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The Future of Recycling in Ontario (Recording) November 17, 2020

The Provincial government released proposed regulations that will make producers responsible for managing the Blue Box program in Ontario. Watch the recording from the “Future of Recycling in Ontario" event to hear our Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred discuss our concerns and what these regulations mean for the environment.

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City Council Report Back: Toronto’s COVID-19 Recovery and Rebuild Plan November 16, 2020

Toronto City Council held an important meeting in late October to discuss a new report from Toronto’s Office of Recovery and Rebuild (TORR), which includes 83 recommendations about how Toronto should rebuild as a city in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Zero Waste High-Rise Project Spotlight: Pavilion Del Sol November 03, 2020

We are profiling the stories of success from buildings participating in the Zero Waste High-Rise Project. Learn more about how Pavilion Del Sol became a model zero waste high-rise, thanks to the presence and efforts of a strong resident Green Team. 

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Peer Learning Event: Organizing Resident Green Teams (Recording) October 29, 2020

TEA is excited to share that our Zero Waste High Rise Project has launched a new online program that anybody can join to take steps to reduce waste in their building! As part of the Online Program, TEA is hosting Peer-Learning Events where you will hear directly from residents and staff from leading zero waste buildings - and learn how they achieved waste reduction. 

Each session will look at a key tactic for high-rise waste reduction and spotlight a building who is exemplary at using that tactic. The focus of this Peer Learning Event is green teams because we’ve seen that they are a foundation for success in leading buildings.

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Community Hubs and Responding to Community Needs in a Time of Crisis October 22, 2020

As part of our project Accelerating Neighbourhood Climate Solutions Through Community Hubs, we’re sharing stories and exploring some of the lessons that can be learned from community hubs about our city’s emergency response and how to build low-carbon and equitable neighbourhoods.

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City’s Recovery and Rebuild Report: Will it deliver a just and green recovery? October 21, 2020

Hundreds of community groups and thousands of residents have given feedback into the process of developing Toronto’s recovery plan. Now, the results are public. Will the City's reports and recommendations create a recovery and rebuild plan that delivers a just and green recovery? Read our analysis.


 

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Zero Waste High-Rise Project: Information Session (Recording) October 21, 2020

TEA is excited to share that our Zero Waste High Rise Project has launched a new online program that anybody can join to take steps to reduce waste in their building! To help participants learn how the program works, TEA hosted a series of online information sessions.

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Statement from environmental and civil society groups on Ontario’s draft Blue Box regulation announcement October 19, 2020

As the Province of Ontario announces new draft regulations for the Blue Box program, 7 environmental and civil society groups - including the Toronto Environmental Alliance - released a joint statement on Ontario’s draft Blue Box regulation.

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CAMPAIGN UPDATE: The Future of Toronto’s City-Owned Golf Course Parklands October 07, 2020

On Friday, City Council voted on extending the operating contracts on five City-owned golf courses. While Council voted to extend the contracts with golf course operators by two years, after public pressure from organizations and individual residents, several motions led to wins including a commitment to hold a public consultation in 2021, and to explore opening these lands for free, year-round use.

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Zero Waste High-Rise Project Spotlight: Windmill Line Co-Op September 29, 2020
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Zero Waste High-Rise Project Spotlight: Oak Street Co-Op September 25, 2020

We are profiling the stories of success from buildings participating in the Zero Waste High-Rise Project. Learn more about Oak Street Co-Op and how they are tackling waste and improving accessibility in their building.

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Community Hub Responses to COVID-19: Lessons for Creating More Equitable, Low-Carbon and Resilient Neighbourhoods September 18, 2020

In this new blog series, our Climate Campaigner Michael Polanyi is sharing stories and exploring some of the lessons that can be learned from community hubs about our city’s emergency response and how to build more resilient, low-carbon and equitable neighbourhoods. 

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Cleaning up litter in your community? Use it as an opportunity to advocate for lasting change! September 18, 2020

Litter is a growing issue, especially this year: as more of us spend time outdoors and in parks, it’s hard to miss the increasing amount of litter and plastic in public spaces. This fall, community groups and individuals across Toronto and Ontario will be getting out to parks and green spaces to clean up litter and preserve our beautiful and natural spaces. 

But litter cleanups aren’t enough - we need to change the system that caused the pollution in the first place. 

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Ontario–Recycling is the Last Resort August 24, 2020

As the Province of Ontario considers changes to the Blue Box program, more than 50 environmental and civil society groups - including the Toronto Environmental Alliance - released a joint statement calling on the government to address the failings of its recycling system and transition Ontario to a circular economy. 

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Opportunities and risks for Ontario's Blue Box overhaul August 24, 2020

New regulations on recycling and Ontario’s Blue Box are currently in development. This is a critical, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a low-carbon, circular economy. However, there are significant risks if it isn’t done right.

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Reusable Masks: Protect Others, and Protect the Environment August 19, 2020

As of August 5th, masks are mandatory in common areas of Toronto apartment buildings and condos. By using a reusable cloth mask, you’ll be protecting yourself and others while reducing the amount of disposable PPE that ends up in our landfills or in the environment. Check out our tips and resources on reusable face masks. 

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COVID-19, the Climate Crisis and the City of Toronto: Joint Submission from the Toronto Climate Action Network (TCAN) July 15, 2020

As part of the Toronto Climate Action Network, we put forward a joint submission to Toronto’s Office of Recovery and Rebuild. 

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What are the responsibilities of environmental organizations in building a racially-just society? June 30, 2020

TEA's Executive Director Emmay Mah shares her reflections on allyship.

At a time when the struggle for racial justice is at the forefront of public discourse, environmental organizations like the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) are compelled to reflect on their roles and responsibilities in addressing the inequity, violence, and systemic oppression experienced by Black, Indigenous and other racialized peoples.

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[VIDEO] A Green and Just Recovery for Cities: An Online Conversation with David Miller May 26, 2020

Emmay Mah, Executive Director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance, sat down for a virtual conversation with David Miller, Director of International Diplomacy with C40 Cities and former Mayor of Toronto. Watch the recording. 

 

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4 things that remain the same for Toronto’s waste reduction movement May 19, 2020

The latest blog by our Waste Campaigner Emily Alfred. 

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