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.
News & Updates
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!
When you cast your ballot in the federal election, we hope the environment will be one of your top priorities. To help you evaluate the environmental platforms of the major parties and choose the best candidate this coming Monday, here are three key issues we suggest you consider.
At TEA, we really love the Greenbelt. We love what it does for Toronto and we love to enjoy the amazing spaces protected by the Greenbelt.
With a change in season comes a change in clothes! As you begin switching over to warmer jackets and cozier blankets this fall, you might realize that some of your items smell musty, stale or just need a good cleaning! But what do you do when these items can't easily be thrown in the washer and dryer, the ones that need special care or have labels like 'hand wash' or 'dry clean only'?
Last week, Council approved the next stage of the Long Term Waste Strategy. It was great to see some positive discussion about diversion - and a number of Councillors mentioned TEA's messages.