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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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Letter to City Council: Toronto Organizations Call for A Bold, Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19 April 29, 2020

As the Mayor, Councillors and Toronto’s new Office of Recovery and Rebuild begin their work on Toronto’s recovery, local organizations representing tens of thousands of people from across the city, including the Toronto Environmental Alliance, submitted a letter to the Mayor and City Council that outlines ten principles for a bold, green, and just recovery. 

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[VIDEO] Toward a Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19: An Online Panel Discussion April 29, 2020

This discussion was the first in a new online series by Toronto Environmental Alliance to envision a just and green recovery for Toronto. Watch the video recording.

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LETTER: Recommendations to the Mayor’s Economic Support and Recovery Task Force April 24, 2020

A new Task Force was struck by Mayor Tory to develop a recovery plan for Toronto. We sent a letter to the Mayor and Councillors with recommendations for a green and just recovery plan. 

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COVID-19 and Waste: Tips for High-Rise Buildings April 21, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our lifestyles have changed and this affects the type and amount of waste created at home. To support high-rise residents and building staff, TEA's Zero Waste High-Rise Project team created a list of tips and printable signs/posters to help manage and reduce waste during this time.

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There is no environmental ‘silver lining’ to COVID-19 - only choices for a more equitable and sustainable future April 03, 2020

Climate disruption, environmental destruction, and the current COVID-19 pandemic are complex problems that require multi-pronged solutions. During this unprecedented time, what can we collectively learn? How do decisions taken today alter the future trajectory of our society and our planet?

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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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