Jo Cushman, Franz Video Interview at TEA Office

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Council Watch - April 2009 April 15, 2009

Make History with Us! Be Part of TEA’s Press Conference with Sarah Harmer!

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Toronto Pesticide By-law April 08, 2009

Update: In April 2009, the Ontario government followed Toronto's lead and passed the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban as an amendment to the Ontario Pesticides Act. 

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Council Watch - March 2009 March 15, 2009

Take Action on Waste before April 1st, Toronto 'The Green': Mid-term Environmental Report Card 2008!

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Council Watch - February 2009 February 15, 2009

Action Alert: Industry trying to delay pesticide ban, TEA is looking for two youth (ages 13-18) to coordinate a Youth Caucus, Parent and Guardian Survey on Youth Volunteering!

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Holiday Council Watch December 16, 2008 December 16, 2008

Green Tips for the Holidays, Community Right to Know Bylaw Victory: Toronto City Council Votes Yes!, Year End Update and How to Make a Special Holiday Gift to TEA!

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TEA's Letter to The Star about the Wind Farm Debate December 09, 2008

Toronto Environmental Alliance's Letter to the Toronto Star's Editor in response to Wind farm debate far from over

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Toronto City Council Votes YES! to CRTK bylaw! December 08, 2008

On December 3rd, 2008, Toronto City Council voted for a precedent setting toxics disclosure policy. With an overwhelming vote of 33-3, Toronto became the first city that would require businesses - from dry cleaners to funeral homes and auto-body repair shops - to reveal their discharges of 25 priority chemicals.

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Council Watch Action Alert: Tell the City of Toronto to Buy Local First! November 15, 2008

Please call or email your City Councillor TODAY and tell them to vote YES for an improved Local Food Procurement Policy at Wednesday's Council meeting.

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Council Watch - Windmill meeting: Get a Free Lift! November 15, 2008

Get a ride to the Public Meeting on Monday November 24, RSVP!, Sign the Petition because your Toronto includes Windmills, Write a letter to the Ontario Government and use our sample letter to help!

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Council Watch Action Alert: Support Renewable Wind Power in Toronto! November 01, 2008

Right now, Toronto has an opportunity to take a giant step forward in creating clean, green sustainable power… but that opportunity may be blocked before it even gets started.

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How TEA got Council to Buy Local Food October 31, 2008

You contacted your Councillors and asked them to support TEA’s recommendations for an improved Local Food Procurement policy at October’s Council meeting.

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Local and Sustainable Food Procurement October 30, 2008

On October 30th 2008, City Council unanimously adopted a local food procurement policy and implementation plan. Council adopted TEA’s suggested amendment and agreed to develop a plan to achieve an aggressive 50% local food purchasing target as soon as possible!  This means it is now the policy of the City to progressively increase the percentage of local food it buys for its daycares, shelters and seniors’ homes.

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TEA Letter to Torontonians to support windmills (2008) October 27, 2008

In 2008, Toronto Hydro proposed installing an anemometer in Lake Ontario near the Scarborough Bluffs. The anemometer would measure wind speeds and assess if the area could be a potential site for wind turbines. Below is a letter which TEA distributed to Toronto residents. 

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CouncilWatch - October 6 2008 October 06, 2008

Vote for the Planet on Election Day, Just 2 Weeks Left to Show Your Support for a Local and Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy for Toronto!, Lots of Green Initiatives at City Council this Fall, Help Put a Face on Community Right to Know!

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Council Watch - September 4 2008 September 04, 2008
Send a Local Apple to City Hall in Support of Local and Sustainable Food for Toronto!, Help Put a Face on Community Right to Know
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Council Watch - July 23 2008 July 23, 2008

TEA Launches New Website with Take Action Focus!, Urge your Councillor to support local and sustainable food!, Community Right to Know VICTORY at Board of Health

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Council Watch - October 18 2007 October 18, 2007

Fate of city’s environmental quality at stake in monday’s council vote on new taxes, Next week: toxics trespass at planet in focus environmental film festival.

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Council Watch - October 5 2007 October 05, 2007

Environmental Priorities for Ontario, Vote for a Fair Deal for Our City, The Case for Supporting MMP Electoral Reform, Toxics Trespass at Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival.

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Toronto Smog Hike September 23, 2007

1700 posters • 1700 messages • 1700 lamp posts • 1 long hike

We'll be attaching 1700 posters with individual messages from Torontonians about smog.
Each lamp post will represent one annual death.

 

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Council Watch-September 14 2007 September 14, 2007

Urgent Letter from the Executive Director: Please Tell your Councillor to Build a Green and Healthy Toronto!, TEA Opposes TTC Fare Hike, TEA Joins “Fair Deal For Our City" Coalition, Calls on Members to Take Action, Help Put a Face to the 1,700 Annual Smog Deaths in Toronto!, New Faces at TEA.

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