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SCHOOL’S OUT, AND CITY COUNCIL’S GREEN GRADES ARE IN - NOW

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Nature note:

Toronto Environmental Alliance has been keeping track of just how the current council voted on 31 key enviro issues like bike lanes and transit service over the last four years.

The grades are in, and the class average is a pretty mediocre 66 per cent, but thankfully, the 17 F-rated councillors bent on gutting green programs (including mayoral candidate Karen Stintz and garbage privateer Denzil Minnan-Wong) were offset by 17 A+ earners.

The tight ratio of flunkies versus greens helps explain why this city’s done little more than tread water on enviro issues over the last four years – that and the fact that our mayor tied for worst score.

“Torontonians deserve more than this – we should have seen signs of building a greener city,” says the report. “Because of these last four years of inaction, the next council has lost precious time to deal with the mounting environmental problems facing Toronto.”

To get the complete scores, hop on torontoenvironment.org/vote2014.

Be sure to let eco laggards know it’s time to green up their act.

ecoholic@nowtoronto.com | @ecoholicnation

In print
• NOW | July 3-10, 2014 | VOL 33 NO 44

 

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