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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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Keep Your Fabrics Toxic-Free this Fall October 15, 2015

With a change in season comes a change in clothes! As you begin switching over to warmer jackets and cozier blankets this fall, you might realize that some of your items smell musty, stale or just need a good cleaning! But what do you do when these items can't easily be thrown in the washer and dryer, the ones that need special care or have labels like 'hand wash' or 'dry clean only'? 

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Council asks the right questions - with TEA's help October 08, 2015

Last week, Council approved the next stage of the Long Term Waste Strategy. It was great to see some positive discussion about diversion - and a number of Councillors mentioned TEA's messages.  

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Long Term Waste Plan Update, Sept 2015 September 30, 2015

This week, Councillors are voting on the framework and options consultants will use to draft a long term waste strategy for Toronto. The strategy will come to the public in early 2016.

TEA was at Public Works & Infrastructure Committee last week to hear the staff report and talk to Councillors.

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Public Pumped at City’s TalkTransformation! September 25, 2015

Last night, a capacity crowd of 200 came out to hear panelists give their ideas about what the city can do get ready for the severe weather climate disruption will bring to Toronto. Another 250 people were on a waiting list to get in.

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Conserve Energy and Get Ready for a Severe Weather Future September 21, 2015

What is the most important thing we must do to get ready for the severe weather climate disruption will bring Toronto?

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Comedy Jam supports TEA with lots of laughs September 15, 2015

TEA's Comedy Jam featured some of Canada’s brightest and funniest comedians, supporting our work by making our supporters laugh.

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Canvasser Profile: Adam September 15, 2015

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

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TEA visits Green Condo in Scarborough August 01, 2015

TEA summer students and volunteers from CASSA have been talking about the challenges that face condos and apartments in reducing waste - the average diversion rate is 29% for apartments, compared to 66% for houses. However, one condo in Scarborough has turned that around.

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What’s our Pan Am score for air quality? July 20, 2015

While many Torontonians are keeping count of how many medals Canada has won during the PanAm Games, TEA’s keeping score of something else: how Toronto’s air quality is performing.

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Jobs, Justice and Climate Action July 09, 2015

The march for Jobs, Justice and the Climate brought together over 10,000 concerned activists from over 60 groups and organizations to the streets of Toronto on July 5th.

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Connect to the Greenbelt by Bicycle June 19, 2015

Connect with the Greenbelt this summer on the Greenbelt Bike Route. Download the map and plan your trip.

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The Silver Lining to the Gardiner Vote June 16, 2015

Last Thursday’s close Council vote on the east Gardiner’s future was disappointing.

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Tips for the Long Term Waste Plan public survey June 09, 2015

The City wants to hear from you on the Long Term Waste Plan this summer via an online survey that will close on July 24.

This is a critically important issue, and it's your chance to help Toronto decide whether we choose a path to zero-waste.

Read TEA's tips below to help you share your waste-free ideas on this important issue!

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New recyclables hit Toronto Blue Bins! June 05, 2015

As of June 1st, Toronto residents can start recycling more types of plastic films and bags in our Blue Bins!

While the City has accepted clean plastic shopping bags in Blue Bins since 2008, it didn't accept other plastic bags, like bread bags, frozen food bags, and fresh produce bags.

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