TEA Debate 'worth watching' - With hundreds of people in attendance, TEA's mayoral debate last Thursday was a great success, and one of the largest debates held to date!
News & Updates
New campaign warns against mistakes of privatizing public transit.
Join us for our Environmental Mayoral Debate on Sept 23rd
The Province has proposed a 5km shoreline 'exclusion zone' for off-shore wind turbines - effectively eliminating all possibility of off-shore wind energy in Toronto.
Today, we sent out a survey to Toronto Mayoral and Council candidates. This survey asks candidates a series of yes or no questions related to our 6 Municipal Election Environmental Priorities and endorsed by 40 organizations across Toronto.
In this update:
1. TEA’s election campaign is gaining momentum
2. Toronto taxpayers on the hook for industry’s wasteful habits
Making the Environment a Priority this Election, TEA Launches Good Neighbour Campaign in Scarborough, Toronto's Last Incinerator Shut Down!, Public Transit Coalition update.
On June 8th 2010 at City Council, TEA helped pass a motion to stop incineration of Toronto’s sewage sludge at the Highland Creek Treatment Plant in Scarborough.
Act now and join a city-wide effort to save the light rail expansion we were promised!
In recent days, some mayoral candidates have signalled they think privatizing TTC routes will solve problems facing the TTC. A healthy debate around this proposition is worthwhile. But it shouldn't distract from the biggest problem facing the TTC: a Provincial Government that does not pay their fair share of public transit operating costs.
Green Tips for the Holidays, Green Gift Ideas, Year in Review: Greening the City and the Local Economy!
Ecobunk 2009, TEA on Transit, Two Big Steps Forward for Sustainable Energy in Toronto, Progress for Local Food at City Hall!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Make History with Us! Be Part of TEA’s Press Conference with Sarah Harmer!
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.