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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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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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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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TEA to Judge Mayor’s Towering Challenge June 30, 2016

Inspired by the amazing zero waste success story of 430 Mayfair on the Green, Mayor Tory and Toronto's Solid Waste department just launched the Towering Challenge, a friendly challenge to all other multi-residential buildings in Toronto to get creative to reduce waste.

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Victory for Organics First! June 22, 2016

Toronto’s Long Term Waste Strategy is now one step closer to zero waste!

On Monday, TEA won a huge victory at City Hall: we got 5 Councillors to commit to moving forward with a goal to get all organics out of our garbage!

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Summer is the Perfect time to Help Grow the Greenbelt! June 22, 2016

Plants need TLC to thrive. So does the Greenbelt. Now, there are two things you can do to help make that happen

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Committee agrees to get their Blue & Green Bins in order June 14, 2016

Yesterday, TEA’s Waste Campaigner spoke to the Government Management Committee to draw attention to the sad state of recycling and organics diversion in City of Toronto community centres, recreation centres and libraries. Our efforts didn't go to waste!

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New TEA Report Puts Organics First June 13, 2016

Today, we launched a new report to show how Toronto can take the first step towards zero waste by focusing on organics in the new City Waste Strategy.

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Green Energy from Toronto's Green Bins June 08, 2016

The Province recently announced their climate change plan, and it included some positive news for waste: the Province is supporting the use of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) as one way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario.

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Victory at Toronto Board of Health June 08, 2016

Victory! Toronto’s Board of Health has agreed to prevent pollution and develop a consumer right-to-know display for toxic dry cleaning chemicals thanks to TEA's latest campaign.

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Blossoms, Opossums and Ticks May 26, 2016

It can be difficult to picture the everyday impacts of climate change. While it’s an issue we deal with on a global scale, some of Toronto’s plants and wildlife are trying to tell us what it means for our city, our community, and our environment.

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Toronto's Waste Diversion Dips Back to 2012 Rate May 20, 2016

Toronto's waste diversion rate is going in the wrong direction - not only did we fail to meet our projected increase, but our diversion rate fell to 2012 levels.

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What Others Are Saying about Provincial Plans for the Greenbelt May 18, 2016

In May 2016, the Province announced plans to grow the Greenbelt into 21 urban river valleys, including three in Toronto. Here's what others are saying.

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Province Listens to Torontonians and Plans to Grow the Greenbelt into our Ravines May 13, 2016

After seven years of campaigning, including lots of help from our supporters, river lands in Toronto’s ravines are poised to become the newest “members” of the Greenbelt family.

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