What is one thing you could start doing today to help stop the climate crisis?
Making your own beeswax wrap to use instead of plastic wrap, buying energy-efficient appliances and driving an electric vehicle, or reducing your food waste and regularly composting are all great ways to reduce your carbon footprint and reconnect with nature.
This fair is less about talking and more about doing. Our speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors have chosen the most impactful actions you can take to help our planet and will give you the tools to accomplish them. Because we believe that loving the earth is about taking one step at a time, however small it may seem.
Date: 31 Aug 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Riley Park, 50 E 30th Ave (Next to the farmer’s market)
Free & All Ages
People are encouraged to walk, cycle, use public transit or rideshare to the event. Refreshments will be available at the adjacent Riley Park Farmer’s Market.
Zero Waste: In keeping with SPEC’s values, this event is striving to be zero waste, meaning exhibitors will be handing out as little waste as possible. RSVP to receive the post-event poster package, which includes educational material from all of our booths.
A big thank you to our sponsors and partners:
Aviva Community Fund
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Riley Park Community Garden
Agenda – What to expect?
We will publish the agenda once all our participants are confirmed. Check back regularly as partners, exhibitors and speakers are added. There will be activities for all ages.
We have over 20 different activities planned from SPEC committees, green businesses and local charities. Demonstrations will cover topics in food, waste, energy, transportation, and resilience to discuss some of the most impactful actions you can take to help stop the climate crisis. Our full schedule ensures that there is something for everyone!
Check out some of the activities we will have:
- Test drive a Solo, the new electric vehicle from Electra Meccanica.
- Learn how to make your own beeswax wrap
- Discover renewable energy technology via SPEC’s Demonstration Shed in Riley Park (kid friendly)
- Spin the Ecosystem Services Wheel and solve common challenges on urban farms.
- Become a green bin expert with Dr. Compost
- Make your own bubble wand with Soap Dispensary (kid friendly!)
- Clean up Riley Park’s cigarette litter with Re:FILTER and the Butt Touchers.
- Go on a scavenger hunt through the Riley Park Farmers Market (kid friendly)
- Challenge your friends to see who can do their laundry while conserving the most energy
- Talk with local solar panel installer VREC and ask all your solar related questions.
- Go for a walk through the neighbourhood with UBC’s R.E.A.C.H. program as “climate change detectives”.
- And more.
Short talks by hand-picked people from our community, to promote their projects and how you can support them – or simply get inspired!
Who is SPEC?
We are one of Canada’s oldest urban environmental non-profits. Since 1969, its volunteer-driven advocacy initiatives, educational programs and events have inspired countless residents of Greater Vancouver to take a stronger stand for the environment.
Want to get more involved? Sign up to volunteer here!