News & Updates
This month, Toronto City Council had a marathon meeting before their summer break and debated major issues that shape our city services. The 2017 City Budget and the Scarborough subway were hot topics, but other transportation issues like the Road Safety Plan and the Waterfront Transit Plan also got some attention. Toronto passed a new and improved Waste Strategy that embraces TEA’s zero waste agenda and Councillor Bailão is taking on smelly neighbours with a proposal to control odours from Toronto manufacturers.
Last month, Premier Wynne announced Ontario’s new 5-Year Climate Change Action Plan. The plan sets out the key steps the province will take to transition to a low-carbon future. These actions will help achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets of 80% by 2050.
Every summer the TEA team grows thanks to financial support from the Canada Summer Jobs program. By hiring university students with an interest in community engagement, TEA is able to reach more neighbourhoods on issues like waste and air quality.
Inspired by the amazing zero waste success story of 430 Mayfair on the Green, Mayor Tory and Toronto's Solid Waste department just launched the Towering Challenge, a friendly challenge to all other multi-residential buildings in Toronto to get creative to reduce waste.
Plants need TLC to thrive. So does the Greenbelt. Now, there are two things you can do to help make that happen
Yesterday, TEA’s Waste Campaigner spoke to the Government Management Committee to draw attention to the sad state of recycling and organics diversion in City of Toronto community centres, recreation centres and libraries. Our efforts didn't go to waste!
In May 2016, the Province announced plans to grow the Greenbelt into 21 urban river valleys, including three in Toronto. Here's what others are saying.
After seven years of campaigning, including lots of help from our supporters, river lands in Toronto’s ravines are poised to become the newest “members” of the Greenbelt family.
Every month, Toronto City Council meets to debate and decide on issues large and small that impact our city. From Uber to bike lanes, transportation was a key topic of conversation at Council last week. The future of Scarborough's sewage was also decided.
Back in early August, one of my environmental colleagues sent me an early draft of what Canadians now know as The Leap Manifesto. The colleague asked whether TEA would sign on.
Whenever I get these sort of requests, I ask myself: are the values and proposed actions in line with the values and vision of TEA and our supporters?
Along with other environmental NGOs, TEA submitted comments to the Province in late February on the proposed Waste Free Ontario Act. In late April, TEA's Waste Campaigner, Emily Alfred, spoke to the Provincial Committee responsible for revising the draft Act.