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CLIMATE AND THE 2021 CITY BUDGET: Report back from the final City Budget vote February 23, 2021

On February 18th, City Council passed the 2021 City Budget. Read our blog for an update on funding for climate action in this year’s budget. 

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Submission on EX20.7 Advancing the Community Benefits Framework January 26, 2021

This submission was sent to the Executive Committee on EX20.7 Advancing the Community Benefits Framework. 

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Three projects to reduce waste in your multi-residential building January 26, 2021

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)’s Zero Waste High-Rise Project is offering coaching, resources and funding support to help multi-residential buildings become zero waste leaders. By sharing success stories from leading zero waste buildings across Toronto, the Zero Waste High-Rise Project is inspiring building communities across Ontario to take action to reduce waste.

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Climate and the 2021 City Budget January 21, 2021

The 2021 City Budget process is underway, and this year is unlike any other. Read our analysis of the proposed budget, including 6 things to call for during the City Budget consultations. 

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Community Hubs and Spaces for COVID-19, Response, Recovery and Rebuilding December 23, 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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SURVEY: Help shape our next strategic plan December 23, 2020

Individual supporters play an important role in our work to build a greener city for all. We are inviting you to take our Strategic Plan Supporter Survey to share your thoughts on the future direction of TEA’s work.

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Announcing: New Support and Resources for Buildings Participating in the Zero Waste High-Rise Project December 21, 2020

TEA's Zero Waste High-Rise Project studies how high-rise buildings can become zero waste leaders, and shares success stories to inspire even more buildings to reduce waste. By participating in the project, you can take meaningful action to reduce waste and support valuable research on waste reduction in high-rise buildings.

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Zero Waste High-Rise Project Spotlight: Perth Ave Co-op December 18, 2020

Perth Avenue Co-op is a building in the downtown west end of Toronto. Built in 1986, it has a single tower with eight stories and 102 units. The building joined the Zero Waste High-Rise Project in Fall 2019. 

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The 2020 Greener City For All Award: CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather) December 17, 2020

At our annual Greener City Celebration, we present 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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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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