It's a different world now than it was back in 2012 when former mayor Rob Ford put the "final nail in the plastic-bag-ban-coffin" and opinions on bans are not such a mixed bag, now being put firmly in place around the world. Following on the heels of Montreal and Victoria, Toronto city councillors Mike Layton and Mary-Margaret McMahon have finally reignited the conversation here.
Let's make 2018 a year of action in defence of our most precious resource - WATER.Water is under threat and facing abuse from all sides: from giant corporations stealing groundwater to bottle and sell it for profit to unsustainable fishing practices that are destroying the balance of life under the waves to excessive plastic waste choking our oceans. Here are 12 actions you can take - one for every month of the year if you like! - in defence of water.
The Holidays are fast approaching, and like you, we have some passionate water warriors on our list! What are the best gifts of 2017 for water-lovers, you ask? We've saved you some time and compiled a list below of gifts that will not only inspire, but also support water awareness and preservation initiatives.
Make waves under the Christmas tree with these 10 gifts that will make a splash with the water-lover in your life:
The clothes we wear may be killing our planet, and wearing out our waterways, forcing many of us to reassess our fashion choices. The situation was highlighted last week with the screening of RiverBlue at the 2017 Water Docs Film Festival.