It is inevitable – winter is coming. Along with winter comes winter cycling. To do or not to do? So I put together this guide to winter cycling in Edmonton. Most people that consider to bicycle commute through the winter months already bicycle commute. Winter cycling is a natural extension of their summer cycling. The […]
Why I voted Green today? For the past 24 years I have used the store as a vehicle to offer people consumer products that are better for the environment, their health, and society. We were initiators and very involved in all aspects of Fair Trade, environmental products, organic foods, plant based lifestyles, peace and justice […]
World Food Day is a day to reflect on food – where it comes from, who grew it, who doesn’t get enough, how it is grown and what you can do about it.
On October 19th, 2015 there is a federal election. Earth’s General Store encourages everyone to cast a vote. It is your right… and your responsibility.
October is Non-GMO Month. A month about raising awareness of the GMO/biotech industry and what is being done to our food.
It has been a really wonderful summer this year but it has been very dry. Our trees are very thirsty. It is time to Water Our Trees! Trees are VERY important to the liveability, the ecological integrity and the beauty of our city. They are under stress and we have the capacity to help them […]
Being a small business owner since 1991 and a business that I believe is more socially based than most, I would like to offer my perspective on the Alberta minimum wage. (This blog post is in response to an article in the Edmonton Journal on June 29th, 2015, “Impact of unprecedented Alberta minimum wage increase disputed.” I was not able to post there since my response was too long.)
Such a small piece it won’t matter – right? Well all those little pieces not only add up to be an unsightly mess but they can end up killing people and animals Don’t discard litter – put it in its proper place. Prevention is best. If you can avoid taking another plastic bag, another disposable […]
A few months ago we asked people to fill out a survey to help us determine what might be some of the barriers for people to use our downtown store as part of their grocery purchases. The response was quite overwhelming (almost 100 people responded). This is taking me a very long time to digest. […]
The other week, when a regular customer heard that we were opening up a second store, he expressed a word of caution. He said that many businesses fail when they expand to a second store. We look like a store, we smell like a store, we operate like a store but we are more than a store. The business is just our vehicle to promote a healthier, more balanced, and more respectful way of operating in the world. I am blessed that so many people want to be involved in this journey – staff and customers.