After a 2 year hiatus, the Eco Fun Fair is back!
With informative speakers, electric car test drives, retrofit house tours, not to mention food and face painting, there's a little something for everyone.
If you'd like to get involved in helping organize, we meet (virtually) at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings. Please email us at [email protected] if you'd like to get involved.
3rd ECO FUN FAIR, Saturday, June 18th, 1-5pm, at Phin Park in the Pocket
Theme for 2022 -- Greening the Pocket – Greening Toronto: Harnessing the Power of Community
1:00 pm – ECO FUN FAIR BEGINS – with activities for children of all ages!
2:00 PM – THE PROGRAM BEGINS UNDER THE BIG TENT - with Michael O'Neill as MC
2:01– Welcome to the Pocket – by Julie Charles, Membership Coordinator of the Pocket Community Association
Welcoming our Elected Representatives – to speak for 2-5 minutes each, then be available at their booth outside
2:05 – Councillor Paula Fletcher
2:10 – MPP Peter Tabuns
2:15 – MP Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change,
and to the Minister of Natural Resources
2:20 -- Welcome to the Eco Fun Fair - by David Langille, Chair of the Pocket Change Project
Offering an update on our work, and introducing our new staff conducting our Community Survey,
thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program and the Green Neighbours Network!
Welcome our guest speakers – to give 10-15 minute presentations about matters which can followed up at the information booths
2:30 -- Ariana Foyle, from the City of Toronto’s Environment and Energy Division - about the new Home Energy Loan Program
with interest rates as low as 0 percent;
2:45 – Trish Long, from Goldfinch Energy – describing how homeowners can reduce their energy use and cut their carbon emissions
3:00 -- Tim Grant from the Harbord Village Residents Association – inviting participation in their bulk buy program for induction stoves and e-bikes.
3:30 – Q & A Session if desired…
INFORMATION TABLES / BOOTHS
- The Pocket Change Project – become a member – then become a ChangeMaker!
- The Pocket Community Association – everyone should join!
- The Pocket Community Survey – meet the young people we’ve hired under our Canada Summer Jobs program
- Pocket Change on Electric Vehicles – learn where, when and how electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in the Pocket
- Toronto Energy & Environment – with information about the Home Energy Loan Program +++
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – featuring the Pocket's Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program
- Toronto Transit Commission - about the environmental projects planned for Greenwood Yard
- Green Neighbours Network - helping to make Toronto neighbourhoods greener, healthier, and more sustainable.
- Cycle Toronto – bicycle tune-ups, advocating bike usage
Electric Cars and E-Bikes – it’s become a wonderful, time-honoured feature of our Eco Fun Fairs to see our local EVs on display!
Fair Market – over 7 vendors offering a variety of local products and produce!
Food and Drink – Popcorn, Veggie Burgers, Mini-Muffins and more!
Children’s Activities – Face Painting, Crafts, Bubbles, Indigenous eco-activities !
See you soon!