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TEA Helps Keep Toronto Hydro Public December 14, 2016

On Wednesday, City Council voted to keep Toronto Hydro public. This is a huge victory for Torontonians and would likely not have happened without the work done by the Our Hydro coalition.

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A Letter to Mayor Tory and Council about Revenue Tools December 12, 2016

Today, TEA and some of our allies (including the Pembina Institute, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, the City Building Institute, Ryerson University and Evergreen) sent a letter to Mayor Tory and City Council urging them to adopt the revenue tools recommended by the City Manager. 

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Executive Committee Undermines Environmental Good from Road Tolls December 09, 2016

Road tolls, in principle, should be a good thing for the environment - if the money collected goes towards supporting environmental programs. But decisions made by the Mayor’s Executive Committee on December 1 pretty well guarantee this won’t happen.

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Toronto's Environmental Progress Report December 07, 2016

Mayor Tory and Toronto City Council are now exactly halfway through their four-year term. TEA has been monitoring the votes they cast and the decisions they made and we’re launching a report that evaluates City Council’s first two years on four key issue areas: climate change, transportation, toxics, and waste.

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Not All Revenue Tools are Created Equal November 23, 2016

For more than 6 years, TEA has been calling on City Council to invest in important environmental services. Before the last municipal election in 2014, we made it clear new revenues are necessary if we hope to get Toronto ready for climate change.

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TEA Helps Push Toronto’s Climate Action Plan Forward November 23, 2016

On Monday evening, more than 150 concerned residents and TEA supporters flooded into a Committee Room at City Hall to show support for Toronto’s new climate action plan. Many people were forced to stand as the room was at capacity, and extra chairs had to be brought in to accommodate everyone.

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A Sneak Peek at 5 items from EcoBunk's Silent Auction November 16, 2016

EcoBunk's silent auction is always filled with fantastic donations from our sponsors and this year is no different. This is just a very small sample of what EcoBunk 2016 has to offer. 

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Council Watch: November Edition November 11, 2016

At November's City Council meeting a number of green topics were on the agenda including expansion of both our transit system and our political system, climate strategies to prepare us for extreme heat and catastrophic floods, climate change solutions like growing our tree canopy and tackling our industry's trucking emissions. Here's what happened.

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Speak Up for Climate Action November 11, 2016

Not quite a year ago, nations from across the world including Canada signed the Paris Agreement. It was the first legally binding and universal agreement committing countries to take climate actions. Mayor Tory was part of the Canadian delegation to represent how Toronto could be part of the solution.

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Greenbelt Review Wraps Up November 10, 2016

Last week, at the stroke of midnight on Halloween Eve, the 10-year review of the Greenbelt came to a close.

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Introducing our line up for EcoBunk 2016! November 09, 2016

We're so excited to have some of Toronto's best and brightest comedians at the 2016 EcoBunk Awards.

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Keeping Hydro Public October 31, 2016

In September, Mayor John Tory suggested privatizing publicly owned Toronto Hydro as a way to raise the money we desperately need to build and renew important public infrastructure.  Every environmentalist should be alarmed by this development.

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Looking Back at the City's Green Bin Program October 20, 2016

14 years ago, Torontonians started falling in love with their Green Bins! Etobicoke residents were the first to get their Green Bins in September 2002. It all started two years earlier when TEA and the Canadian Union of Public Employees proposed Green Bin pick up to City Council as an alternative to sending valuable organics to the proposed Adams Mine landfill.

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What is the Circular Economy? October 19, 2016

What is the Circular Economy?

The Province’s new Waste Free Ontario Act includes a Circular Economy strategy, and Toronto is creating a Circular Economy Working Group as part of it’s Waste Strategy. But what is it?

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Council Watch: October Edition October 12, 2016

At October's City Council meeting, a number of green topics were on the agenda, from the proposed Rail Deck Park and cigarette butt litter, to renewable community energy initiatives and smarter, safer travel options. Here's what happened. 

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Forum on Climate Engagement October 12, 2016

Last week, TEA held a unique forum bringing together grassroots leaders to talk about engaging people on climate change. The participants represented communities across Toronto, and worked on a range of issues including poverty reduction, emergency preparedness, housing, settlement services and more.

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Act Now To Stop Urban Sprawl October 06, 2016

While we’ve been busy building public support for growing the Greenbelt, the development industry has been aggressively lobbying the province to take farms and forests out of the Greenbelt.

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To Save Money on Electricity Bills Cancel Nukes, Not Renewables September 27, 2016

The just announced Provincial plan to scrap $3.8 billion in renewable energy projects is supposedly aimed at saving ratepayers about $2.45 per month.

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Landlord Licensing Survey September 26, 2016

The City has launched an online survey (open until Oct. 4th) to hear public feedback on a plan to license Toronto landlords of rental apartment buildings. 

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INHALE monitors the ‘Open Streets’ September 26, 2016

On Sunday September 18th, the INHALE Project was at Open Streets Toronto measuring the air quality along Yonge and Bloor Street which had been closed off for the day. 

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