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Poll: Toronto wants more Green Bins! October 20, 2017

We talked to Toronto residents at their door and at community events throughout the summer about food scraps and organics collection and where we need more of it.

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Why I love my new Green Bin - and why you should, too! August 29, 2017

If you get curbside waste pick up, you’ve probably received a new Green Bin within the last few months. Our Waste Campaigner Emily shares the top 3 reasons why she loves her new Green Bin!

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Getting Organics out of Ontario’s Garbage July 26, 2017

Organics (such as food scraps and other compostables) are a valuable resource: through composting organics, we recycle their valuable nutrients to support healthy soils, and in some cases, create green energy and green jobs!

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City Council Passes Bold New Climate Plan for Toronto July 04, 2017

On July 4th, Council unanimously passed TransformTO, an ambitious new climate action plan with bold actions to tackle emissions that will also benefit Torontonians.

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TransformTO Letter of Support to City Council June 29, 2017

Forty groups and notable Torontonians have united to send a letter to Mayor Tory and City Councillors to show support for the bold new climate action plan that will be voted on at City Council. 

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Council Watch: May Edition June 12, 2017

From flooding to stormwater fees, transit to trees (and of course our new climate action plan), a range of environmental issues have been on the minds of City Councillors this month.

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Council Defers Vote on TransformTO May 30, 2017

While City Council was set to vote on Toronto’s new climate strategy at their May meeting, the vote has been deferred until July 5th. 

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Zero Waste Fashion: Reusing and Recycling Textiles May 25, 2017

The numbers are staggering: estimates show that Ontario generates 500,000 tonnes of clothing and textile waste every year and that number is expected to grow rapidly. 

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Toronto’s Top Towers Awarded May 19, 2017

TEA is thrilled to have been part of the Mayor's Towering Challenge and to have been a member of the judging panel. In the end, 11 buildings won awards for their efforts in reducing waste in their buildings!

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Welcoming Our New Development Director May 16, 2017

In early April, we welcomed Maya Menezes, our new Development Director, to the TEA team!

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High-rise Communities Celebrate Earth Day May 02, 2017

On Earth Day, TEA focused on zero waste for Toronto's vertical communities with a community clean up and celebration at CityPlace, a high-rise community of 13,000+ residents.

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Building a low-carbon city - Toronto's blueprint for 2050 April 28, 2017

On April 26, 2017 The City of Toronto finally released a long-term action plan, called TransformTO, outlining how Toronto can reduce its emissions by 80% by 2050.

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Dry clean campaign building steam April 26, 2017

Public demand for dry clean signage is mounting in Toronto thanks to our 'right to know' campaign.

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Council Watch: April Edition April 25, 2017

The April Council meeting of 2017 focused a lot on Toronto Community Housing, including the closure of rental units due to serious repair backlogs. Council called on the Provincial Government to commit more funds to social housing and transit projects, and they increased support for building retrofits to improve housing and our environment.

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Springing into climate action April 21, 2017

Cities around the world are stepping forward to lead the fight against climate change. Now more than ever, it is crucial for Toronto to commit to ambitious climate actions to reduce our emissions and build a more sustainable and resilient city.

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High Housing Costs Linked to Urban Sprawl, not Environmental Laws April 15, 2017

The rising costs of housing for prospective home-buyers and renters has been on a lot of people’s minds lately - and there’s been a lot of speculation in the news about why housing costs continue to rise. A new letter to the Premier, co-signed by TEA and 19 other organizations and individuals, offers a fresh and factually-accurate perspective on the issue.

 

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Find Your Community Environment Day March 22, 2017

Community Environment Days are held by City Councillors in every ward of the city from April to September - these are a great one-stop shop to drop off waste, pick up a new green bin, and talk with your Councillor about environmental programs!

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Take Action to Stop Sprawl March 20, 2017

It’s Monday, March 20th and members of the development industry are at Queen’s Park trying to convince the Premier and her Cabinet to go ahead with proposed changes to the Greenbelt Plan and Growth Plan that would allow urban sprawl in and around the Greenbelt, forever harming the precious agricultural lands and natural areas that need Greenbelt protection.

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Making Climate Investments Work for Communities March 16, 2017

When it comes to addressing climate change, we need solutions that help communities and address social inequities. Thanks to a grant from the Atkinson Foundation, TEA is exploring how local climate change investments can do just that.

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New Report Shows Urban Sprawl Threatening the Greenbelt March 16, 2017

Despite 10 years of developing laws to promote more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable housing development in and around the GTHA, a new report shows that urban sprawl is still a major threat to our Greenbelt.

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