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To Save Money on Electricity Bills Cancel Nukes, Not Renewables September 27, 2016

The just announced Provincial plan to scrap $3.8 billion in renewable energy projects is supposedly aimed at saving ratepayers about $2.45 per month.

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Landlord Licensing Survey September 26, 2016

The City has launched an online survey (open until Oct. 4th) to hear public feedback on a plan to license Toronto landlords of rental apartment buildings. 

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INHALE monitors the ‘Open Streets’ September 26, 2016

On Sunday September 18th, the INHALE Project was at Open Streets Toronto measuring the air quality along Yonge and Bloor Street which had been closed off for the day. 

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Looking Back on TEA Leaves Past September 16, 2016

Some time in 1991 or 1992, TEA’s first-ever newsletter was produced. It was called TEA Leaves. There were no computer design programs, just a bunch of volunteers who wrote and illustrated it by hand, photocopied it and distributed it to TEA supporters by Canada Post and at events. TEA Leaves chronicled the successes a very young TEA had and became an information source for Torontonians who wanted a greener Toronto.

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TEA speaks to the Parks and Environment Committee September 14, 2016

On September 9th TEA’s Climate Change Campaigner, Dusha Sritharan, appeared before the City of Toronto Parks and Environment Committee to talk about the recent heat waves that have been affecting the city. She addressed the steps that need to be taken to ensure the safety of the city’s residents and green spaces in the face of a changing climate.

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Statement on Federal Infrastructure Announcement for New Funding for Toronto’s Transit, Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure September 01, 2016

Cycle Toronto, the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) and Walk Toronto applaud the Federal Government for its announcement last week that Toronto is eligible for up to $840 million for sustainable transportation infrastructure, including funds for cycling and walking as well as public transit. 

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TEA Talks Zero Waste in Malvern August 30, 2016
Guest Blog by: Najiba Sardar and Karthika Ambikaiphakan, 
TEA's Scarborough Community Outreach Coordinators

Najiba and Karthika worked in the Malvern community in Scarborough-Rouge Park this summer to discuss waste management strategies and help communities reach their zero waste goals.

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Community Engagement with INHALE August 26, 2016

Our summer staff members Billie Rose and Monica reflect on their time with the INHALE Project and how that impacted their understandings of environmental change and community engagement.

 

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Why the GTA’s urban forests need help August 22, 2016

Guest Blog by: Michelle Sawka - Project Manager, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition 

Toronto’s urban forest touches most corners of the city, and you probably know some parts of it very well. It includes all of the trees and shrubs growing along streets, in front and back yards, in parks, and in ravines and natural areas.

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Heat, Haze and Humidity take over the City August 18, 2016

This summer, Torontonians have been looking for creative ways to keep cool during the heat, haze, and humidity. Already this summer, 12 heat warnings and 7 extended heat warnings have been declared in Toronto. As a City that’s learning to cope with this unusual heat, we know that this is just a taste of what we can expect in future years because of climate change.

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Canvasser Profile: Jane August 18, 2016

Meet Jane: one of TEA's dedicated Canvassers. Jane explains why she loves working for TEA and gives us an inside scoop on canvassing in the City of Toronto.

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Licensing landlords for better living conditions August 18, 2016

The City is currently considering whether and how to license landlords and rental units in an effort to improve living conditions for the half of Torontonians who live in rental housing. This is not only an opportunity to improve living conditions, but also to address some important environmental issues.

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New Transit Report Shines Light on Transit Investment in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area August 16, 2016

For anyone who thinks governments (including the Province) have invested enough money in meeting the transit needs of Toronto and our surrounding neighbours, think again. A new report shows that while governments have already made significant investments, much more needs to be done to finish building and operating a regional transit system.

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Bringing back the Butterflies August 01, 2016

Tucked away in the Humber Bay Shores is a unique blend of greenery and condominiums. If you look closely you will notice a concrete shed colourfully decorated with butterflies that represent the restoration efforts being made by Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat (HBBH). 

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Great Things Grow in South Etobicoke August 01, 2016

Last summer, volunteers from South Etobicoke helped gather air quality data as part of the INHALE Project. All of this data is now available on an interactive map that shares the results with the community to spark conversations about a range of clean air solutions. Urban gardening initiatives are one example that help combat air quality issues and support community food needs.

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Scarborough Dry Cleaner Fined $10,000 July 29, 2016

Scarborough's Golden Touch Dry Cleaners was just convicted and fined $10,000 for failing to send toxic 'perc' wastes to a waste management facility. 

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Zero Waste: A community effort July 27, 2016

Toronto really is ready for zero waste - in the last year, we’ve been thrilled with the interest in zero waste solutions! Thank you!

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Council Watch: July Edition July 21, 2016

This month, Toronto City Council had a marathon meeting before their summer break and debated major issues that shape our city services. The 2017 City Budget and the Scarborough subway were hot topics, but other transportation issues like the Road Safety Plan and the Waterfront Transit Plan also got some attention. Toronto passed a new and improved Waste Strategy that embraces TEA’s zero waste agenda and Councillor Bailão is taking on smelly neighbours with a proposal to control odours from Toronto manufacturers.

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VICTORY: New Waste Strategy Embraces Zero Waste July 15, 2016

Thanks to TEA's work and the action of our supporters, Toronto's Waste Strategy has a long term goal of zero waste. 

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5 Ways Ontario's New Climate Change Plan Will Affect Toronto July 14, 2016

Last month, Premier Wynne announced Ontario’s new 5-Year Climate Change Action Plan. The plan sets out the key steps the province will take to transition to a low-carbon future. These actions will help achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets of 80% by 2050.

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