Did you know that the waste residue generated by Ontario dentists in Canada in putting in and removing mercury fillings contains between 42 percent to 54 percent mercury by weight, according to a study published by the Canadian Dental Association? Did you also know the same study concluded that when dental offices don’t use mercury […]
Browsing the "Canada" Tag
Green for Life is Windsor’s environmental services provider and works to provide recycling services to the city.
How can we tell people about the most toxic fossil fuel on Earth?
Here’s one easy way: Watch and share this short animated video that shows what’s so bad about tar sands. Can you guess which famous Canadian-American actor provided the narration?
(Hint: He once voiced a “hunky environmentalist” on The Simpsons.)
Today, nationwide retailer LUSH Cosmetics, in partnership with 350.org is making a powerful statement against the Keystone XL project.
LUSH will convert 80 of its US shops into polling stations and urges its customers to say NO to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline as part of the company’s campaign to halt further expansion of Canada’s tar sands. LUSH believes that Americans should have a say in their energy future and are utilizing their shops, website and brave staff to give everyday people a chance to do so.
Keystone makes no economic sense for America. Once we take into account the true cost of oil including subsidies, environmental damage, and military costs, oil is far more expensive than the alternatives. The best thing we can do for the American economy and for American businesses as a whole is to wean ourselves from oil as quickly as possible.
Producing transportation fuel from Canada’s tar sands is more destructive, polluting, and carbon intensive than other ways of producing transportation fuel. With the help of ForestEthics, 15 large businesses and one US city have publicly announced actions they have taken to reduce the environmental and social impacts that come from fossil-fueled transportation. Will Walmart be next?
President Obama put off a decision on the controversial Keystone pipeline that will carry tar sands oil from Central Canada through the Central U.S. down to refineries in Louisiana. The Administration’s action requires a full environmental review – a move that puts off the pipeline decision until 2013, following the Presidential election. But the pipeline approval has raised its head again in an unlikely scenario – a tax bill to extend payroll taxes for American businesses.
Think for a moment, if you wanted to make the maximum impact in greening one product area, what would it be? Cars may come to mind first, but that requires a significant commitment and investment by the buyer. While it can and will make a positive impact, there’s an area that’s much more ubiquitous and […]