Nelly Furtado asks Canadians to Count for Nature

Tide teamed up with Nelly Furtado, Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and advocate for the environment, to advance its fundraising initiative with WWF-Canada in support of our Count for Nature movement. Every time someone joins Furtado to take Tide’s Sustainable Laundry Pledge or tweets using the #CleanPledge #CA hashtags, Tide purclean will donate $5* to support WWF-Canada’s Count For Nature movement (up to $15,000*). “I’m thrilled that, together with Tide, I… continue reading

What are you doing for Earth Day?

We only have one Earth. A planet that we all – animals, plants and people – share and depend on. Earth Day is a chance to reflect on your relationship with nature and act to protect this amazing planet. Protecting nature starts with a connection. Maybe it’s your morning walk by a stream or watching the birds and bats fly overhead in your backyard. Maybe it’s the childhood memory of… continue reading

Help wildlife thrive, one garden at a time. Here’s how

Written by: David Miller, president and CEO, WWF-Canada & Michelle Kanter, executive director, Carolinian Canada Have you ever wondered what your property looked like hundreds of years ago? If you live in the Carolinian Zone – a biodiverse ecoregion nestled between the Great Lakes, stretching from Toronto to Windsor – it’s possible that your little piece of Canada was once part of an old growth forest or wetland home for wildlife.… continue reading

Introducing a special edition of the Graeme Loader photo contest

Our country is bursting with beauty, and we want you to capture it on camera. Wherever you go, there’s wildlife worth turning your lens on, whether you’re in the scenic city of Vancouver or passing through the Big Muddy Badlands of Saskatchewan. From now until July 14, 2017 we are running a special edition of our Graeme Loader photo contest in honour of our 50th anniversary. Rather than the usual… continue reading

You dared to dip: Top 10 moments from this year’s Polar Dip

Corporate leaders, workplace teams, wildlife lovers and adventure-seekers gathered on the shore of Lake Ontario and dared to dip into its frigid waters last week to help conserve Canada’s Arctic for wildlife such as polar bears, narwhals and bowhead whales that depend on the sea ice for survival. If running into a freezing lake in the middle of the winter wasn’t enough, more than 100 dippers raised over $30,000 for… continue reading

A climb high that only teams feel. Veterans explain.

Join us on April 8 and 9 for WWF’s CN Tower Climb for Nature. By taking on Toronto’s tallest challenge, you’re taking 1,776 meaningful steps towards a future where wildlife, nature and people thrive. Climbing 1,776 steps up the CN Tower is impressive. Now imagine doing it for the 10th time. On April 9, veteran climber Scott Allen will complete his 10th ascent in support of WWF-Canada, attempting to beat his personal… continue reading

How to grow a green team: Six simple tips from RSA Canada’s green champions

At RSA Canada, green teams are sprouting up like crocuses in spring. Over the past year, the insurance leader has revived a team at its Mississauga office and launched new ones in Montreal and Quebec City. These green champions are helping co-workers reduce paper use, recycle everything from bottles to batteries, embrace carpooling and more. They’re also directly benefitting RSA’s bottom line in the form of cost savings and by… continue reading

Important moves for WWF in Canada

In Toronto, we are moving on from 245 Eglinton Avenue East, our uptown home since 1998, to a new downtown address at 410 Adelaide St. West, just west of Spadina Ave. The new head office is brighter, better designed and less expensive to lease and operate. It’s also closer to where more of our staff live, closer to the Union Station transit hub and accessible by more transit lines, making… continue reading

Healthy economies and ocean ecosystems can go hand-in-hand. Here’s how

The Bay of Fundy is an ecological treasure and an economic resource for the Maritimes. Its immense tides power a unique ecosystem rich in marine life: small forage fish feed on the nutrients churned up by the tides and whales come to gorge on schools of herring. It’s also a focus for economic activity in the region, with many communities relying on the Bay for income from fishing and tourism.… continue reading

World’s orca experts demand noise reduction in Salish Sea

The number of Salish Sea orcas off the Southern B.C. coast has been dwindling for 15 years without a recovery plan from the federal government. In March, when the final plan was released, it fell short, containing only weak recommendations to save this group of whales teetering on the edge of survival. Without some real changes in their critical habitat, there’s a very real possibility that these orcas could disappear… continue reading