About Earth’s General Store
This page will help you learn more about us.
At Earth’s General Store we offer visitors information and products that will help them reduce their ecological and social impact on the planet and all inhabitants. We are a distributor of information and knowledge, encouraging people to consume less, consume wisely, consume locally, consume fairly and love lots more!
We do this by offering items that have beneficial advantages – local, certified organic, Fair Trade Certified, in bulk (less packaging), information, and while supporting and encouraging people to take action! We are attempting to offer a way of life that is balanced and respectful of the planet and all its creatures. I know this sounds a little wishy-washy but I believe that this is our ultimate goal in life – do as little harm as possible and leave the world better than when we arrived. Improvements to our commons (environment and society) will benefit not on our direct descendants but everyone else.
One of the intimate ways that we interact with the environment is through the food we eat. We have the power to choose food that has less impact on the environment, society and other beings. We can eat less meat, choose food that is grown locally and organically, and buy in bulk.
In 1991, we opened our store as an environmental store. We offered bulk cleaning products, bulk personal care products, cloth diapers, recycled paper, composters, composting worms, and a lot of other items that people could not easily find elsewhere in the city of Edmonton (remember, this was BEFORE the Internet!).
In February 2010, Earth’s General Store moved and expanded our inventory to include food products. We now offer fresh, packaged, chilled and frozen organic food products.
One interesting thing about us is that we are a real Health Food Store – offering healthy food for your body, your spirit and the planet. We continue to carry many of the products that we have offered the citizens of Edmonton since 1991 like plastic-free living products, animal free personal care products, and reusable menstrual products. If you are looking to reduce your plastic footprint or working towards a zero-waste lifestyle then we can be a great resource and partner as you move along that path since we offer many products in bulk.
Besides saving resources by refilling and buying bulk you can save money.
We have the most experience of any store or organization in Edmonton on green lifestyle. If you want to help make the world a better place Earth’s General Store may be of great assistance to help you along the path.