News & Updates
Toronto residents are still waiting to see if the Don and Humber River valleys will be designated as part of the Greenbelt.
Last week, TEA joined Cycle Toronto and Walk Toronto and sent joint letters to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Mayor John Tory requesting that they consider investing federal infrastructure dollars into cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Since Fall 2014, TEA has been actively involved in a unique new initiative connecting five city-based environmental groups in Ontario that focus on building greener cities. At our fourth meeting this January in Hamilton, we decided to name our collaboration the Urban Climate Alliance to recognize the fact that our collective goal was to help Ontario cities deal with climate disruption.
Two City Councillors have recently taken the lead to protect our water and take a stand against pollution in our sewer system. TEA has played a key role in getting these issues on the agenda, working directly with these Councillors to bring the matter forward at City Hall. Read on to learn about our two latest wins to reduce water pollution in Toronto.
Our Eat. Drink. Play. In Toronto's Backyard: Guide to the Greenbelt has been updated with fun ways you can connect with the Greenbelt this winter.
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.
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.