Ecofair at Beach United Church on May 6th, 2023

EcoFair 2023 at Beach United

We are excited to be hosting an EcoFair at Beach United on
Saturday, May 6th from 10am-2pm.

Entry is free and welcome to everyone!

We will have more information on our 35+ vendors, exhibitors and speakers very shortly and will feature them on our social media accounts (Instagram / Facebook), so please stay tuned! If you’re interested in why a church might be interested in environmental issues, please take a look at this blog post.

Ecofair 2023 Sponsors


11am: Lana Goldberg from Environmental Defence Fund on “A Gas Plant Expansion in the east end of Toronto?”

12pm: Paul Dowsett – Retro Fit Coach from The Pocket Change Project 

1pm Dr. Lori Stahlbrand from George Brown College on Food Sustainability


12:30pm: Nettie Cronish, organic chef, culinary instructor and cookbook author cooks up some delicious treats and you’ll get to sample

What else to expect!

  • 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 

It should be a great day and there will be something for everyone.  If you’re interested in volunteering on the day of, please email:

Take Action for Lent! Make a Green Pledge!

Whenever you walk into Beach United Church, help us reduce our carbon footprint.

Here are some suggestions from our Environmental Action Group:-

•  Bring your own mug or water bottle

•  Use BUC crockery, glassware, and metal cutlery and then wash.  No single-use plastic or disposable items.

•  Reduce the amount of food waste

•   Walk, bike, TTC to BUC

•    Buy in bulk to reduce packaging e.g. cookies

•    Reduce paper usage [ photocopying]

An Evening with Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

In October 2019 Beaches-East York re-elected Nathaniel Erskine-Smith to the Parliament of Canada. Before the election, faith communities in Beaches-East York organized a Candidates Meeting to raise issues important to people of faith: the Environment (especially the climate crisis), growing Inequality of access to the resources needed to sustain life and Health Care.

On Thursday, February 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith will be at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church at 2423 Queen Street East to speak about his priorities as a Member of Parliament and how he will contribute to the minority government. Representatives of faith communities will lead a dialogue with Nathaniel about the issues we raised in the Candidates Meeting. Everyone is invited to attend to hear the dialogue and to ask about other issues that concern them.

*Please note that the event will be held at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church.