On Wednesday, Mayor Tory’s Executive Committee adopted a new rapid transit expansion plan for Toronto that City Council will consider in late March.
News & Updates
On Tuesday, March 1st TEA’s Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred, and Executive Director Franz Hartmann spoke to Toronto’s Public Works & Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) about the future of waste in Toronto.
Last week, TEA joined Cycle Toronto and Walk Toronto and sent joint letters to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Mayor John Tory requesting that they consider investing federal infrastructure dollars into cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Since Fall 2014, TEA has been actively involved in a unique new initiative connecting five city-based environmental groups in Ontario that focus on building greener cities. At our fourth meeting this January in Hamilton, we decided to name our collaboration the Urban Climate Alliance to recognize the fact that our collective goal was to help Ontario cities deal with climate disruption.
On Friday January 15th, TEA's Executive Director, Franz Hartmann and Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred, met with Mayor John Tory to talk about some of the environmental priorities for the city.
Two City Councillors have recently taken the lead to protect our water and take a stand against pollution in our sewer system. TEA has played a key role in getting these issues on the agenda, working directly with these Councillors to bring the matter forward at City Hall. Read on to learn about our two latest wins to reduce water pollution in Toronto.
Last Thursday January 14th, at TEA’s AGM, staff and volunteers said thank you and goodbye to two amazing people who have faithfully served on the TEA Board of Directors for the past 6 years: Bob Fugere and Sahar Ghafouri-Bakhsh.
Councillor Budget Townhalls are a great way to hear from your local City Councilllor and to ask questions. From now until mid-February, there will be 14 Councillors organizing 12 budget townhalls around Toronto.
We're halfway there! We've raised $2500 in a short amount of time but we need to double those dollars to reach our goal. For only $2500 more we can buy 5 new air monitors before we launch our INHALE Project in downtown Toronto this spring!
Our Eat. Drink. Play. In Toronto's Backyard: Guide to the Greenbelt has been updated with fun ways you can connect with the Greenbelt this winter.
Two deputations were delivered regarding issues with the environment not addressed in the 2016 budget. TEA's Executive Director Franz Hartmann, spoke on January 12th at City Hall while TEA's Campaigner Dusha Sritharan, gave her deputation at the North York Civic Centre on January 13th.
At TEA's request, the City finally released the Air Quality Impact study for Highland Creek's sewage treatment plant. Now we know how incineration 'stacks up' against pelletization and it's not good news.
In the aftermath of the Paris climate change talks, it’s clear global leaders are ready to act because they understand the importance of reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate disruption. Sadly, the city’s proposed 2016 budget, released in mid December, doesn’t reflect this new global reality.
Our 25th EcoBunk Anniversary was an incredible night that won’t be forgotten. Thank you to our guests, sponsors, supporters and everyone who made this night possible!
All eyes were on Paris in December to see whether world leaders would make history and sign off on an agreement that would finally lead to real global action on climate change.
On Monday December 7th, we got a bit closer to securing the future protection of the Greenbelt and ending urban sprawl, thanks to key recommendations in a new report.
As the world gathers in Paris to negotiate a new treaty to reduce global carbon emissions, one fact is becoming clear to leaders, negotiators and the world media: what happens in cities will be key to determining how we deal with climate disruption (also known as climate change). And here in Toronto, media have been turning to TEA for comment.
On Tuesday, TEA’s Executive Director Franz Hartmann personally delivered 4,238 letters to Mayor John Tory from Torontonians, asking the Mayor to honour his election commitments for action on the environment.
EX 10.13 City of Toronto Declaration. Right to a Healthy Environment.
On December 1st 2015, Franz Hartmann, TEA's Executive Director, delivered a deputation at City Hall to Major John Tory about the Right to a Healthy Environment. Below is a copy of the deputation he delivered.
Rather than support the Polluter Pays recommendation put forward by Budget Committee last week, which would save water ratepayers $1.6 Million per year, Mayor Tory’s Executive Committee decided to delay it for the second year in a row.