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Council Watch - October 2009 October 15, 2009

Tell us what you think in 5 minutes!, Toronto Misses Waste Diversion Target but Continues the Work, Join TEA and Community, Activists to build a Green Economy for Toronto, City to Discuss Sustainable Energy Strategy on November 2nd, Growing Ontario's Greenbelt Further into Toronto!

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TEA Calls on Residents and City to Take Precautions at Temporary Dump Sites July 22, 2009

TEA has become aware that the City of Toronto is applying the pesticide permethrin to its temporary dumps as often as every 24 hours to combat pests attracted by the garbage. 

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Council Watch - July 2009 July 15, 2009

How to Reduce, Reuse, & Store Waste during the Strike, TEA Calls on Residents and City to Take Precautions at Temporary Dump Sites, TEA launches a new Good Neighbour Campaign and we need your help!

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Metrolinx and Electrifying the Georgetown Corridor June 29, 2009

Expanding commuter transit along the Georgetown Corridor will dramatically improve the Greater Toronto Area's public transportation network, which significantly benefits Torontonians by reducing commuter car traffic and enabling planning for more sustainable neighbourhoods and communities. However Metrolinx is proposing to use diesel run trains on the expanded lines, with plans to electrify the Corridor in the next fifteen years. TEA calls on Metrolinx to electrify the Corridor as soon as possible to reduce local health impacts associated with diesel exhaust.

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TO on Strike? How to Reduce, Reuse, & Store Waste June 22, 2009

The Toronto Civic Employees' Union Local 416 (CUPE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 have announced that they are on strike. The locals were in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2009.

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Council Watch - April 2009 April 15, 2009

Make History with Us! Be Part of TEA’s Press Conference with Sarah Harmer!

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Toronto Pesticide By-law April 08, 2009

Update: In April 2009, the Ontario government followed Toronto's lead and passed the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban as an amendment to the Ontario Pesticides Act. 

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Council Watch - March 2009 March 15, 2009

Take Action on Waste before April 1st, Toronto 'The Green': Mid-term Environmental Report Card 2008!

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Council Watch - February 2009 February 15, 2009

Action Alert: Industry trying to delay pesticide ban, TEA is looking for two youth (ages 13-18) to coordinate a Youth Caucus, Parent and Guardian Survey on Youth Volunteering!

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Holiday Council Watch December 16, 2008 December 16, 2008

Green Tips for the Holidays, Community Right to Know Bylaw Victory: Toronto City Council Votes Yes!, Year End Update and How to Make a Special Holiday Gift to TEA!

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TEA's Letter to The Star about the Wind Farm Debate December 09, 2008

Toronto Environmental Alliance's Letter to the Toronto Star's Editor in response to Wind farm debate far from over

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Toronto City Council Votes YES! to CRTK bylaw! December 08, 2008

On December 3rd, 2008, Toronto City Council voted for a precedent setting toxics disclosure policy. With an overwhelming vote of 33-3, Toronto became the first city that would require businesses - from dry cleaners to funeral homes and auto-body repair shops - to reveal their discharges of 25 priority chemicals.

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Council Watch Action Alert: Tell the City of Toronto to Buy Local First! November 15, 2008

Please call or email your City Councillor TODAY and tell them to vote YES for an improved Local Food Procurement Policy at Wednesday's Council meeting.

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Council Watch - Windmill meeting: Get a Free Lift! November 15, 2008

Get a ride to the Public Meeting on Monday November 24, RSVP!, Sign the Petition because your Toronto includes Windmills, Write a letter to the Ontario Government and use our sample letter to help!

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Council Watch Action Alert: Support Renewable Wind Power in Toronto! November 01, 2008

Right now, Toronto has an opportunity to take a giant step forward in creating clean, green sustainable power… but that opportunity may be blocked before it even gets started.

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How TEA got Council to Buy Local Food October 31, 2008

You contacted your Councillors and asked them to support TEA’s recommendations for an improved Local Food Procurement policy at October’s Council meeting.

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Local and Sustainable Food Procurement October 30, 2008

On October 30th 2008, City Council unanimously adopted a local food procurement policy and implementation plan. Council adopted TEA’s suggested amendment and agreed to develop a plan to achieve an aggressive 50% local food purchasing target as soon as possible!  This means it is now the policy of the City to progressively increase the percentage of local food it buys for its daycares, shelters and seniors’ homes.

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TEA Letter to Torontonians to support windmills (2008) October 27, 2008

In 2008, Toronto Hydro proposed installing an anemometer in Lake Ontario near the Scarborough Bluffs. The anemometer would measure wind speeds and assess if the area could be a potential site for wind turbines. Below is a letter which TEA distributed to Toronto residents. 

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CouncilWatch - October 6 2008 October 06, 2008

Vote for the Planet on Election Day, Just 2 Weeks Left to Show Your Support for a Local and Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy for Toronto!, Lots of Green Initiatives at City Council this Fall, Help Put a Face on Community Right to Know!

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Council Watch - September 4 2008 September 04, 2008
Send a Local Apple to City Hall in Support of Local and Sustainable Food for Toronto!, Help Put a Face on Community Right to Know
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