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Connect to the Greenbelt by Bicycle June 19, 2015

Connect with the Greenbelt this summer on the Greenbelt Bike Route. Download the map and plan your trip.

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The Silver Lining to the Gardiner Vote June 16, 2015

Last Thursday’s close Council vote on the east Gardiner’s future was disappointing.

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Tips for the Long Term Waste Plan public survey June 09, 2015

The City wants to hear from you on the Long Term Waste Plan this summer. They are hosting four public meetings in June, as well as an online survey that will close on July 24.

This is your chance to help shape the next 50 years of Toronto's waste management!

Read TEA's tips below to help you share your waste-free ideas on this important issue!

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New recyclables hit Toronto Blue Bins! June 05, 2015

As of June 1st, 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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Call and Stop a Very Expensive Mistake June 02, 2015

Next week Toronto City Council decides what to do with the eastern part of the Gardiner Expressway. Right now, Council is split between two options: dismantling the Gardiner and ramping it down into a surface-level boulevard (supported by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health and the City’s Chief Planner) or rebuilding it (supported by the Mayor, and called the hybrid option).

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Toronto's Long Term Waste Plan Update June 02, 2015

The future of Toronto’s entire waste management system is being decided over the next 12 months. Last week, Solid Waste Management Services staff gave an update on the Long Term Waste Plan to Toronto’s Public Works Committee.

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Spotlight on Perc May 28, 2015

Perchloroethylene (perc) is one of the top toxic chemicals released into Toronto's air. Since dry cleaners are the main source, TEA has launched a consumer campaign for safer alternatives.

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Spotlight on Cadmium May 21, 2015

Cadmium is one of the top toxic chemicals released into Toronto's air and water. Check out TEA's new map tool to find the good and bad news stories about cadmium in our city.

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Acclaimed Musician Terra Lightfoot to Play TEA's Greenbelt Getaway May 08, 2015

Critically acclaimed Canadian musicians Terra Lightfoot and Brian MacMillan have confirmed that they will perform at TEA’s upcoming Getaway to the Greenbelt, and evening in support of TEA's work to preserve and expand Ontario's Greenbelt.

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Help shape the future of Ontario's Greenbelt May 05, 2015

Urban sprawl or a bigger Greenbelt? More highways or a greener Greater Golden Horseshoe?

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Broken Transit Promises May 01, 2015

TTC riders along Sheppard can be forgiven for being grumpy following the latest provincial transit announcement, the last in a month long series of announcements designed to create  the impression the Wynne government cares about transit. 

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Community waste solutions - Wast(ED) talk April 30, 2015

Community groups across Toronto are a great inspiration for showing what we can achieve by working together to create a Waste Free Toronto.

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What's your vision for Toronto's waste future? April 24, 2015

What principles and values should guide Toronto's waste management over the next 50 years? Zero waste? Local green jobs? Health and social equity? The City wants your opinion.

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When will Toronto go Zero Waste? April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, New York City announced a Zero Waste plan that will see them reduce garbage going to landfill or incinerator by 90% by 2030!

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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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TEA Office Volunteers April 10, 2015

TEA relies on volunteers in the office as well as in the community.

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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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