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Rona announcement on neonics

Rona announcement on neonics On behalf of Friends of the Earth and our bee friends, I want to congratulate RONA on its commitment and performance to reduce the use of neonicotinoids in its nursery ... Read More

Guest Blog: Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Guest Blog: Time for Ontario to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act Guest Post: Nancy Goucher The protection and restoration of the Great Lakes needs to be a top priority for the province. That’s why a group of forty tourist, health, faith-based ... Read More

MPP Lalonde Introduces Legislation to Phase out Microbeads

MPP Lalonde Introduces Legislation to Phase out Microbeads On March 9, 2015, MPP Marie- France Lalonde introduced a private member’s bill to ban the manufacture and use of microbeads in products in Ontario. The Microbead Elimination and Monitoring ... Read More

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Statement from Friends of the Earth Canada on RONA’s announcements

Statement from Friends of the Earth Canada on RONA’s announcements RONA discloses 70% nursery plants neonic-free this year Friends of the Earth Canada congratulates RONA on its commitment and performance to reduce the use of neonicotinoids in its nursery plants. Last year, Friends of the Earth tested nursery plants for ... Read More

Forty groups want the province to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act

Forty groups want the province to pass the Great Lakes Protection Act Tourist, health, faith-based, and environmental organizations calling on Ontario to strengthen protection of the Great Lakes Toronto, ON — Forty tourist, health, faith-based and environmental organizations are collectively showing their support for the Great Lakes Protection Act. The groups have ... Read More

Ontario government action on bee and pollinator protection applauded by Friends of the Earth

Ontario government action on bee and pollinator protection applauded by Friends of the Earth Premier Wynne and Ministers of Environment and Agriculture cited as North American leaders   (March 23, 2015, Ottawa, ON) Today, following extensive public consultation, Ontario tabled a Regulation to permanently reduce 80 percent of the bee-harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides used on ... Read More

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