The Eco Market
The Eco Market is dedicated to supporting, uplifting and showcasing Canadian green innovation, entrepreneurship, and community action. We have community building events every month, ranging from green networking events, large speaker showcases to pitch competitions, host a environmental science podcast as well as highly curated annual conference every April. Get involved with The Eco Market and make a lasting impact in the community, the environment and the planet we all call home!
The Eco Market 2019 will be the Canadian green event of the year, happening April 27th from 11am-5pm at the Waterloo Region Museum. Interested in applying to be a vendor, speaker, volunteer or sponsor? Find more details through the links below.
The Eco Market 2019
Date: April 27, 2019
Location: Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, ON N2P 2R
Monthly Community Events
In addition to our annual conference every April, we do monthly community building events, including Green Networking Nights, smaller green markets, and speaker showcases.
Want to get involved? Click below for more details about our monthly community events!
The Eco Market Team
Jen Novakovich, Director and Founder
Jen Novakovich is a passionate science communicator, environmentalist, and cosmetic chemist. She founded The Eco Market in 2017 to help support ‘green’ businesses in her region that she saw where being under-supported previously. Her goal with The Eco Market is to create a hub dedicated to showcasing and uplifting environmental business and innovation across Canada. Jen is a University of Guelph graduate, completed her graduate studies in Cosmetic Chemistry and today has a deep passion for sustainable development and science-based products. She’s also the founder of a cosmetic science education and consultancy business called The Eco Well.
Jennifer Lyon, Marketing Director
Jennifer Lyon is our resident Marketing Director. She is a WLU grad who proudly calls KW home. Jennifer is responsible for the development of the Eco Market brand, creating exciting and engaging marketing strategies for new and existing events and oversees campaigns, events, digital marketing, and PR. Aside from working with us, she also has contributed her writing and photography to the Community Edition, a Kitchener local community focused newspaper. In addition, she works as an independent photographer through her company Jenny Does Stuff and leads her own social project called The Diamond Project.
Allison Purdy, Volunteer Coordinator
Allison Purdy is our amazing Event and Volunteer Coordinator. Allison is a KW native who spent the beginning of her career as an RMT, soothing minds and muscles. She is now taking herself in a new direction and pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Guelph. Allison coordinates volunteers throughout the year on various projects and her talents truly shine when its crunch time. She's got that magical ability to motivate our wonderful volunteers and makes sure our events run smoothly. Look for Allison at our next event, she'll be the one making friends and getting things done.
Interested in supporting the work we do in our community? Donations are hugely helpful to us to cover our costs and keep things accessible to everyone. Thank you!