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

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:04:46 EST Read More

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



Ontario government must tackle pollution affecting Indigenous communities

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:27:09 EST Read More

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



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Published Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:24:28 EST Read More

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



Waste Reduction Week in Canada Celebrates Achievement and Encourages Improvement

Published Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:58:50 EST Read More

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



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

Published Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:56:56 EST Read More

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



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

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2017 16:13:05 EST Read More

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



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

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:56:18 EST Read More

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



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

Published Wed, 4 Oct 2017 10:46:07 EST Read More

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



Forests Ontario celebrates National Forest Week

Published Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:55:40 EST Read More

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



2017 Bumble Bee Count Calls for Volunteer Census-Takers

Published Thu, 3 Aug 2017 12:14:18 EST Read More

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



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

Published Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:48:41 EST Read More

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



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 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



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



GreenPAC endorses British Columbia environmental champions for the provincial election

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

March 16, 2017 GreenPAC endorses B.C. environmental champions for the provincial election Candidates endorsed from three major parties VANCOUVER - GreenPAC, Canada’s non-partisan organization committed to building environmental leadership in politics, has endorsed six candidates with strong environmental track records in British Columbia’s 2017 provincial ...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:13:18 EST Read More

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



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



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

Published Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:52:08 EST Read More

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



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

Published Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:32:28 EST Read More

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



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



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

Published Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:49:54 EST Read More

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



Construction Voyer unveils six Net Zero Energy condos in Laval

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

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



Top Sustainability Leaders Across Canada Honoured by Clean50

Published Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:16:53 EST Read More

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



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

Published Thu, 3 Sep 2015 09:58:12 EST Read More

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



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

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

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



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

Published Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:27:55 EST Read More

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



Celebrating an Ontario climate change and energy saving success

Published Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:37:24 EST Read More

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



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

Published Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:01:10 EST Read More

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



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

Published Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:13 EST Read More

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



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

Published Tue, 26 May 2015 09:15:28 EST Read More

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



Farm community special focus of 2015 Tire Take Back Sunshine Foundation

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

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



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

Published Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:30:45 EST Read More

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



A new universal icon for sustainability now available

Published Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:02:49 EST Read More

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



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

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:06:04 EST Read More

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



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



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

Published Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:58:16 EST Read More

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



Survey shows Canadian manufacturers used over 136 million kilograms of recycled materials in the production of fibre glass, rock and slag wool insulation

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:47:08 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, October 7, 2014) The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) announced the results of a recent survey of its U.S. and Canadian members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products for 2013. NAIMA Canada members used more than 136 million kilograms of recycled material in the production of their mineral fibre product...... Click here to read this release



Land purchase protects Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Martyrs’ Shrine from impacts of waste recycling plant

Published Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:50:49 EST Read More

(August 6, 2014-Midland, ON) The threat of a waste recycling site next to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Martyrs' Shrine has been averted. On July 25, the Jesuits in English Canada bought the site at 1001 Franke Kindred Road, (near Highway 12 and the Wye River), from Recycling Specialties Inc. The Jesuits are also the owners of the properties where the Martyrs’ Shrine and Sainte-Mar...... Click here to read this release



Ontario economy would benefit from recycling reforms

Published Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:08:08 EST Read More

Conference Board of Canada highlights potential 13,000 new Ontario jobs with increased recycling (Brampton, May 29, 2014) Today, the Conference Board of Canada released Economic Impacts of Waste Diversion in North America. This timely policy briefing report contains extensive and relevant information for Ontario regulators and politicians currently deadloc...... Click here to read this release



Ontario energy concerns overview: new polling

Published Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:26:33 EST Read More

Decided vote intent puts Liberals and Conservatives in near deadlock (April 9, 2014, Toronto, ON) Oraclepoll Research has released omnibus polling results at the All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition today. The survey is about Ontarians’ opinion regarding provincial voter intent, renewable energy and ener...... Click here to read this release



Celebrating Ontario’s Environmental Leadership

Published Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:03:20 EST Read More

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Ontario Schools Don’t Let Their Lunches Go to Waste

Published Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:54:12 EST Read More

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 27, 2014) As part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, elementary schoolchildren across the province committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling for lunch and made a significant contribution to Ontario’s waste diversion efforts. Sponsored by the Carton...... Click here to read this release



Extended Producer Responsibility and the Waste Reduction Act Open for Discussion at Recycling Council of Ontario’s AGM and Policy Forum

Published Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:34:27 EST Read More

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 23, 2014) To support Ontario's current and continued debate regarding extended producer responsibility (EPR) and the proposed Waste Reduction Act, Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is pleased to offer a full day of spirited discussion in an open forum on Tuesday, February 4 at the Old Mill Toronto. To support Ontario's current and continued debate regarding EPR,...... Click here to read this release



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



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



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



Green Energy Doors Open a province-wide success

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:08:34 EST Read More

(Ontario, Thursday, October 10) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s (OSEA) second annual Green Energy Doors Open, held Saturday, October 5, 2013, was a great success! The province-wide event included 66 sustainable energy champions who opened their homes, community buildings and businesses to showcase conservation, renewable energy, combined heat and power, green buildings, clean...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner to release 2012/13 Annual Report

Published Mon, 7 Oct 2013 11:15:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 148, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The report will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca coincident with the media conference. The report, entitled Serving the Public, will include substan...... Click here to read this release



Province-wide sustainable energy showcase happening on Saturday, October 5th

Published Sat, 5 Oct 2013 10:29:36 EST Read More

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Energy Doors Open features 66 events (Ontario, Saturday, October 5) Today 66 sustainable energy champions across Ontario are opening their homes, community buildings and businesses to showcase conservation, renewable energy, combined heat and power, green buildings, clean transportation and other green energy projec...... Click here to read this release



Nipissing University’s Biomass Innovation Centre offering tour of local renewable energy projects

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 14:58:24 EST Read More

(North Bay, ON, October 3, 2013) On Saturday, October 5, 2013 the Biomass Innovation Centre at Nipissing University will be hosting several exhibits from local community renewable energy cooperatives and leading tours of local sites. The tours are being offered between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to see local solar and biomass projects and learn how you can get involv...... Click here to read this release



Canadian insulation manufacturers used nearly 300 million pounds of recycled material in 2012

Published Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:43:03 EST Read More

(Ottawa September 25, 2013) NAIMA Canada members used nearly 300 million pounds of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, industrial, and air handling thermal and acoustical insulation in 2012. “We are proud and excited that our members are committed to promoting sustainability by using recycled materials to produce energy-saving insulation products that improve ...... Click here to read this release



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



Recycling Council of Ontario and the Ontario Waste Management Association to address state of waste diversion and producer responsibility in Ontario

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:59:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Who: Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director, Recycling Council of Ontario Rob Cook, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ontario Waste Management Association When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Where: Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio Main Legislative Building, Toronto What: Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act is failing c...... Click here to read this release



Government of Ontario is right to introduce new legislation that shifts recycling costs from taxpayer to business

Published Thu, 4 Apr 2013 17:49:45 EST Read More

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Available to comment TORONTO, April 4, 2013 - Today, the Hon. Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of the Environment, committed the Government of Ontario to require producers to pay the full freight of recycling. The cost of managing products and packaging once they are discarded has historically been an unfair cost burden to communities and taxpayers. Recycling Counc...... Click here to read this release



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



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



Sims Recycling Solutions Expands into Quebec, Canada

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:11:11 EST Read More

Press Release For Immediate Distribution January 8, 2013 Cindy Coutts, President, (905) 874-6835 Toronto, ON - Sims Recycling Solutions, Canada, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling has announced the start up of their newest electronics recycling facility in Quebec, Canada. Sims has expanded their current recycling service offerings of waste electronic and ele...... Click here to read this release



L’entreprise Sims Recycling Solutions ouvre une nouvelle usine de recyclage au Québec

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:06:07 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse Distribution immédiate Le 8 janvier 2013 Cindy Coutts, présidente, 905-874-6835 Mitchell Rothstein, directeur, 514-835-8980 Toronto (Ontario) - L’entreprise Sims Recycling Solutions (Sims Solutions de Recyclage au Québec), un chef de file mondial dans la réutilisation et le recyclage d'appareils électroniques et électriques, a annoncé ...... 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

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

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



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

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

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



REMARKS - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report

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

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



Government Failing to Reduce Ontario’s Waste

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

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



MOE and MNR Can’t Handle Core Responsibilities

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

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



Ontario Government Needs to Act: Environmental Commissioner

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

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



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

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

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



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



Upcoming conference to address future of environmental assessment in Ontario

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

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



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

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

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



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 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



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



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



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



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

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

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



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



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



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



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



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



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

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

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



50 years of environmental law in Canada

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

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



Environmental Communication Options - March 2011 Newsletter

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

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



Canada's Most Sustainable Cities Rankings

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

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



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

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

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



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



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



SAFETY-KLEEN INVESTS IN ONTARIO’s GREEN ECONOMY

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

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Corporate Knights Sustainable 100 to open Toronto Stock Exchange Friday, February 11, 2010

Published Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:10:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Photo/News/Business/National/Energy/Assignment Editors Corporate Knights Sustainable 100 to open Toronto Stock Exchange Friday, February 11, 2010 Nine Canadian companies make list of world's 100 most sustainable large cap companies TORONTO, February, 11, 2010 - Tomorrow morning, executives of the nine Canadian companies on Corporate Knigh...... 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



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



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



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



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



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



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: 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



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



Grandfather calls on feds to investigate PCB contamination

Published Tue, 2 Jun 2009 09:57:56 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Grandfather calls on feds to investigate PCB contamination (Ottawa, ON/New Harbour, NL - June 2, 2009) - Yesterday, Mr. Allan Williams of New Harbour, NL, with the support of Friends of the Earth, applied to federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice to investigate violations of the federal PCB regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection...... Click here to read this release



Ethipedia launched as Canada's first Sustainable Business Encyclopedia

Published Mon, 25 May 2009 15:09:31 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "ethipedia.net" launched as Canada's First Sustainable Business Encyclopedia (Montreal, Monday May 25th) After a year and half of research and development, "ethipedia", the online encyclopedia of sustainable business practices, is now accessible on the Web. This reference website hosts a database of documented practices adopted by organizations seeking to ...... Click here to read this release