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4 Ways Proposed City Budget Fails Toronto’s Environment January 05, 2016

In the aftermath of the Paris climate change talks, it’s clear global leaders are ready to act because they understand the importance of reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate disruption. Sadly, the city’s proposed 2016 budget, released in mid December, doesn’t reflect this new global reality.

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Mayor Tory Seemingly Unchanged by Paris December 18, 2015

All eyes were on Paris in December to see whether world leaders would make history and sign off on an agreement that would finally lead to real global action on climate change. 

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Government Panel Says No to Sprawl and Yes to Watershed Protection December 09, 2015

On Monday December 7th, we got a bit closer to securing the future protection of the Greenbelt and ending urban sprawl, thanks to key recommendations in a new report.

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Making Headlines: The Central Role of Cities in Climate Change December 04, 2015

As the world gathers in Paris to negotiate a new treaty to reduce global carbon emissions, one fact is becoming clear to leaders, negotiators and the world media: what happens in cities will be key to determining how we deal with climate disruption (also known as climate change). And here in Toronto, media have been turning to TEA for comment.

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Mayor Tory Urged to Keep His Commitments to a Healthy Environment December 04, 2015

On Tuesday, TEA’s Executive Director Franz Hartmann personally delivered 4,238 letters to Mayor John Tory from Torontonians, asking the Mayor to honour his election commitments for action on the environment.

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EX 10.13 City of Toronto Declaration December 04, 2015

EX 10.13 City of Toronto Declaration. Right to a Healthy Environment.

On December 1st 2015, Franz Hartmann, TEA's Executive Director, delivered a deputation at City Hall to Major John Tory about the Right to a Healthy Environment. Below is a copy of the deputation he delivered.

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More delays for Polluter Pays December 04, 2015

Rather than support the Polluter Pays recommendation put forward by Budget Committee last week, which would save water ratepayers $1.6 Million per year, Mayor Tory’s Executive Committee decided to delay it for the second year in a row.

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New Waste Free Ontario Act - a great start December 03, 2015

Just before leaving for the climate change conference in Paris, Minister of the Environment & Climate Change, Glen Murray, tabled a new draft waste strategy for Ontario. We're impressed by what we've seen so far.

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Our Laugh Out Loud Line Up! November 27, 2015

Since 1990, EcoBunk has presented awards for the best in deceptive advertising - we know this as “greenwashing” - advertising products that appear to enhance the environment but clearly do not.

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Support TEA This #GivingTuesday November 27, 2015

This year, the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) is participating in #GivingTuesday, a day where people come together as a community to support causes they believe in and give what they can.

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Letter to Mayor Tory: Ideas to Bring to COP 21 November 27, 2015
Dear Mayor Tory,

Thank you for agreeing to go to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21). Your presence will send a strong signal to world leaders, our new Prime Minister, our Premier and concerned people everywhere, that Toronto wants to be part of the solution to the biggest economic, social and environmental crisis facing the planet.

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Canvasser Profile: Lubna November 26, 2015

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

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New health report identifies risks of burning sewage waste November 12, 2015

A new City-funded health report confirms that burning Scarborough sewage poses more health risks than alternatives.

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Durham-York incinerator firing up with health concerns November 12, 2015

Just east of Toronto, the “state-of-the-art” incinerator built to burn the garbage for Durham and York Regions is already going over toxic air emission limits in the testing stage.

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Clean green for Convocation November 11, 2015

Monica, a TEA volunteer and an undergraduate student in her final year at U of Twas curious about how the convocation robes are cleaned and if toxic substances are used in the process. Here's what she discovered.

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It's time for polluters to pay (again) November 10, 2015

Last night, TEA sent an open letter to all the members of Toronto’s Budget Committee. It’s not often that TEA engages with items on their agenda, but this week is an exception. 

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Peel scraps mega-incinerator - lessons for Toronto? November 05, 2015

Toronto is developing a plan to deal with waste for the next 50 years - and we can learn from what happens in other cities.

TEA’s Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred, recently spoke to Peel Regional Council to urge them to focus on the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) instead of environmentally wasteful and damaging disposal. The good news is that they agreed!

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TEA Voted Best Environmental Group November 05, 2015

Thank you, Toronto, for voting TEA the Best Enviro Group in the 2015 NOW Readers’ Choice Poll!

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Voting for a Greener City for All! October 16, 2015

When you cast your ballot in the federal election, we hope the environment will be one of your top priorities. To help you evaluate the environmental platforms of the major parties and choose the best candidate this coming Monday, here are three key issues we suggest you consider. 

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Seven Ways to Explore Toronto’s Backyard: TEA Staff Tips October 15, 2015

At TEA, we really love the Greenbelt. We love what it does for Toronto and we love to enjoy the amazing spaces protected by the Greenbelt. 

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