2019 Speakers

Check out our 2019 Green Living Show speaker lineup!

Friday | Saturday | Sunday



Érica Athena Lebrun
Mme L’Ovary


Julia Barnes
Sea of Life


Candice Batista
The Eco Hub


Dr. Shalini Bhat
The Movement Boutique


Karen Bebelaar


Kate Belmore


Matt Benfield


Rachel Bies


Felix Borges


Rochelle Byrne
Greener Future


Emily Charles-Donelson
Toronto Tool Library


Laura De Sanctis
Go With Your Gut


Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge


Sarah Dobec
The Big Carrot


Olivia Elting
Mme L’Ovary


Dr. Holly Fennell


Tamara Green
Living Kitchen


Sarah Jade


Dr. Marnie Luck ND
Naturopathic Doctor


Matt Lurie
Organic Garage


Jamuna Lyengar


Kristi MacDonald


Kristina Maimonis
House of Jude


Aleks Malkin


Dr. Gillian Mandich


Helen Melbourne
Creative Reuse Toronto


Gloria Pancrazi


Bahare "Bee" Pirouzi
Tru-Green Organics


Anaïs Radé


Eva Redpath


Sophi Robertson


Julianne Robicheau


Marie Ronan


Kim Sedgwick
Red Tent Sisters


Ivanka Siolkowsky
The Tidy Moose


Charlotte Singmin


Mirna Sharafeddine
Naughty Nutrition


Alicia Sokolowski


Lusine Stepanian
Bare Holistics


Rhonda Teitel-Payne
Toronto Urban Growers


Adria Vasil


Madison Weir & Ashleigh Bliss

Friday, March 22

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Clean Beauty from the Inside Out: Collagen's Dirty Little Secrets

Dr. Holly Fennell

4:10pm - 4:40pm

Kin Community Panel

Nikole, Candice, John Rush, Kristen Sarah

Hear from the Kin Community as these influencers share their stories on how “everyday” people can incorporate green and sustainable living into their daily lives through small changes in day-to-day habits and thinking!

4:50pm - 5:20pm

HOMEOPATHY – Natural Medicine for the whole family

Julie Henry

Looking for a safe effective medicine that you can use at home with your family? Join me for an introduction to the principles of homeopathic medicine and learn to use 8 homeopathic remedies to treat common ailments that you or your children may experience.

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Household Toxins: What you Don't Know About Your Household Products

Alicia Sokolowksi, Marie Ronan, Kristen Bebelaar, Felix Borges, Candice Batista

Is your shower curtain BPA free? Do you know what chemicals are in your kitchen and bathroom cleaning products? Join Candice Batista and representatives from Aspen Clean, Norwex, ENJO Canada and Eco-Max as they discuss the importance of using safe and sustainable cleaning products in your own home, what ingredients and chemicals you should be on the lookout for and what to avoid bringing into your home environment.

6:00pm - 6:15pm

BREAK 15 Mins

Saturday, March 23

11:45am - 12:15pm

Moving Away From One-time Use Plastics

Wesley Wright, Juli Robicheau, Kristi MacDonald, Arti Jalan

The world we live in today is inundated with single-use plastic items - from plastic cutlery to water bottles, land fills are filled with products like these that exist to be used once and then be disposed. Join Arti Jalan from Forage & Sustain and industry experts leading the charge to change consumer habits and get people to re-think the term "disposable".

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Becoming an Activist: Engaging the Youth to Fight for a Greener Future

Nikole Belanger, Sara Reeves, Rochelle Byrne, Kehkashan Basu

Children today will be the stewards of the environment tomorrow - but what will the environmental landscape look like when it's their turn to take the reigns? Join us as we discuss the importance of educating the youth of today the various ways they can fight for a greener future from industry experts who are championing this very cause.

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Waste-Less: Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Adria Vasil, Matt Lurie, Sarah Dobec, Tara McKenna

Have you ever looked around at the grocery store and thought about the impact all of the food packaging has on the environment? Join us to hear from industry experts who are working to change the ways we purchase food and introduce the concept of "zero waste" grocery shopping to the masses.

2:15pm - 2:45pm

Urban Beekeeping 101

Madison Weir & Ashleigh Bliss

Join the Alveole team as they take you through a half-hour guide on getting started in urban beekeeping. The movement towards urban beekeeping seems surprising, but in this talk they will tackle why bee populations are in decline, what we as city dwellers can do to help, and chat about the benefits of urban beekeeping for your business and what you need to get started.

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Environmental Burden and its Effects on Male and Female Hormones

Dr. Marnie Luck

From decreased sperm count to increased breast cancer risk: understand the many factors that influence the delicate balance of our hormones and learn practical approaches to restoring balance from Dr. Marnie Luck, a Naturopathic Doctor based right here in Toronto.

3:30pm - 4:00pm

BREAK - 30 Mins

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Women’s Health, Sexuality, & The Environment

Dr. Marnie Luck, Kim Sedgwick, Érica Athena-Lebrun, Olivia Elting

Join Dr. Marnie Luck, a Naturopathic Doctor based here in Toronto, Kim Sedgewick from the Red Tent Sisters, and Erika Athena-Lebrun and Olivia Elting from Mme. L’Ovary to hear all about the intersection of women’s health, sexuality, and the environment – learn how the world around us affects you in ways you might not have thought of before!

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Conscious Mom's & Natural Nutrition

Aleks Malkin, Laura De Sanctis, and Charlotte Singmin

As parents, you want to feed your kids a healthy, natural, nutritious meal whenever you can, but sometimes you just don't have the time - until now! Join us to hear from nutrition experts what tips and tricks they use to make natural and nutritous meals while living busy lifestyles themselves.

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Women Entrepreneur's Empowering Women & the Environment

Dr. Marnie Luck, Kristina Maimonis, Ivanka Siolkowsky

When it comes to starting your own business, there are a number of challenges and barriers one has to overcome, and even more-so for women. Hear from women entrepreneurs themselves as they tell their stories and how they have been able to use their businesses as a platform to help other female entrepreneurs on their own road to success.

Sunday, March 24

11:30am - 12:15pm

Platform Media Influencer Panel

Matt Benfield, Sarah Jade, Eva Redpath, and Emily Hall

What was your "aha" moment that led you to be more environmentally conscious? Hear from eco influencers from Platform Media tell their stories and what their "eureka" moments were that led them to pursue a more sustainable lifestyle; highlighting how creativity and sustainability can go hand in hand.

12:30pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 1:15pm

BREAK - 15 Mins

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Sustainable Beauty

Bahare Pirouzi, Dr. Shalini Bhat , Dr. Mandich, Dr. Holly Fennell, and Candice Batista

Join health and beauty experts Bahare Pirouzi, Dr. Bhat Shalini, Dr. Mandich, Dr. Holly Fennell,and Candice Batista as they discuss a broad range of health & beauty hacks. From understanding labels ingredients to straight from the source shopping, learn to understand and incorporate a healthier, green beauty routine in your everyday life.

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Urban Agriculture

Madison Weir, Anaïs Radé, Rhonda Teitel-Payne

Have you ever thought about growing food in your own garden, but aren't sure where to start? Join us at the main stage to hear from urban agriculture experts and ask them any questions you might have about farming your own backyard!

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Oceans + Activism

Julia Barnes, Gloria Pancrazi

71% of our planet's surface is water covered, with oceans holding more than 96% of our water supply - and every year, billions of pounds of garbage and other pollutants enter our oceans. Hear from two inspiring ocean activists and documentary filmmakers, Julia Barnes from the film Sea of Life and Gloria Pancrazi from the Coextinction film series, about the importance of saving our ocean's and protecting its many delicate ecosystems!

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Shared Economy

Emily Charles-Donelson, Sophi Robertson, Helen Melbourne, Arti Jalan

People are beginning to own less, and share more - all thanks to the emerging "sharing economy". Join us to hear from the people leading this charge right here in Toronto to get consumers to re-think ownership and encouraging them instead to share goods and services, leading to a reduction in waste in our landfills and the cultivation of a vibrant sharing community here in the City.

4:10pm - 4:40pm

Living Kitchen Live Cooking Demo

Tamara Green

4:50pm - 5:20pm

How to Meal Prep Your Week with 5 Delicious Ingredient Recipes & Avoid Wasting Food

Mirna Sharafeddine & Lusine Stepanian

Have you wanted to get into meal prepping, but have been deterred by the amount of time or number of ingredients that may be involved? If you’re too busy to spend hours in the kitchen, then this is the session for you.

Registered Holistic Nutritionists, Mirna Sharafeddine (Co-founder of Naughty Nutrition)and Lusine Stepanian (Founder of Bare Holistics), will show you how to make simple and delicious meals in 30 minutes and with only 5 ingredients. These holistic nutritionists will also share quick hacks for storing and preserving foods to make them last longer in the fridge or freezer. This session is sponsored by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Includes cooking demo and tasting.

More speakers to be announced. Check back for details!