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.

Slavery

#ENDITMOVEMENT is calling on all people that want to end slavery to put a red cross on the back of their hands on February 22nd to show solidarity. Demand an end to slavery NOW! Don’t buy products that may have been produced in those conditions. #FairTrade

Monkey Free Coconut Oil

So you would think that coconut oil might be free of animal involvement. As it turns out there are many companies/suppliers that are using monkeys to go up the trees and knock down the coconuts where their human masters are waiting. At Earth’s General Store we carry Monkey Free Coconut Oil. I have received a …

Fair Trade Month – Fruits

Earth’s General Store has been a pioneer for providing Fair Trade Certified products and information to the citizens of Edmonton for almost a quarter of a century. More fresh fruit products are becoming Fair Trade Certified. Over the past few years grapefruits, avocados, pineapples (periodically) , mangoes have joined bananas as being available on a …

Fair Trade Month – Tea

Tea is an extremely popular beverage. It is consumed throughout the world. Every culture had some kind of leaf that they infused in water. When we ‘normally’ use the term tea though we mean a hot liquid made from the Camellia sinensis plant. All Black, green, white, oolong, etc teas come from this plant. It …

Fair Trade Month – Bananas!

Several years ago Bananas became the most popular fruit in North America replacing the apple. They are popular, they are tasty, they are inexpensive, and they come with a hidden price tag. Bananas are big business. Large corporations have controlled banana production, marketing, distribution and, directly and indirectly, the welfare of the people and environment …