Michael Kalmanovitch’s Retirement, Ownership Update

  Exciting News! 31 years after beginning Earth’s General Store in 1991, Michael Kalmanovitch has officially retired. After so many years of hard-work and sacrifice, it gives us great joy to wish him a wonderful retirement, as he heads out on an epic bike adventure. For so many years, Michael’s work and passion has been …

Climate Strike

Just like the world’s oceans, the youth of the world are rising. On March 15th, 2019, Edmonton will be participating in the Global Climate Strike. What is Climate Strike? The original Climate Strike started in 2015 (and possibly earlier) but the latest movement was inspired by a young Swedish girl named, Greta Thundberg. You can watch …

Toilet Paper

We vote every day with our dollars of the kind of world we want. A significant portion of our Boreal forests is cut down to make toilet paper to be flushed down the toilet. There is a better option. You can choose toilet paper that uses recycled fiber content. This supports our recycling efforts and reduces the pressure on forests.

Palm Oil

Palm oil is an ingredient that some people wish to avoid. Not because it is something that may increase their estrogen levels, they are allergic to it, or some other medical reason. No – it is an ethical choice – like choosing Fair Trade chocolate or coffee.

Take a Bag Leave a Bag

The majority of our customers bring in their own reusable bags but there are times when they forget or purchase more than they planned. At times like this we have reusable cardboard boxes for people to use and as part of our Plastic-Free July, we are going to launch the much delayed Take a Bag Leave a Bag program.