Two deputations were delivered regarding issues with the environment not addressed in the 2016 budget. TEA's Executive Director Franz Hartmann, spoke on January 12th at City Hall while TEA's Campaigner Dusha Sritharan, gave her deputation at the North York Civic Centre on January 13th.
News & Updates
In the aftermath of the Paris climate change talks, it’s clear global leaders are ready to act because they understand the importance of reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate disruption. Sadly, the city’s proposed 2016 budget, released in mid December, doesn’t reflect this new global reality.
On Monday December 7th, we got a bit closer to securing the future protection of the Greenbelt and ending urban sprawl, thanks to key recommendations in a new report.
As the world gathers in Paris to negotiate a new treaty to reduce global carbon emissions, one fact is becoming clear to leaders, negotiators and the world media: what happens in cities will be key to determining how we deal with climate disruption (also known as climate change). And here in Toronto, media have been turning to TEA for comment.
On Tuesday, TEA’s Executive Director Franz Hartmann personally delivered 4,238 letters to Mayor John Tory from Torontonians, asking the Mayor to honour his election commitments for action on the environment.
EX 10.13 City of Toronto Declaration. Right to a Healthy Environment.
On December 1st 2015, Franz Hartmann, TEA's Executive Director, delivered a deputation at City Hall to Major John Tory about the Right to a Healthy Environment. Below is a copy of the deputation he delivered.
Thank you for agreeing to go to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21). Your presence will send a strong signal to world leaders, our new Prime Minister, our Premier and concerned people everywhere, that Toronto wants to be part of the solution to the biggest economic, social and environmental crisis facing the planet.
A new City-funded health report confirms that burning Scarborough sewage poses more health risks than alternatives.
Just east of Toronto, the “state-of-the-art” incinerator built to burn the garbage for Durham and York Regions is already going over toxic air emission limits in the testing stage.
Toronto is developing a plan to deal with waste for the next 50 years - and we can learn from what happens in other cities.
TEA’s Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred, recently spoke to Peel Regional Council to urge them to focus on the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) instead of environmentally wasteful and damaging disposal. The good news is that they agreed!