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Council Watch - Happy Holidays from TEA December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays from TEA!

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2011 EcoBunk Awards December 22, 2011

Our annual fundraiser comedy show pokes fun at the most outrageous corporate greenwashing of the previous year with a night of good laughs and great entertainment!

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Council Watch - 2012 Budget notes - waste & water rates November 18, 2011

Waste & Water budgets compromise the environment

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Success! 2012 Waste & Water Budgets November 18, 2011

On November 29 2011, City Council approved the Toronto Water and Waste rate budgets for 2012. Fortunately, Councillors voted to keep 44 Community Environment Days, and rejected the proposal to subsidize water rates for companies that break the City's pollution regulations.

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Council Watch - Green energy votes and private waste collection November 04, 2011

Council approves waste contract, with strict targets

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Privatized Waste Collection November 04, 2011

TEA is committed to fighting for diversion and waste reduction across Toronto. We will work to protect the great diversion programs we've fought for over the last ten years. TEA is concerned that privatizing waste services reduces local control and puts our valuable waste diversion programs at risk.

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Council votes for strict performance targets for private collectors October 24, 2011

On Monday October 25th, Toronto City Council voted 26-16 in favour of accepting the bid from Green For Life Environmental (GFL) to collect waste and recycling for all residents west of Yonge Street to the border of Etobicoke.

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Report: Don't Trash our Environment October 21, 2011

Don't Trash our Environment: Why Companies Need to be Part of Ontario's Waste Solution 

 

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Council Watch - Waste Reduction Week October 21, 2011

It's National Waste Reduction Week!

Waste Reduction Week ends Sunday, and it's been a great week to think about waste management, recycling and the future of waste in Toronto.

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Staff recommend that Council award the waste contract to GFL. October 19, 2011

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Council Watch - Election today & City Services update October 10, 2011

Vote for the Environment!

Today is the day: get out and vote & get your friends and family out too! This election, vote for candidates who care about the environment, and will help build a greener Ontario for all!
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City Service Review by Council, Sept. 2011 September 28, 2011

On Tuesday, September 27th, City Council voted on a complicated set of recommendations about which city services to cut, which to keep and which to revisit through the budget process in the fall. See the final decision document on the City website.

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Take Action - Tell City Council to Save our Environmental Programs! September 23, 2011

Please sign this petition below to tell City Council and the Mayor that you value the City's environmental programs and services. Programs have already been cut, and more are at risk in the 2012 Budget cuts.

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Council Watch - Vote for the Environment & Speak out for Services September 23, 2011

Vote for the Environment on October 6th!

The Provincial government plays a key role in keeping Ontario's energy green, our air and water clean, and in determining how our cities operate and are funded.

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The “Good News Bad News” Executive Committee Meeting September 20, 2011

At the Executive Committee meeting on September 19, 2011, the Committee considered the City Manager's report on Recommended Service Cuts. There is good news and bad news coming out of the 20 hour meeting that ended at 5:20 am on Tuesday September 20th.

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Service Cuts - City Manager's Recommendations September 20, 2011

UPDATE - Read about the meeting and final decision here

Following July's Standing Committee meetings that heard from Consultants about potential service cuts, the City Manager was asked to report back to Council with recommendations.

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Executive Committee - Sept 19 September 19, 2011

The “Good News Bad News” Executive Committee Meeting. At the Executive Committee meeting on September 19, 2011, the Committee considered the City Manager's report on Recommended Service Cuts. There is good news and bad news coming out of the 20 hour meeting that ended at 5:20 am on Tuesday September 20th.

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“Good News Bad News” Executive Committee Meeting September 13, 2011

At the Executive Committee meeting on September 19, 2011, the Committee considered the City Manager's report on Recommended Service Cuts. There is good news and bad news coming out of the 20 hour meeting that ended at 5:20 am on Tuesday September 20th.

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Council Watch - City Manager recommends cuts to environmental services September 13, 2011

Yesterday, the city's top bureaucrat, the City Manager, released a report on proposed service cuts to many city services, including key environmental services such as Community Environment Days, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and the Toronto Environment Office.

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City Service Review - Public Consultation September 12, 2011

UPDATE - September 12, 2011

A new City Manager's report summarizes the public comments provided on the survey and by written and in-person submissions to the special Standing Committee meetings in July. The report compares the consultant's recommended cuts with the public input.

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