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Community Right to Know E-Bulletin (June 2007)

TEA WANTS YOU TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR TOXIC CONCERNS AND SAFE SOLUTIONS IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD AND SHARE YOUR STORIES WITH US!


PUT YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD ON THE MAP!

TEA has created an online interactive map of Toronto made up of resident’s toxic concerns and safe solutions www.secrecyistoxic.ca.  This website demonstrates the community concern about toxic pollution and the need for full disclosure and safe solutions.   

IT’S A COMMUNITY’S RIGHT TO KNOW.  IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW.

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) is calling on the City of Toronto to adopt a Community Right to Know bylaw that would require polluting facilities to disclose their use, storage, and release of toxic chemicals. Public access to this information is sorely lacking, and is critical to preventing public health and environmental risks.

Join us in building this database of local environmental concerns, a powerful visual tool that confirms the need for a Community a Right to Know bylaw. 

WHAT TO DO

1.  PHOTOGRAPH

Toxic Concerns:  Take a photograph of commercial, retail, and/or industrial facilities where you have questions and concerns about how they may be affecting your neighborhood’s environment.
Safe Solutions:  Take a photograph of an environmentally friendly facility.  Let’s recognize businesses who have incorporated safe solutions by reducing pollution, adopting sustainable practices, and for being a good neighbor.

2. SHARE YOUR STORIES

Alongside each photo provide the location (street address) and comments about your concerns, questions and/or information about the safe solutions used at the location. Please keep your comments under 100 words.

3.  SUBMIT

Go to www.secrecyistoxic.ca and upload your images and stories.

If you have any questions please email or call 416-596-0660.

LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT!