What do Torontonians think about waste? In the summer of 2014, the City held four Public Consultation sessions, attended events and took a survey of public ideas and thoughts on dealing with Toronto's waste for the next 50 years.
News & Updates
The Province of Ontario will soon launch a review of Ontario's world-famous Greenbelt. As we prepare for the review, it's important to focus on the biggest threats to the Greenbelt and make sure they are addressed.
In this issue of Council Watch, take one minute to send a letter to Mayor Tory asking him to keep his commitments to the environment. Also TEA gives you an overview of the new council appointments.
During his 2014 election campaign, Mayor Tory supported many of TEA's recommendations in our Green Action Agenda, including actions to prepare for climate change, to reduce waste and toxics, and to improve TTC service and air monitoring.
In this issue, TEA invites you to join us at Ecobunk - TEA's annual fundraiser and comedy show. We also give you an update on the latest transit developments and TEA's coalition work.
68 recommendations to improve TTC Service in a new report from the Transit Workers Union
Election Results: Some Good News for the Environment
On Monday evening Torontonians elected a new Mayor, and 7 new Councillors. 37 Councillors who served on the last City Council were re-elected.
Mercury is one of the top toxic chemicals released into Toronto's air and water. That is why TEA is tackling the two largest sources of mercury.
In this issue, TEA helps you prepare to vote in favour of the environment, and we give you the scoop on Mercury pollution in the city.
As of Fall 2014, TTC users pay more for operating our public transit than riders in any comparable city in North America, about 73% of the cost (see the table on page 9 of this Transit Commission Report here).
Over ten weeks in 2014, TEA's Waste Free TO Challenge asked Toronto residents and communities to take ten steps to reduce waste, share their ideas and stories, and win prizes. Thousands of people participated, and hundreds took the Challenge online - what we found surprised us.
The TV cameras and bright lights were turned on. The packed room went silent. Then, Olivia Chow and John Tory walked on to the stage, followed by the debate moderator, Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of Ontario’s Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.
In this issue, we reflect on the power of people joining together to demand action on the environment, at the global and local level.
On Sunday, September 21, over 3000 Torontonians gathered in Nathan Phillips Square, while hundreds of thousands of people gathered in cities around the world with the same message: we want action on climate change.
On Sunday, more than 70 people gathered for a presentation, meal and celebration of a new Waste Free Daawat Guide developed by the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)'s leadership development program with TEA's help.
In this issue, we have some exciting updates about our debate and our nomination as Toronto's Best Enviro Group! And we provide you with the resources you need to help elect a green council.
Looking for some examples of Toronto companies that have successfully found ways to prevent pollution? Check out Chapter 4 of the Toronto Toxic Reduction Tool Kit!
All five crematoriums in Toronto release mercury but that's about to change! TEA recently toured Mount Pleasant Crematorium's new equipment, which eliminates all mercury emissions.
TEA is proud to say that NOW magazine is the media sponsor for our upcoming mayoral debate on September 23rd! Watch for ads in the next two issues of NOW magazine, and be sure to check for their coverage of this debate and other election news.