Beach United Church will be hosting an EcoFair on Saturday, May 6.
The fair, which is a free event and open for all to attend, will feature guest speakers, activities, vendors, exhibitors and information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The church is located at 140 Wineva Ave., just north of Queen Street East.
Speakers scheduled to give presentations in the church’s Main Hall include:
Lana Goldberg from Environmental Defence Fund on “A Gas Plant Expansion in the east end of Toronto?” set for 11 a.m.
Paul Dowsett – Retro Fit Coach from The Pocket Change Project set for noon.
Dr. Lori Stahlbrand from George Brown College on Food Sustainability set for 1 p.m.
Also, at 12:30 p.m., Nettie Cronish, organic chef, culinary instructor and cookbook author will be cooking up some delicious treats for those attending the fair to sample.
The EcoFair will also feature games for kids, a bike safety and tune-up check for cyclists, information from energy advisors, beekeppers and more.
“In our faith tradition we believe that all of life on earth is inter-connected, and that God intended that all life is to thrive,” wrote Allan Baker in a blog about the EcoFair on the Beach United Church website.
“For us, there is no division between the ‘spiritual’ and the ‘material’: God is the Creator of all that exists. We are a part of the environment, and it is a part of us in this beautiful web of life. Therefore, the environmental crisis becomes one that our faith community is concerned about; it is about our failure as human beings to live in a proper relationship with the remainder of life here on earth, and with the God who has caused all of this amazingly wonderful Earth to come to life. As a community that aspires to a healthy relationship with all of life, we dream of living in a respectful manner. We desire to do all that we can, using the gift of science, to help life to thrive on Planet Earth.”
Exhibitors expected to take part in the EcoFair are:
- Meet “Hot Dog” the Snapping Turtle
- Find out about Wildlife in the City
- Arts and Crafts
- Fun Games
- Bike safety check and minor tuneups
- Spin the Wheel of Waste
- Talk with Energy advisors & Retro Fit coach
- Plant a native species seed
- Spot invasive species
- Bring your own cup for free tea
- How to get Green Grants
- Beekeeper and his honey
- Zero waste take out
- Delicious Food from Animal Liberation Kitchen
- EVs & chargers
- Solar Co-ops
- Green paving
- Grow a Butterfly/Pollinator Garden
- Jewelry from Recycled material
- Find out how to Reduce Food Waste
For more information about the EcoFair at Beach United Church on Sunday, May 6, please go to https://beachunitedchurch.com/2023/03/ecofair-at-beach-united/
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