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Ontario homebuyers and builders to benefit from EnerQuality’s new Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program

Published Tue, 14 Jan 2020 04:12:55 EST Read More

(Toronto, January 14, 2020) - For over two decades many Ontario homebuyers have benefited from EnerQuality’s advancement of innovative energy efficiency programs. The new decade starts with the launch of a new program, Net Zero Energy Technology Adoption Program (NZETAP) designed to embed emerging energy saving technology into new homes faster. NZETAP is all about overcoming b...... Click here to read this release



New Poll Finds Canadians Do Not Trust Nuclear Energy and Reactors

Published Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:43:10 EST Read More

January 13, 2020 (Ottawa) - In a national poll administered this month to over 2000 Canadians, Friends of the Earth Canada finds strong concerns over the threat of contamination by nuclear reactors and nuclear energy to local drinking water and neighbourhood safety and...... Click here to read this release



Sanjeev Singh, Toronto- based CEO of Elocity Technologies selected to participate in Ontario-India Trade and Investment mission

Published Tue, 5 Nov 2019 10:28:46 EST Read More

Nov 5, 2019 (Toronto) - Sanjeev Singh, CEO of Elocity Technologies (elocitytech.com) a leader in EV charger software technology for Electric Utilities will join Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli (MPP Nipissing), on a business mission to India. From November 18 to 22, the delegation will travel to New Delh...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:40:22 EST Read More

Clean50 members ask Canadians to consider climate action as the key motivator for their vote List includes Former Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, 22 cleantech CEOs, executives from 11 renewable energy providers, 9 venture capitalists and 54 CEOs / Presidents (October 10, 2019) - Last Thursday, On October 3rd, 120 business, academic, and environmental leaders from acros...... Click here to read this release



100 Debates put Environment front and centre in Federal Election

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2019 03:42:50 EST Read More

Last night saw unprecedented support for environmental leadership Toronto, October 4, 2019 -- Large crowds at last night’s 100 Debates on the Environment across the country demonstrated that concern about the environment is fueling a powerful force that no party and no candidate can ignore in this election. Of the 104 confirmed debates nation-wide, 95 have taken plac...... Click here to read this release



Today, All-Candidates Environment Debates no Canadian voter should miss

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2019 04:33:46 EST Read More

Attention: Assignment and political editors and other journalists (October 3, 2019) - In roughly a third of Canada’s federal ridings, a locally organized environment focused debate will be held today. Coordinated by GreenPAC under the banner of 100 Debates on the Environment, voters will hear directly...... Click here to read this release



Clean50 Summit to Host Sustainability Leaders in Toronto

Published Wed, 2 Oct 2019 07:04:06 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY (Toronto, October 2, 2019) - The Canada’s Clean50 List for 2020, which honours 50 individuals from every segment of Canadian life who have done the most over the past two years to advance Canada’s sustainability, will be released tomor...... Click here to read this release



Ignoring Environmental Debates Will Cost Candidates at the Polls

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:57:49 EST Read More

60% of voters say skipping environmental debates will affect their vote TORONTO - With one week before 100 all-candidates debates on the environment take place in communities across Canada, a Mainstreet Research poll shows 60% of Canadians say they are less likely to vote for a candidate that skips a candidates’ debate on the environment. A majority would also consider such a c...... Click here to read this release



East-West Ring of Fire Road Coalition on their way to Ottawa to advance their case for Environmental Assessment designation

Published Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:22:54 EST Read More

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Debates Commission Forces 117 Community Debates to Move

Published Fri, 9 Aug 2019 03:15:52 EST Read More

Debates on the Environment will now take place on October 3 TORONTO, August 9, 2019 - “100 Debates on the Environment,” an unprecedented initiative to provide voters with an opportunity to engage their candidates on the environment, has been forced by the actions of the National Leaders’ Debates Commission to switch the date of 117 community all-candidates debates across eve...... Click here to read this release



La Commission aux débats des chefs compromet la réalisation de plus de 100 débats sur l'environnement déjà confirmés à pareille date 100debates.ca

Published Thu, 1 Aug 2019 13:09:36 EST Read More

Toronto, le 1er août 2019 - Aujourd’hui, le CPPEnvironnement et Équiterre expriment leur profonde déception à la suite de l’annonce de la Commission aux débats des chefs. Cette dernière a fait savoir que le débat national en anglais aura lieu le lundi 7 octobre 2019, soit le même jour où plus de 100 débats sur l'environnement sont déjÃ...... Click here to read this release



Federal Debates Commission threatens to Bigfoot  National Grassroots Debates Initiative 100debates.ca

Published Thu, 1 Aug 2019 09:45:12 EST Read More

*Commission’s proposed date is same day as confirmed  environmental debates in over 100 ridings nation-wide* Toronto, August 1, 2019 -- Today, GreenPAC and Équiterre expressed deep disappointment following the Leaders’ Debates Commission’s announcement that the national English-language debate is planned for Monday October 7, 2019, the same day more than 100 local debate...... Click here to read this release



IJC Commissioners to hold news conference at Toronto’s Harbour Front Square

Published Tue, 4 Jun 2019 08:50:18 EST Read More

The International Joint Commission (IJC) will hold a news conference at Harbour Front Square on June 5, 2019 after inspecting flood impacts on the Toronto Islands. The new Canadian and US Commissioners, who started on May 17 and May 20 respectively, are focusing...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada national poll finds majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

Published Mon, 3 Jun 2019 05:21:59 EST Read More

June 3, 2019, Ottawa - As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to clean up wipes estimated in the past ...... Click here to read this release



Bill 108 Open Letter to Minister Steven Clark

Published Fri, 31 May 2019 09:07:54 EST Read More

BILL 108 OPEN LETTER 31 May 2019 Honorable Minister Steven Clark Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 777 Bay Street, 17th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 Minister Clark, On behalf of the millions of Ontarians that we represent as municipal governments, housing advocates, and environmental leaders, we are writing to request that your government provide additional time to cons...... Click here to read this release



Ferrochrome refinery siting decision rekindles call for East-West access to the Ring of Fire

Published Mon, 13 May 2019 08:56:43 EST Read More

Sioux Lookout’s economic development connections with Finland and Sault Ste. Marie prove important (May 13, 2019) - This week, Sioux Lookout Mayor Doug Lawrance was quick to congratulate officials at NorOnt Resources and the Cit...... Click here to read this release



It’s Earth Day: 100 business leaders, scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists & environmental leaders from across Canada teamed up to send an urgent message to Canadians: Demand a thought out climate action plan from your politicians!

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:56:25 EST Read More

Over 100 past recipients of Canada’s Clean50 Awards shared a message today in an open letter to all Canadians: - Climate change is real, and needs to be treated as the emergency it is, at every level of government - On a per-capita basis, Canadians are amongst the very worst GHG polluters in the world and worst in the G7. We cannot expect others to act when we do not. - Canadians need...... Click here to read this release



Updated events schedule for inaugural Toronto Blockchain Week, April 22-28

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:40:43 EST Read More

What: The first ever Toronto Blockchain Week (TBW) will host thousands of developers, companies, researchers, professional advisors, and investors across 45 events. TBW celebrates Toronto’s global importance in the blockchain industry and is an opportunity to profile projects, demonstrate cutting-edge technology and the enormous depth of...... Click here to read this release



Ford government’s judicial challenge to Canada’s New Climate Change Control Act starts April 15 - remarkably broad support for federal law in pre-filed arguments

Published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:13:07 EST Read More

By David Estrin and Isabel Dávila Pereira Canada has remarkably broad support from unlikely allies for its new law to fight climate change in the April 15 -18 Ontario Court of Appeal judicial challenge brought by the Ford government. Even major carbon emitters are joining with environmental groups to support the Federal law. Ontario’s original argument complained that the Federal...... Click here to read this release



Broad support for new Canada climate law in upcoming Ford judicial challenge

Published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:47:09 EST Read More

By David Estrin and Isabel Dávila Pereira The Ontario Court of Appeal has scheduled four days, starting in mid-April, to address Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constitutional challenge of Canada’s new Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). The Act took effect April 1. It aims to ensure effective action is taken across Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG...... Click here to read this release



Healthy Schools Day 2019 focuses on actions to protect children from health effects of diesel school bus emissions

Published Sun, 31 Mar 2019 10:51:55 EST Read More

When: Healthy Schools Day is April 4th. What: Healthy Schools Day is an annual nation-wide campaign that promotes action for healthier learning environments for kids. This year’s campaign asks ‘Does your school get an ‘A’ for action on diesel emissions and children’s health?’ and promotes 4 actions to reduce exposures and protect kids. More at: ...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publie son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:45:12 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO), publiera son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie de 2019.  Ce rapport aborde notamment les sujets suivants :  - l’importance de l’économie d’énergie;  - les progrès par rapport aux cibles des programmes d’économie d’énergie;  - les occasions d’améliorer les programmes dâ€...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual energy conservation report

Published Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:39:40 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will release her 2019 Energy Conservation progress report.  This report includes information about:  - the importance of energy conservation  - progress on conservation program targets  - opportunities to improve conservation programs and  - reducing fossil fuels in home heating and transportation.  When: Wednesday, M...... Click here to read this release



New Coalition says East-West route to Ring of Fire needed now

Published Tue, 5 Mar 2019 06:39:30 EST Read More

(Toronto, March 5, 2019) - The East-West Ring of Fire Road Coalition (EWRFC) is a new organization at the world’s largest mining conference, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference (#PDAC2019) advocating for an “East - West road” to access the Ring of F...... Click here to read this release



25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux de l’Ontario

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:40:28 EST Read More

Nous célébrons aujourd’hui le 25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux (CDE) de l’Ontario. Cette loi, unique au Canada, donne aux Ontariens le droit de participer aux décisions importantes du gouvernement provincial sur le plan environnemental. Ses outils facilitent l’accès pour le public à des renseignements sur les nouvelles lois et autres propositions qui ont ...... Click here to read this release



Celebrating 25 years of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:37:48 EST Read More

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions of the provincial government. Its tools provide the public with easier access to information about new laws and other proposals that affect...... Click here to read this release



The 25th Anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights - Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:35:36 EST Read More

The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) is 25 years old on February 15, 2019. This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions. Better environmental outcomes result when Ontarians know and use their environmental rights. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontar...... Click here to read this release



Crisis of Confidence in Canada’s Pesticide Police

Published Wed, 30 Jan 2019 05:23:04 EST Read More

Need for urgent action by Minster of Health is key message to Parliamentarians (Ottawa) January 30, 2019 - Today, a team of environmental, health and legal experts are on Parliament Hill briefing Canadian Parliamentarians on why Canada needs an...... Click here to read this release



Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release ground-breaking research on the food waste crisis in Canada on January 17th in Toronto

Published Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:03:49 EST Read More

• 58% of all food produced - 35.5M metric tonnes - is lost or wasted • Only 42% of all food produced in Canada ever makes it to market • 11.2M metric tonnes of lost food could be rescued, but isn’t Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, is releasing The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste on January 17, 2019, in partnership with Value Chain Manage...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Sustainability Leaders honoured at Clean50 Summit in Toronto

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2018 05:47:01 EST Read More

Toronto, September 27, 2018 - Today, the 2019 “Canada’s Clean50” awards celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders. The award winners were selected from a field of 600 plus nominees and competed in 16 widely different categories. The Clea...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit se doter d’une nouvelle loi rigoureuse sur le climat

Published Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:02:19 EST Read More

 Le programme de plafonnement et d’échange a financé des solutions judicieuses qui visaient à freiner les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et à réduire les factures d’énergie. TORONTO, le 25 septembre 2018. - L’Ontario doit adopter une loi sur le climat qui permettra de diminuer les émissions et de financer des solutions judicieuses, affirme la Commissaire à l’...... Click here to read this release



Ontario needs a strong replacement for climate change law

Published Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:59:44 EST Read More

Cap and trade funded sensible solutions to curb greenhouse gases and lower energy bills  September 25, 2018 TORONTO - Ontario must have a climate change law that drives down emissions while funding sensible solutions, says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Climate Action in Ont...... Click here to read this release



Wood Stove Changeout information website launched

Published Wed, 2 May 2018 09:34:27 EST Read More

(Toronto, May 2, 2018) - ECO Strategy (Environmental Communication Options) today launched a new website modernwoodheatchangeout.ca to provide organizations, individuals and government agencies with information on wood stove changeout programs. ECO Strategy’s President, Don Huff has long been an advocate of wood stove changeouts. Wood ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s energy plan falls short

Published Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:57:34 EST Read More

Plan doesn’t provide the path from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy sources  TORONTO April 10, 2018 - The Ontario government’s Long-Term Energy Plan ignores its own climate law, says Making Connections: Straight Talk about Electricity in Ontario, a new report from Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s Environmental ...... Click here to read this release



Record environmental judgement, moves to Ontario Superior Court in Toronto

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:03:17 EST Read More

Long running dispute between petro-giant Chevron and Ecuadorian citizens has Canadian component April 5, 2018 (Toronto, Canada) - This morning, Friends of the Earth Canada, the ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2018 08:36:32 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will release Volume One of her annual energy conservation progress report. This report includes information about: • electricity prices in Ontario • demand for electricity, the surplus and what we do with it • electricity market changes, and impacts on costs and greenhouse gas emissions • sources of electricity, and impacts o...... Click here to read this release



Call for mandatory radon testing focus of national Healthy Schools Day petition

Published Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:27:21 EST Read More

Despite known cancer risks, most provincial and territorial governments in Canada do not require radon testing of schools and child care programs (Ottawa, March 26, 2018) - This Healthy Schools Day, April 3rd, the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE) and the Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) will launch a national petition urging mandatory actio...... Click here to read this release



Three Ontario ministries receive award for protecting pollinator health

Published Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:57:56 EST Read More

OMAFRA, MNRF and MOECC staff recognized by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Toronto, March 22, 2018 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) presented staff from three Ontario ministries with her ECO Recognition Award today for protecting Ontario’s pollinators. The multi-ministry team created a Pollinator Health Strategy and Action Plan that in...... Click here to read this release



Report: Focus on water tech for reliable, cost effective GHG reductions

Published Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:15:06 EST Read More

Vancouver, BC (March 14, 2018) - Released today at GLOBE Forum 2018, WaterTAP’s newest report Water: The next frontier on the path to a low carbon economy assert...... Click here to read this release



Release of new report highlights water tech’s contribution to reliable, cost-effective GHG reductions

Published Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:15:14 EST Read More

What: WaterTAP, at GLOBE Forum 2018 in Vancouver, will release its new report, Water: The next frontier on the path to a low carbon economy, detailing untapped potential of clean water technology to reduce carbon emissions while returning a profit. When: Wednesday, March 14th 11:45am - 12:15pm PT Where: Ontario Pavilion, Expo Floor, Vancouver Convention Centre, Ea...... Click here to read this release



HPBA Canada welcomes Adam de Caire as Director of Public Affairs

Published Mon, 5 Mar 2018 06:42:56 EST Read More

Port Sydney, Ontario (March 5, 2018) - HPBA Canada is pleased to welcome Adam De Caire, who joins the staff team as Director of Public Affairs.   In this capacity, Adam will have a focus on supporting the government relations and communications priorities of HPBA Canada.   Adam is an experienced public sector leader with a strong background in public policy leadership, government and ...... Click here to read this release



Initial success with carbon pollution pricing in Ontario

Published Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:34:39 EST Read More

Much work needed to meet climate change targets January 30, 2018, TORONTO - The province’s first year of cap and trade went well says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The cap and trade system provides a clear carbon price framework and decreasing caps on allowable levels of carbon pollution that will help achieve Ontario’s ...... Click here to read this release



Be prepared when your power goes out this winter

Published Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:22:45 EST Read More

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



Will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the Planet and your Wallet?

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:41:44 EST Read More

As the head of Friends of the Earth in Canada, Bea Olivastri, is often asked around this time of year about the most important things someone can do to help protect people and the planet. Bee health is at the top of her list - Canadians are very concerned about the welfare of bees and their important role in food security. Olivastri suggests joining Frien...... Click here to read this release



Wood Heat - New technology improves a time-tested sustainable fuel

Published Wed, 8 Nov 2017 06:44:48 EST Read More

(Nov 8, 2017 - Port Sydney, Ontario) - Over half a million homeowners in Ontario get some or all their space heating from wood stoves. While most use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages, many others use it as their primary source of heating. Whether you are a power wood user, with logs being your primary heat source or you use...... Click here to read this release



Groups urge PM to stop coal bid by CPP!

Published Thu, 2 Nov 2017 06:15:33 EST Read More

Canada’s climate leadership claim undermined by coal bid by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board November 2, 2017 (Ottawa, Canada) - More than 20 Canadian and international organizations are concerned that the actions of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are undermining Canada’s leadership for a global phase-out of coal-fired electricity. ...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:04:46 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 07:27:09 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 06:24:28 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 08:58:50 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



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

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:56:18 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 06:46:07 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



Green Energy Doors Open 2017 launch announces record number of green energy venues available to visit for free this weekend in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia

Published Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:36:53 EST Read More

Toronto, Sept. 22, 2017 - Today, the Green Energy Doors Open 2017 (GEDO 2017) launch event took place at the Steam Whistle Brewery (SWB) in Toronto. The annual event is put on by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). This year, GEDO will showcase more than 150 tours events at more than 90 locations in Ontario - including 16 in Ottawa, and 55 ...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Doors Open 2017 launch event and Steam Whistle Brewery green tour

Published Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:42:13 EST Read More

Where: Steam Whistle Brewery (NW entrance) - 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto When: Media Conference - Friday, September 22 - 11:30am, Brewery Tours - 1pm What: Green Energy Doors Open 2017 (GEDO) official launch event of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s (OSEA) annual province wide susta...... Click here to read this release



Note to Editor: Green Energy Doors Open 2017 - Ontario Local Events Locator

Published Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:11:59 EST Read More

What: Green Energy Doors Open 2017 in Ontario communities between September 22-24, is a celebration of green technology, energy conservation initiatives and renewable energy. The Ottawa region GEDO 2017 takes place from September 30 to October 1. GEDO 17 is also occurring in BC and Alberta, September 22-24. In 2016, 10,000+ people visited the 200+ GEDO all F...... Click here to read this release



Polaron solar technology showcase: Part of Ontario-wide Green Energy Doors Open 2017 (#GEDO2017)

Published Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:42 EST Read More

WHAT: Polaron solar photovoltaic product showcase •Speakers on solar technology and the benefits of residential rooftop installation •Chance to win 1 of 10 Ecobee3 Smart Thermostats + more prizes •Customer Appreciation BBQ WHO: Solar Experts, Community Leaders, Polaron Customers WHEN: Sunday September 24, 2017 11am-3pm • Customer appreciation BBQ 11am • So...... Click here to read this release



Energy Storage in Canada Conference Program Focused on Market Opportunity and Energy Transition: September 19-20, 2017

Published Thu, 7 Sep 2017 08:25:33 EST Read More

Toronto, September 7, 2017 - Energy Storage in Canada today released the final Connecting to Now conference program to be held in Toronto on September 19-20. With a focus on energy storage market opportunities in Canada and globally, it is a key event for individuals seeking to shape and influence the energy storage supply chain domestically or internationally as entrepreneurs, investors, ...... Click here to read this release



SOLAR BROKERS CANADA ET LOWE’S CANADA ANNONCENT UN PARTENARIAT STRATÉGIQUE

Published Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:33:47 EST Read More

Toronto (Ontario) et Boucherville (Québec), le 14 août 2017 - Solar Brokers Canada, l’un des plus grands fournisseurs résidentiels d’énergie solaire au Canada, sa société affiliée Green Lion Eco Group, une firme de génie et de gestion de projets solaires, ainsi que Lowe’s Canada, un chef de file de la rénovation domiciliaire exploitant plus de 600 magasins au Canada sous diff...... Click here to read this release



SOLAR BROKERS CANADA AND LOWE’S CANADA ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Published Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:23:38 EST Read More

TORONTO (ON) and BOUCHERVILLE (QC), August 14, 2017 - Solar Brokers Canada, one of the largest residential solar providers in Canada, its affiliate Green Lion Eco Group, a solar engineering and project management company, and Lowe’s Canada, a leading home improvement company operating more than 600 stores in Canada under different banners, today announced the creation of Lowe’s Solar, a...... Click here to read this release



Energy conservation: a wise investment in Ontario’s future

Published Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:23:14 EST Read More

Increased conservation of fossil fuels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Toronto, August 11, 2017 - A new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), shows that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario's future. Every Joule Counts, Volume Two of the E...... Click here to read this release



Hold the Date: September 22-24th for Green Energy Doors Open GEDO17 at a location near you

Published Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:04:25 EST Read More

Curious about green energy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the green energy future of Ontario, that is already in place near you right now! For the closest location go to the GEDO17 website map - https://www.greenenergydoorsopen.ca Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) is a showcase of sustainable energy projects and success stories from aro...... Click here to read this release



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 08:38:31 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 08:34:26 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 05:04:55 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 04:57:34 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



Former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, joins GreenSaver Board

Published Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:21:06 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE April 25th, 2017 Hazel McCallion putting her energy into saving energy: Former Mayor of Mississauga joins GreenSaver Board (Toronto, April 25th, 2017) Hazel McCallion, the long serving former Mayor of Mississauga continues to make her mark. Her most recent effort is to advocate for energy conservation and related programs for familie...... Click here to read this release



EnerQuality, ENERGY STAR, Reach Home Labelling Milestone

Published Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:50:33 EST Read More

EnerQuality, ENERGY STAR, Reach Home Labelling Milestone For immediate release (Toronto) EnerQuality - the #1 certifier of energy efficient homes in Canada - has hit a milestone: labelling its 75,000th ENERGY STAR® home. Since the modest start of just 96 homes in 2006, the first year of labelling ENERGY STAR for New Homes, EnerQuality now labels more than 6...... Click here to read this release



GreenPAC endorses British Columbia environmental champions for the provincial election

Published Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:10:05 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 06:13:18 EST Read More

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



Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference

Published Thu, 2 Mar 2017 04:12:23 EST Read More

Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference On February 21-22, the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) hosted their 7th annual OGA Conference - Spotlighting Geothermal Energy - which welcomed local and international leaders in the geothermal industry. The first day of the conference began with a welcome address from Jim Bolger, OGA Presiden...... Click here to read this release



EQ Awards Handed Out to Ontario Best Green Builders

Published Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:03:58 EST Read More

Media Release EQ Awards Handed Out to Ontario Best Green Builders (TORONTO, ON. Feb 23, 2017) Today, an extensive series of high quality presentations about sustainability in the housing industry took place at the EnerQuality (EQ) Housing Innovation Forum. This was followed by an evening of celebration as the EQ Awards Gala took centre stage at Universal EventS...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:42:38 EST Read More

Why YOU need to be at OGA Conference February 21-22, 2017: Spotlighting Geothermal Energy Where: Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, and Ontario. On Febru...... Click here to read this release



Nominee list for 2017 EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards

Published Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:02:33 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Nominee list for 2017 EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards Media credentials available What: EnerQuality Innovation Forum and Awards on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Vaughn, Ontario Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality ...... Click here to read this release



Will Geothermal Heating Replace Natural Gas in Your Ontario Home?

Published Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:01:07 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 08:34:08 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



Minister Glen Murray to Address Powering Prosperity Awards - OSEA February 2nd 2017

Published Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:31:09 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Minister Glen Murray to Address Powering Prosperity Awards- Ontario Sustainable Energy Association February 2nd 2017 What: Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray will speak at the Ontario Sustainable Energy Associations (annual Powering Prosperity Awards ceremony. Other sp...... Click here to read this release



Powering Prosperity Media Advisory and Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:35:16 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



EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards - Media Credential Available

Published Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:14:56 EST Read More

Forum and Awards on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Vaughn, Ontario Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum and Gala is where you need to be. EQ Housing Innovation Forum is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefit...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Tue, 3 Jan 2017 06:04:27 EST Read More

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



Hold the Date: Attention Event Calendar Editors

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:20:57 EST Read More

Thursday, February 23, 2017 EQ Housing Innovation Forum and Awards Want to feel better informed and prepared for next year’s business challenges and have a good time - then the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum and Gala is where you need to be. EQ Housing Innovation Forum is a concentrated infusion of new thinking, new products and new techniques with the common benefits of adva...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in Hamilton for Tour and Public Forum

Published Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:43:13 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, and will be in Hamilton visiting 3 sites on Tuesday, September 27th as a guest of Environment Hamilton. In the evening she will participate in a Public Forum - Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights and You. WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. WHERE: 10:45am - Pipel...... Click here to read this release



Minto celebrates completion of Ontario’s first Net Zero Energy Townhomes

Published Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:39:20 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Location: Minto Net Zero Energy Townhomes, 186 Calvington Avenue, Kanata, ON When:Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am What:Minto Communities celebrates the completion of four Net Zero Energy (NZE) townhomes it has built in Kanata, Ontario. Media and guests are invited to tour the homes and learn about the various energy efficient features...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s largest eco-friendly commercial landscaping initiative launched by Bentall Kennedy in Mississauga

Published Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:28:35 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Event starts at 10:00 a.m. with speakers at 10:30 a.m. WHAT: Bentall Kennedy will officially announce Canada’s largest low-emission and all-electric commercial landscape management program at the Meadowvale North Business Park. A demonstration of the specialized equipment and solar charging system will take place. Be...... Click here to read this release



Ontario woodstove change-out program will benefit rural residents and climate

Published Tue, 7 Jun 2016 11:30:12 EST Read More

Backgrounder/Interview Opportunity (June 7, 2016, Port Sydney, ON) Reports of a rural woodstove change-out program being included in Ontario’s Five Year Climate Action Plan 2016-2020 should be welcomed by both rural residents and climate protection enthusiasts in Ontario. The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada (HPBAC) looks forward to working with the gove...... Click here to read this release



Focus on What Matters

Published Tue, 31 May 2016 06:05:01 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



Les constructeurs canadiens d'habitations à consommation énergétique nette zéro reconnus pour leur contribution dans un project de démonstration révolutionnaire

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:11:50 EST Read More

(Ottawa, le 10 mars 2016) Les constructeurs d'élite canadiens spécialisés en consommation énergétique nette zéro (CENZ) se sont réunis hier soir à Ottawa pour célébrer et accepter des prix pour leur contribution au plus grand projet canadien de démonstration d'habitations à CENZ en faisant progresser la science de la construction et en luttant contre le changement climatique à ...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Net-Zero Energy Home Builders Recognized for Contribution to Industry-Changing Demonstration Project

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:34:42 EST Read More

(March 10, 2016, Ottawa, ON) Canada’s elite net-zero energy (NZE) home builders gathered last night in Ottawa to celebrate and accept awards for their contribution to the largest Canadian net-zero energy (NZE) housing demonstration project by advancing building science and responding to the global climate change challenge. A total of 26 homes were built in four provinces as part of the...... Click here to read this release



Leading Net Zero Energy homebuilders to be recognized by Natural Resources Canada and Owens Corning Canada

Published Thu, 3 Mar 2016 05:46:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory Leading Net Zero Energy homebuilders to be recognized by Natural Resources Canada and Owens Corning Canada When: Wednesday, 9 March 2016 @ 5:00 p.m. Where: Fairmont Chateau Laurier - The Drawing Room 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7 What: Owens Corning Canada hosts an awards ceremony to celebrate a major milestone in the Canad...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Wed, 2 Mar 2016 05:55:13 EST Read More

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



Construction Voyer unveils six Net Zero Energy condos in Laval

Published Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:33:53 EST Read More

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



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

Published Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:27:42 EST Read More

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



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

Published Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:17:23 EST Read More

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



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

Published Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:29:28 EST Read More

(Lindsay, ON, February 9, 2016) Last Thursday, the Ontario Government announced a new $100 million home energy retrofit program to upgrade furnaces, water heaters and insulation. Media reports today indicated that Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile (L) confirmed, “Anyone in Ontario who uses natural gas in their homes will be able to take part in a provincial energy retrofit program, ...... Click here to read this release



A professional home energy assessment can maximize investment in your winter renovation project and unlock hidden incentives

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:31:46 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE A professional home energy assessment can maximize investment in your winter renovation project and unlock hidden incentives (December 10th, 2015, Toronto, ON) Home energy assessments are a useful and affordable tool to reduce your current energy bill. Informed consumers considering home renovations know that energy assessments are a...... Click here to read this release



Home Depot to phase out bee-killing pesticides

Published Thu, 3 Dec 2015 06:00:38 EST Read More

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2015 Expert contacts: Lisa Archer, Friends of the Earth, (510) 900-3145, larcher@foe.org Beatrice Olivastri, Friends of the Earth Canada, (613) 724 8690, beatrice@foecanada.org Susan Baker, Trillium Asset Management, (617) 532-6681, sbaker@trilliuminvest.com Adam Kanzer, Domini Social Investments, (212) 217-1027, akanzer@domini.com Larisa...... Click here to read this release



Mattamy Homes completes Net Zero Energy home in Calgary

Published Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:25:42 EST Read More

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



Mattamy Homes completes Net Zero Energy home in Calgary

Published Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:22:25 EST Read More

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



Nova Scotia builder unveils Net Zero Energy Ready home near Halifax

Published Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:55:44 EST Read More

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



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

Published Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:39:58 EST Read More

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



Minto unveils Net Zero Energy home offering in Kanata

Published Thu, 8 Oct 2015 08:35:20 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home buyers can now own one of the most energy efficient homes in Canada (October 8th, 2015, Ottawa, ON) Minto Communities Canada is proud to introduce its Net Zero Energy Ready (NZEr) home in Kanata’s Arcadia community. Now available for purchase as one of four newly designed show homes, Minto brings its NZEr offerin...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:18:40 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Location: Kanata, Ontario When: Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:00 am What: Minto celebrates the completion of the first Net Zero Energy home it has built as part of a Canada-wide program. The Net Zero Energy home, the first of five to be built in Kanata’s Arcadia community, will produce as much energy as it consumes. Media and guests are in...... Click here to read this release



Canada Scores a “C” on Sustainability

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:59:56 EST Read More

Report Card released on the opening of the UN Sustainable Development Summit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2015 As the United Nations prepares to endorse a new set of 17 goals for sustainable development, Canada receives an overall mark of “C” in a report card, The Future Canadians Want, released by Canada Conserves. The UN goals blend qu...... Click here to read this release



Top Sustainability Leaders Across Canada Honoured by Clean50

Published Tue, 22 Sep 2015 05:16:53 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, September 21, 2015 -- Led by Premiers Kathleen