Happy Canada Day 2019 EVERYONE. Our store will have reduced business hours on Canada Day from 11 am to 5 pm. We hope that you will have a good time. Our business exists in Canada on the land known as Treaty Six. We acknowledge this through our post from last year – Treaty Six Territory. …
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.
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! 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.
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 …
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.
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.
Hey – Tomorrow is Family Day (February 17, 2019) here in Alberta and we will observe shorter Family Day Hours. We will open at 11 am and close at 5 pm. Have a GREAT Day off work and enjoy the milder weather and sunshine.
There is still time to craft some DIY Christmas gifts. Do you want to make bath bombs with your children to give presents to their cousins? Do you want to make some chocolate treats? Do you want to craft some lip balms, body balms, soaps, etc? If you are looking for the best prices in Edmonton for most of these ingredients then come by because we have citric acid, essential oils, witch hazel, cacao butter, shea butter, baking soda, and so much more. Most of these are in bulk so please consider reusing your own containers and/or bags.
Come and join us in this enlightening presentation about waste in our world and what we can do to address it. Zero-Waste Living with Bea Johnson will offer you inspiration to live your life with less waste being generated.
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