Events

  • Wednesday, July 04, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Toronto Environmental Alliance Office in Toronto, ON, Canada

    TEA Plastics Advocacy Training & Action Planning

    Frustrated with plastic pollution and the confusing, misleading and over-the-top packaging that is plaguing our waste system? Do you want to see our governments act on plastic pollution and hold companies accountable for the disposable products and packaging they create?

    Join us on Wednesday, July 4th for a training and action planning session all about plastics, advocacy and community action!

    In July, Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) will be considering how to act on plastics and they are considering actions like bans and fees. But with well-funded lobbyists pushing back, we need to mobilize and be louder than the lobbyists. We’re hosting an advocacy training session to help community members push this issue forward with our decision makers.

    In this training, we'll talk about our campaign and approach, what Toronto can do (and what other cities have done), and how you can advocate. We’ll also be planning creative campaign tactics to highlight local plastic pollution and the urgency to act on single-use plastics.

    TEA Plastics Advocacy Training & Action Planning

    Wednesday, July 4th

    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    The TEA office (30 Duncan Street, Suite B1)

     

    Agenda:

    • 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm: Presentation and Q & A with TEA’s Waste Campaigner Emily Alfred
    • 7:45 pm: Break out sessions
      • Session 1: action planning
      • Session 2: engaging with your City Councillor

    As a locally-focused watchdog on issues like waste, the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) advocates for system-level changes that will reduce pollution and hold companies accountable for the products and packaging they create. With 30 years of experience advocating at City Hall, our TEA team has lots of skills and insights to share!

    This event is open to all and children are welcome!  

    Accessibility information:

    There is a short flight of stairs to get the TEA office. Single-user washrooms are available. If you have any accessibility concerns or requests, please contact Jolene at jolene@torontoenvironment.org.