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.

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.

Family Day Hours

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.

DIY Christmas Gifts

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.

Dressember

Earth’s General Store will be participating in Dressember this year. Dressember is a fundraising and awareness campaign to highlight and address human trafficking. The owner, Michael Kalmanovitch, has committed to wearing a dress for the whole month of December to raise money and build awareness for this issue that is near and dear to his heart.

So Long Saudi Arabia!

I am not going to take it any longer. I have been focusing on so many other things in life and the world and finally, I just have to throw my hat in the ring and say – So long Saudi Arabia! Your regime is an assault on my sensibilities. You have abused the immense wealth that petroleum has given you and squandered it on things and maintained your grip on a nation and a region. You do not deserve this influence.