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.
News & Updates
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.
Urgent Letter from the Executive Director: Please Tell your Councillor to Build a Green and Healthy Toronto!, TEA Opposes TTC Fare Hike, TEA Joins “Fair Deal For Our City" Coalition, Calls on Members to Take Action, Help Put a Face to the 1,700 Annual Smog Deaths in Toronto!, New Faces at TEA.
In 2006, TEA launched the Secrecy is Toxic website as an online engagement tool for the Community Right to Know campaign. The website enabled community members to raise concerns and investigate unidentified sources of toxic chemicals used and released by small businesses.
TEA Releases Smog Report Card, Upcoming Climate Change Event, (a) Volunteer to Stop Climate Change, (b) Ralph Nader in Toronto, Nuclear Power Not a Solution to Climate Change, Stop the Big Pipe, Transit at Risk - Ontario Superior Court Stops St.Clair Transit Right of Way.