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Toronto Council sends Ontario’s Greenbelt a Big Birthday Present

For Immediate Release
February 20, 2014

Toronto: Yesterday, a week before Ontario's Greenbelt turns 9, Toronto City Council sent it a birthday present by taking a big step towards growing the Greenbelt into publicly owned lands along the Don, Humber and Etobicoke Creek river valleys.

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Severe Storm Shows Toronto Not Ready for Climate Change

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2013 

Toronto: The record-breaking storm from Monday showed our city is not ready to handle climate change, says a local environmental group.

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NEW Toxic Reduction Tool Kit Helps Prevent Cancer

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2013

TORONTO: Today, the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition (TCPC) released the first-ever Toronto Toxics Reduction Tool Kit just in time to help Torontonians exercise their ‘right to know’ about cancer-causing chemicals found in their neighbourhoods.

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New Toronto Toxic Reduction Tool Kit To Be Released

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Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition’s Environmental and Occupational Carcinogens Working Group released a Tool Kit to help reduce cancer-causing pollutants. 

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New Provincial Waste Bill “An important move in the right direction,” says environmental group

For Immediate Release
June 06, 2013

Toronto: A proposed Provincial Waste Reduction Strategy is an important move in the right direction to overhaul Ontario’s broken waste diversion regulations and programs, says a Toronto environmental group that has been calling for better waste diversion for over 15 years.

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Metrolinx Investment Strategy: A Very Welcome ‘Half Breath’ of Fresh Air

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2013

Toronto: The release of Metrolinx's Investment Strategy was greeted with cautious optimism by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), which has been calling for action on transit expansion for over a decade.

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Public Education for Waste Diversion, not Consultants, should be city priority

For Immediate Release
March 12, 2013

Toronto: A new city report on what to do with Toronto’s garbage is proposing to hire consultants to review incineration and disposal options instead of helping Torontonians divert more from landfill, says city hall environmental watchdog group, TEA.

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City plan to meet 70% waste diversion thrown out with new waste budget

For Immediate Release
November 7, 2012

Toronto: The 2007 Council-approved plan to get to 70% waste diversion is effectively dead in the latest waste budget just released at City Hall.

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New Report: Waste Diversion Best Way to Delay New Dump Debate

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2012

Toronto: A new report shows how Toronto City Council can get to 80% waste diversion to help the environment, create jobs and increase the life of Toronto’s landfill site.

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