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Why TEA Took The Leap April 28, 2016

Back in early August, one of my environmental colleagues sent me an early draft of what Canadians now know as The Leap Manifesto. The colleague asked whether TEA would sign on.

Whenever I get these sort of requests, I ask myself: are the values and proposed actions in line with the values and vision of TEA and our supporters?

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TEA at Queens Park on Waste Free Ontario Act April 20, 2016

Since November, TEA has been working with other environmental non-government organizations to coordinate our response to the proposed Waste Free Ontario Act.  We submitted comments to the Province in late February and in April, TEA's Waste Campaigner spoke to the Provincial Committee responsible for revising the draft based on public comments.

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Imagine a carbon neutral Toronto April 14, 2016

At a recent event hosted by the City, I was asked to imagine what my life would look like if Toronto was carbon neutral in 2050. It was a question that required me to think about many transformative changes that would need to take place in the city. 

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TO Waste Strategy - City presentations April 08, 2016

The City's Draft Long Term Waste Strategy contains a lot of information.

To see a summary of the key points, check out the presentations from the public consultation in April 2016.

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Canvasser Profile: Andy April 05, 2016

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

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Have your say on Zero Waste - part 2! March 31, 2016

The City's draft waste strategy is out! The City wants to hear from you - you can attend a consultation event in April, or you can take the feedback survey

We think the strategy is generally moving in the right direction, but there are some changes we'd like to see, and overall, it’s too slow and not ambitious enough. 

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City Waste Strategy survey tip sheet March 30, 2016

The City’s Long Term Waste Strategy survey is out! Now is your chance to answer questions and share your thoughts on how Toronto should be a zero waste city.

The survey is focused on your experience, and should take 10-15 minutes to answer.  You can answer the survey online, or request a paper copy. You have until April 27 to answer the survey.

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Have your say on Zero Waste March 23, 2016

Next week, the City of Toronto is launching a one month public consultation period for the draft long term waste strategy.

This is our chance to tell the City that we want a long term waste plan that protects the environment, builds equitable communities and supports a green economy.

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7 Principles for Climate Engagement March 17, 2016

Without public support, green policies aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. In recent years, a number of low carbon policies have been eroded because they’ve lacked strong public support. 

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City Waste Strategy Consultation March 14, 2016

You can use your voice to shape the way Toronto deals with waste for the next 50 years. Here's how!

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Are We Getting Any Closer to Greenbelting Toronto’s Ravines? March 11, 2016

Toronto residents are still waiting to see if the Don and Humber River valleys will be designated as part of the Greenbelt. 

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What does the new transit plan mean for Toronto? March 11, 2016

On Wednesday, Mayor Tory’s Executive Committee adopted a new rapid transit expansion plan for Toronto that City Council will consider in late March. 

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Long Term Waste Plan - March 2016 update March 03, 2016

On Tuesday, March 1st TEA’s Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred, and Executive Director Franz Hartmann spoke to Toronto’s Public Works & Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) about the future of waste in Toronto.

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TEA Pushes for Funding for Cycling and Walking Infrastructure February 16, 2016

Last week, TEA joined Cycle Toronto and Walk Toronto and sent joint letters to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Mayor John Tory requesting that they consider investing federal infrastructure dollars into cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

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TEA helps establish the Urban Climate Alliance February 10, 2016

Since Fall 2014, TEA has been actively involved in a unique new initiative connecting five city-based environmental groups in Ontario that focus on building greener cities. At our fourth meeting this January in Hamilton, we decided to name our collaboration the Urban Climate Alliance to recognize the fact that our collective goal was to help Ontario cities deal with climate disruption.

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TEA Meets with Mayor Tory January 22, 2016

On Friday January 15th, TEA's Executive Director, Franz Hartmann and Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred, met with Mayor John Tory to talk about some of the environmental priorities for the city.

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Two wins for water January 21, 2016

Two City Councillors have recently taken the lead to protect our water and take a stand against pollution in our sewer system. TEA has played a key role in getting these issues on the agenda, working directly with these Councillors to bring the matter forward at City Hall. Read on to learn about our two latest wins to reduce water pollution in Toronto.

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TEA Thanks Departing Board Members January 21, 2016

Last Thursday January 14th, at TEA’s AGM, staff and volunteers said thank you and goodbye to two amazing people who have faithfully served on the TEA Board of Directors for the past 6 years: Bob Fugere and Sahar Ghafouri-Bakhsh.

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2016 City Budget Townhalls January 19, 2016

Councillor Budget Townhalls are a great way to hear from your local City Councilllor and to ask questions. From now until mid-February, there will be 14 Councillors organizing 12 budget townhalls around Toronto.

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INHALE, Help Us Get There January 18, 2016

We're halfway there! We've raised $2500 in a short amount of time but we need to double those dollars to reach our goal. For only $2500 more we can buy 5 new air monitors before we launch our INHALE Project in downtown Toronto this spring!

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