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CouncilWatch - City Council report card and TEA's new logo!

May 18, 2012

Council 'Going in Circles' on the Environment

Going in Circles, TEA's new Report Card shows that, as a whole, City Council has made little progress on environmental issues over the last year and a half.

The good news is that while we haven't gone forwards, we didn't go backwards either.

Council spent most of its time fighting to save important environmental services -- including a Rapid Transit plan, Community Environment Days, the Sustainable Energy Plan, and our Local Food Purchasing Policy. A key reason this happened was that councillors heard from residents and TEA members across the city that the environment is a priority -- thankfully, Council responded!

Now it's time for Council to start moving forward on the environment again. Read the report here.

Executive Committee votes to end plastic bag fee

On Monday, the Executive Committee voted to end Toronto's very successful plastic bag fee by-law (see the decision here).

The plastic bag by-law has been incredibly effective: City staff, and major retailers and even the Canadian Plastics Industry all agree that plastic bag use is down by 50 to 80%. Reducing waste before it starts is the highest priority in waste diversion, as it saves energy and resources.

Stay tuned - Council will vote on the issue on June 6th.

Introducing... our new logo!

We're very happy to present our new logo that reflects our ongoing work --  working with residents across Toronto to build a A Greener City for All.

Thanks to all of our members and partners that gave feedback and talked to us about what TEA means to you. Read more on our website.

Volunteer with TEA
Learn about TEA and how you can get involved over the summer.
Our next volunteer orientation is Thurs. May 24, downtown at Metro Hall. See our website for more information.

*We're also looking for volunteers with tech & design skills to help us streamline our new look. See our Communications Wishlist.

TEA Penny Drive
We're still collecting pennies! Call or email us to arrange a pick up & let us know if you can host a drop off location.


Become a one time or monthly donor using our online donation form, or call 416 596 0660.

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