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!
News & Updates
Organics (such as food scraps and other compostables) are a valuable resource: through composting organics, we recycle their valuable nutrients to support healthy soils, and in some cases, create green energy and green jobs!
On July 4th, Council unanimously passed TransformTO, an ambitious new climate action plan with bold actions to tackle emissions that will also benefit Torontonians.
Forty groups and notable Torontonians have united to send a letter to Mayor Tory and City Councillors to show support for the bold new climate action plan that will be voted on at City Council.
From flooding to stormwater fees, transit to trees (and of course our new climate action plan), a range of environmental issues have been on the minds of City Councillors this month.
While City Council was set to vote on Toronto’s new climate strategy at their May meeting, the vote has been deferred until July 5th.
TEA is thrilled to have been part of the Mayor's Towering Challenge and to have been a member of the judging panel. In the end, 11 buildings won awards for their efforts in reducing waste in their buildings!
In early April, we welcomed Maya Menezes, our new Development Director, to the TEA team!
On Earth Day, TEA focused on zero waste for Toronto's vertical communities with a community clean up and celebration at CityPlace, a high-rise community of 13,000+ residents.
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.
Public demand for dry clean signage is mounting in Toronto thanks to our 'right to know' campaign.
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.
Cities around the world are stepping forward to lead the fight against climate change. Now more than ever, it is crucial for Toronto to commit to ambitious climate actions to reduce our emissions and build a more sustainable and resilient city.
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.
When it comes to addressing climate change, we need solutions that help communities and address social inequities. Thanks to a grant from the Atkinson Foundation, TEA is exploring how local climate change investments can do just that.
Despite 10 years of developing laws to promote more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable housing development in and around the GTHA, a new report shows that urban sprawl is still a major threat to our Greenbelt.
Did you know that Scarborough has the highest recycling rate in Toronto?
Every day, hundreds of workers in all parts of Toronto do the hard - and often dangerous - work of picking up our garbage, recycling, organics, yard waste and heavy bulky furniture and appliances.