TEA submitted a letter to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee that commends the City of Toronto's plan to implement Mandatory Emissions Performance Standards for buildings in Toronto.
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TEA submitted a letter to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee that commends City Staff’s work on finding solutions for retrofitting Toronto’s existing building stock.
TEA submitted a letter to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee that calls on City Council to safeguard Toronto’s waste diversion results.
TEA submitted a letter to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee about the City of Toronto's efforts to carry out a consumption-based emissions inventory for both community (city-wide) and corporate emissions.
Last week, thanks to your emails, tweets, and posts, Toronto City Council agreed to move ahead with a set of new funding tools vital to the city’s long-term environmental and financial sustainability.
TEA and our allies sent a letter to the Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks asking for answers about the Etobicoke chemical spill.
The Canadian government has outlined a plan to make major grocery retailers cut down on the plastic packaging filling store shelves, and offer more groceries in bulk and refillable containers.
This is a big step towards eliminating plastics and single-use packaging.
As a fellow resident of St. James Town, I intimately understood the challenges and discomfort associated with heatwaves.
Less than half of non-alcoholic drink containers in Ontario are collected and recycled in the blue box. This is simply not good enough. Better deposit-return systems could be the solution we need to keep these containers out of landfills.
For the last 8 weeks, TEA’s summer hires, along with the interns at U of T Trash Team and Green Neighbours Network, set out across various neighbourhoods in Toronto to survey restaurants and cafes about their efforts, challenges & understanding of single-use waste reduction.
This month marks a big change in how recycling works in Toronto - though most Torontonians won’t notice a thing.
What will it mean for Toronto to have Olivia Chow as our new Mayor? Since her victory on June 26th, there has naturally been a lot of discussion centered on this question.
Toronto keeps trying to burn its garbage, but TEA, along with our allies, keep coming together to prevent that from happening. This is a toxic, unnecessary and reckless move which can be prevented with stronger action to reduce the amount of waste we produce in Toronto.
Extreme heat waves are becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change, along with other impacts like escalating storms, floods, and wildfire smoke. In cities like Toronto, heat waves are intensified by pavement and tall buildings which trap heat.
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June 26, 2023
The May City Council meeting was jam packed with climate and environmental items. Here’s a rundown on what happened.