TEA's Zero Waste High-Rise Project studies how high-rise buildings can become zero waste leaders, and shares success stories to inspire even more buildings to reduce waste. By participating in the project, you can take meaningful action to reduce waste and support valuable research on waste reduction in high-rise buildings.
News & Updates
Perth Avenue Co-op is a building in the downtown west end of Toronto. Built in 1986, it has a single tower with eight stories and 102 units. The building joined the Zero Waste High-Rise Project in Fall 2019.
At our annual Greener City Celebration, we present the Greener City For All Award. This award celebrates the success and hard work of community organizations and individuals that are creating a greener and more equitable city.
The Provincial government released proposed regulations that will make producers responsible for managing the Blue Box program in Ontario. Watch the recording from the “Future of Recycling in Ontario" event to hear our Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred discuss our concerns and what these regulations mean for the environment.
Toronto City Council held an important meeting in late October to discuss a new report from Toronto’s Office of Recovery and Rebuild (TORR), which includes 83 recommendations about how Toronto should rebuild as a city in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are profiling the stories of success from buildings participating in the Zero Waste High-Rise Project. Learn more about how Pavilion Del Sol became a model zero waste high-rise, thanks to the presence and efforts of a strong resident Green Team.
TEA is excited to share that our Zero Waste High Rise Project has launched a new online program that anybody can join to take steps to reduce waste in their building! As part of the Online Program, TEA is hosting Peer-Learning Events where you will hear directly from residents and staff from leading zero waste buildings - and learn how they achieved waste reduction.
Each session will look at a key tactic for high-rise waste reduction and spotlight a building who is exemplary at using that tactic. The focus of this Peer Learning Event is green teams because we’ve seen that they are a foundation for success in leading buildings.
As part of our project Accelerating Neighbourhood Climate Solutions Through Community Hubs, we’re sharing stories and exploring some of the lessons that can be learned from community hubs about our city’s emergency response and how to build low-carbon and equitable neighbourhoods.
Hundreds of community groups and thousands of residents have given feedback into the process of developing Toronto’s recovery plan. Now, the results are public. Will the City's reports and recommendations create a recovery and rebuild plan that delivers a just and green recovery? Read our analysis.
TEA is excited to share that our Zero Waste High Rise Project has launched a new online program that anybody can join to take steps to reduce waste in their building! To help participants learn how the program works, TEA hosted a series of online information sessions.
As the Province of Ontario announces new draft regulations for the Blue Box program, 7 environmental and civil society groups - including the Toronto Environmental Alliance - released a joint statement on Ontario’s draft Blue Box regulation.
On Friday, City Council voted on extending the operating contracts on five City-owned golf courses. While Council voted to extend the contracts with golf course operators by two years, after public pressure from organizations and individual residents, several motions led to wins including a commitment to hold a public consultation in 2021, and to explore opening these lands for free, year-round use.
We are profiling the stories of success from buildings participating in the Zero Waste High-Rise Project. Learn more about Oak Street Co-Op and how they are tackling waste and improving accessibility in their building.
In this new blog series, our Climate Campaigner Michael Polanyi is sharing stories and exploring some of the lessons that can be learned from community hubs about our city’s emergency response and how to build more resilient, low-carbon and equitable neighbourhoods.
Litter is a growing issue, especially this year: as more of us spend time outdoors and in parks, it’s hard to miss the increasing amount of litter and plastic in public spaces. This fall, community groups and individuals across Toronto and Ontario will be getting out to parks and green spaces to clean up litter and preserve our beautiful and natural spaces.
But litter cleanups aren’t enough - we need to change the system that caused the pollution in the first place.
As the Province of Ontario considers changes to the Blue Box program, more than 50 environmental and civil society groups - including the Toronto Environmental Alliance - released a joint statement calling on the government to address the failings of its recycling system and transition Ontario to a circular economy.
New regulations on recycling and Ontario’s Blue Box are currently in development. This is a critical, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a low-carbon, circular economy. However, there are significant risks if it isn’t done right.
As of August 5th, masks are mandatory in common areas of Toronto apartment buildings and condos. By using a reusable cloth mask, you’ll be protecting yourself and others while reducing the amount of disposable PPE that ends up in our landfills or in the environment. Check out our tips and resources on reusable face masks.
As part of the Toronto Climate Action Network, we put forward a joint submission to Toronto’s Office of Recovery and Rebuild.