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Introducing our line up for EcoBunk 2016! November 09, 2016

We're so excited to have some of Toronto's best and brightest comedians at the 2016 EcoBunk Awards.

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Keeping Hydro Public October 31, 2016

In September, Mayor John Tory suggested privatizing publicly owned Toronto Hydro as a way to raise the money we desperately need to build and renew important public infrastructure.  Every environmentalist should be alarmed by this development.

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Looking Back at the City's Green Bin Program October 20, 2016

14 years ago, Torontonians started falling in love with their Green Bins! Etobicoke residents were the first to get their Green Bins in September 2002. It all started two years earlier when TEA and the Canadian Union of Public Employees proposed Green Bin pick up to City Council as an alternative to sending valuable organics to the proposed Adams Mine landfill.

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What is the Circular Economy? October 19, 2016

What is the Circular Economy?

The Province’s new Waste Free Ontario Act includes a Circular Economy strategy, and Toronto is creating a Circular Economy Working Group as part of it’s Waste Strategy. But what is it?

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Council Watch: October Edition October 12, 2016

At October's City Council meeting, a number of green topics were on the agenda, from the proposed Rail Deck Park and cigarette butt litter, to renewable community energy initiatives and smarter, safer travel options. Here's what happened. 

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Forum on Climate Engagement October 12, 2016

Last week, TEA held a unique forum bringing together grassroots leaders to talk about engaging people on climate change. The participants represented communities across Toronto, and worked on a range of issues including poverty reduction, emergency preparedness, housing, settlement services and more.

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Act Now To Stop Urban Sprawl October 06, 2016

While we’ve been busy building public support for growing the Greenbelt, the development industry has been aggressively lobbying the province to take farms and forests out of the Greenbelt.

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To Save Money on Electricity Bills Cancel Nukes, Not Renewables September 27, 2016

The just announced Provincial plan to scrap $3.8 billion in renewable energy projects is supposedly aimed at saving ratepayers about $2.45 per month.

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Landlord Licensing Survey September 26, 2016

The City has launched an online survey (open until Oct. 4th) to hear public feedback on a plan to license Toronto landlords of rental apartment buildings. 

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INHALE monitors the ‘Open Streets’ September 26, 2016

On Sunday September 18th, the INHALE Project was at Open Streets Toronto measuring the air quality along Yonge and Bloor Street which had been closed off for the day. 

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Looking Back on TEA Leaves Past September 16, 2016

Some time in 1991 or 1992, TEA’s first-ever newsletter was produced. It was called TEA Leaves. There were no computer design programs, just a bunch of volunteers who wrote and illustrated it by hand, photocopied it and distributed it to TEA supporters by Canada Post and at events. TEA Leaves chronicled the successes a very young TEA had and became an information source for Torontonians who wanted a greener Toronto.

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TEA speaks to the Parks and Environment Committee September 14, 2016

On September 9th TEA’s Climate Change Campaigner, Dusha Sritharan, appeared before the City of Toronto Parks and Environment Committee to talk about the recent heat waves that have been affecting the city. She addressed the steps that need to be taken to ensure the safety of the city’s residents and green spaces in the face of a changing climate.

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Statement on Federal Infrastructure Announcement for New Funding for Toronto’s Transit, Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure September 01, 2016

Cycle Toronto, the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) and Walk Toronto applaud the Federal Government for its announcement last week that Toronto is eligible for up to $840 million for sustainable transportation infrastructure, including funds for cycling and walking as well as public transit. 

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TEA Talks Zero Waste in Malvern August 30, 2016
Guest Blog by: Najiba Sardar and Karthika Ambikaiphakan, 
TEA's Scarborough Community Outreach Coordinators

Najiba and Karthika worked in the Malvern community in Scarborough-Rouge Park this summer to discuss waste management strategies and help communities reach their zero waste goals.

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Community Engagement with INHALE August 26, 2016

Our summer staff members Billie Rose and Monica reflect on their time with the INHALE Project and how that impacted their understandings of environmental change and community engagement.

 

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Windows on the Lake August 23, 2016

In the rapidly densifying community of South Etobicoke, the windows on the lake offer an escape with beautiful vistas and public green spaces. 

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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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