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Strength in Numbers April 17, 2015

Since last Fall, TEA has been actively involved in a unique, new initiative connecting five city-based environmental groups in Ontario that focus on building greener cities. On April 14, we met in Windsor to discuss how to work together. 

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Big Steps Taken on Climate Change April 17, 2015

On Wednesday, April 15, the City’s Parks and Environment Committee took some big steps that will help Toronto reduce greenhouse gas pollution and get ready for climate change.

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New recyclables hit Toronto Blue Bins in June! April 13, 2015

In June 2015, Toronto residents can start recycling more types of plastic films and bags in our Blue Bins!

While the City has accepted clean plastic shopping bags in Blue Bins since 2008, it didn't accept other plastic bags, like bread bags, frozen food bags, and fresh produce bags.

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Spring Cleaning with TEA: Part 1 April 02, 2015

Spring is finally here! If you are beginning the sometimes-daunting task of spring cleaning, we have a few tips to help you deal with your unwanted items. From dumping batteries to old sports equipment, compact florescent lightbulbs to used cooking oil, find out how to make your spring cleaning green!

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TEA calling on the Province: keep the bottle deposit! April 02, 2015

A nickel or a dime may not seem like a lot, but Ontario's Beer Store and LCBO deposit programs prove that putting a deposit on drink containers is the best way to get high return rates for recycling or reuse.

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Surprise! They're Listening! March 31, 2015

Yesterday, TEA's Executive Director, Franz Hartmann, attended a Town Hall meeting on the Greenbelt Plan and other laws that have a big impact on the environment, organized by the Provincial Government to get public input . Here is his report.

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Action Alert: Toronto's Drinking Water At Risk March 31, 2015

On Wednesday at 2 pm, Toronto City Council will vote on a motion which would tell Enbridge Gas to install shut off valves wherever Line 9 crosses rivers in Toronto. If this vote fails, Toronto's drinking water will be at risk, especially if the Federal Government allows Line 9 to carry tar sands oil. You can help make sure it doesn't fail.

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TEA Comments on Province's Climate Change Discussion Paper March 30, 2015

TEA, along with Environment Hamilton and Ecology Ottawa, submitted the following comments in response to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change report called Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015.

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March 30 Town Hall Meeting: The Greenbelt Needs You! March 13, 2015

The Greenbelt is under threat and it needs you on March 30 to tell the Provincial Government to make sure the Greenbelt not only survives but thrives.

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Did your Councillor stand up for you? March 11, 2015

On Tuesday night, Toronto's City Councillors and the Mayor literally stood up to show their support or disregard for polluter pays.

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Subcommittee on Climate Change Hears from Toronto Residents, Businesses and Organizations March 06, 2015

On March 2nd, City Council chambers were packed with people from across Toronto sharing their ideas about what our city can do about climate change. With over 50 deputations, the Subcommittee meeting lasted from 7 pm until midnight!

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Let's Show the Greenbelt some Love March 02, 2015

On Saturday, February 28th, the world-famous Greenbelt turned 10. While many of us were celebrating 10 years of protection of valuable farmland, ecological spaces and recreational spaces, others are looking at what they can do to undermine the Greenbelt and return to the days of making money from urban sprawl. 

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Polluters should pay February 25, 2015

Toronto Water doesn't just make sure our tap water keeps flowing. The water department provides important services like sewage treatment to clean up polluted water before it gets released into Lake Ontario.

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TEA Prepares for City's Climate Change Committee February 25, 2015

On March 2nd, the city's new Climate Change Committee will meet for the first time. The public is invited to attend and express their ideas about what the city should do to cut greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the city. 

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Welcome to TEA's new website! February 18, 2015

We hope you enjoy TEA's new website! Our new site is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to take action, and to learn about what we're doing!

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Outreach across TO in 2014 February 17, 2015

TEA volunteers and staff host and attend events in communities across Toronto throughout the year.

Check out the map to see where we went in 2014!

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SPROUT: Etobicoke South Community Conversation February 12, 2015

Attention South Etobicoke residents: Attend Live Green Toronto's upcoming community meeting on air quality! 

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New Provincial Climate Change Consultation Needs a City Focus February 12, 2015

On Thursday, Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change announced a new round of public consultations focusing on how to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and get Ontario ready for climate change. 

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Decision on Scarborough Subway Should Be Revisited February 10, 2015

Recently, there has been a lot of media attention about potential problems with the proposed Scarborough Subway. This attention is good.

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How Transit Fares in the 2015 Budget February 09, 2015

It's a "good news-bad news" budget for transit. 

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