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Council Watch - Show your city some love February 13, 2014

In this issue, TEA talks about sending a valentine to Toronto's ravines and the last budget passed by City Council.

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TEA to Province: burning batteries isn’t “recycling” January 20, 2014

TEA and a coalition of environmental NGOs from Ontario signed a joint letter expressing concern about a proposal to change Ontario's battery recycling program. (Read background on the issue here)

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Council Watch - When the weather gives you lemons... January 17, 2014

When the weather gives Toronto lemons, TEA makes lemonade! In this issue, TEA gets results at City Hall and raises media attention about Etobicoke's air pollution solutions and the ice storm's lesson for us all.

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Cancer risk in South Etobicoke January 17, 2014

This week, a City of Toronto local air quality study in South Etobicoke found an increased risk of cancer in the community due to air pollution. The major source is transportation emissions from cars & trucks.

 

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Reducing water pollution January 17, 2014

In December, City Council voted to have stakeholder consultations in 2014 regarding changes to the Toronto Water Prevention Pollution Program for businesses.

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South Etobicoke Local Air Quality Study January 15, 2014

On Wednesday January 15th 2014, the City of Toronto released their second Local Air Quality Study report in a series of 18 that will cover every neighbourhood in the city. 

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TEA Gets Results at City Hall on Climate Change Preparedness January 15, 2014

Mother Nature gave us a peek into our climate change future and a chance to do more than simply react to disasters. While city and hydro crews were repairing crucial infrastructure devastated by the ice storm, TEA started planning for what City Council should do to ensure the next time a severe weather event hits, the city is more prepared. 

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Know the Sticker Price for Climate Change! January 10, 2014

In 2013, Torontonians paid over $1.1 billion to deal with one flood and one ice storm. These two severe weather events are just a taste of what climate change will bring and they made it clear climate change will be extremely expensive to residents, businesses and governments.

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Council Watch - Planes, trains and... clean air? December 13, 2013

In this issue, TEA talks about planes, trains and how we can clean Toronto's air with smart investments in the 2014 budget.

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Council Watch - Mapping Toronto's diverse green future November 29, 2013

In this issue, TEA makes history by hosting an Enviro Summit and critiques the City's continued failure to invest in prepping Toronto for the impacts of climate change.

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Council Watch - Trash talk at City Hall November 08, 2013

Find out how TEA talked trash this week and accept our invitation to the craziest greenwashing event of the year - Ecobunk!

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CouncilWatch - Read before you breathe October 25, 2013

In this issue, learn how TEA is taking action to rid Toronto's air of cancer-causing pollution and actions you can take for Waste Reduction Week!

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The truth about dirty laundry October 09, 2013

Ever wonder what chemicals are used to get the grit out of 'dry clean only' clothing? Truth is, many dry cleaners in Toronto use an old school toxic substance called 'perc' to remove stains.

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Council Watch - Dirty Truths October 09, 2013

In this issue, read about the dirty truths of dry cleaning, climate change and your garbage and help us with some exciting new TEA projects!

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Toronto Dry Cleaner Fined $60,000 September 24, 2013

In 2013, Ashford Cleaners was convicted and fined $60,000 for mishandling 'perc', a toxic substance with known health and environmental risks.

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Council Watch - Love TO Ravines September 20, 2013

TEA has been working with community partners to promote protected green spaces, talk about public transit, and work on a provincial policy that will change the way you look at trash forever!

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Council Watch - Why TEA deserves your vote September 05, 2013

As summer comes to a close and a new school year begins, TEA is saying good-bye to eight amazing summer students and blushing from an award nomination!

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Council Watch - Protect your health, know the numbers! July 31, 2013

Protect your health, know the numbers!

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City to create Long Term Waste Strategy July 19, 2013

In 2013, the City of Toronto began developing a Long Term Waste Plan to deal with our waste in the next 30-50 years. TEA spoke with Councillors and urged them to modify the staff recommendations to include more focus on reducing our waste, not just disposing of it. 

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Scarborough deserves rapid transit now! July 18, 2013

July 2013 Update:

TEA Transit Statement

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