Interactive Activities

When you visit the EcoFair, not only do you get to learn about green products, services and programs from the exhibitors, but you can take part in free, hands-on interactive activities!  We have something fun planned for all members of the family!

—– OUTSIDE THE BARNS —–

 

Test Drive Electric Vehicles

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Are you interested in transforming our car culture to low carbon modes of transportation?  Plug’n Drive will have two electric vehicles (EV) that you will have the opportunity to test drive.  Ask them questions about purchasing an EV, the operational needs, and the day-to-day challenges and opportunities of being an EV owner.

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hosted by Plug’n Drive

 

Matteo's Mobile Bike Repair

A bicycle repair professional will demonstrate how to perform a simple five minute safety check of a bicycle and bicycle helmet and how to perform quick tool-free bicycle tuneups.

 

Time:  11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hosted by Matteo’s Mobile Bike Repair

—– INSIDE THE BARNS —–

 

Eco-science fair for kids!

ActionPotentialHelp mix things into water and see how eel you can filter them out.  What works? What doesn’t? Then play the Eco-Flingers game to learn about rocket flingers, elasticity, and aerodynamics.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hosted by Action Potential Lab

 

Making Sustainable Food Choices

veggiesJoin Lauren from the Jane Goodall Institute to learn how to make more sustainable food choices and eat in a way that does not harm the planet.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hosted by Jane Goodall Institute

 

 

Socially Responsible Investing

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Learn about socially responsible investing with our event sponsor, Meridian Credit Union.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hosted by Meridian Credit Union

 

Repair Workshops for Children

Repair CafeChildren can learn how to reduce waste by making simple repairs to some common household items.  We will have various items and tools for kids to take apart and put back together at the “take-apart-table.”

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hosted by Repair Café

 

Learn the Art of Cloth Wrapping

furoshikiReduce Waste, Reuse with Furoshiki: The Japanese Art of Cloth Wrapping!  Learn how to giftwrap without any waste. This workshop will be put on by Sophi Robertson, Zero Waste Event Coordinator and Environmentalist in Residence for Toronto Public Library.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hosted by the Toronto Public Library

 

Self Spa Mini Workshops

AnarresAll ages are welcome to learn how to make a customized bath salt, body scrub, and face mask using simple, natural, and often local ingredients.  Make it in durable reusable containers generating no plastic waste.  Take what you make home!

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hosted by the Annares Apothecary