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.
News & Updates
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.
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.
Protect your health, know the numbers!
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.
Toronto City Council voted to develop a Long Term Waste Management Strategy in July 2013.
Monday’s extreme weather was a record-breaker for Toronto and a stark reminder of what climate change will bring to Toronto on a regular basis.
Climate change, more green bins and more bags
The City of Toronto set a target of diverting (reducing, reusing, recycling or composting) 70% of our waste from disposal by 2010. That target was missed and today, in 2014, we're stuck at just over 50% waste diversion.