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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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TEA convinces Council to include diversion in long term waste plan July 16, 2013

Toronto City Council voted to develop a Long Term Waste Management Strategy in July 2013.

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Council Watch - 5 things to prepare Toronto for climate change July 12, 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.

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Phase 2 ChemTRAC Summary (2013) June 30, 2013

The ChemTRAC program has released Phase 2 Data on the use and release of 25 priority toxic substances across Toronto. 

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Council Watch - Climate change, more green bins and more bags June 28, 2013

Climate change, more green bins and more bags

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Why isn’t Toronto diverting 70% of our waste as planned? June 19, 2013

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.

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Council Watch - Future of Waste, Top 8 Toxics in Toronto June 13, 2013

The future of Toronto's waste

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