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TEA's Recommendations for the City’s 2023 Proposed Budget January 26, 2023
TEA's comments on the 2023 proposed City budget focused on a few key areas: investing in climate action through transit and building retrofits, investing in climate resilience through affordable housing, parks, green spaces, and trees, and investing in waste education to reach the City's zero waste targets.
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TEA’s Key Takeaways from the 2023 City Budget January 13, 2023

On Tuesday, January 10, the 2023 city budget was released, which lays out the year’s spending on everything from bike lanes to sewers. While this budget is bigger than ever before, it’s missing vital support to meet the growing climate, affordability, housing, transit, food security, and other big challenges that we face today.

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Reusable Toronto Webinar recording - Shifting our city from single-use to reuse December 20, 2022

On December 13th, TEA and the Reusable Toronto initiative hosted an online event, focused on how Toronto can ditch the disposables and make the shift towards reusables and a waste-free city!

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A federal plastics ban is coming - what does this mean for you? December 20, 2022

In June 2022, the Canadian government passed a ban on some single-use plastics - including plastic bags, cutlery, foam and black plastic containers. 

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The 2022 Greener City Celebration: Highlights December 20, 2022

On December 5th, TEA and our community of supporters, collaborators, funders and allies came together for an evening of celebration. Check out the evening's highlights in photos. 

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2022 Greener City For All Award: Windmill Line Co-Op December 15, 2022

Each year at the annual Greener City Celebration, TEA presents the Greener City For All Award. This award celebrates the success and hard work of community organizations and individuals that are creating a greener and more equitable city. 

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CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Bill 23 December 12, 2022

On November 28, despite weeks of strong opposition across Ontario, Doug Ford’s conservative government pushed Bill 23 through the Ontario legislature.

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REGISTER: Reusable Toronto webinar December 08, 2022

Join the Reusable Toronto initiative for an online event, focused on how Toronto can ditch the disposables and make the shift towards reusables and a waste-free city!

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There’s something bad for everyone in Bill 23 November 17, 2022

Why we need to fight back against Bill 23, Premier Ford’s new ‘housing’ bill

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Toronto Election Debrief - Did your Councillor take the Greener City for All pledge? November 08, 2022

Now that the election is over, it’s time to look forward to the next four years, and hold our new City Council accountable to their commitments. 

We're happy to say that a majority of Toronto's new Council took TEA's Greener City For All election pledge, committing to key actions. See who took the pledge below. 

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[VIDEO] TEA’s Election Debrief: What do the election results mean for Toronto’s environment? November 07, 2022
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TORONTO ELECTION 2022: Waste, the City and our opportunity to ditch the disposables October 07, 2022

Moving our city towards a zero waste future is good for people, the environment and local businesses. Next in our series on the election and the issues at stake, our Waste Campaigner Emily Alfred dives into the big opportunities for Toronto’s next City Council to shift Toronto towards reusables.

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Election 2022: Why Toronto urgently needs new climate funding tools September 23, 2022

In 2021, Toronto passed a bold new climate plan - but how do we fund the transformation to a net zero city? To kick off our series on the environmental issues at stake in Toronto’s municipal election, we dive into how Toronto’s next City Council can use new climate funding tools to transform Toronto into the sustainable, healthy and equitable city we deserve.

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This election, vote for a Greener City for All September 14, 2022

Next month, we’ll head to the polls for the municipal election. This election is important: who we elect to City Council will hold power at City Hall during a critical window to act on the climate crisis, make Toronto more resilient to climate impacts like extreme heat and flooding, and create a local circular economy.

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2021 Annual Report September 01, 2022

TEA's 2021 Annual Report is here! Read the report, which includes wins and highlights from our campaigns, advocacy and community projects over the past year. 

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Are you a local business who wants to reduce waste? The City of Toronto needs to hear from you! August 04, 2022
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Why the Provincial Election Matters to TEA: Key Environmental Issues at Stake May 26, 2022

On June 2nd, Ontarians go to the polls for the Provincial election. Who we elect will have a big impact on Toronto and our city’s progress on key environmental issues - everything from what we put in our recycling bins to how quickly we get dirty fossil fuels out of our electricity grid. 

Ahead of the election, get a rundown of some of the major issues that we are working on that are impacted by the Provincial government - and how these issues and priorities have fared under the Ford government.

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Update on Toronto's Single-Use Reduction Strategy: May 2022 May 25, 2022
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NEW REPORT: Food service businesses in Toronto are willing to change their practices around single-use and reusable foodware April 28, 2022

In 2021, TEA partnered up with the U of T Trash Team on a new pollution prevention project. We wanted to know: “What are the challenges and opportunities related to switching from single-use to reusable foodware materials in local businesses?”

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City Budget Update: Ambitious new climate targets, same old Budget February 24, 2022
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