What are the responsibilities of environmental organizations in building a racially-just society?
TEA's Executive Director Emmay Mah shares her reflections on allyship. At a time when the struggle for racial justice is at the forefront of public discourse, environmental organizations like the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) are compelled to reflect on their roles and responsibilities in addressing the inequity, violence, and systemic oppression experienced by Black, Indigenous and other racialized peoples. At TEA, our commitment to more deeply embed an equity lens in our work, and build meaningful relationships with racialized communities, is an ongoing process. While I do not claim to have all the answers, I’d like to share some thoughts on what allyship can look like for us and other environmental organizations, and how we can contribute to catalyzing and supporting lasting change.Learn more
[VIDEO] Toward a Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19: An Online Panel Discussion
Watch the video recording of the online panel discussion held on April 23rd.Learn more
LETTER: Recommendations to the Mayor’s Economic Support and Recovery Task Force
A new Task Force was struck by Mayor Tory to develop a recovery plan for Toronto. We sent a letter to the Mayor and Councillors with recommendations for a green and just recovery plan.Learn more
There is no environmental ‘silver lining’ to COVID-19 - only choices for a more equitable and sustainable future
Climate disruption, environmental destruction, and the current COVID-19 pandemic are complex problems that require multi-pronged solutions. During this unprecedented time, what can we collectively learn? How do decisions taken today alter the future trajectory of our society and our planet? By Emmay Mah, Executive Director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)Learn more
Federal government should support workers, not oil and gas companies
The Toronto Environmental Alliance joined over 80 health, environmental, faith and labour groups in urging Prime Minister Trudeau to ensure that governmental support for the ailing oil and gas sector - expected next week - focuses on a just transition for workers and a bold shift to a clean, low-carbon economy.Learn more
Toronto City Council voted YES to declare a climate emergency and accelerate climate action
On October 2nd, City Council unanimously voted to declare a climate emergency and accelerate climate action. Here’s what Council committed to - and how together, we helped make it happen. This is big news: last week, City Council voted to declare a climate emergency - and they committed to accelerate action in this Council term. By passing this declaration, City Council has acknowledged the climate crisis, committed to ensuring climate action is top City priority, and that they'll get Toronto on track to building an equitable, net-zero city.Learn more
REPORT: Community Hubs and Climate Change
As Toronto looks to address climate change and improve resiliency, local communities need to be engaged in developing solutions that serve community priorities. TEA collaborated with Enviromentum and the Toronto Community Benefits Network to explore the role community hubs can have in local climate actions.Learn more
We asked: "What do you want to say to Doug Ford about this so-called climate plan consultation?"
And this is what we heard back.Learn more