support excellence in integrating accessibility standards into municipal human services system management. Adaptability Canada will provide OMSSA members with consulting solutions such as accessible pr...... Click here to read this release



City of Peterborough presented with accessibility audits

Published Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:03 EST Read More

Transit Terminal and Art Gallery focus of recommendations (April 23, 2014, Toronto, ON) The City of Peterborough has received completed audits to understand how to make its downtown transit terminal and the Art Gallery fully accessible. Presented to the City this month, by Adaptability Canada, were two accessibility audits that identified areas of improvement and ...... Click here to read this release



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



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



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



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



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



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



Adaptability Canada establishes a one-stop accessible construction solution for the consumer, public and private sectors

Published Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:46:43 EST Read More

(January 21, 2014, Toronto, ON) For the first time in Canada, there is a single-source provider for meeting the growing needs of Canada’s large aging population and people with disabilities. Adaptability Canada (ADC), through innovative and strategic partnerships with leading Canadian companies, offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to providing accessibility at home, at work and...... Click here to read this release



Fashion Takes Action Hosts Sustainable Fashion Expo & Conference

Published Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:03:00 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Maria J Diaz, Media Relations Manager, Fashion Takes Action|WEAR 2014 416-828-4233 | maria@fashiontakesaction.com January 15, 2014, Toronto ON -- Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is hosting a free Expo on Sunday March 2nd for the public, offering up one-stop shop convenience for c...... Click here to read this release



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



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



MINES campaign reaches milestone as provincial mine safety review announced

Published Wed, 4 Dec 2013 14:54:21 EST Read More

(Sudbury, Dec. 4, 2013) Family and friends of two miners killed in an underground accident expressed gratitude for community support, the efforts of local United Steelworkers (USW), provincial Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle who all contributed to establishing a new provincial mining safety review. Speaking at a media confer...... Click here to read this release



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



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



Trillium Power successful with Ontario far-offshore wind ruling at Ontario Court of Appeal: $2.25 Billion Claim to Proceed

Published Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:59:09 EST Read More

Media Release (November 13, 2013, Toronto, Canada) Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) has won its Appeal of the Rule 21 Motion decision (a mechanism to summarily dispose of an action), originally delivered by Mr. Justice Robert Goldstein on October 5, 2012. Yesterday’s Ontario Court of Appeal ruling will allow Trillium Power its day in court to seek dama...... Click here to read this release



BacTech turns to Crowdfunding for Bolivian Acid Rock Drainage Remediation Project

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Southwest Ontario Seniors and Health Care Providers Align to Stop OHIP Physiotherapy Cuts

Published Wed, 22 May 2013 12:48:48 EST Read More

Media Release (May 22, 2013, Windsor) Seniors and local health care providers today called upon the Provincial Government to stop implementing changes to OHIP funded physiotherapy that will lead to deep cuts in necessary care for Ontarians. The participants gathered at Motion Specialties Windsor to highlight the impacts and consequences of a $44 million reduction in spen...... Click here to read this release



1 in 3 Ontario families have had a negative experience with a door-to-door water heater salesperson

Published Wed, 22 May 2013 11:29:27 EST Read More

Media Release (May 22, 2013, Toronto) Recent polling undertaken by the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) shows that more than 1 in 3 Ontario families (almost 36%) have had a negative experience with a door-to-door water heater salesperson. The news should come as little surprise given that complaints about door-to-door water heater rentals have been the second most frequ...... Click here to read this release



Windsor seniors and health care providers say no to OHIP physiotherapy cuts

Published Tue, 21 May 2013 09:18:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Ontario government plans to alter the way physiotherapy services are delivered in Ontario. This will lead to dramatic service cuts, especially to seniors in Retirement Residences and Long Term Care Homes. Seniors risk the elimination or reduction in their physio care that is clinically proven to aid their health. Over 3000 jobs and many longstand...... 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



Tablets for leisure, laptops for work: understanding the numbers

Published Wed, 1 May 2013 12:21:25 EST Read More

Oraclepoll releases research study on Canadian tablet users (Toronto, ON) On April 17, 2013, Oraclepoll Research president, Paul Seccaspina, presented the findings of an online panel survey of 706 tablet users from across Canada at the BBM Staying Tuned 2013 conference in Toronto. According to the survey findings, the tablet of choice among Canadians is the iPa...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Needs to Scrap its Waste Diversion Act

Published Wed, 24 Apr 2013 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



Innovative Waste Reduction Certification Program to Recognize Environmental Excellence for Ontario Businesses

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:01:57 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, April 22, 2013 - Recycling Council of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment are pleased to announce the province-wide unveiling of 3RCertified, a voluntary program for the Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (IC&I) sector that recognizes organizations that take a leadership position in waste reduction and diversion. “3RCertifie...... Click here to read this release



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



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



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



2013 Environmental Defence Gala: Address by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada

Published Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:52:34 EST Read More

Media Release Below is the text of a speech delivered by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada, at the 2013 Environmental Defence Gala held on March 20, 2013. In his remarks, Mr. McSweeney advocates for a collective approach to address sustainability challenges, speaks to the industry’s commitment and significant investments to reduce its en...... Click here to read this release



Gravenhurst Township public meeting to discuss solar proposal

Published Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:30:12 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Mariposa Solar Farm Inc. will host an information session for neighbours and Gravenhurst Township residents. Where: Severn Bridge Women’s Institute Community Hall, 1035 Southwood Road, Severn Bridge When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The information session will provide detail and information about a proposed s...... Click here to read this release



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



Our Associates have Voted; Capital One Canada to make $35,000 donation to Free The Children

Published Thu, 7 Feb 2013 15:35:42 EST Read More

Internal Contest Empowers Associates to Champion a Cause They Believe In. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON - February 7, 2013 - Capital One Canada associates let their voices be heard by voting to give $35,000 to Free the Children in the company’s annual “Who Wants to be a Philanthropist” contest. This internal company event offers the opportunity for C...... Click here to read this release



More Than Idle No More: March from Alert Bay to Victoria, BC

Published Fri, 1 Feb 2013 12:10:46 EST Read More

Media Advisory More Than Idle No More Join hereditary Chief Beau Dick on his march from Alert Bay to Victoria, B.C. In the spirit of cultural preservation, Beau Dick and his family will embark on a journey from their home on the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Legislature building of B.C. in Victoria. There, a copper cutting ceremony will t...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Government Must Prevent the Spread of Deadly Salmon Virus

Published Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:25:08 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Friends of Shelburne Harbour - Mayday Shelburne County - St. Mary’s Bay Coastal Alliance CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MUST PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DEADLY SALMON VIRUS Insist on adherence to DFO guidelines and postpone Jordan Bay stocking Shelburne, NS - In the wake of four recent major outbreaks of the deadly infectious salmon anemia (ISA) ...... Click here to read this release



Eastern Shore Group Rolls Out Anti-Salmon Feedlot Campaign on Metro Buses

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:23:05 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Halifax, NS - For the next two months, seven metro bus lines will carry a message from residents of the Eastern Shore that says “Save Our Coastal Waters and Economy. Tell Premier Dexter to Stop Open Pen Fish Farming,” along with directions to two websites, NSapes.ca and salmonw...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it cannot eradicate salmon virus as quarantined fish sent to New Brunswick processing plant

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:20:12 EST Read More

What: Experts available to address the impacts, technical aspects and consequences of ISA Virus and farmed salmon feedlots in context of CFIA statements about ISA Virus and salmon from quarantined Nova Scotia fish farm sent to New Brunswick for processing. Sample questions: • Has the CFIA lost control of the ISA Virus? • What are the human health consequences? • Whe...... 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



Glen Murray's Plan for Better Transit and Roads

Published Mon, 7 Jan 2013 05:56:56 EST Read More

Candidate Calls For Super-Ministry To Get Moving, And Getting Rid Of The Gardiner For immediate release Toronto - As Premier, Glen Murray will apply his deep experience and knowledge in urban affairs to get transit and traffic moving in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and across Ontario too. In a major speech to the Toronto Board ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Releases Full Fiscal Plan

Published Fri, 4 Jan 2013 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



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



Glen Murray Wins Third Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate

Published Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:27:22 EST Read More

Strong Performance In Ottawa Tops Off Pre-Holiday Campaigning On High Note For immediate release OTTAWA - Glen Murray strongly impressed Ontario Liberals gathered for the third all-candidates leadership debate with his passionate commitment to make sure that Ontarians will “never, ever” have to live with PC cuts to hospitals and social service...... Click here to read this release



Insulation installation instructions featured on revamped NAIMA Canada website

Published Thu, 13 Dec 2012 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



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



Experts Praise Glen Murray's Plan for Small Business and Jobs

Published Wed, 5 Dec 2012 11:12:33 EST Read More

For immediate release EXPERTS PRAISE GLEN MURRAY’S PLAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND JOBS “I Very Much Support Glen’s Focus” … “Innovative” … “Good Public Policy” TORONTO - December 5, 2012 - Top Ontario business leaders and thinkers are praising the job-creating small business tax incentive and investment cr...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Retreats on Climate Change

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 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



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



2012 Pollution Probe Gala: Address by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada

Published Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:35:38 EST Read More

Media Release Attached is the text of a speech delivered by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada, at the 2012 Pollution Probe Gala Dinner held on November 20, 2012. In his remarks, Mr. McSweeney advocates for governments, industry, environmental groups and broader civil society to work together in pursuit of a shared path toward sustainable developm...... Click here to read this release



Where is the Ontario Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff program?

Published Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:30:29 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity - Week of November 18, 2012 What: Where is the Ontario Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff program? Who: Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) To arrange interviews contact: Kristopher Stevens @ 416-303-1201 or Kristopher@ontario-sea.org ...... Click here to read this release



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



Op Ed: Renewal for Ontario’s Middle-Class Families and Students

Published Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:36:05 EST Read More

By Glen Murray The race to lead the Ontario Liberal Party is heating up, and Ontarians rightly expect to hear from those who would be Leader - and Premier - how their plans will work. My plan is for renewal - we’ve achieved a lot, with better schools, more hospitals, shorter waiting times and cleaner air and water. Now it’s time for more - and two big steps I...... Click here to read this release



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



Op Ed: Clean Your Plate! Wasting Food Exacts a Heavy Toll on the Environment

Published Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:18:34 EST Read More

By Gord Miller Environmental Commissioner of Ontario It’s an uncertainty we can all relate to. You go to your refrigerator to get some milk, yogurt or sliced meat, and wonder whether you need to throw it out because the “best before” date has just passed. This misplaced concern is widespread. A British study by the Waste and Resou...... Click here to read this release



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



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



Corporate Knights launches the Council for Clean Capitalism

Published Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:30:54 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, Ontario, September 18, 2012) Corporate Knights is pleased to announce the launch of the new Council for Clean Capitalism, a group of forward-thinking companies who will seek the integration of ‘clean capitalism’ principles into broader economic and social policy. Council members recognize the systemic design flaws in our economy, which, too often, p...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Canadian homeowners need to know about the cancer risk in their basements

Published Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:53:21 EST Read More

Media Release Can you name the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in Canada? (Toronto, ON April 17, 2012) A new study, The Radon Challenge: Building Awareness and Encouraging Action by The Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) suggests that only about 8% of Canadians can name radon as the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in Canada, de...... Click here to read this release



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 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



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



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



Facebook app designed to help Organ donation Awareness

Published Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:34:05 EST Read More

Pop Star Justin Bieber and NFL Star Tom Brady inspiration for organ donation Facebook app. (Sudbury, CDN. January 30/12) Over 100,000 North Americans are currently waiting for a lifesaving call about organ donations. Sadly many never get the call and pass away before a suitable organ donation is found. Thanks to the efforts ...... Click here to read this release



Feds terminate popular ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program early

Published Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:18:50 EST Read More

Harper Government invests less than half of $400 million promised in Budget 2011 - industry braces for job losses VANCOUVER, BC - (January 30, 2012) - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver closed the popular ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program to any new registrants on Sunday, January 29. The sudden closing of the program comes two months befo...... Click here to read this release



Ministry of Transportation earns Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's Recognition Award

Published Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:11:58 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, January 16, 2012) Today, staff at the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) received the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s (ECO) 2011 Recognition Award for using two environmentally beneficial innovations: bioretention cells and rubber modified asphalt (RMA). The innovations are used at the carpool lot in Beamsville, Ontario, located at the Queen ...... Click here to read this release



Biodiversity Decline on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Sun, 15 Jan 2012 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Corporate Knights releases its 5th Annual Diversity Report, a ranking of ethnic and gender balance in Canada’s boardrooms

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:29:25 EST Read More

Media Release TORONTO, November 28, 2011 - Today Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, unveiled the annual corporate ranking of ethnic and gender balance in the boardroom. The survey covered a control group of 120 large Canadian corporations, including all the constituents of the S&P/TSX 60. Statistics Canada estimates that, by 2031, the percentage of the Canad...... 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



Are you wearing PERC?

Published Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:59:40 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



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



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



Minister of Energy delivers keynote for Community Power Awards

Published Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:28:29 EST Read More

Media Release (TORONTO, ON November 15, 2011) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) 2011 Community Power Awards were presented last night during the Green Connection banquet & awards ceremony. The award winners are individuals who have made significant contributions to the Community Power movement in Ontario and globally. The award presentation followed a keynote s...... 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



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



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



Corporate Knights releases its 2011 Business Knight Schools Survey

Published Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:57:26 EST Read More

High scores among sustainability leaders leave the majority of schools in the dust Media Release (Toronto, ON - September 22, 2011) The bulk of Canadian schools are blinded by the status quo, the fact that leading schools are mapping out a path to sustainability. Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the eighth-annual Knigh...... 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



First Green Energy Field Day to be held across Ontario this Saturday

Published Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:34:08 EST Read More

Media Advisory What:Ontario's first province-wide "doors open" Green Energy Field Day, hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association ( www.ontario-sea.org), will be this Saturday, September 24th, 2011. Businesses, farms, schools, companies and organizations across Ontario will be showcasing their green energy project. ...... 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



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



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



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



Backgrounder: Recycle My Ride Right - A North American first in industry led environmental management of end-of-life vehicles

Published Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:46:38 EST Read More

BACKGROUNDER The End-of-Life Vehicle Industry Standard (ELVIS) Environmental Management System The Recycling Industry Every year in Ontario about 550,000 passenger vehicles either reach the end of their useful life or are damaged in accidents beyond repair and are retired. The vehicle recycling infrastructure has been in extensive in Ontario and across Nort...... Click here to read this release



Recycle My Ride Right

Published Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:33:14 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario automotive recyclers invite Ontario's political parties to endorse a first in North America industry led environmental management system for end-of-life vehicles (Toronto, August 10th 2011) The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) is asking Ontario's political parties to endorse an industry led initiative to establish an ...... 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



Recycle My Ride Right: A North American first in industry led environmental management of end-of-life vehicles

Published Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:12:24 EST Read More

Media Advisory Two out of 3 end-of-life vehicles (ELV) generated in Ontario annually are not managed to any environmental standard whatsoever. The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) is seeking endorsement of an industry led end-of-life vehicles environmental management system by Ontario's political parties. The system will ensure the safe and responsible environ...... 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



Peruvian schoolchildren benefit from Waste2Wonder's business model

Published Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:33:56 EST Read More

Media Release OTTAWA, June 16, 2011 - Thanks to two massive shipping containers full of desks from the Ottawa offices of Sun Life Financial, chairs from The Global Group, and school supplies from Grand & Toy, learning just got a little bit easier for 1,200 Peruvian school children living in Chilca, the Huancayo region of Peru. Last month, Waste2Wonder accepted thanks fro...... 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



Environmental Commissioner releases first Ontario government report in EPUB format

Published Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:04:17 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, June 14, 2011) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Gord Miller, has published the Ontario government's first report in EPUB format (.epub): Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2010 (Volume One): Managing a Complex Energy System. This will allow more Ontarians (and people in other jurisdictions) to access the report an...... 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



Danny Williams to receive award for green energy leadership

Published Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:04:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory Toronto, ON, June 6, 2011 - Danny Williams will be honoured by Corporate Knights, the Canadian magazine for clean capitalism, as a recipient of the Corporate Knights Award of Distinction for his moral courage and unrelenting drive to unleash Canada's energy-super-power potential in a fair and green way. The award will be presented at a Gala dinner in Toronto...... 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



PotashCorp's New Sustainability Report Outlines "The Next Stage of Growth"

Published Thu, 2 Jun 2011 19:00:25 EST Read More

For Immediate Release June 2, 2011 Listed: TSX, NYSE Symbol: POT Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) today released its ninth annual sustainability report, The Next Stage of Growth. "As a company that operates with a long-term view, we believe our sustainability program is vital to the next stage of growth," said PotashCorp...... 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



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



ProjectDemocracy Launches On-line Tool to Help Progressive Voters Get Beyond Spin and Make Their Vote Count

Published Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:59:48 EST Read More

Immediate Release (Ottawa, April 12, 2011) Stephen Harper’s governments have shown contempt for democratic values and process and scorned action on progressive issues. But vote-splitting among the opposition parties in dozens of Ridings could hand him a majority. ProjectDemocracy.ca, a new initiative launched today, is a dynamic too...... 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



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



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



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



S-92 Cougar Flight 491 - Federal Minister of Transport, Chuck Strahl, asked to investigate Certification of the S-92 aircraft by families of the victims killed and the sole crash survivor

Published Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:33:30 EST Read More

Media Advisory Victims of Cougar 491* Crash of Cougar Flight 491 (Sikorsky S-92 helicopter), March 12, 2009 off the coast of Newfoundland Federal Minister of Transport, Chuck Strahl, asked to investigate Certification of the S-92 aircraft by families of the victims killed and the sole crash survivor The Transportation Safe...... 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



Kitchener, Ontario - 200,000 grants for Options for Homes offers first-of-its kind home ownership assistance

Published Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:14:57 EST Read More

Media Release Funding available for residents looking to make a new start in the New Year (Kitchener, January 19, 2011) For many, the purchase of a new home is the single largest financial decision made in one's lifetime. This is especially true for first-time buyers. At such a time, it is easy to let excitement cloud the magnitude of costs that go into purchasing a...... 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



Citizen scientists get out for the Count - The 111th Christmas Bird Count

Published Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:02:20 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Toronto, December 15, 2010 – As they have done for more than a century, bird watchers across North America are flocking to designated areas in their neighbourhoods to count birds.The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the single longest running and most popular bird survey conducted almost entirely by volunteers who provide indispensable data revea...... Click here to read this release



Sims Recycling Solutions Expands in Canada - Investing in Better Electronics Recycling Technology

Published Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:30:45 EST Read More

For Immediate Distribution Toronto, ON, December 13, 2010 – Sims Recycling Solutions Canada is excited to announce the introduction of its newest electronics recycling facility, located in Mississauga, Ontario. The 287,000 square foot facility is home to the most advanced technology that Sims Recycling Solutions has to offer for the recycling of end of life electronics, also kn...... 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



Real vs fake Christmas trees

Published Wed, 8 Dec 2010 09:43:27 EST Read More

Media Release Real Christmas trees are the environmentally friendly choice. (Toronto, ON, December 8, 2010) Today marks the 11th year that the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) makes the presentation of a Christmas tree to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The trees are generously provided by Somerville Nurseries Inc. of Everett, Ontario. Students in the OFA’s educ...... 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



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



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



News Article: Are Natural Health Products sufficiently regulated?

Published Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:19:33 EST Read More

News Article 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



Camros Organic Eatery joins COG Toronto’s Off Our Plates Program

Published Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:11:22 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, November 20, 2010) The Canadian Organic Growers – Toronto chapter (COG Toronto) hosted an event today to welcome Camros Organic Eatery to COG Toronto’s Off Our Plates! Program. The event was held at the Camros Organic Eatery at 25 Hayden Street with Tanmayo Krupanszky, Special Projects Coordinator and former Chair of COG Toronto, Mojdeh Shams, Fo...... Click here to read this release



All-Canadian Cleantech Index opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Published Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:59:19 EST Read More

Press Release / Photo and Interview Opportunity Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded cleantech companies in Canada TORONTO, November 17, 2010 – Today, chief executives from the preeminent list of Canadian public and private cleantech companies, the Cleantech 10™ and ...... 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



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



Canadian Organic Growers welcomes Camros Organic Eatery to its Off Our Plates! Program

Published Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:43:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory Canadian Organic Growers – Toronto Chapter (COG) is pleased to announce that Camros Organic Eatery has joined COG Toronto’s Off Our Plates! Program. This Program is designed to educate consumers about the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food and the alternatives to GMOs. Studies show that genetically-modified foods result in health a...... 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



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



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



All-Canadian Cleantech Index continues to outperform the S&P/TSX Composite

Published Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:53:05 EST Read More

Press Release Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded cleantech companies in Canada TORONTO, October 28, 2010 – Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveiled the preeminent list of Canadian public and private cleantech companies, the Cleantech 10™ and Next 10 . Corpo...... 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



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



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



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



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



Toronto Mayoral Candidates Join Online Social ResponsAbility Initiative

Published Fri, 15 Oct 2010 08:00:56 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smitherman and Ford feature eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ for online disabled voter outreach Toronto (Ontario), October 15, 2010 – With only 10 more days to decide who will lead Toronto for the next four years, one issue many voters will be considering is the accessibility of city services to the disabled. More than 100,000 Toronto residents have tr...... 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



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



A people’s movement to change the course of BC politics

Published Mon, 4 Oct 2010 14:16:59 EST Read More

Media Release A people’s movement to change the course of BC politics (Adams River, Oct. 4) After 18 years of decline, the 2010 Fraser River Sockeye return was so big it fed whales, eagles and a $500 million commercial fishery as the fish moved down the coast. They are now transporting 45 million kilograms of ocean nutrients deep into the interior of the provinc...... 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



Le manque de surveillance sur les activités minières met en péril le Grand Nord

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:39:35 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Le manque de surveillance sur les activités minières met en péril le Grand Nord Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario dit que les entreprises d'exploitation minière utilisent le jalonnement des claims, l’exploration et les activités connexes pour circonvenir la promesse du gouvernement visant à ...... Click here to read this release



Sites d'enfouissement vieillissants : les pollueurs oubliés de l'Ontario

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:25:34 EST Read More

Sites d'enfouissement vieillissants : les pollueurs oubliés de l'Ontario Pour diffusion immédiate Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le ministère de l’Environnement a perdu le compte des centaines de sites d’enfouissements vieillissants qui menacent la qualité de l’air et de l’eau en Ontario », indique M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement publie son rapport annuel de 2009-2010

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:21:59 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement ne respecte pas ses promesses environnementales », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario. « Ce gouvernement s’enorgueillit, et avec raison, des progrès qu’il a accomplis en adoptant une loi pour protéger l’environnement », précise M. Miller, « mais les geste...... Click here to read this release



More scrutiny needed for large natural gas plants

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:04:22 EST Read More

For Immediate Release More scrutiny needed for large natural gas plants Toronto, September 22, 2010 - The Ontario government must stop blocking tougher environmental scrutiny of large natural gas power plants, says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. "As we phase-out the use of coal, natural gas - includi...... Click here to read this release



Lack of Mining Oversight Jeopardizes the Far North

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:50:31 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Lack of Mining Oversight Jeopardizes the Far North Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says mining service companies are using claim staking, exploration, and related activities to circumvent the government’s promise to protect half the boreal forest in the Far North. In his 2009/2010 annual report released tod...... Click here to read this release



Wanted: One billion more trees for southern Ontario

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:46:07 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Wanted: One billion more trees for southern Ontario Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Ontario government needs to give more direction as to where, what and how many trees should be planted to restore our woodlands in Southern Ontario, says Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 Annual Report released today. “There are ...... Click here to read this release



Province’s air quality standards are not airtight

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:41:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Province’s air quality standards are not airtight Toronto, 22 September 2010 – A recent change to Ontario’s air pollution regulation allows the government to exempt whole sectors of industry from tougher provincial air quality standards, says Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases 2009/2010 Annual Report - Refining Conservation

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:02:14 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Environmental Commissioner releases 2009/2010 Annual Report Toronto, September 22 2010 – The government is failing to follow through on all of its environmental promises, says Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller. “This government rightly prides itself on the progress it has made in passing legislation to protect the environment,” says Mille...... Click here to read this release



Avante Smartbox™ technology installed in Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) lottery Dream Home

Published Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:30:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory The lucky winner of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s lottery home will use the Smartboxx™ to remotely control home energy costs. (Toronto, September 21st, 2010) Ontario based Avante Security Inc. (TSXV: ASY) (www.avantesecurity.com), creators of the Smartboxx™ are happy to announce that they h...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report - Redefining Conservation

Published Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:27:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Media conference and webcast on September 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (September 16, 2010, Toronto) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2009/2010 Annual Report at September 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the report, Redefining Conservation, will be available an hour earlier at ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera son rapport annuel de 2009-2010

Published Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:18:43 EST Read More

Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 Toronto, le 16 septembre 2010 – M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 à 10 h le 22 septembre 2010. Les exemplaires du rapport intitulé Redéfinir la conservation pourront être consultés en ligne une heure avant le lancemen...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report

Published Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:12:22 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report Toronto, Thursday September 16 , 2010 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2009/2010 Annual Report at 10:00 am on September 22nd, 2010. Copies of the report, Redefining Conservation, will be available an hour earlier on-line at www.eco.on.ca, or at the Legislative Press Gall...... Click here to read this release



Avante Security Inc and Calico Energy Services Inc partner to deploy the Smartboxx

Published Wed, 15 Sep 2010 14:20:02 EST Read More

Media Advisory Avante Security Inc and Calico Energy Services Inc partner to deploy the Smartboxx™, an Innovative Energy Management Solution in Ground-Breaking OPA Study in Ontario OPA study to test energy management solution with Toronto Hydro, Hydro One (Owen Sound), Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro, Kitchener Wilmot Hydro, and Waterloo North Hydro (Toronto, S...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison Awarded Solar Rooftop Projects for GE Capital Real Estate

Published Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:17:54 EST Read More

SunEdison Awarded 2.2 Megawatts of Solar Rooftop Projects for GE Capital Real Estate Ontario Feed-in Tariff projects to begin construction fall 2010 TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 15, 2010) - SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR), announced today it has executed an agreement to develop 15 industrial ro...... Click here to read this release



City of Toronto Mayoral Debate: Come see and hear the top contenders for yourself!

Published Tue, 14 Sep 2010 10:51:04 EST Read More

City of Toronto Mayoral Debate: Come see and hear the top contenders for yourself! What happens at Toronto City Hall has an impact on building owners, property managers and tenants alike, both within the city and the greater Toronto region. Come out to BOMA Toronto's mayoral debate and find out what the candidates have planned for our city WHEN: Thursday, September 16, 201...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights launches its new website

Published Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:24:33 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights launches its new website (Toronto, Ontario, September 13, 2010) Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, has launched a brand-new website that optimizes the user experience. The site’s content has been reorganized to make browsing more intuitive and fun, with related content being grouped to...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to London

Published Fri, 3 Sep 2010 13:39:08 EST Read More

Media AdvisoryM Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters Energy efficiency retrofit incentives for owners and managers of businesses, large buildings and multi-family residential units GreenSaver will be bringing their energy conservation expertise to London. The Rebate Road Show stops at London's Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conf...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Ottawa

Published Fri, 3 Sep 2010 13:36:13 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Ottawa Energy efficiency retrofit incentives for owners of businesses, large buildings and multi-family residential units GreenSaver will be bringing their energy conservation expertise to Ottawa. The Rebate Road Show stops at Ot...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Kingston

Published Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:53:27 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Kingston GreenSaver will be bringing their energy conservation expertise to Kingston this fall. The Rebate Road Show stops at Kingston’s Portsmouth Olympic Harbour to showcase Ontario’s Multi-Family Energy Efficiency (MEER), F...... Click here to read this release



Rogers Centre hits home run with energy conservation

Published Wed, 1 Sep 2010 10:20:34 EST Read More

Rogers Centre hits home run with energy conservation BOMA Toronto helps sports complex achieve energy reduction (Toronto, September 01, 2010) The Rogers Centre, located in Toronto, is one of the world’s premier entertainment and sports complexes. Its trademark retractable roof, Canada’s climate and the wide range of events hosted there (including baseball games, motocross an...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver, in partnership with Burlington Hydro, brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Burlington

Published Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:57:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters GreenSaver, in partnership with Burlington Hydro, brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Burlington GreenSaver’s Rebate Road Show will stop in Burlington on Thursday, September 2nd to showcase the Multi-Family Energy Efficiency (MEER), Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and Electricity Retrofit In...... Click here to read this release



Fish farms operating without valid Crown Land tenures

Published Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:17:01 EST Read More

Fish farms operating without valid Crown Land tenures Biologist applies for expired salmon feedlot licenses (August 23, 2010, Broughton Archipelago) Salmon Feedlots in the Broughton Archipelago are operating on Crown Land tenures that have been expired for years. This week biologist Alexandra Morton has applied for these licences to return them to their natural state to grow wild fis...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights urges corporate Canada to match the valour of Haitian effort to Pakistan

Published Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:10:46 EST Read More

Corporate Knights urges corporate Canada to match the valour of Haitian effort to Pakistan TORONTO, Aug. 19 - As devastating floods plunge Pakistan into what the UN has rated the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history, Corporate Knights calls on corporate Canada to match the valour demonstrated in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, when 25 companies collectively gave over $...... Click here to read this release



Federal Government scores a B+ on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:10:11 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Federal Government is Awarded a B+ (Ottawa, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energ...... Click here to read this release



Newfoundland and Labrador score a C- on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:07:17 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Newfoundland and Labrador are Awarded a C- (St. Johns, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on ...... Click here to read this release



Quebec scores an A+ on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:03:58 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Quebec is Awarded an A+ (Quebec City, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energy effi...... Click here to read this release



Ontario scores an A+ on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:01:09 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Ontario is Awarded an A+ (Toronto, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energy efficie...... Click here to read this release



Yukon scores a B on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:58:09 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Yukon Territory is Awarded a B (Whitehorse, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energy efficiency p...... Click here to read this release



Saskatchewan scores a B- on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:55:09 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Saskatchewan is Awarded a B- (Regina, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energy effi...... Click here to read this release



Prince Edward Island scores a B on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:51:33 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Prince Edward Island is Awarded a B (Charlottetown, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on the...... Click here to read this release



Northwest Territories scores a C on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:48:30 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Northwest Territories is Awarded a C (Yellowknife, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on thei...... Click here to read this release



Nunavut scores a B on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:44:41 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Nunavut is Awarded a B (Iqaluit, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energy efficienc...... Click here to read this release



Nova Scotia scores a B+ on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:41:32 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Nova Scotia is Awarded a B+ (Halifax, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energy effi...... Click here to read this release



New Brunswick scores a B+ on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:38:36 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card New Brunswick is Awarded a B+ (Fredericton, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energ...... Click here to read this release



Manitoba scores A+ on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:35:11 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Manitoba is Awarded an A+ (Winnipeg, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energy effic...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia scores an A on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:32:03 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card British Columbia is Awarded an A (Victoria, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energ...... Click here to read this release



Alberta scores B+ on Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card

Published Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:27:08 EST Read More

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Releases its 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card Alberta is Awarded a B+ (Edmonton, August 19, 2010) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) released their 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card in Edmonton, Alberta today. The Report Card evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on their energy efficie...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Weather or Climate change?

Published Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:30:10 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from 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 ...... Click here to read this release



Gloom lifted on solar prices: OPA listens and responds to applicants with its decision on the microFIT rate

Published Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:03:20 EST Read More

Gloom lifted on solar prices: OPA listens and responds to applicants with its decision on the microFIT rate On August 13th, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) released its much anticipated decision on the proposed price cut to Ontario's renewable energy feed-in tariff ("microFIT") for ground-mounted solar installations that are less than 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. The new rate will...... Click here to read this release



Brampton Multi-Family buildings earn almost $100,000 in rebates for making residences more energy efficient

Published Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:45:43 EST Read More

Media Release Brampton Multi-Family buildings earn almost $100,000 in rebates for making residences more energy efficient (Brampton, August 12, 2010) As part the Brampton stop on the province-wide Rebate Road ShowTM, bcIMC Realty Corp. was presented with a rebate cheque for $99,200. The money, provided by the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Multi-Family Energy Efficiency R...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto's Conservation and Demand Management Program benefits from internationally trained talent

Published Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:40:31 EST Read More

BOMA Toronto's Conservation and Demand Management Program benefits from internationally trained talent Latest hire found through Toronto and Region Conservation's Mentoring to Placement (M2P) for Environmental Professionals Program (Toronto, August 12, 2010) The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto) Conservation and Demand Manageme...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance releases bi-annual energy efficiency report card

Published Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:39:16 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Government, Local Reporters and Editors Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance releases bi-annual energy efficiency report card The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) will release the findings of their bi-annual energy efficiency report card in Edmonton, Alberta on Tuesday, August 19th. CEEA's report card evaluates federal, provincial ...... Click here to read this release



Ten tips for an energy-efficient summer

Published Wed, 4 Aug 2010 14:21:52 EST Read More

Ten tips for an energy-efficient summer The second heat wave of 2010 has hit. As the temperature soars into the high 30’s, so does the temptation to crank that air conditioning. Unfortunately, air conditioners use a lot of energy, which is hard on the environment and your wallet. According to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the twenty top days for electricity use...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Toronto businesses keeping cool during the heat wave

Published Wed, 4 Aug 2010 13:00:39 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Toronto businesses keeping cool during the heat wave -teams on the street today in Corso Italia (St. Clair and Dufferin) and Korea Town (Christie and Bloor) As Toronto sizzles through another heat wave, businesses are turning up the air conditioning to keep their employees and customers comfortable. The Conservation Council of Ontario (CCO) is reminding business ...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison Awarded Solar PV Projects for CanFirst Capital Management

Published Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:49:15 EST Read More

SunEdison Awarded Solar PV Projects for CanFirst Capital Management Roof-top FIT projects to be completed by spring 2011 TORONTO, ONTARIO (August 3, 2010) - SunEdison, a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR), announced today that it will develop and build industrial and retail roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for CanFirst Capital Management, a private...... Click here to read this release



Brampton apartment building earns $66,400 for conservation upgrades

Published Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:24:53 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters Brampton apartment building earns $66,400 for conservation upgrades - highest single rebate to date in province-wide multi-residential program Brampton based Vertica Resident Services and GWL Realty Advisors will be presented with a cheque for $66,400 in rebates for reducing their electr...... Click here to read this release



Retailers close doors to conserve electricity related to air conditioning

Published Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:35:07 EST Read More

Retailers close doors to conserve electricity related to air conditioning (Toronto, August 3, 2010) Doors Closed, the Conservation Council of Ontario's campaign to stop air-conditioned sidewalks, is back. Street teams are being deployed around Toronto again this week to hand out posters and to encourage business owners to save electricity. The message is clear: Ontarians don't like ...... Click here to read this release



Top wind and solar experts to speak at Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum

Published Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:01:11 EST Read More

Top wind and solar experts to speak at Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum Event focuses on building renewable energy supply chains in Ontario Toronto – July 30, 2010 – Over 50 renewable energy experts are confirmed to speak at the upcoming Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum, taking place October 5-6 in Toronto. This industry critical event will bring togethe...... Click here to read this release



LA CONTROVERSE SUR LES " ÉCO-DROITS " NE DOIT PAS METTRE EN PÉRIL LE PROGRAMME DES DÉCHETS DANGEREUX DIT LE COMMISSAIRE À L'ENVIRONNEMENT DE L'ONTARIO

Published Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:58:32 EST Read More

LA CONTROVERSE SUR LES " ÉCO-DROITS " NE DOIT PAS METTRE EN PÉRIL LE PROGRAMME DES DÉCHETS DANGEREUX DIT LE COMMISSAIRE À L'ENVIRONNEMENT DE L'ONTARIO (Toronto) M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, indique dans son rapport spécial publié aujourd'hui que le plan de gestion des déchets dangereux de l'Ontario représente un pas dans la bonne direction et qu...... Click here to read this release



"ECO FEE" CONTROVERSY MUST NOT JEOPARDIZE HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM: ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER

Published Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:49:29 EST Read More

"ECO FEE" CONTROVERSY MUST NOT JEOPARDIZE HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM: ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER (July 27, 2010 - Toronto) Ontario's program for managing hazardous waste is an important step in the right direction and should not be scrapped, says Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller in his Special Report, released today. The report notes, however, that the program is not perfect, and offe...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison to Host Public Meeting for Ingleside Solar Farm Project

Published Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:28:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory SunEdison to Host Public Meeting for Ingleside Solar Farm Project On Tuesday, July 27, SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials will host a public open house regarding the SunE Rutley Solar Farm, a 10 MW solar project planned for Ingleside, Ontario. The meeting will provide information about the proposal. SunEdison welcomes public comments. De...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera un rapport spécial sur les éco-droits.

Published Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:56:02 EST Read More

Avis aux médias : À l’attention des médias, des rédacteurs en environnement et des agents des affectations Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera un rapport spécial sur les éco-droits. (Toronto, Ont.) En réponse à la récente controverse sur les « éco-droits », M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera un rappo...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on Eco Fees

Published Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:49:12 EST Read More

Media Advisory: Attention News/Environment/Assignment Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on Eco Fees (Toronto, ON) In response to the recent controversy over “eco fees”, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will issue a Special Report on Ontario’s Plan for Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. What:...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison Teams Up with Ontario Auto Parts Manufacturer to Produce Solar Equipment

Published Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:57:02 EST Read More

SunEdison Teams Up with Ontario Auto Parts Manufacturer to Produce Solar Equipment Retooled plant creates jobs in green industry TORONTO, ONTARIO (July 13, 2010) - SunEdison, a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR), today announced its plans to produce racking equipment for its Canadian solar projects with Samco Solar, A Division of Samco Machinery Ltd., a Sca...... Click here to read this release



GREENSAVER BECOMES FIRST AND ONLY ENERGY AUDIT PROVIDER TO OFFER AIR MILES REWARD MILES

Published Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:54:43 EST Read More

GREENSAVER BECOMES FIRST AND ONLY ENERGY AUDIT PROVIDER TO OFFER AIR MILES REWARD MILES New partnership will encourage energy efficiency across Ontario TORONTO – July 12, 2010 – GreenSaver, Canada’s oldest not-for-profit organization dedicated to energy efficiency, announces an exclusive partnership with Canada’s premiere coalition loyalty program, the AIR MILES Reward...... Click here to read this release



Ten tips for an energy-efficient summer

Published Thu, 8 Jul 2010 17:03:13 EST Read More

Ten tips for an energy-efficient summer The first heat wave of 2010 has hit. As the temperature soars into the high 30’s, so does the temptation to crank that air conditioning. Unfortunately, air conditioners use a lot of energy, which is hard on the environment and your wallet. According to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the twenty top days for electricity use ...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA Canada/Consumers Council of Canada Report on Energy Efficient Homes

Published Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:53:36 EST Read More

Full text of NAIMA Canada/Consumers Council of Canada Report on Energy Efficient Homes....... Click here to read this release



Alberta government stalls in development of more energy efficient building code

Published Thu, 8 Jul 2010 10:59:50 EST Read More

Alberta government stalls in development of more energy efficient building code A study commissioned by NAIMA Canada and the Consumer Council of Canada (CCC) has found that the more energy efficient a house is, the more affordable it is. The costing analysis for upgrades of EnerGuide 80 homes in Alberta concluded that the total incremental renovation cost was approximately $6,000. Whe...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison to Develop Solar PV Program for LaSalle in Ontario

Published Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:32:07 EST Read More

SunEdison to Develop Solar PV Program for LaSalle in Ontario Construction to begin on roof-top systems late summer 2010 TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 22, 2010) - SunEdison, a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR), announced today that it will develop and build industrial and retail roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for LaSalle Investment Management, a leading ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

Published Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:58:14 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake (Toronto, ON, June 22, 2010) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will visit a local piece of one of Canada's most unique biodiversity spots this week. He is in Niagara with his multi-stakeholder advisory committee but they will take time out from business meetings for visits to environmental features and initiat...... Click here to read this release



Mountain Equipment Co-op Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2010

Published Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:42:32 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Mountain Equipment Co-op Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2010 (Toronto, Ontario, June 21, 2010) Corporate Knights has released the 9th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada's top corporate citizens. This year, the ranking was enhanced with a transparent assess...... Click here to read this release



Maurice Strong, Galen G Weston, Mayor Miller, Elizabeth May to speak at pre-G-20 sustainability summit

Published Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:52:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Business/environment/general editors Maurice Strong, Galen. G Weston, Mayor Miller, Elizabeth May to speak at pre-G-20 sustainability summit TORONTO, Monday, June 21, 2010 - Corporate Knights and the International Institute for Sustainable Development will host Our Common Future 2.0 on Monday at the Design Exchange. It will be chaired by Maurice Stro...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison Acquires Two Solar PV Projects From TransAlta

Published Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:32:57 EST Read More

SunEdison Acquires Two Solar PV Projects From TransAlta 10 megawatt solar farm to be deployed first TORONTO, June 16 -- SunEdison, a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR), today announced its purchase of two ground-mount solar photovoltaic (PV) development projects in Ontario from TransAlta, Canada's largest publicly traded generator and marketer of electricity ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Ministry of Energy and GreenSaver welcome 200th applicant to MEER Program

Published Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:11:29 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario Ministry of Energy and GreenSaver welcome 200th applicant to MEER Program Ottawa building gets $36,800 in energy efficiency rebates (Ottawa, Wednesday June 16, 2010) GreenSaver is excited to announce the 200th applicant to its Multifamily Energy Efficiency Rebates (MEER) initiative: Queen Elizabeth Towers owned and managed by Carleton Condominiu...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Ministry of Energy and GreenSaver welcome 200th applicant to MEER Program

Published Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:41:44 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters Ontario Ministry of Energy and GreenSaver welcome 200th applicant to MEER Program GreenSaver will celebrate the 200th application to its Multifamily Energy Efficiency Rebates (MEER) program on June 16th in Ottawa. The program, which is funded by the Ontario Power Authority, provides over ...... Click here to read this release



Clean Air and Climate Change Summit moves from words to actions

Published Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:47:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Community, Political Reporters and Editors Clean Air and Climate Change Summit moves from words to actions The Clean Air Partnership and the GTA Clean Air Council will host the 2010 Clean Air and Climate Change Summit on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. The event will celebrate member jurisdictions that have been leaders in implementing action targ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's First Annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity with Guest Speaker Dr. Roberta Bondar June 4-6, 2010

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 12:07:08 EST Read More

MEDIA ALERT Attn: Environment, Wildlife, Conservation Reporters and Editors Ontario Nature's First Annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity with Guest Speaker Dr. Roberta Bondar June 4-6, 2010 Schomberg, Ontario - Celebrate the rich diversity of all the life forms on our planet at Ontario Nature's first annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity - a unique 3-day event taking place at Camp Ceda...... Click here to read this release



Ontario needs to broaden its climate change policy reach

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 10:20:05 EST Read More

Ontario needs to broaden its climate change policy reach Toronto, May 31, 2010 - The Ontario government will need to expand its climate change policy agenda if it hopes to have any chance of reaching its short- and medium-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. This is one conclusion in a report released today by Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller. The report, entitl...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 09:51:20 EST Read More

Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Association, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Cootes to Escarpment Parks System and residents of Burnt River, McGregor, Chelesea, Port Rowan and Lansdowne have been recognized for leadership in conservation and the protection of nature. (SARNIA, ONTARIO, May 31, 2010) - This ...... Click here to read this release



Government memos reveal fish farmers pressure government to keep sea lice treatment secret, six years before biologist Alexandra Morton made it public

Published Wed, 26 May 2010 16:24:08 EST Read More

Government memos reveal fish farmers pressure government to keep sea lice treatment secret, six years before biologist Alexandra Morton made it public (May 26, Sointula) A series of government memos reveal a heated debate in 1995 over a sea louse outbreak on a farm salmon on the Fraser sockeye migration route (Okisollo Channel). In 1995, a salmon farm requested permission to use hydrogen...... Click here to read this release



Publication du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés aux gaz à effet de serre du commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Wed, 26 May 2010 11:23:39 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Attn : Rédacteurs et journalistes dans les domaines de l'environnement, du transport, de l'énergie renouvelable et de la politique Publication du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés aux gaz à effet de serre du commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, M. Gord Miller, publiera son Rapport annuel sur les pro...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Published Wed, 26 May 2010 11:21:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Transportation, Renewable Energy, Political Reporters and Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, will release his annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report on Monday, May 31. Entitled Broadening Ontario’s Climate Change Policy Agend...... Click here to read this release



Gord Miller appointed to third term as Ontario's Environmental Commissioner

Published Tue, 25 May 2010 09:32:34 EST Read More

Media Release Gord Miller appointed to third term as Ontario's Environmental Commissioner (Toronto, May 25, 2010) Gord Miller has been appointed to his third term as Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The Environmental Commissioner is an independent officer appointed by the Legislative Assembly charged with overseeing the implementation of the Environmental Bill of R...... Click here to read this release



News Article: PCB in my fish oil?

Published Mon, 17 May 2010 11:22:45 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe and Jackie Campbell. Dr. Saxe is one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world. 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. ...... Click here to read this release



Hugh Garner Co-op celebrates completion of Green Roof Phase Two

Published Mon, 17 May 2010 09:35:04 EST Read More

Media Advisory Hugh Garner Co-op celebrates completion of Green Roof Phase Two The Hugh Garner Co-operative building has completed Phase Two of its green roof. The Co-op is installing Canada's largest residential green roof with help, and will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting on May 26. There will be opportunities to view and photograph the green roof. Deputy Mayor Joe Pantal...... Click here to read this release



Federal Government Silent on Biodiversity Treaty Negotiations

Published Mon, 10 May 2010 10:02:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Federal Government Silent on Biodiversity Treaty Negotiations (May 10, 2010) Ottawa isn't talking as negotiations begin today in Nairobi among the parties to the global biodiversity treaty. In the wake of the failure of countries to stop the disintegration of ecosystems, substantive targets have been proposed for national governments to adopt . The feder...... Click here to read this release



Get Out Migration Update for Saturday, May 8, 2010

Published Fri, 7 May 2010 16:02:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory-Get Out Migration Update for Saturday May 8th Victoria - The End of the Line for Wild Salmon? First Nations, fishermen, wilderness tourism businesses, schoolchildren, coastal communities, MLAs and MPs are all walking beside Alexandra Morton into Victoria today for the final leg of the 480 km Get Out Migration. The final 30km of Salmon Are Sacred's migration ...... Click here to read this release



Three Days to Victoria - Schooling for Wild Salmon

Published Thu, 6 May 2010 10:49:17 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Get Out Migration Update (Thursday May 6th) Three Days to Victoria - Schooling for Wild Salmon The Get Out Migration is massing together for the final push to the BC Legislature (and a rally at 4 pm on May 8) with public events in Ladysmith, Duncan and Sidney. Today (May 6), Alexandra Morton will speak to schoolchildren at Ladysmith Primary School f...... Click here to read this release



Land-based closed containment salmon aquaculture report released

Published Thu, 6 May 2010 09:35:11 EST Read More

Land-based closed containment salmon aquaculture report released (Port McNeill; British Columbia; May 6th, 2010) The SOS Marine Conservation Foundation (SOS Foundation) has released a technology report concluding that land-based closed containment salmon aquaculture is technically and economically feasible. The Report, entitled "Technologies for Viable Salmon Aquaculture", has been...... Click here to read this release



Ford's Recycle Your Ride Recycles Responsibly

Published Thu, 6 May 2010 09:31:14 EST Read More

Ford's Recycle Your Ride Recycles Responsibly Ford rebate program ensures recovered vehicles recycled to highest environmental standards (London, Ontario May 6, 2010) - Ford's new Recycle Your Ride vehicle retirement program provides consumers an incentive to switch to new Ford vehicles but also ensures that the used vehicles they return through the rebate program are recycled ...... Click here to read this release



Stand Up for the Backbone of BC's Coast

Published Tue, 4 May 2010 13:30:50 EST Read More

Stand Up for the Backbone of BC's Coast Show some spine, Mr Campbell, by showing up on May 8 in Victoria Snaw-Naw-As, May 4th, 2010 - The Premier of British Columbia was today challenged to stand up for B.C.'s premiere wilderness tourism business economy and #1 icon: Pacific wild salmon. In a letter sent today (May 4) to Gordon Campbell, Alexandra Morton made a personal plea fo...... Click here to read this release



Get Out Migration Update - Five Days to Victoria!

Published Mon, 3 May 2010 13:40:41 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Get Out Migration Update Five Days to Victoria Streams of Support Picking up Steam The Get Out Migration enters the final leg of the long walk to the BC Legislature (and a rally at 4 pm on May 8) this week with public events and opportunities to join Alexandra Morton and her growing band of supporters on the road. Note: Multiple events ...... Click here to read this release



Energy Conservation - The Opportunities in a Large and Unfinished Agenda

Published Mon, 3 May 2010 10:49:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Energy Conservation - The Opportunities in a Large and Unfinished Agenda Queens's Park, May 3, 2010 - Ontario needs a comprehensive energy conservation strategy developed with public participation, to guide energy conservation activity and measure progress. This is one of the conclusions in ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to report on province's energy conservation performance

Published Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:07:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Local, Environmental, Energy and Political Reporters and Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to report on province's energy conservation performance Environmental Commissioner releases Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report Volume One - an analysis of progress on energy conservation activities in the province. WHEN: Monday, May...... Click here to read this release



Walking on the Wild Side with Alexandra Morton - Schedule April 26 to May 8, 2010

Published Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:26:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory: From Salmon Are Sacred, 26th April 2010 - British Columbia, Canada Walking on the Wild Side with Alexandra Morton - Schedule April 26 to May 8, 2010 All roads and rivers lead to Victoria for the final leg of THE GET OUT MIGRATION to support wild salmon. The campaign will culminate on May 8 with a Rally on the steps of the BC Legislature with Fin Donnelly MP, Grand Chie...... Click here to read this release



OAK RIDGES MORAINE FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO CHAMPION THE MORAINE

Published Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:01:15 EST Read More

The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation is approaching an important milestone. With a new and recently approved strategic plan, the Foundation will see the co-ordination of data collection for the 2015 Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Review and continue its environmental activities to support the preservation, protection and restoration of the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Oak Ridges Moraine is on...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison to Develop Solar PV Program for Remington in Ontario

Published Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:49:47 EST Read More

SunEdison to Develop Solar PV Program for Remington in Ontario TORONTO, ONTARIO (April 26, 2010) - SunEdison, a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR), announced today that it will be developing and constructing up to fourteen (14) roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with capacity totaling up to 3 Megawatts (MW) for The Remington Group, one of the leading real esta...... Click here to read this release



Climate Change Awareness Act : Bill 6

Published Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:53:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory Climate Change Awareness Act : Bill 6 Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely will convene a media conference regarding Bill 6, the Climate Change Awareness Act. Date: Wednesday , April 21, 2010 Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Queen’s Park Media Studio – Ontario Legislature – Main Floor West Background • ...... Click here to read this release



Building Owners and Managers Association of Toronto celebrates conservation success on Earth Day

Published Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:30:34 EST Read More

Greening business and commercial space in Toronto - a Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Earth Day Backgrounder (Toronto, April 21, 2010) BOMA Toronto's Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Program's incentive initiative has substantial incentive dollars in 'green' capital available to commercial building owners, operators and tenants for electricity conservation retrofi...... Click here to read this release



EcoStay celebrates Fort McMurray's greenest hotels with Earth Day promotion

Published Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:05:08 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Community, Hospitality, Environment and Business Reporters and Editors EcoStay celebrates Fort McMurray's greenest hotels with Earth Day promotion EcoStay is proud to announce that nine Fort McMurray Hotels have joined the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) endorsed EcoStay program. The AHLA has partnered with EcoStay to deliver the carbon captu...... Click here to read this release



What's toxic in consumer products? A law we should have

Published Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:57:55 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and 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 in...... Click here to read this release



Canada's First Natural Gas Vocational Trucks at Truck World

Published Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:08:33 EST Read More

Canada's First Natural Gas Vocational Trucks at Truck World Low emission work trucks reduce carbon by up to 20% (TORONTO, ON, April 15, 2010) - Canada's first low emission natural gas vocational trucks are on display this week at Truck World 2010 at the Toronto International Centre. The two trucks are the first of five natural gas trucks to receive funding through the Province ...... Click here to read this release



School children visit First Light I Solar Park to kick off Earth Week

Published Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:55:29 EST Read More

Media Release School children visit First Light I Solar Park to kick off Earth Week STONE MILLS/NAPANEE, ONTARIO (April 15, 2010) - As part of their curriculum leading up to Earth Week, students from two Limestone District public schools in the Stone Mills and Napanee area visited the 9.1 MW First Light I Solar Park today. Students learned first-hand how solar photovoltaic (P...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver presents inaugural award to graduate student in the University of Toronto's Centre for Environment

Published Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:13:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory GreenSaver presents inaugural award to graduate student in the University of Toronto's Centre for Environment A graduate student in the Environmental Studies collaborative program at the Centre for Environment will receive the inaugural GreenSaver Alastair Fairweather Memorial Award from GreenSaver and the University of Toronto on Earth Day 2010. The award was e...... Click here to read this release



Important “Certification” step in BC First Nations Class-Action law suit to save Broughton Archipelago wild salmon begins today in Supreme Court of British Columbia

Published Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:12:07 EST Read More

Important “Certification” step in BC First Nations Class-Action law suit to save Broughton Archipelago wild salmon begins today in Supreme Court of British Columbia (Vancouver, April 13, 2010) A Certification Hearing, a critical stage in the advancement of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) class-action law suit against the British Columbia Government for devastatio...... Click here to read this release



Certification Hearing begins for First Nation Class-Action law suit against British Columbia Government to address negative impacts of salmon farming

Published Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:45:08 EST Read More

Certification Hearing begins for First Nation Class-Action law suit against British Columbia Government with the aim of addressing negative impacts of salmon farming WHO: Chief Bob Chamberlin, Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) & Chairman of the Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council (MTTC) accompanied by Hereditary Chiefs and Regional First Nation Leaders will attend t...... Click here to read this release



Keep the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes Program Alive!

Published Fri, 9 Apr 2010 13:53:20 EST Read More

Keep the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes Program Alive! Facebook group formed to extend federal home energy efficiency incentives (April 9, 2010, Toronto, Ontario) Canadians concerned about home energy efficiency are invited to join a Facebook group calling for the extension of ecoENERGY retrofit incentives. The Facebook group was formed almost immediately after the March 31 anno...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison Approved for FIT Project Development

Published Thu, 8 Apr 2010 15:46:28 EST Read More

Media Release SunEdison Approved for FIT Project Development SunEdison on track to build solar park near Ingleside in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry; eight others in queue for approval this summer Toronto, Ontario (April 8, 2010) – SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR), is pleased to announce the approval of its Fee...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario wants your stories about energy conservation successes and failures

Published Wed, 7 Apr 2010 14:12:40 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario wants your stories about energy conservation successes and failures New website invites feedback on barriers and incentives (Toronto, April 7, 2010) Gord Miller, Ontario's Environment Commissioner wants to learn more about the barriers and incentives you've experienced when conserving energy in Ontario. He's created a new website at www.o...... Click here to read this release



Napanee area public school students visit First Light Solar Park to kick off Earth Week

Published Wed, 7 Apr 2010 12:21:21 EST Read More

Media Advisory Napanee area public school students visit First Light Solar Park to kick off Earth Week TORONTO, ON - Renewable energy developers SunEdison and SkyPower Limited will demonstrate the benefits of solar energy to local public school students at the award winning First Light solar park in Stone Mills, Ontario, on April 15. Grade 7 and 8 students from two Napanee ...... Click here to read this release



Green Communities Canada urges federal vision, leadership

Published Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:15:53 EST Read More

Green Communities Canada urges federal vision, leadership Don't pull the plug on home energy progress 1 April 2010 - Cancelling Canada's ecoENERGY home retrofit program is a serious mistake, says Green Communities Canada, a national leader in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. "Existing participants can still get retrofit incentives for the time being. But wit...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver shocked by sudden cancellation of ecoEnergy Retrofit – Homes program

Published Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:21:05 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver shocked by sudden cancellation of ecoEnergy Retrofit – Homes program (Toronto, Ontario March 31, 2010) GreenSaver, a not-for-profit energy efficiency organization, is surprised that the Federal government has unexpectedly halted the ecoEnergy program funding. The initiative, scheduled to end on March 31, 2011, has announced they will stop receivi...... Click here to read this release



Government suspends Eco-Energy Rebate Program

Published Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:26:53 EST Read More

Government suspends Eco-Energy Rebate Program (Ottawa, March 31, 2010) The federal government has suspended the Eco-Energy Retrofit Homes Program. After identifying that the program would be available to March 2011, Ottawa announced today that it would no longer accept applications to book pre-retrofit evaluations as midnight on March 31, 2010. This means that anyone who has not a...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver Celebrates Earth Hour by opening London office

Published Fri, 26 Mar 2010 15:55:44 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters Energy efficiency experts expand into SouthWestern Ontario (London, March 26, 2010) GreenSaver is expanding. The well-known not-for-profit energy efficiency organization has opened an office in London, which will act as a base for servicing SouthWestern Ontario. GreenS...... Click here to read this release



Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Two Solar Parks Totalling 18 Megawatts in Ontario, Canada

Published Thu, 25 Mar 2010 12:19:31 EST Read More

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Two Solar Parks Totalling 18 Megawatts in Ontario, Canada NORFOLK COUNTY, ONTARIO (March 25, 2010) -A groundbreaking ceremony was held today to celebrate the launch of two solar PV (photovoltaic) parks totalling 18 MW of solar energy capacity in Norfolk County, Ontario-the first utility-scale projects of their kind to break ground in 2010. Parliamentary ...... Click here to read this release



Oracle Poll expands with new office

Published Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:07:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community and Business Reporters and Editors Oracle Poll expands with new office On its twelfth anniversary, Sudbury owned and operated Oracle Poll is expanding. Oracle Poll will mark the opening of their new local office with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, March 25. The Sudbury office also acts as the Northern Ontario headquarters for Environmental Commu...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto features Minister Duguid as special guest for Annual General Meeting and Energy Forum

Published Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:30:58 EST Read More

Media Advisory BOMA Toronto features Minister Duguid as special guest for Annual General Meeting and Energy Forum BOMA Toronto welcomes Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure to speak at its annual general meeting (Toronto ON) The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto) will be hosting three events: the Energy & Environme...... Click here to read this release



Pharmaceutical giant GlaxSmithKline sees the LED light

Published Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:18:17 EST Read More

A bright - and energy efficient - idea Canadian manufacturer provides LED lighting to pharmaceutical giant (Toronto, March 23, 2010) A Welland-based manufacturer of energy efficient lights has filled a tall order. CRS Electronics has refitted the Mississauga office of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical, vaccine and healthcare...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver brings non-profit energy audits and green jobs to London

Published Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:03:03 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters GreenSaver brings non-profit energy audits and green jobs to London GreenSaver will celebrate the opening of its London office with a ribbon-cutting on Friday, March 26th. This new location will serve as GreenSaver's base in the London and SouthWestern Ontario, bringing energy audits and...... Click here to read this release



New water awareness project launched in Manitou, Manitoba in celebration of World Water Day

Published Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:57:50 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Friends of the Earth Canada, Pembina Valley Conservation District, Manitoba Department of Water Stewardship and Royal Bank of Canada celebrates world water day with launch of Be True to Be Blue (Manitou, Manitoba/Ottawa, Ontario, March 18, 2010) In celebration of World Water Day, Friends of the Earth Canada is launching its new water awareness proje...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Keeping drugs out of our drinking water - an update

Published Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:48:33 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and 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 inf...... Click here to read this release



Summer Camp Opportunities for your children at Camp Manitou on the Bay of Islands!

Published Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:04:04 EST Read More

Summer Camp Opportunities for your children at Camp Manitou on the Bay of Islands! Looking for affordable summer camp opportunities for your children? Consider Camp Manitou on the Bay of Islands! (Whitefish Falls, Ontario, March 9, 2010) Camp Manitou has provided summertime memories for children since the 1920's. It is a traditional summer camp located south west of Sudbury, r...... Click here to read this release



Two solar parks break ground in Norfolk County

Published Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:31:25 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Green Technology, Environment, Energy, Business Editors and Reporters Two solar parks break ground in Norfolk County SunEdison Canada and SkyPower Limited will break ground on two solar PV parks (on...... Click here to read this release



Share the Road Cycling Coalition Unveils Green Paper on Bicycling for Ontario

Published Fri, 5 Mar 2010 16:03:50 EST Read More

Provincial Cycling Organization Unveils Green Paper on Bicycling for Ontario Advice to Province Includes Creation of $20 million "Ontario Bicycling Investment Fund" Toronto - March 5th, 2010 -- The Share the Road Cycling Coalition (The Coalition) an Ontario-based provincial cycling advocacy organization released today a Green Paper for Bicycling in Ontario entitled "When Ontar...... Click here to read this release



UPDATE - Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Brad Duguid to address BOMA Toronto conservation and demand management workshop

Published Thu, 4 Mar 2010 11:13:21 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Real Estate, Business, Environment, Energy, Conservation Reporters and Editors Energy conservation is good business Minister of Energy and Infrastructure 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 Scarborough outlining the d...... Click here to read this release



Share the Road Cycling Coalition Unveils Green Paper on Bicycle for Ontario

Published Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:33:02 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Transportation, Cycling, Sport and City Reporters and Editors Share the Road Cycling Coalition Unveils Green Paper on Bicycle for Ontario The Share the Road Cycling Coa...... Click here to read this release



Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Brad Duguid to address BOMA Toronto conservation and demand management workshop

Published Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:51:06 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Real Estate, Business, Environment, Energy, Conservation Reporters and Editors Energy conservation is good business Minister of Energy and Infrastructure 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 Scarborough outlining the det...... Click here to read this release



Melting Snow Could Mean Wasted Energy for Your Home

Published Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:39:45 EST Read More

Melting Snow Could Mean Wasted Energy for Your Home (Toronto, Thursday, February 25) Today's snowfall is the perfect opportunity for GreenSaver to remind homeowners to check their roofs for signs of heat loss. Snow melting patterns can indicate heat loss through your attic. An ideal attic is designed to maintain a temperature consistent with the outside temperature. In the wintertime...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Communication Options (ECO) passes ten year milestone

Published Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:41:54 EST Read More

Environmental Communication Options (ECO) passes ten year milestone Canada’s oldest Environmental Relations firm celebrates a decade in business (Toronto/Sudbury ON, February 23 2010) For ten years, Don Huff has done what he loves running: Environmental Communication Options (ECO’s), Canada’s pioneering Environmental Relations firm. The firm has been successful thanks to...... Click here to read this release



Renewable energy approvals and the Green Energy Act

Published Wed, 17 Feb 2010 09:48:17 EST Read More

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



TDSB Taking Action to Go Green

Published Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:16:28 EST Read More

Attn: ASSIGNMENT EDITORS/EDUCATION EDITORS TDSB Taking Action to Go Green Toronto, ON, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 – The TDSB is taking action on an ambitious and comprehensive environmental strategy that will build a sustainable future not just for our schools, but for our city. Go Green: Climate Change Action Plan, approved by Trustees at the February Board meeting, is a ...... Click here to read this release



IFMA, Toronto Chapter, and the BOMA Toronto CDM Program Cooperate on Conservation

Published Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:16:17 EST Read More

IFMA, Toronto Chapter, and the BOMA Toronto CDM Program Cooperate on Conservation (February 11, 2010) The BOMA Toronto Conservation & Demand Management (CDM) Program and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), Toronto Chapter, are pleased to announce their cooperation in bringing energy conservation information, education and cash incentives to the membership of IFMA....... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Organic food experts and activists in Toronto for one-day conference

Published Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:59:28 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Organic food experts and activists in Toronto for one-day conference (Toronto, February 11, 2010) Canadian Organic Growers (Toronto Chapter) and The Big Carrot are hosting the Your Food, Your Choice conference on February 20th, 2010. Taking place in the University of Toronto Conference Centre at 89 Chestnut St, the conference will focus on local, sustai...... Click here to read this release



FREE info sessions on BOMA Toronto's Conservation and Demand Management Program

Published Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:16:51 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Environment, Energy, Green Building, Construction, Event Editors FREE info sessions on BOMA Toronto's Conservation and Demand Management Program (Toronto, February, 2010) Building on the momentum of its recently doubled incentives, The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area's (BOMA Toronto) Conservation and Demand Management (...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement McGuinty soutient la nation ojibway de Wabigoon Lake

Published Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:38:55 EST Read More

Un nouveau centre pour petites entreprises crée des possibilités économiques Le gouvernement McGuinty soutient la nation ojibway de Wabigoon Lake Un nouveau centre pour petites entreprises soutient l’économie locale et la création d’emplois dans la nation ojibway de Wabigoon Lake. Le centre a été construit pour aider les entrepreneurs locaux de la Première natio...... Click here to read this release



McGuinty Government Supports Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

Published Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:31:39 EST Read More

New Small Business Centre Creating Economic Opportunities McGuinty Government Supports Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation (Tuesday, February 9, 2010) A new small business centre in Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation is supporting the local economy and job creation. The centre was constructed to help local First Nation entrepreneurs and create employment opportunities for members of the Fi...... Click here to read this release



Straight from the Heart art exhibition and auction returns to Creative Spirit Arts Centre

Published Fri, 5 Feb 2010 12:13:08 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Artists Helping Artists "Straight From the Heart" Art Exhibition & Auction Returns Opens: Saturday, February, 6th Final silent auction and live auction bids: 3-4 p.m. Sat. 13th Hours: Tues., - Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Creative Spirit Art Centre, 999 Dovercourt Road (Dovercourt & Hallam, 1 block south of Dupont and ...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Program launches online incentive application and ‘case study’ system

Published Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:33:02 EST Read More

BOMA Toronto Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Program launches online incentive application and ‘case study’ system (Toronto, Feb 4, 2010) The BOMA CDM Program incentive application process and its overall website experience have been significantly enhanced. All BOMA CDM Program applications for electricity conservation incentives can now be done completely online at ...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights unveils list of Canada's most sustainable cities

Published Wed, 3 Feb 2010 09:13:43 EST Read More

Vancouver tops list of Canada's most sustainable cities Toronto and Yellowknife take top spots in large and small city categories (Toronto ON, Feb. 3, 2010) Vancouver, BC gets a gold medal for its leadership in urban sustainability. The fourth annual Corporate Knights Most Sustainable Cities Ranking recognizes Toronto, ON as first in the Big City category, Vancouver, BC as...... Click here to read this release



Albertans understand the value of home energy efficiency and are supportive of a better building code in order to get it

Published Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:11:17 EST Read More

Media Release Albertans understand the value of home energy efficiency and are supportive of a better building code in order to get it (Calgary, Feb. 2, 2010) A poll of Alberta consumers, commissioned by the Pembina Institute, NAIMA Canada and the Consumers Council of Canada, illustrates the very strong interest Albertans have in home energy efficiency and their support for an...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Poll shows Albertans support more energy efficient homes and an updated provincial building code

Published Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:15:02 EST Read More

Attn: News, real estate and housing editors Interview Opportunity Poll shows Albertans support more energy efficient homes and an updated provincial building code Jesse Row, Director, Sustainable Communities Group at the Pembina Institute is available in Calgary for interviews. Mr. Row can speak to the following points: • The benefits of energy efficient homes • Po...... Click here to read this release



Haiti receives solar technology from GreenSaver

Published Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:25:34 EST Read More

Haiti receives solar technology from GreenSaver (Thursday, January 28, 2010) Haiti’s humanitarian crisis had dominated media coverage for the past two weeks. The scale of the devastation is overwhelming, even from half a world away. Canadians have been very generous, donating as much money, time and resources as they can, and GreenSaver is eager to do its part. For the month of F...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Organic Growers and The Big Carrot host Toronto conference on genetically modified food

Published Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:39:21 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Your Food Your Choice:Grounds for Change: Canadian Organic Growers (Toronto Chapter) and The Big Carrot Natural Food Market join forces to bring Toronto a one-day Conference examining the potential dangers of Genetically Modified Food. Champions of local, sustainable food initiatives come together for a one day conference to educate and empower citizens in the fi...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Announced in Davos

Published Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:17:27 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Announced in Davos Over 70% of top companies on sustainable path a full list of the Global 100 is available by clicking on Download Original Release to the right DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, (embargoed until 12.01 a.m. EST) January 27, 2010 – Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, an...... Click here to read this release



UPDATE: GreenSaver extends federal home renovation tax credit

Published Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:12:15 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver extends federal home renovation tax credit (Monday, January 25, Toronto ON) “It’s never too late to save energy”, Greg Labbe, Director of GreenSaver’s Responsible Renovations division, declared. “Our Responsible Renovation division will be waiving the GST on labour and materials for energy efficient retrofits booked or completed by February 28...... Click here to read this release



Canadian LED lights installed at Rocky Mountain landmark

Published Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:42:28 EST Read More

Media Release Canadian LED lights installed at Rocky Mountain landmark (January 25, 2010, Banff, Alberta) The Banff Park Museum, a Canadian landmark, is now more prominent as it basks in the glow of newly installed energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) exterior lights. Completed just before the Olympic Torch Relay passed through Banff, the 73 exterior lights enhance ...... Click here to read this release



A failure to renew federal support for renewable energy will send jobs and investment to the U.S.

Published Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:27:18 EST Read More

A failure to renew federal support for renewable energy will send jobs and investment to the U.S. Despite a global economic recession, renewable energy development in Canada continued to charge ahead in 2009. A record 950 MW of wind energy was installed - representing more than $2 billion in investment and thousands of jobs - and Canada's installed wind energy capacity has now i...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver extends federal home renovation tax credit

Published Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:15:03 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver rewards procrastinators in GTA and Golden Horseshoe (Friday, January 22, Toronto ON) “It’s never too late to save energy”, Greg Labbe, Director of GreenSaver’s Responsible Renovations division, declared. “Our Responsible Renovation division will be waiving the GST on labour and materials for energy efficient retrofits booked or completed by February...... Click here to read this release



CRS Electronics Receives Interest Free Loan From Government of Canada

Published Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:03:08 EST Read More

CRS Electronics Receives Interest Free Loan From Government of Canada (January 18 2010, Welland ON) - CRS Electronics Inc. ("CRS"), (TSX-V:LED), an inventor, developer and manufacturer of LED lighting, is pleased to report that the Southern Ontario Development Program (SODP) has granted an interest free loan to the Company to a maximum amount of $825,595. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Mi...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights proposes a game-changing solution to shatter the glass ceiling at board and executive levels

Published Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:59:08 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Attention News/Business/National/Careers/Diversity Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights proposes a game-changing solution to shatter the glass ceiling at board and executive levels (Toronto, Canada, January 13, 2010) Corporate Knights (CK) has developed a compelling strategy for corporate Canada to make board-level diversity a key plank of i...... Click here to read this release



Mississauga firm Tonolli Canada Ltd celebrates 700 work days with no Lost Time Injuries

Published Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:19:14 EST Read More

Media Release Mississauga firm Tonolli Canada Ltd. celebrates 700 work days with no Lost Time Injuries (LTI) Safety is a top priority for Ontario's only automotive battery recycling operation. (Mississauga, Ontario, December 21, 2009) Ontario's only automotive battery recycling operation, Tonolli Canada, passed a safety milestone yesterday of 700 work days with no LTI...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) introduces cradle-to-cradle environmental program for waste lubricants operated by Safety-Kleen

Published Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:29:21 EST Read More

SAFETY-KLEEN CANADA TO OPERATE CRADLE-TO-CRADLE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM FOR TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION WASTE LUBRICANTS TTC choice to re-refine waste lubricants and reuse them in TTC fleet reduces energy use, greenhouses gases and heavy metal emissions BRESLAU, ON (December 16, 2009) - Safety-Kleen Canada Inc., has been awarded a three year contract by the Toronto Transit Commiss...... Click here to read this release



Canada's biggest polluters slash emissions while economy grows, says Corporate Knights

Published Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:23:31 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News/National/Environment/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Canada's biggest polluters slash emissions Canadian GDP up, carbon pollution down for large emitters (Toronto, Canada, December 16, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine released a summary of the changes in emissions levels from Canada's top ten biggest greenhouse gas polluters. ...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Lead in Drinking Water

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:12:39 EST Read More

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



Ontario Nature clubs count for conservation - 110th Christmas bird count

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:57:39 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Counting for conservation! The 110th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 15, 2009 - Citizen scientists are grabbing their binoculars and heading outside for the annual Christmas Bird Count, the largest single volunteer conservation movement on behalf of wildlife. The count begins this week and continues until January 5, 2010. ...... Click here to read this release



Le Canada traîné en Cour pour dérogation à la loi fédérale sur le réchauffement climatique

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:24:52 EST Read More

COMMUNIQUÉ Pour diffusion immédiate Le Canada traîné en Cour pour dérogation à la loi fédérale sur le réchauffement climatique OTTAWA (le 15 décembre 2009) - Le gouvernement canadien se voit confronté à un recours juridique historique devant le plus haut tribunal du pays, pour défaut à ses obligations quant au réchauffement climatique, et spécifiquement...... Click here to read this release



Canada's climate performance illegal - Friends of the Earth asks Supreme Court to rule on critical points of law (Kyoto and Copenhagen)

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:14:56 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Canada facing legal challenge for breaking federal global warming law OTTAWA (December 15, 2009) - The Government of Canada is facing a landmark legal challenge in the country's top court for failing to take action on global warming -- specifically for refusing to respect a federal law that requires reductions in greenhouse gas emissions...... Click here to read this release



Canada's top ten innovative charities honoured by Tides Canada

Published Mon, 14 Dec 2009 09:11:06 EST Read More

HONOURING CANADA'S MOST INNOVATIVE CHARITIES TIDES CANADA'S TOP 10 VANCOUVER, BC, Monday December 14 -- Tides Canada, a national leader in forward-thinking philanthropy, announced the recipients of its prestigious annual Tides Top 10 award today. The Tides Top 10 recognizes the nation's most ground-breaking projects and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leade...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Renewable energy and wood stoves

Published Fri, 11 Dec 2009 17:05:42 EST Read More

Burn Wood? Burn Wise! Increase the heat and reduce the smoke from your woodstove By: Craig Gutowski NOTE TO EDITORS: This piece is available for publication at no charge so long as Mr. Gutowski is cited as the author. Contact information for local and regional woodstove experts is available by contacting the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association of Canada at: 1-800-7...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Canadian youth delegate to Copenhagen climate summit available for interviews

Published Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:39:27 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Canadian youth delegate to Copenhagen climate summit available for interviews A group of young Canadians is participating in the well-publicized Copenhagen climate change summit. These 25 youth from around the country hope to demonstrate Canada's commitment to environmental issues, and bring home valuable information about climate change, as well as str...... Click here to read this release



SunEdison and SkyPower Receive Canadian Solar Award

Published Wed, 9 Dec 2009 15:26:17 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SunEdison and SkyPower Receive Canadian Solar Award Canadian Solar Industries Association Honors First Light Solar Energy Park in Stone Mills, Ontario Toronto, Canada – December 9, 2009 – SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic materials (NYSE: WFR) along with project partner, SkyPower, have been awarded the “Solar PV Project of the Yea...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Not On Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Published Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:22:25 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario Not On Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets (Tuesday, December 8, 2009, Toronto - The Ontario government's plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions does not have the tools necessary to meet its GHG emission targets. The government is projecting that it will fall short of its goals, even though the future reductions projected by the governme...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - SunEdison President will be available for media interviews

Published Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:22:35 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Renewable Energy Reporters and Editors SunEdison President will be available for media interviews SunEdison President Carlos Domenech will be in Toronto for the CanSIA Solar Conference, and available for interviews. Mr. Domenech can speak to the following points: • Details of the First Light Solar Park, a partnership between...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2008/2009

Published Wed, 2 Dec 2009 11:45:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2008/2009 WHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:00 am WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio WHAT: The Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, will submit to the Legislative Assembly a review of the progress of activities in Ontario to reduce greenhouse ga...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto CDM Program Incentives Doubled

Published Wed, 2 Dec 2009 11:27:37 EST Read More

BOMA Toronto CDM Program Incentives Doubled (Toronto, Dec. 2, 2009) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Toronto Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Program has doubled incentives for all non-lighting projects. This was announced by BOMA CDM Program Director Wayne Proulx at the Property Management Exposition & Conference. Effective immediately, the new incenti...... Click here to read this release



Energy efficient holidays are happy holidays

Published Tue, 1 Dec 2009 15:37:10 EST Read More

Energy efficient holidays are happy holidays The holidays are just around the corner, and everyday routines will be abandoned for fun with family and friends. That doesn't mean you have to stop saving energy and money, though. Here are some tips from GreenSaver to make your festive season happy and environmentally friendly: • Use energy efficient holiday lights. Light-emit...... Click here to read this release



Canadian youth prepare for Copenhagen climate change summit

Published Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:14:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory Canadian youth prepare for Copenhagen climate change summit The International Federation of Liberal Youth will send 25 young Canadians to Copenhagen to participate in next month's climate change summit. In preparation, the Ryerson Young Liberals and Ryerson Model United Nations are co-hosting a Climate Change Caucus on Saturday, November 28. Delegates will d...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto’s Conservation and Demand Management Program approves its 300th applicant – First Canadian Place

Published Thu, 26 Nov 2009 11:50:32 EST Read More

Media Release BOMA Toronto’s Conservation and Demand Management Program approves its 300th applicant – First Canadian Place (Toronto, November 26, 2009) Brookfield Properties, owner of First Canadian Place, continues to be motivated to reduce its electricity consumption and carbon footprint at First Canadian Place. With the latest lighting retrofit in its Food Court, Fir...... Click here to read this release



BC Supreme Court will not delay KAFN salmon fishery class action law suit

Published Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:22:25 EST Read More

British Columbia Supreme Court judgment means Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) salmon fishery class action law suit will not be delayed by provincial government efforts (Vancouver, Nov. 25, 2009) In February 2009, representatives of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) launched a Class Action law suit involving the B.C. Government's regulation of open net-cage...... Click here to read this release



Insulating yourself against energy costs

Published Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:24:09 EST Read More

Insulating yourself against energy costs Now is the time to upgrade your home insulation Another cold Canadian winter is just around the corner. Are you ready? Thanks to two new incentive programs, weather-proofing your home can be even more cost-effective than ever before. The Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) provides a 15 per cent non-refundable tax credit on eligible h...... Click here to read this release



Community Power Conference 2009 Blazes a Trail in Ontario

Published Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:17:03 EST Read More

Community Power Conference 2009 Blazes a Trail in Ontario (Tuesday, November 17, 2009) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) wraps up a very successful 1st Annual Community Power Conference with the creation of a new 'International Community Power working group' with OSEA and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). Dr. Josef Pesch from Freiburg, Germany, said, 'this wi...... Click here to read this release



News Article - I thought that I would never see…my neighbour hacking at my (our?) tree

Published Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:37:59 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from 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 mor...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunities - Community Power experts to speak at OSEA conference

Published Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:46:19 EST Read More

Interview Opportunities - Community Power experts to speak at OSEA conference The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is hosting its first annual Community Power Conference November 15-16. Community Power and renewable energy experts from around the world will be speaking about current issues and trends in the sector, how it’s growing and how it can be developed. T...... Click here to read this release



Fall/Winter 2009 issue of Our Green Home distributed to Toronto subscribers of The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star today

Published Fri, 13 Nov 2009 13:03:09 EST Read More

The Fall/Winter 2009 issue of Our Green Home, Toronto’s eco-friendly home resource guide was distributed to Toronto subscribers of The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star today (Toronto ON – Friday, November 13th) Our Green Home highlights the importance of making environmentally responsible choices and changes in our homes. Featuring the home building and renovation innovations of the...... Click here to read this release



Update to All-Canadian Cleantech Index

Published Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:14:32 EST Read More

Press Release Attn: News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors Update to All-Canadian Cleantech Index Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded Cleantech companies in Canada TORONTO, November 13, 2009 -- Transalta Corp. (TSX:TA) has completed its takeover of former Cleantech 10™ constituent Canadian Hydro Developers (formerly TSX:...... Click here to read this release



Southern Ontario's biggest and best cross-country ski facility celebrates open-house

Published Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:05:18 EST Read More

Southern Ontario's biggest and best cross-country ski facility celebrates open-house New lower membership rates for Mono residents and improved trail system for 2009-10 ski season (Town of Mono, Ontario) On Sunday, November 15th, Southern Ontario's largest cross-country ski facility will hold its Annual Open House & Registration Day as it heads into its 25th year of operation. ...... Click here to read this release



There is hope for Canada's Wild Salmon - a stunning move by Prime Minister Harper

Published Thu, 5 Nov 2009 15:42:46 EST Read More

Media Release There is hope for Canada's Wild Salmon - a stunning move by Prime Minister Harper (Sointula, British Columbia, November 5, 2009) After months of silence from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today a Judicial Inquiry into how DFO is managing the Fraser River sockeye. "Prime Minister Harper's action is a significant step ...... Click here to read this release



Living LEED Platinum in Newmarket

Published Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:22:44 EST Read More

Media release Attention: Home, energy & environmental reporters Living LEED Platinum in Newmarket Newmarket Family's home is the first to be Platinum certified NEWMARKET, ON November 4, 2009: In a ceremony attended by the Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, the Dunlop family celebrated being the first of 34 famili...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Ontario Green Roof Expert to begin installation of green roof on Native Child Centre

Published Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:12:43 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Ontario Green Roof Expert to begin installation of green roof on Native Child Centre Local Green Roof Company awarded green roof contract for the Native Child and Family Services Centre of Toronto on College Street Beginning next week (November 2), the Native Child and Family Services Centre, located at 30 College Street, Toronto, will be the location o...... Click here to read this release



Energy Minister and Mayor welcome first family to live in a LEED Platinum certified home in Ontario

Published Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:59:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Real Estate, Environment, Energy Reporters and Editors Energy Minister and Mayor welcome first family to live in a LEED Platinum certified home in Ontario Rodeo Fine Homes is celebrating the first residents of their LEED Platinum certified development in Newmarket. Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and Deputy Premier George Smitherman, Newm...... Click here to read this release



Calling on DFO Minister Shea, End the Silence

Published Tue, 27 Oct 2009 14:14:57 EST Read More

PRESS RELEASE Calling on DFO Minister Shea, End the Silence (October 27, 2009) The UBCIC calls upon the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Minister Gail Shea to get on with the pressing work at hand of developing new Fish Farm regulations with First Nations. The court mandated deadline of February 10, 2010 is fast approaching and the silence from Minister Shea’s office...... Click here to read this release



St Marys Cement awarded Silver Certification in Energy Excellence

Published Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:28:51 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Community, Business and Environment Reporters and Editors S...... Click here to read this release



Stephen Koch of NAIMA Canada to speak at GreenPrint 2010

Published Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:59:39 EST Read More

Stephen Koch of NAIMA Canada to speak at GreenPrint 2010 (Ottawa, October 27, 2009) Stephen Koch, Executive Director of the North American Insulation Manufacturers' Association Canada, will speak at the GreenPrint Conference on November 12, 2009 in Toronto. Mr. Koch's speech, entitled "Moving the Process of Building's Energy Efficiency Forward", will focus on energy efficiency in buil...... Click here to read this release



Get cozy with environmentally friendly cost savings this winter

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:54:58 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Real Estate, Lifestyle, Environment Reporters and Editors Get cozy with environmentally friendly cost savings this winter The cold weather is coming, whether we like it or not. You can take some of the bite out of winter by making your home more energy efficient. 1. Book an ecoENERGY assessment. This will tell you what renovations you need t...... Click here to read this release



Fish Farm Escape in Port Elizabeth

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:07:24 EST Read More

Press Release Attn: Environment, Wildlife, Fish Reporters and Editors Fish Farm Escape in Port Elizabeth (Sunday, October 25th, 2009) The Kwicksutaineuk Ah-kwa-mish First Nation is appalled and bitterly disgusted at the recently reported escape of 40,000 Atantic Salmon from the Port Elizabeth Fish Farm in the Broughtan Archipelago. After speaking with Clare Backman of Marin...... Click here to read this release



All-Canadian Cleantech Index opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Published Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:34:22 EST Read More

Media Release Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors All-Canadian Cleantech Index opens Toronto Stock Exchange Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded Cleantech companies in Canada - next 10 Cleantech list highlights emerging Cleantech leaders of tomorrow TORONTO, October 23, 2009 - Today, the CEOs of the companies o...... Click here to read this release



St Marys Cement Bowmanville becomes first North American industrial organization to receive Certification in Energy Excellence

Published Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:10:59 EST Read More

St Marys Cement Bowmanville becomes first North American industrial organization to receive Certification in Energy Excellence Presentation by Phil McNelly MPP Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy & Infrastructure What: Certificate presentation for Bowmanville facility reaching the milestone of achieving certification in Energy Excellence. The event will be...... Click here to read this release



All-Canadian Cleantech Index to open Toronto Stock Exchange

Published Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:08:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors All-Canadian Cleantech Index to open Toronto Stock Exchange Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded Cleantech companies in Canada - next 10 Cleantech list highlights emerging Cleantech leaders of tomorrow TORONTO, October 22, 2009 - Tomorrow morning, the CEOs of t...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Cyclists Union launches Driver Appreciation Campaign

Published Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:17:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Transportation, Automobile & Environment Reporters and Editors Toronto Cyclists Union launches Driver Appreciation Campaign – ‘Thank You’ Toronto cyclists will be thanking drivers who remember to give them their fair share of the road through beautifully designed Thank You cards. “It’s easy to get angry when someone cuts you off. This summer ...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Cyclists Union hosts Cocktail & Masquerade Fundraiser

Published Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:46:58 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Transportation, Environment, Health, Community, Family & Lifestyle Reporters and Editors Toronto Cyclists Union hosts Cocktail & Masquerade Fundraiser WHAT: Cocktail and Masquerade Fundraiser for the Toronto Cyclists Union http://bikeunion.to • Tickets for the Masquerade Cocktail Reception, between 6:00 and 9:00 pm, are $100/person, or $150/couple...... Click here to read this release



Turning Ontario into sustainable energy province focus of Community Power Conference 2009

Published Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:18:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory Turning Ontario into sustainable energy province focus of Community Power Conference 2009 Building community networks and local energy solutions is the goal of the first annual Community Power Conference (CP2009). Hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), this event will build on the foundation of Ontario's new Green Energy Act, and work towar...... Click here to read this release



Dr David Suzuki School in Windsor has chosen GTA based Bioroof to design and plant green roof

Published Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:03:53 EST Read More

Media Release Dr. David Suzuki School in Windsor has chosen GTA based Bioroof to design and plant green roof (Burlington, Ontario, October 15, 2009) Designed to be the most environmentally friendly school in Canada, the Dr. David Suzuki Public School in Windsor will incorporate a host of green features, including a planted green roof, a grey water recycling system and a solar a...... Click here to read this release



OSEA to host First Annual Community Power Conference

Published Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:36:56 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Environment, Renewable Energy and Community Reporters and Editors OSEA to host First Annual Community Power Conference Early bird registration extended until October 30th (Toronto, October 15, 2009) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is gearing up for the first annual Community Power Conference. Scheduled for November 15 to 16, the...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Is Wal-Mart's green agenda for real?

Published Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:30:49 EST Read More

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



Toronto's new $1,000 rebate makes GreenSaver's ecoSMART insulation even more affordable

Published Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:52:14 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto's new $1,000 rebate makes GreenSaver's ecoSMART insulation even more affordable (Toronto, October 14th, 2009) If you've been thinking about upgrading the insulation in your home, there is no doubt this is the best time to do it. With winter on its way, upgrades like draft-proofing and insulation can ensure your home is as comfortable and energy-efficient a...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada in Court challenging federal government failure to act on climate law

Published Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:01:45 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Friends of the Earth Canada in Court challenging federal government failure to act on climate law Will argue governments cannot pick and choose which laws to follow What: Environmental groups are challenging Canada's federal government in court for its violation of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA). The case targets the fundamental q...... Click here to read this release



City Councillor Joe Mihevc Sheds Light on Solar Power

Published Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:44:21 EST Read More

City Councillor Sheds Light on Solar Power Councillor Joe Mihevc leads the way with his residents and the West Toronto Initiative for Solar Energy (WISE) Toronto, Ontario - October 14, 2009 - Councillor Joe Mihevc, Ward 21 St. Paul's West-an environmental leader on City Council-is taking his work home with him. The Councillor recently purchased his own domestic solar hot water ...... Click here to read this release



City Councillor Joe Mihevc harnesses solar power

Published Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:57:25 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Technology, Energy, Political Editors and Reporters City Councillor Joe Mihevc harnesses solar power Joe Mihevc, City Councillor for Ward 21 (St. Paul's West), has recently installed a solar domestic hot water heater on his house. Come visit his home on October 14th and you'll see why this Fall is a great time for solar. Councillor Mihevc...... Click here to read this release



Possibilité d’entrevue - Croissance de l’industrie canadienne du vélo malgré la tourmente économique

Published Wed, 7 Oct 2009 09:10:40 EST Read More

Possibilité d’entrevue Croissance de l’industrie canadienne du vélo malgré la tourmente économique L’industrie canadienne du vélo, comme tous les autres secteurs, a été touchée par la crise économique mondiale. Les résultats recueillis par les fournisseurs et détaillants de vélos spécialisés canadiens, cependant, laissent entendre que les entreprises au nord de ...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Ontario Green Roof Expert to speak at International Green Roof Congress in Toronto (October 19-21)

Published Wed, 7 Oct 2009 09:06:37 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Ontario Green Roof Expert to speak at International Green Roof Congress in Toronto (October 19-21) Rick Buist, President of Burlington-based Bioroof Systems, has been designing, installing and manufacturing green roofs in the Ontario marketplace for nearly a decade. He has been involved in more than 100 green roof projects across North America, including...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's Annual Report - Chilling Costs of Development Disputes

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:24:27 EST Read More

Chilling Costs of Development Disputes Queens Park, October 6, 2009 - Citizen groups fighting to protect natural areas need some protection against intimidating legal tactics, warned the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in his new Annual Report, released today at Queen's Park. As Commissioner Gord Miller noted, "The land use planning system is hugely weighted in favour of the devel...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Canada's bike industry is growing despite economic turmoil

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:04:11 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Canada's bike industry is growing despite economic turmoil The Canadian cycling industry, like every other sector, has been impacted by the global economic crises. Numbers recently collected from Canadian specialty bike retailers and suppliers, however, suggest that businesses north of the border are faring far better than their American colleagues, or other C...... Click here to read this release



Greensaver helps City Councillor Mihevic harness solar power

Published Mon, 5 Oct 2009 12:13:41 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Technology, Energy, Political Editors and Reporters Greensaver helps City Councillor Mihevic harness solar power Joe Mihevic, City Councillor for Ward 21 (St. Paul's West) is having a solar domestic hot water heater installed on his house. The system - to be installed by GreenSaver - will help Councillor Mihevic save up to 50% on his wate...... Click here to read this release



FREE info sessions on BOMA Toronto's Conservation and Demand Management Program

Published Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:49:15 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Environment, Energy, Green Building, Construction, Event Editors BOMA Toronto's Conservation and Demand Management Program FREE info sessions about energy efficiency for commercial buildings (Toronto, October 5, 2009) The buzz about Ontario's Green Energy and Green Economy Act, energy conservation and energy efficient buildings is everywhere, fro...... Click here to read this release



Compugen Named First Canadian Microsoft® Authorized Refurbisher

Published Fri, 2 Oct 2009 09:34:16 EST Read More

Compugen Named First Canadian Microsoft® Authorized Refurbisher New Designation Supports Responsible Reuse of IT Assets and Extends Compugen's Green IT Initiatives (Toronto, Ontario, 2 October 2009) - Compugen today announced that it has become the first Microsoft® Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) in Canada. MAR is a new program offered by Microsoft enabling Compugen to provide ...... Click here to read this release



Publication du rapport annuel de 2008-2009 du Commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario – Favoriser la résilience

Published Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:54:22 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse Publication du rapport annuel de 2008-2009 du Commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario – Favoriser la résilience La publication du rapport du Commissaire à l’environnement sera effectuée en deux temps. Il y aura d’abord une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park et ensuite une séance d'information en ligne. Conférenc...... Click here to read this release



Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2008/2009 Annual Report - Building Resilience

Published Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:48:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2008/2009 Annual Report - Building Resilience There are two parts to the release of the Environmental Commissioners Report - a Media Conference at the Queen's Park Media Studio followed by Web-based Briefing session. Queen's Park Media Conference 1:00 pm, October 6, 2009 Queen's Park Media Studio Note:...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto presents Conservation Demand Management Awards at General Meeting Luncheon

Published Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:18:59 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Environment, Real Estate, Community, News Reporters and Editors BOMA Toronto presents Conservation Demand Management Awards at General Meeting Luncheon (Toronto, September 29, 2009) The Building Owners and Managers Association of Toronto (BOMA Toronto) hosted its General Meeting Luncheon today. Following immediately after the Greening Greater Toronto Allia...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto presents Conservation Demand Management Awards

Published Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:48:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Real Estate, Community, News Reporters and Editors BOMA Toronto presents Conservation Demand Management Awards The Building Owners and Managers Association of Toronto (BOMA Toronto) will host its General Meeting Luncheon after the Greater Green Toronto Association's Summit. The luncheon will include an awards presentation for participants in ...... Click here to read this release



OPA offers online information session on Feed-In Tariff Programs

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:40:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory ATTENTION: Editors and Website Administrators OPA offers online information session on Feed-In Tariff Programs The Ontario Power Authority invites you to participate in a two-hour web-enabled teleconference during which we will provide you with a high-level overview of each of the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) and microFIT Programs, followed by a telephone question and a...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book in Halifax September 29

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:58:55 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' comes to Halifax Sept. 29 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management early next week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks, a ...... Click here to read this release



Federal Government approves Environmental Assessment for Two Feathers Forest Products, LP

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:42:13 EST Read More

Media Release Federal Government approves Environmental Assessment for Two Feathers Forest Products, LP (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, September 25, 2009) Two Feathers Forest Products, LP (TFFP) is proud to announce the Environmental Assessment (EA) submitted on July 14, 2009 has been reviewed and accepted by the Federal Government. The approval, received this week, is a key mi...... Click here to read this release



Ontario used tire program upsets consumers

Published Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:52:17 EST Read More

Ontario used tire program upsets consumers Claims of free tire recycling belies upfront charges on sale of new tires (Drayton ON, Sept. 24, 2009) With the peak tire selling upon them Ontario tire dealers are facing angry consumers over recent press releases and advertisements by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) claiming that, "Ontarians can now drop off their old tires at no char...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book

Published Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:19:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' to be released September 25 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management later this week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks...... Click here to read this release



International Peace Day event to be held in Toronto September 21, 2009

Published Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:50:00 EST Read More

Media Invitation International Peace Day event to be held in Toronto September 21, 2009 Toronto, Sept. 17, 2009: The Toronto Chapter of Children's International Summer Villages (CISV) will hold a Chain of Peace event on Monday, Sept. 21, 7:30 pm, at the Peace Garden in Toronto City Hall's Nathan Philips Square. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of human hardships ex...... Click here to read this release



Alexandra Morton charges Marine Harvest with illegal possession of wild salmon

Published Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:54:46 EST Read More

Alexandra Morton charges Marine Harvest with illegal possession of wild salmon If government is not going to apply the laws of Canada to fish farms, it is up to the people to do so (Port Hardy, September 16, 2009) Biologist Alexandra Morton laid charges under the federal Fisheries Act against fish farm giant Marine Harvest for illegal possession of wild juvenile salmon from an ...... Click here to read this release



News Article - What's organic?

Published Tue, 15 Sep 2009 15:19:45 EST Read More

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



Peter Love forms Love Energy Consultants Inc

Published Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:15:20 EST Read More

Peter Love forms Love Energy Consultants Inc. Peter Love, Ontario’s first Chief Energy Conservation Officer, recently formed a consultancy firm to foster culture change as part of his commitment to advancing sustainability. He will be available to journalists and authorities to speak on a number of topics regarding energy efficiency and sustainability, including: • Potential, ta...... Click here to read this release



Bike industry gears up for second successful day of ExpoCycle

Published Fri, 11 Sep 2009 13:49:54 EST Read More

Bike industry gears up for second successful day of ExpoCycle It’s a good time to be in the bike industry and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada’s Data Capture program, which tracks bikes sales in Canada, has the numbers to back that up. Canadian suppliers sold nearly 200,000 units to retailers in the first six months of 2009. This represents a total estimated retail value of $150,...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle 2009 kicks off today - Canadian Cycling Retailers Roll through Bromont and into Montreal

Published Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:45:55 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News, Environment, Sport, Transportation, Community Editors and Reporters Canadian Cycling Retailers Roll through Bromont and into Montreal ExpoCycle 2009 kicks off today With a brilliant late summer sun-shining on Bromont, Quebec, the Canadian bike industry kicked it into high gear for ExpoCycle 2009 at OutDoor Demo Day. The mood was upbeat and smiles all a round a...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle 2009 est lancé aujourd’hui - Les détaillants de vélos canadiens se réunissent à Bromont et à Montréal

Published Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:43:20 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse À l’attention des rédacteurs et chroniqueurs des domaines de l’actualité, de l’environnement, du sport, des transports et de l’actualité communautaire Les détaillants de vélos canadiens se réunissent à Bromont et à Montréal ExpoCycle 2009 est lancé aujourd’hui C’est sous un soleil radieux que l’industrie canadienne du vélo a donné le coup dâ...... Click here to read this release



Green Fleet Management Breakfast Forum Series 2009-2010

Published Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:36:57 EST Read More

Green Fleet Management Breakfast Forum Series 2009-2010 Media Advisory Attn: News Editors and Event Calender Editors Go Green! Fleets everywhere today are seeking ways to green up their operations for reasons of corporate social responsibility and public image, cost control, and environmental purposes - the “triple bottom line.” Fleet Challenge Ontario (FCO) www....... Click here to read this release



L'ONTARIO APPUIE LES PROJETS D'ÉNERGIE VERTE POUR LES COMMUNAUTÉS DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS ET MÉTIS

Published Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:33:39 EST Read More

L'ONTARIO APPUIE LES PROJETS D'ÉNERGIE VERTE POUR LES COMMUNAUTÉS DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS ET MÉTIS L'honorable George Smitherman, vice-premier ministre et ministre de l'Énergie et de l'Infrastructure, fera une annonce à propos d'initiatives ayant pour but d'aider les communautés de Premières nations et métis qui souhaitent entreprendre des projets d'énergie renouvelable. Les ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario to support First Nations and Metis green energy opportunities

Published Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:29:00 EST Read More

ONTARIO TO SUPPORT FIRST NATIONS AND MÉTIS GREEN ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES The Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure will make an announcement about initiatives to assist First Nations and Métis communities interested in renewable energy projects. The initiatives help address key objectives of the Green Energy Act, including developing r...... Click here to read this release



Conserve the Light energy efficiency and conservation conference begins in Thunder Bay

Published Thu, 3 Sep 2009 09:27:37 EST Read More

Media Release Conserve the Light a Provincial First Nations and Métis Energy Efficiency and Conservation Conference begins in Thunder Bay Minister of Energy and Infrastructure to speak today at 6:30pm (Thunder Bay, ON. September 3, 2009) The Conserve the Light conference, which started today at the Valhalla Hotel, has attracted over 200 First Nations leaders, communi...... Click here to read this release



Retailer Power Program gives ExpoCycle attendees an education

Published Wed, 2 Sep 2009 10:32:04 EST Read More

The business of bikes ExpoCycle attendees receive an education (Wednesday, September 2, 2009) Knowledge is power, as they say. That's the assumption behind ExpoCycle 2009's BTAC Retailer Power Program. Introduced just last year - to rave reviews - the seminars are back, bigger and better than before. "We were thrilled with the response in 2008," remarked Janet O'Connell,...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay site of historic Gathering of Traditional and Christian First Nation and Métis Elders from across Ontario

Published Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:23:13 EST Read More

Media Release Thunder Bay site of historic Gathering of Traditional and Christian First Nation and Métis Elders from across Ontario Gathering to bring recommendations on Protecting Mother Earth through energy conservation to the Conserve the Light conference (Fort William First Nation/Thunder Bay, ON, September 1, 2009) The Teepees, Sweat and Teaching lodges are now...... Click here to read this release



Two Feathers Forest Products Receives Federal Government Funding

Published Tue, 1 Sep 2009 09:42:23 EST Read More

Media Release Two Feathers Forest Products Receives Federal Government Funding (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Ontario, Sept.1, 2009) Eagle Lake First Nation received $829,000 from the recent Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) announcement. This will support the Two Feathers Forest Products, LP (TFFP) value added initiative. TFFP is a partnership involving Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Na...... Click here to read this release



MTTC Open Letter in response to Minister Gail Shea, PC, MP

Published Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:17:26 EST Read More

August 31, 2009 Minister Gail Shea, P.C., M.P Fisheries and Oceans Canada 200 Kent Street Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E6 VIA FACSIMILE: 613-990-7292 Dear Minister Shea: We write in response to your letter to Don Staniford, Global Coordinator for the Pure Salmon Campaign, dated August 26, 2009. As you are aware, I was a signatory to that letter in my capacity as Chief of the Kwicksuta...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Community Power Conference 2009

Published Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:51:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Community Power Conference 2009 The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) will host its first annual Community Power Conference (CP2009) this November 15-16. The event will celebrate the Micro FIT and Feed-in Tariff programs that will be instrumental to the success of Community Power projects in Ontario, making the ...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto CDM Receives First Tenant Incentive Program Application

Published Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:04:30 EST Read More

Media Release BOMA Toronto CDM Receives First Tenant Incentive Program Application from Stikeman Elliott, LLP (Toronto, August 26, 2009) The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Toronto (BOMA Toronto) Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Program has received and approved the first application for its new Tenant Incentive Program (TIP). Stikeman Elliott, ...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay to host Conserve the Light Gathering

Published Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:46:02 EST Read More

Media Advisory Thunder Bay to host Conserve the Light Gathering Province-wide First Nations and Métis energy efficiency conference and Elders gathering (Thunder Bay) A First Nations and Métis Energy Efficiency Conference will take place as a result of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures for Aboriginal Communities (EEMAC) program. The conference will tak...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto’s CDM Program Helps Fight the 3 H’s of Summer

Published Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:29:23 EST Read More

Media Release BOMA Toronto’s CDM Program Helps Fight the 3 H’s of Summer (Toronto, August 19, 2009) After a month of below-the-norm temperatures, the August heat wave seems to be settling in. During this hot, hazy and humid period, many of us are turning up our home air conditioning systems. Commercial properties are no different. Peak electricity has always be...... Click here to read this release



Niagara Region gets greener with launch of PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan

Published Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:12:30 EST Read More

Media Release Niagara Region gets greener with launch of PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan (Welland, August 19th, 2009) Continuing its 25 year environmental mission to make homes across Ontario more energy efficient, GreenSaver has partnered with PenFinancial Credit Union to offer the new PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan, the first ...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Bottled water – Do you know what you’re drinking?

Published Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:37:12 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe is cited as the author. She can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more information, visit http://envirolaw.com. Bottl...... Click here to read this release



PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan to be launched in Niagara Region

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2009 17:28:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan to be launched in Niagara Region (Welland, August 17, 2009) GreenSaver has partnered with PenFinancial Credit Union to offer the new PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan, the first of its kind in the Niagara Region. GreenSaver customers who conduct an ecoENERGY assessment are eligible to app...... Click here to read this release



Government officials promote “sustainable” aquaculture in Norway while wild salmon stocks crash at home

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:27:12 EST Read More

Media Release Government officials promote “sustainable” aquaculture in Norway while wild salmon stocks crash at home (August 17, 2009) Where is Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Gail Shea, at a time when one of Canada’s most important commercial runs of salmon is experiencing a catastrophic collapse? She is showcasing Canada’s aquaculture industry at...... Click here to read this release



Open letter to King of Norway to stop the killing of wild fish by Norwegian-owned open net cage salmon farms in British Columbia

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:07:11 EST Read More

King Harald V The Royal Palace Drammensveien 1 N-0010 Oslo Norway 14th August 2009 Your Royal Highness, Protecting wild salmon from open net cage salmon farms Further to our letter of 15th December 2006 (re-enclosed here), we appeal to you as the King of Norway to stop the killing of wild fish by Norwegian-owned open net cage salmon farms. We ask that you take time duri...... Click here to read this release



Bug Out at Ontario Nature's Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve

Published Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:37:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News Editors Bug Out at Ontario Nature's Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve Explore a natural rock garden in the heart of the Bruce Join Ontario Nature conservation staff and University of Guelph expert entomologist Steve Marshall as they identify the many bugs that crawl, hop and fly around the Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve along the Bruce Peninsula....... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Wild salmon stocks in crisis

Published Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:15:14 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Wild salmon stocks in crisis British Columbia's wild salmon stocks have shrunk dramatically this year. 10.6 million salmon were expected to flow through the Fraser River; only 1.7 million came. This precipitous decline represents a serious danger to the future of BC's wild salmon, as well as the ecosystem and industries that rely on them. Biologists A...... Click here to read this release



Trek returns to OutDoor Demo Day!

Published Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:25:30 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News, Environment, Sport, Transportation, Community Editors and Reporters Trek returns to OutDoor Demo Day! The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) is thrilled to announce Trek's return to Demo Day. After a three year hiatus from ExpoCycle, Trek will once again be returning to the OutDoor Demo Day. Trek, a leading bike supplier in Canada, will on...... Click here to read this release



Ski Bromont gears up for ExpoCycle's Outdoor Demo Day

Published Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:39:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: News, Environment, Sport, Transportation, Community Editors and Reporters Ski Bromont gears up for ExpoCycle's Outdoor Demo Day ExpoCycle attendees will kick off their trade show experience with a wild ride. Outdoor Demo Day - scheduled for September 9, 2009 at Ski Bromont - is a chance for media and industry to experience the most innovative bikes and ...... Click here to read this release



L’ACIV accorde une subvention à quatre projets touchant les cyclistes de quinze langues différentes d’un océan à l’autre

Published Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:42:07 EST Read More

L’ACIV accorde une subvention à quatre projets touchant les cyclistes de quinze langues différentes d’un océan à l’autre Toronto, le 10 août 2009 ‐ L’Association canadienne de l’industrie du vélo (ACIV) a annoncé les bénéficiaires de ses quatre subventions, qui totalisent 17 000 $. Deux fois par année, le programme de subvention de l’ACIV accorde des subventions Ã...... Click here to read this release



BTAC Awards Grants to Four Projects that Reach Cyclist from Coast-to-Coast and 15 Different Languages

Published Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:35:18 EST Read More

BTAC Awards Grants to Four Projects that Reach Cyclist from Coast-to-Coast and 15 Different Languages Toronto - August 10, 2009 - The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has announced the recipients of $17,000 in grants. Awarded twice a year and available to cycling focused community groups, BTAC's Grant Program will support projects that put more people on bikes. An important sel...... Click here to read this release



Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council responds to Marine Harvest Canada and Costal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform

Published Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:06:28 EST Read More

August 6, 2009 For Immediate Release Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council responds to Marine Harvest Canada and Costal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform The Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council (MTTC) issues this press release in response to the joint announcement of Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) and the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) that the “preliminary results f...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto's CDM program hits $10 million milestone

Published Wed, 5 Aug 2009 15:25:33 EST Read More

Media Release BOMA Toronto's CDM program hits $10 million milestone (Toronto, August 5, 2009) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Toronto's Conservation Demand Management (CDM) Program has hit a significant milestone in its delivery of electricity conservation incentives - $10,000,000 in committed conservation incentives for over 100 buildings in Toronto. ...... Click here to read this release



Conserve the Light Gathering - a First Nations and Métis energy efficiency conference

Published Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:51:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory Conserve the Light Gathering - a First Nations and Métis energy efficiency conference (July 24, 2009) As part of the ongoing Energy Efficiency & Conservation Measures for Aboriginal Communities (EEMAC) program, Charles Fox Consulting Inc. and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) will convene a Gathering of Ontario First Nations and Métis Elders and Leadership and ...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle et le Jour Démo Plein Air de retour dans la région de Montréal

Published Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:55:02 EST Read More

Avis aux médias À l'attention des rédacteurs et chroniqueurs des domaines de l'actualité, de l'environnement, du sport, des transports et de l'actualité communautaire ExpoCycle et le Jour Démo Plein Air de retour dans la région de Montréal Le plus grand salon professionnel de l'industrie du vélo au Canada retourne à Montréal du 9 au 12 septembre 2009. Classé au ...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle and Demo Day return to Montreal area

Published Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:47:08 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: News, Environment, Sport, Transportation, Community Editors and Reporters ExpoCycle and Demo Day return to Montreal area Canada's largest bike industry trade show returns to Montreal from September 9 to 12, 2009. Ranked 17th amoung Canada's Top 50 Trade Shows, ExpoCycle is Canada's most important bicycle industry business-to-business event, bringing tog...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto's CDM Program has been extended

Published Wed, 22 Jul 2009 13:45:13 EST Read More

Media Release BOMA Toronto's CDM Program has been extended (Toronto, July 21, 2009) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Toronto's Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Program has been extended to December 31, 2010. The extension allows interested commercial building owners, tenants and channel partners, in the '416' telephone exchange area, to apply f...... Click here to read this release



Toronto residents send Hot Spots to OneToronto

Published Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:45:33 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO RESIDENTS SEND HOTSPOTS TO ONETORONTO.CA Toronto, July 21 - Volunteers with OneToronto.ca were out again various neighbourhoods to clean up dozens of so called "hot spots" around the city. George Smitherman, MPP for Toronto Centre, joined residents in clean ups at Carlton Street east of Church Street, Yonge Street north of Bloor Street, and the Quee...... Click here to read this release



Explore the Jewels of Pelee Island with Ontario Nature

Published Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:53:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News Editors The Jewels of Pelee Island Hone your insect identification skills with Ontario Nature Join Ontario Nature conservation staff and invertebrate expert, Bob Bowles, as they conduct an inventory of Pelee Island’s extraordinary butterflies and dragonflies. The group will also explore the Stone Road Alvar Conservation Area and its uni...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay hosts 2nd annual Darryl “Penasi” Fox Memorial Golf Classic

Published Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:13:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors Thunder Bay hosts 2nd annual Darryl “Penasi” Fox Memorial Golf Classic Deputy Premier and Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure George Smitherman to attend weekend tournament (Thunder Bay, Ontario) Join family, friends, members of the community, and provincial politicians at the Whitewater G...... Click here to read this release



Keep Toronto Beautiful

Published Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:26:17 EST Read More

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity Keep Toronto Beautiful Toronto - Torontonians will be out in force on Saturday, July 18th in a volunteer effort to keep Toronto beautiful. Residents will be out in their communities at hot spots across the city, and have connected through the OneToronto.ca initiative, a grassroots movement of Toronto residents who are showing pride in their cit...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Smog, smog alerts and human health

Published Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:42:49 EST Read More

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



Canada Goose Resource Centres reduce waste and give back to Northern communities

Published Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:31:46 EST Read More

Canada Goose Resource Centres reduce waste and give back to Northern communities Canada Goose Inc, a Canadian extreme outerwear company, has recently put in place an initiative to furnish Arctic residents with fabrics and accessories they can use to manufacture winter clothing. This project diverts the manufacturer’s high quality surplus materials to populations that have traditionally...... Click here to read this release



What to do when cyclists get hit with HST

Published Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:23:17 EST Read More

What to do when cyclists get hit with HST Cycling advocates celebrated when Ontario introduced a retail sales tax exemption for bikes. They celebrated again when the exemption was extended until December 31, 2010. Now the province has announced that it will adopt a harmonized sales tax (HST), and the fate of this exemption is unclear. One possibility is that Ontario will begin tax...... Click here to read this release



World Wind Energy Award 2009 goes to George Smitherman, Energy Minister of Ontario

Published Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:57:09 EST Read More

World Wind Energy Award 2009 goes to George Smitherman, Energy Minister of Ontario Toronto/Jeju/Bonn (WWEA/OSEA/GEAA) - The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) and its partners in the Green Energy Act Alliance (GEAA) congratulate Hon. George Smitherman on receiving the World Wind Energy Award 2009. On the occasion of the 8th World Wind Ene...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: What to do once the Harmonized Sales Tax hits bikes

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:43:37 EST Read More

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY What to do once the Harmonized Sales Tax hits bikes The Ontario Government introduced a Retail Sales Tax exemption for Bicycles and Related Safety Equipment ("PST exemption on bicycles") in November of 2007. This relief was to have expired on November 30th 2008 but was extended in the 2008 provincial budget. In announcing its commitment to HST, the Ontari...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Toronto CDM Program helps city keep cool and save money

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:24:51 EST Read More

Media Release Beat the heat with BOMA Toronto's CDM Program Electricity demand and management program keeps cool and saves cost (Toronto, June 24, 2009) Today, electricity use is expected to hit its highest level in 2009, as temperatures hit 29oC. Today peak electricity use is projected to be 21,945 MW (5:00pm EDT) in Ontario compared to approximately 21,000 MW yester...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights magazine evaluate Teacher Education programs for first time

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:06:41 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business/Education Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights releases 2009 Knight School Survey Teacher Education programs evaluated for first time (Toronto, Canada, June 24, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the sixth-annual Knight Schools ranking. The ranking analyzes how Canadian universities fare in integrating sustainability into ...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights releases list of leading sustainable policy schools

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:03:26 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business/Education Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights releases 2009 Knight School Survey Carleton University leads policy schools (Toronto, Canada, June 24, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the sixth-annual Knight Schools ranking. The ranking analyzes how Canadian universities fare in integrating sustainability into the school ...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights magazine releases list of sustainable law schools

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:01:31 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business/Education Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights releases 2009 Knight School Survey University of Toronto leads list of law schools (Toronto, Canada, June 24, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the sixth-annual Knight Schools ranking. The ranking analyzes how Canadian universities fare in integrating sustainability into the ...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights magazine examines industrial design programs for the first time

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:59:31 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business/Education Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights releases 2009 Knight School Survey Magazine examines industrial design programs for the first time (Toronto, Canada, June 24, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the sixth-annual Knight Schools ranking. The ranking analyzes how Canadian universities and colleges fare in integrat...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights releases 2009 Knight School Survey

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:57:19 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business/Education Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights releases 2009 Knight School Survey Schulich School of Business tops MBA list again (Toronto, Canada, June 24, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the sixth-annual Knight Schools ranking. The ranking analyzes how Canadian universities fare in integrating sustainability into the ...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Play it cool and save big this summer with some simple tips to reduce your energy use

Published Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:17:17 EST Read More

Play it cool and save big this summer with some simple tips to reduce your energy use With many Ontarians looking forward to another hot summer at the cottage relaxing by the lake, GreenSaver wants to remind homeowners that summer time doesn't mean you should take a holiday from energy conservation. Before departing, there are a number of things you can do to make your home 'energy secur...... Click here to read this release



Hydro One Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2009

Published Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:48:24 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Hydro One Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2009 New in 2009: Top Foreign Corporate Citizens in Canada (Toronto, Ontario, June 22, 2009) Corporate Knights has released the 8th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada's top corporate citizens. Citizenship ...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights to release Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada 2009 on June 22

Published Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:26:08 EST Read More

Attention:News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights to release Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada 2009 on June 22 New in 2009: Top Foreign Corporate Citizens in Canada (Toronto, Ontario, June 19, 2009) Corporate Knights will release the 8th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada’s top corporate citizens, ...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to be investigated for violation of federal PCB regulations

Published Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:13:48 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to be investigated for violation of federal PCB regulations Allan Williams of New Harbour, Newfoundland, is successful in using his environmental rights to request a federal investigation of alleged violations of the federal PCB regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The circumstances th...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Does Canada do enough to regulate toxic chemicals?

Published Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:55:35 EST Read More

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