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Waste-Reduced Store

Earth’s General Store is moving into our next evolution. April will see us dramatically reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in our store. AS of May 1st, 2019 we will not offer single-use plastic produce bags and plastic bags for people to fill up from our bulk products.



Bulk is Almost Always Less!

A few weeks ago, a fellow was in the store and made a comment that he had heard that bulk was more than our packaged products. I kind of took umbrage to this statement and said bulk is almost always less costly to the purchaser than a packaged product. Bulk is Almost Always Less! This person […]



Get a Job

Get a Job! This is the most common phrase that people yell at me as I stand on the side of the road with signs they don’t like. FYI – I have a job and those people yelling – Get a Job – are people that are scared and challenged by the message on my sign.



Suppliers

The sourcing of the products on our shelves usually goes through a varied filtering process.  We assess not only the product but our suppliers as well. Some of the filtering criteria (in no particular order): how is it made – is it grown organically, does its production have a negative effect on the planet or […]



War on Waste

Edmonton’s Earth’s General Store is leading the way when it comes to reducing waste from plastic packaging. For over 27 years they have offered refilling for many products and over the past few years, they have expanded their offerings. People are embracing a plastic reduced lifestyle and shopping experience. This is part of our War on Waste.



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.



New Year’s Resolutions for a Green Future

Climate Change is the common denominator for all life on earth. It is impacting everyone already. The time to take positive and effective action is NOW. Here are my suggestions for New Year’s Resolutions for a Green Future.



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