Scaling Up Solutions for Waste Reduction in High-Rises
Over the last year and a half, TEA and researchers at the University of Toronto have been working with a group of six high-rise buildings across Toronto to identify innovative waste solutions for vertical communities, foster peer learning among high-rise building staff and residents, and motivate behaviour change at the household level.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
Forty-seven organizations call on Toronto City Council to declare a climate emergency
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Fed up with single-use plastics? The City needs to hear from you!
The City of Toronto is hosting round 2 of a public consultation on how to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics and takeaway items. Here’s how to get involved and advocate for a zero waste strategy that is more than just a few by-laws on a handful of items, but a turning point on plastic.Learn more
Ontario's recycling system needs to be overhauled - but let's do it right
The Minister of the Environment has announced that Ontario is moving ahead to shift Ontario’s Blue Bin program to one fully paid for by manufacturers and producers - also known as an Extended Producer Responsibility system. Our Waste Campaigner Emily Alfred breaks down what this means for Ontario, the benefits to this approach, and the significant risks if it’s not done right.Learn more
6 things Toronto can do to ditch single-use plastics and move towards a waste-free future
As Plastic-Free July comes to a close, many people have been taking steps to reduce unnecessary single-use plastic. At TEA, we’re thinking about what we can do as a city, and how we can use our strength as a community, to reduce and eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic for good!Learn more
Analysis: Will Ontario ban single-use plastics - or burn them?
Will Ontario consider a ban single-use plastics? We combed through their Provincial Discussion Paper Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities line-by-line. Here’s what you need to know - and what you should tell the Ontario government.Learn more
TEA Statement on GV1.2: Public Input on City Council’s Governance System for 26 Members
Since the abrupt slashing of Toronto’s City Council in July, the Toronto Environmental Alliance has been concerned about the impact this restructuring will have on fair access and representation, accountability and civic engagement in decision-making.Learn more