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Federal government should support workers, not oil and gas companies March 24, 2020

Today, the Toronto Environmental Alliance joined over 80 health, environmental, faith and labour groups in urging Prime Minister Trudeau to ensure that governmental support for the ailing oil and gas sector - expected next week - focuses on a just transition for workers and a bold shift to a clean, low-carbon economy.

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Update on COVID-19 and our work - Toronto Environmental Alliance March 19, 2020

A message from our Executive Director Emmay Mah. 

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City Budget 2020: Analysis and Recap February 21, 2020

Toronto City Council passed its first City Budget since declaring a climate emergency. Read the Toronto Environmental Alliance’s analysis and recap of this year’s City Budget process.

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Statement from TEA’s Climate Campaigner on the 2020 City Budget and investments in climate action February 19, 2020

February 19th, 2020

TEA welcomes Council motion to assess new commercial parking levy to fund emergency climate action but urges scaled-up action in City’s TransformTO 2021-2023 climate plan.

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Climate Emergency and the City Budget: TEA’s Deputation January 30, 2020

We were at the City Budget Committee meetings to speak up on climate action in the 2020 City Budget - the first budget since the City of Toronto declared a climate emergency and committed to accelerated action. 

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Analysis: Climate Action in the 2020 City Budget January 16, 2020

In October, Toronto declared a Climate Emergency - and promised accelerated action to make Toronto zero-carbon by 2050. A first test of the City’s commitment is the 2020 City Budget, which was released last week. Read TEA’s assessment - and find out how to get involved in the budget process.  

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The 2019 Greener City Celebration December 18, 2019

On December 10th, TEA held the 2019 Greener City Celebration - our annual end-of-year party that brings together our community to celebrate what we’ve accomplished that year. Take a look at some of the photos and highlights from the evening.

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Scaling Up Solutions for Waste Reduction in High-Rises November 12, 2019

The latest update from the Zero Waste High-rise Project.

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Consultations launched on Toronto’s 2021-2023 climate plan October 31, 2019

The City of Toronto has launched public consultations on its 2021-2023 climate action plan (TransformTO).

We now have an opportunity to show City staff and Council that there is strong public support for climate action. This will help ensure that bold actions are included in the next phase of TransformTO.

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Toronto City Council voted YES to declare a climate emergency and accelerate climate action October 08, 2019

On October 2nd, City Council unanimously voted to declare a climate emergency and accelerate climate action. Here’s what Council committed to and how together, we helped make it happen. 

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An Open Call to Toronto City Council: Declare a Climate Emergency and Commit to Accelerated Action September 20, 2019

More than 50 community organizations sent an open call to Toronto City Council to declare a climate emergency and commit to accelerated action on climate change.

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Fed up with single-use plastics? The City needs to hear from you! September 19, 2019

The City of Toronto is hosting round 2 of a public consultation on how to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics and takeaway items. See TEA’s tips on how the City’s suggested rules are a good start, but need to go further to not only restrict disposables, but move businesses towards reusables.

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Ontario's recycling system needs to be overhauled - but let's do it right August 15, 2019

The Minister of the Environment has announced that Ontario is moving ahead to shift Ontario’s Blue Bin program to one fully paid for by manufacturers and producers - also known as an Extended Producer Responsibility system. Our Waste Campaigner Emily Alfred breaks down what this means for Ontario, the benefits to this approach, and the significant risks if it’s not done right.

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6 things Toronto can do to ditch single-use plastics and move towards a waste-free future July 24, 2019

At TEA, we’re thinking about what we can do as a city, and how we can use our strength as a community, to ban the worst single-use plastics for good! But since substituting single-use plastic with another disposable product doesn't go far enough, we want to promote a vision that includes more than bans, and shifts Toronto to reusables and other truly waste-free solutions.

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TEA Statement: GL6.31 City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire June 24, 2019

Statement by TEA's Campaigns Director Heather Marshall. 

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One Year Later June 07, 2019

One year ago today, the Ford government was elected in Ontario. We look back at some of the worst cuts and the growing resistance from people fighting to protect our environment.

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Retrofits: Creating Jobs, Cutting Emissions and Climate Proofing Housing in Toronto May 31, 2019

Decent work, a safe climate and quality housing are three things that all Torontonians should have. Building retrofits that put community needs at the centre can reduce the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our city while creating local green jobs and improving housing conditions for residents.

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UPDATE: Toronto Consultation on Single-Use Plastics May 30, 2019

The results of Toronto’s single-use plastics consultation are in: Torontonians want the City to ban or restrict single-use plastics! See our recap of what’s being considered, the consultation results and what Toronto needs to do next.

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Protect environmental health - speak out against the cuts to Toronto Public Health May 02, 2019

Many of Toronto’s greatest environmental policy wins have a common denominator: leadership from Toronto Public Health. TEA’s Campaigns Director shares her perspective on why people who care about environmental issues like climate change, industrial pollution and water quality need to stand up against the $1B budget cut to Toronto Public Health.

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Participating in a Community Clean Up? Use it as an opportunity to help Toronto #BreakFreeFromPlastic! April 23, 2019

Community cleanups are a great way to connect with neighbours and take action to protect our environment. But cleaning ups aren’t enough - we need to change the system that caused the pollution in the first place.

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