TEA and a coalition of environmental NGOs from Ontario signed a joint letter expressing concern about a proposal to change Ontario's battery recycling program. (Read background on the issue here)
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When the weather gives Toronto lemons, TEA makes lemonade! In this issue, TEA gets results at City Hall and raises media attention about Etobicoke's air pollution solutions and the ice storm's lesson for us all.
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.
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.