Solar Energy for Beach Cooperative Inc.

The Solar Co-op is a not-for-profit renewable energy co-operative, incorporated for the purpose of generating and selling renewable energy in order to support Beach United Church ministries.

Co-op members must own property in the municipality of Toronto, pay a membership fee of $10, and be willing to attend one annual meeting each year to examine reports from the board of directors regarding system performance and finances, approve (or not) recommended policies and procedures for the co-op, and elect the next term’s board  of directors.

Environmental Sustainability 

We have reduced our carbon footprint by completely renovating our building in 2013, installing rooftop solar panels which provide clean, renewable energy and by designing our leading-edge permeable parking facility, using recycled materials.

Green Parking Lot

On April 28, 2019, Beach United Church inaugurated its one-of-a-kind environmentally friendly parking lot Surface. Our new parking lot helps reduce flooding and sewage back-ups after heavy rainfalls. To learn more and check out media coverage of the parking lot click here!

Gardening Group

Tending a garden can be a spiritual practice, as we become attuned to the energy of life which pulses within our earth home.  Gardening involves not only the entire body in the physical act of planting but also the mind and spirit.  As our muscles work, our hands get dirty, our minds are released from the commonplace – then our spirits are free to soar.

We have a wonderful garden that is maintained by BUC volunteers and features many native, perennial and pollinator plants. Recently, we added two accessible garden planters to our garden which allow people with mobility devices and wheelchairs to comfortably participate in gardening activities.

Please find the schedule for our Gardening Group below:

  • July 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
  • August 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
  • August 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 3, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

For more information on the Gardening Group and to volunteer, please contact Matthew Canaran at

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