Today, the City of Toronto released their 2018 Preliminary Operating Budget which failed to include funding for a number of important programs and services. In fact, the preliminary budget entirely fails to fund the TransformTO climate change action plan for the City.
News & Updates
As part of our Zero Waste Toronto campaign, we’ve been profiling zero waste leaders in our communities who have homegrown solutions to our waste challenges. One of the best and brightest examples we’ve found is this 25-year-old building from Scarborough - and we just launched a video to share their story!
If you get curbside waste pick up, you’ve probably received a new Green Bin within the last few months. Our Waste Campaigner Emily shares the top 3 reasons why she loves her new Green Bin!
On July 4th, Council unanimously passed TransformTO, an ambitious new climate action plan with bold actions to tackle emissions that will also benefit Torontonians.
The numbers are staggering: estimates show that Ontario generates 500,000 tonnes of clothing and textile waste every year and that number is expected to grow rapidly.
On April 26, 2017 The City of Toronto finally released a long-term action plan, called TransformTO, outlining how Toronto can reduce its emissions by 80% by 2050.
The April Council meeting of 2017 focused a lot on Toronto Community Housing, including the closure of rental units due to serious repair backlogs. Council called on the Provincial Government to commit more funds to social housing and transit projects, and they increased support for building retrofits to improve housing and our environment.
The rising costs of housing for prospective home-buyers and renters has been on a lot of people’s minds lately - and there’s been a lot of speculation in the news about why housing costs continue to rise. A new letter to the Premier, co-signed by TEA and 19 other organizations and individuals, offers a fresh and factually-accurate perspective on the issue.
Community Environment Days are held by City Councillors in every ward of the city from April to September - these are a great one-stop shop to drop off waste, pick up a new green bin, and talk with your Councillor about environmental programs!
It’s Monday, March 20th and members of the development industry are at Queen’s Park trying to convince the Premier and her Cabinet to go ahead with proposed changes to the Greenbelt Plan and Growth Plan that would allow urban sprawl in and around the Greenbelt, forever harming the precious agricultural lands and natural areas that need Greenbelt protection.