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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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Analysis: Will Ontario ban single-use plastics - or burn them? March 27, 2019

Will Ontario consider a ban single-use plastics? We combed through their Provincial Discussion Paper Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities line-by-line. Here’s what you need to know - and what you should tell the Ontario government.

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TEA's 2019 City Budget Recap March 12, 2019

The 2019 City Budget process just wrapped up. Read our analysis on the Budget and what it means for the environment and our campaigns in the months ahead.

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Climate action in the 2019 City Budget February 25, 2019

TEA’s Executive Director Emmay Mah spoke to the Budget Committee about TransformTO and the need to deepen our investment in climate action with co-benefits. This is what she said.

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TEA Statement on GV1.2: Public Input on City Council’s Governance System for 26 Members February 21, 2019

Since the abrupt slashing of Toronto’s City Council in July, the Toronto Environmental Alliance has been concerned about the impact this restructuring will have on fair access and representation, accountability and civic engagement in decision-making.

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TEA Welcomes a New Executive Director January 18, 2019

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) is excited to announce our new Executive Director, Emmay Mah.

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Join TEA's Board of Directors January 09, 2019

The Toronto Environmental Alliance is currently seeking new Board members to join its Board of Directors. The position is voluntary and unpaid.

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2018 Greener City for All Award: Building Up December 13, 2018

On December 4th, the Toronto Environmental Alliance announced the recipient of the second annual Greener City for All Award - an award to recognize and celebrate our allies in the movement for a greener, more sustainable and more equitable Toronto.

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Sneak Peak at the Silent Auction - TEA's Greener City Celebration December 03, 2018

Get a sneak peek at a few of the items up for bid at the Greener City Celebration silent auction! 

Get your tickets to the Greener City Celebration here.

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Big Questions for Toronto's New, Smaller Council November 30, 2018

Now more than ever, Toronto needs a city government that is prepared to exercise bold environmental decision-making. But after a mid-election slashing of Council seats, Toronto’s new, smaller Council will first have to decide how to govern.

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We asked: "What do you want to say to Doug Ford about this so-called climate plan consultation?" November 16, 2018

Since being elected, the Ford Provincial government has cut the Cap and Trade program, cancelled our climate action plan and now they are cutting the independent body that monitors the government’s compliance with our Environmental Bill of Rights.

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Municipal Election Recap: What We Accomplished & What's Next for TEA October 25, 2018

On October 22nd, Toronto voters elected 25 City Councillors and re-elected Mayor John Tory to lead our city. Toronto’s new, smaller Council will include 21 incumbent Councillors who were re-elected and four new City Councillors, including two who unseated incumbents.

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TEA Addresses Provincial Committee on Bill 4 (the Cancellation of Cap and Trade) October 17, 2018

TEA has been deeply concerned with recent decisions by the Provincial government to scale back actions and investments in tackling climate change. That's why we knew we needed to speak up. This week, we spoke to the special Provincial committee to call for action that meets the urgency of the climate crisis and that prioritizes equity and prosperity.

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Voting for a Greener City for All: Some Tips from TEA October 12, 2018

As part of our work to put environmental issues on the agenda in the 2018 municipal election, we’ve compiled some election basics and environment-focused questions you can ask your local candidates.

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Trampling on our rights harms our environment, too September 14, 2018

The last 6 weeks have been a chaotic time in Toronto politics.

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