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National Christmas Tree Day is on December 2nd - will you choose a real or fake tree this year? Here are tips to help you choose the perfect real tree!

Published Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:32:16 EST Read More

Toronto, ON, November 15, 2017 - As the holiday season approaches and families begin to decorate their condos, apartments and homes, the perennial question arises - what is better, a real or artificial Christmas tree? Some, perhaps because of convenience, prefer artificial trees. Others question the environmental impact and carbon footprint of transporting a plastic tree from across the ...... Click here to read this release



LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Confused by Ontario government plan to risk our forests’ future by closing tree seed facility

Published Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:02:24 EST Read More

Barb Boysen is General Manager of the Forest Gene Conservation Association based in Kemptville and Melissa Spearing is the FGCA’s Seed Program Coordinator. Tree seeds are of course critical to future forests. Management of high quality seed of known origin is crucial if our future forests are to withstand the impacts of climate change. Despite this, the M...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Wed, 8 Nov 2017 11:44:48 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



THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR ONTARIO GIVES A GREEN LIGHT TO CONTINUE THE CASE AGAINST CHEVRON

Published Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:12:32 EST Read More

The Court of Appeal for Ontario decides against Chevron’s million dollar demand for security - a Chevron tactic to derail the plaintiffs’ litigation Quito, 31st of October 2017 - The decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario gives Ecuadorians the opportunity to continue their legal action to enforce the judgement against Chevron Corporation without providing...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Top Court Lifts Barrier to Epic Struggle Against Chevron

Published Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:09:14 EST Read More

October 31, 2017 (Ottawa, Canada) - Today, Ontario’s top court reversed the decision of a lower court that ordered Ecuadorian villagers to put up almost a million dollars before moving ahead with their case against Chevron. The Ecuadorian Indigenous people and settlers came to Canada seeking enforcement of the ruling of their court that the polluter must pay. They are asking Canadian...... Click here to read this release



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