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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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Join a plastic polluters brand audit on #WorldCleanUpDay September 10, 2018

Saturday is #WorldCleanUpDay and our friends at Greenpeace and a number of other great Toronto community groups that are fighting plastic pollution have joined together to host a litter clean up and brand audit near the Don River!

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"Thank you for 11 great years" - A Farewell from TEA's Executive Director Franz Hartmann August 27, 2018

After over 11 years as TEA’s Executive Director, I’ve decided it’s time to begin a new adventure. But before I leave, I want to share with you why I love TEA so much and what TEA has meant to me over the past 27 years.

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Toronto Takes First Big Step to Act On Single-Use Plastics August 07, 2018

At its July meeting, Toronto City Council voted to take the first critical step to act locally on the global plastics problem. Councillors voted to start a public and stakeholder consultation on what the City can do to reduce single-use packaging and plastics.

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Stand up for your city July 30, 2018

By now, you have probably heard about Premier Doug Ford’s plan to slash the size of Toronto City Council from 47 to 25. I’ve been active at City Hall for over 25 years, mostly on behalf of TEA, and I can tell you this move is nothing less than an attack on democracy, civic engagement and building a greener city.

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An Attack on Local Democracy is an Attack on the Environment July 27, 2018

Statement from TEA's Executive Director Franz Hartmann. 

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