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Call and Stop a Very Expensive Mistake June 02, 2015

Next week Toronto City Council decides what to do with the eastern part of the Gardiner Expressway. Right now, Council is split between two options: dismantling the Gardiner and ramping it down into a surface-level boulevard (supported by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health and the City’s Chief Planner) or rebuilding it (supported by the Mayor, and called the hybrid option).

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Toronto's Long Term Waste Plan Update - May 2015 June 02, 2015

In late May 2015, Solid Waste Management Services staff gave an update on the progress of the Long Term Waste Plan to Toronto’s Public Works Committee.

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Spotlight on Perc May 28, 2015

Perchloroethylene (perc) is one of the top toxic chemicals released into Toronto's air. Since dry cleaners are the main source, TEA has launched a consumer campaign for safer alternatives.

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Spotlight on Cadmium May 21, 2015

Cadmium is one of the top toxic chemicals released into Toronto's air and water. Check out TEA's new map tool to find the good and bad news stories about cadmium in our city.

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Acclaimed Musician Terra Lightfoot to Play TEA's Greenbelt Getaway May 08, 2015

Critically acclaimed Canadian musicians Terra Lightfoot and Brian MacMillan have confirmed that they will perform at TEA’s upcoming Getaway to the Greenbelt, and evening in support of TEA's work to preserve and expand Ontario's Greenbelt.

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Broken Transit Promises May 01, 2015

TTC riders along Sheppard can be forgiven for being grumpy following the latest provincial transit announcement, the last in a month long series of announcements designed to create  the impression the Wynne government cares about transit. 

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Community waste solutions - Wast(ED) talk April 30, 2015

Community groups across Toronto are a great inspiration for showing what we can achieve by working together to create a Waste Free Toronto.

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What's your vision for Toronto's waste future? April 24, 2015

What principles and values should guide Toronto's waste management over the next 50 years? Zero waste? Local green jobs? Health and social equity? The City wants your opinion.

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When will Toronto go Zero Waste? April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, New York City announced a Zero Waste plan that will see them reduce garbage going to landfill or incinerator by 90% by 2030!

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Strength in Numbers April 17, 2015

Since last Fall, TEA has been actively involved in a unique, new initiative connecting five city-based environmental groups in Ontario that focus on building greener cities. On April 14, we met in Windsor to discuss how to work together. 

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Big Steps Taken on Climate Change April 17, 2015

On Wednesday, April 15, the City’s Parks and Environment Committee took some big steps that will help Toronto reduce greenhouse gas pollution and get ready for climate change.

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TEA Office Volunteers April 10, 2015

TEA relies on volunteers in the office as well as in the community.

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TEA Tables at Community Events April 06, 2015

Volunteers take the TEA message all around Toronto by participating in community events.

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Spring Cleaning with TEA: Part 1 April 02, 2015

Spring is finally here! If you are beginning the sometimes-daunting task of spring cleaning, we have a few tips to help you deal with your unwanted items. From dumping batteries to old sports equipment, compact florescent lightbulbs to used cooking oil, find out how to make your spring cleaning green!

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TEA calling on the Province: keep the bottle deposit! April 02, 2015

A nickel or a dime may not seem like a lot, but Ontario's Beer Store and LCBO deposit programs prove that putting a deposit on drink containers is the best way to get high return rates for recycling or reuse.

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Surprise! They're Listening! March 31, 2015

Yesterday, TEA's Executive Director, Franz Hartmann, attended a Town Hall meeting on the Greenbelt Plan and other laws that have a big impact on the environment, organized by the Provincial Government to get public input . Here is his report.

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Action Alert: Toronto's Drinking Water At Risk March 31, 2015

On Wednesday at 2 pm, Toronto City Council will vote on a motion which would tell Enbridge Gas to install shut off valves wherever Line 9 crosses rivers in Toronto. If this vote fails, Toronto's drinking water will be at risk, especially if the Federal Government allows Line 9 to carry tar sands oil. You can help make sure it doesn't fail.

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TEA Comments on Province's Climate Change Discussion Paper March 30, 2015

TEA, along with Environment Hamilton and Ecology Ottawa, submitted the following comments in response to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change report called Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015.

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March 30 Town Hall Meeting: The Greenbelt Needs You! March 13, 2015

The Greenbelt is under threat and it needs you on March 30 to tell the Provincial Government to make sure the Greenbelt not only survives but thrives.

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Did your Councillor stand up for you? March 11, 2015

On Tuesday night, Toronto's City Councillors and the Mayor literally stood up to show their support or disregard for polluter pays.

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