Environmental Defence has been working since 1984 to protect Canadians' environment and human health. We are Canada's most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all. Our vision is to create a world Canadians are proud to pass on to their children.
We do this by working on
TOXICS: We educate consumers about the chemicals & heavy metals in consumer products and cosmetics. We offer free practical tools, like our shoppers’ guide. And we connect customers with companies to let them know it’s time to get these toxics out.
ENERGY: We are leading the charge in helping Canada shift to a green economy. We seek to end wasteful fossil fuel subsidies, invest in energy efficiency & smart conservation ideas, and speed up the transition to clean and safe renewable energy. All of which are already growing our economy & creating new jobs.
LAND AND WATER: Environmental Defence works to protect one by protecting the other. By preserving green spaces, we protect the natural filters that keep pollutants from our rivers and lakes. It also helps keep local farmland for agricultural use. That’s why we’re so proud that the world’s biggest Greenbelt wraps around Toronto, & why we educate about the dangers that sprawl presents.