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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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Fed up with single-use plastics? The City needs to hear from you! September 19, 2019

The City of Toronto is hosting round 2 of a public consultation on how to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics and takeaway items. See TEA’s tips on how the City’s suggested rules are a good start, but need to go further to not only restrict disposables, but move businesses towards reusables.

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Ontario's recycling system needs to be overhauled - but let's do it right August 15, 2019

The Minister of the Environment has announced that Ontario is moving ahead to shift Ontario’s Blue Bin program to one fully paid for by manufacturers and producers - also known as an Extended Producer Responsibility system. Our Waste Campaigner Emily Alfred breaks down what this means for Ontario, the benefits to this approach, and the significant risks if it’s not done right.

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6 things Toronto can do to ditch single-use plastics and move towards a waste-free future July 24, 2019

At TEA, we’re thinking about what we can do as a city, and how we can use our strength as a community, to ban the worst single-use plastics for good! But since substituting single-use plastic with another disposable product doesn't go far enough, we want to promote a vision that includes more than bans, and shifts Toronto to reusables and other truly waste-free solutions.

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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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