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Urgent Action: Scarborough meeting on June 16th June 11, 2014

Scarborough residents like you have an urgent opportunity to build a greener city for all. This Monday, June 16th, a meeting is being held to discuss the future of Scarborough's sewage system. TEA will be promoting non-toxic solutions. Join us! 

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Long Term Waste Plan - June 2014 update June 09, 2014

Toronto staff want to hear from the public on a Long Term Waste Plan for Toronto's waste over the next 50 years. 

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Council Watch - Gearing up for a green future June 04, 2014

In this issue, TEA fills you in on what you can do to help Toronto go waste free and how we're gearing up for the elections.

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TEA participates in City’s sewer consultation on pollution prevention planning June 04, 2014

Every day toxic chemicals enter our sewer system. TEA is a vocal participant in Toronto Water’s stakeholder consultations to make sure the Pollution Prevention Program does more upstream to protect Lake Ontario from chemicals. Stay tuned for future updates on this!

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Attend a public info session on City Waste Plan May 28, 2014

In June, the City of Toronto will begin consulting the public for their views on how to deal with Toronto's waste. 

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Cigarette butts and the environment May 27, 2014

Tired of cigarette butts littering the street? Cigarettes butts aren't just ugly to look at, as litter, they're also harmful to the environment.

 

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Why is Scarborough's air polluted? May 25, 2014

The City-owned Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant treats all of Scarborough's sewage and serves nearly 500,000 people. Unfortunately, it is one of the city’s largest polluters because the plant burns sewage in an old incinerator. 

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Council Watch - If not TEA, then who? May 23, 2014

In this issue, TEA invites you to join us at the dinner table, and we challenge you to help Toronto go waste free.

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Healthy communities need transit May 23, 2014

GTHA Medical Officers of Health told Ontario’s political leaders that the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area must invest in transportation to build healthy, complete communities.

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What's in your Garbage May 17, 2014

There is more organic and recyclable waste in the average garbage bag than there is garbage! 

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TEA member of advisory group on City’s Long Term Waste Plan May 16, 2014

TEA is proud to be invited to be a member of the City’s Stakeholder Advisory Group for the development of a Long Term Waste Management Strategy for Toronto’s residential waste. TEA is the only environmental and community based organization in the group.

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TEA's Household Waste Study found a lot of garbage! May 14, 2014

Last fall, TEA asked our members to let us take a look at what's in their garbage to get a bit more detail on what exactly Torontonians are throwing out. Many families volunteered, and even a few TEA staff joined in!

 

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Why isn't all plastic recycled in Toronto? April 30, 2014

Why can't some types of plastic be recycled in the Blue Bin? And doesn't the recycling logo on the bottom mean we can recycle it in Toronto?

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Green Bins in 18 languages April 30, 2014

For many years, residents in apartments and condos haven't had green bins. The good news is that the City is finally rolling out green bin collection for all residents.

 

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A beacon in the smog April 28, 2014

Today TEA’s DeTOx Toronto Campaigner was at the Board of Health to push for action on air monitoring.

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Council Watch - Transit Funding Plan Lacks Funding April 17, 2014

Transit Funding Plan Lacks Funding

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Toronto's Prescription for Polluted Air April 14, 2014

Toronto Public Health released a report today proving that Toronto’s air pollution continues causing high levels of premature death and hospitalization. 

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Council Watch - Getting the job done March 21, 2014

In this issue, we get ready to take the Polar Bear Plunge, and provide an update on TEA's Public Transit campaign.

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Council Watch - Green progress at City Hall March 06, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate the Greenbelt's 9th birthday with a victory at City Council and TEA pushes for actions to improve air quality in the city.

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Local air quality studies demand provincial action March 03, 2014

A recent study in South Etobicoke discovered that local air quality does not meet the health standards set by the provincial government. Now, the City of Toronto is looking for solutions and calling on the province to take action.

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