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News & Updates

We've been talking to businesses about single-use and reusable foodware August 04, 2023

For the last 8 weeks, TEA’s summer hires, along with the interns at U of T Trash Team and Green Neighbours Network, set out across various neighbourhoods in Toronto to survey restaurants and cafes about their efforts, challenges & understanding of single-use waste reduction.

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Toronto is on its way to banning 2-stroke engines August 01, 2023

City Council has voted to ban some of the dirtiest engines on Earth. Now City Staff will put together a plan.

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We can have Green Retrofits without Renovictions July 26, 2023

We need to retrofit buildings across Toronto. But far too often, retrofits have been used to justify evictions and steep rental increases. That needs to change.

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There's a lot going on behind the scenes of Ontario's new blue box regulation July 18, 2023

This month marks a big change in how recycling works in Toronto - though most Torontonians won’t notice a thing.

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It’s up to us to make Olivia Chow’s time as Mayor count July 12, 2023

What will it mean for Toronto to have Olivia Chow as our new Mayor? Since her victory on June 26th, there has naturally been a lot of discussion centered on this question.

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Toronto keeps trying to burn its garbage July 07, 2023

Toronto keeps trying to burn its garbage, but TEA, along with our allies, keep coming together to prevent that from happening. This is a toxic, unnecessary and reckless move which can be prevented with stronger action to reduce the amount of waste we produce in Toronto.

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Project overview: Community-led climate resilience in St James Town July 06, 2023

Extreme heat waves are becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change, along with other impacts like escalating storms, floods, and wildfire smoke. In cities like Toronto, heat waves are intensified by pavement and tall buildings which trap heat.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: The Toronto Environmental Alliance is ready to work with incoming Mayor Olivia Chow June 26, 2023

For immediate release.

June 26, 2023 

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What is TEA looking for from Mayoral candidates? May 24, 2023

The 2023 Mayoral election is heating up. As you get ready to vote on the June 26th election day (or the advance polls from June 8-13), new platform ideas are coming out from candidates every day.

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City Council Watch: TransformTO, reducing fossil fuel usage, transportation equity, and more May 18, 2023

The May City Council meeting was jam packed with climate and environmental items. Here’s a rundown on what happened.

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NEW REPORT: Reducing Single-use Foodware on Toronto's Waterfront April 28, 2023
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2023 Toronto Mayoral Election April 26, 2023

Toronto's mayoral election is an opportunity to advance and accelerate environmental action. We’re looking for Toronto’s next Mayor to bring new energy and ideas to Toronto at a critical window for equitable environmental and climate action. 

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We're Moving! March 27, 2023

As of today Monday March 27, 2023, TEA’s new office will be located at:

Toronto Environmental Alliance
Centre for Social Innovation
192 Spadina Ave.
Unit #212
Toronto, ON
M5T 2C2

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Action Update: Toronto is One Step Closer to a Commercial Parking Levy February 22, 2023

TEA and TTCriders have gotten City Hall to move forward on a new funding source for transit.

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TEA's Recommendations for the City’s 2023 Proposed Budget January 26, 2023
TEA's comments on the 2023 proposed City budget focused on a few key areas: investing in climate action through transit and building retrofits, investing in climate resilience through affordable housing, parks, green spaces, and trees, and investing in waste education to reach the City's zero waste targets.
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TEA’s Key Takeaways from the 2023 City Budget January 13, 2023

On Tuesday, January 10, the 2023 city budget was released, which lays out the year’s spending on everything from bike lanes to sewers. While this budget is bigger than ever before, it’s missing vital support to meet the growing climate, affordability, housing, transit, food security, and other big challenges that we face today.

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Reusable Toronto Webinar recording - Shifting our city from single-use to reuse December 20, 2022

On December 13th, TEA and the Reusable Toronto initiative hosted an online event, focused on how Toronto can ditch the disposables and make the shift towards reusables and a waste-free city!

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A federal plastics ban is coming - what does this mean for you? December 20, 2022

In June 2022, the Canadian government passed a ban on some single-use plastics - including plastic bags, cutlery, foam and black plastic containers. 

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The 2022 Greener City Celebration: Highlights December 20, 2022

On December 5th, TEA and our community of supporters, collaborators, funders and allies came together for an evening of celebration. Check out the evening's highlights in photos. 

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2022 Greener City For All Award: Windmill Line Co-Op December 15, 2022

Each year at the annual Greener City Celebration, TEA presents 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. 

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