After seven years of campaigning, including lots of help from our supporters, river lands in Toronto’s ravines are poised to become the newest “members” of the Greenbelt family.
News & Updates
Every month, Toronto City Council meets to debate and decide on issues large and small that impact our city. From Uber to bike lanes, transportation was a key topic of conversation at Council last week. The future of Scarborough's sewage was also decided.
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?
Along with other environmental NGOs, TEA submitted comments to the Province in late February on the proposed Waste Free Ontario Act. In late April, TEA's Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred, spoke to the Provincial Committee responsible for revising the draft Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toronto residents are still waiting to see if the Don and Humber River valleys will be designated as part of the Greenbelt.
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.
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.
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.