In the wake of the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), you might have found yourself no longer on some of Edmonton’s best email lists.
But, even if you weren’t on them, these are 11 email lists that will keep you the most up to date on what is happening in Edmonton. If you are new to Edmonton or just exploring the progressive scene here, we can’t recommend these highly enough, in no particular order.
Avenue Magazine’s Weekender: Stay on top of what’s going on in Edmonton with a listing of events and activities delivered right to your inbox every Thursday. You can sign up here.
Edmonton Bicycle Commuters: If you love cycling, are a supporter of bike lanes, would love to learn how to fix your own bike or want to connect with other cyclists in the city, then this email list is your one-stop bike shop.
Learn more and sign up to their email list here.
Edmonton Food Council: Set up by the city’s Fresh strategy, the Edmonton Food Council has big plans for local food in Edmonton. Want to keep up to date on what the City of Edmonton is doing around local food? Curious how you start a community garden? This is the email list to be on. You can sign up here.
Edmonton Insight: Want to play an active role in helping the City of Edmonton shape its policies? Consider joining the Edmonton Insight Community. You’ll get weekly questions from the city in your inbox to get a sense of what people are thinking about, on important topics. You can join their group and learn more about them here.
Edmonton Permaculture Guild: If you want to know what’s happening with local food, urban bees and chickens, gardening workshops, strawbale homes and permaculture in Edmonton, this is a list you want to be on. You can learn more about them sign up for their email list here.
Live Local Alberta: Do you support local food, independent restaurants and try to generally shop local whenever possible? Then this is the email newsletter to get.
Live Local is the core project in town supporting the ideas and principles behind building a local-living economy. You can learn more about them here and sign up here.
Make Something Edmonton: Want to not only learn inspiring projects happening in town about but get support for a project idea you have for Edmonton to be a cooler place? Make Something Edmonton is a website that celebrates the makers in town and invites you to become one too.
Learn more about them and sign up at the bottom of their page here.
Next Gen: For years, Next Gen has been a hub of some of Edmonton’s coolest events (Pecha Kucha, MEAET, the Mercer Summer Super Party etc.) Their newsletter is excellent and features some of the coolest upcoming events and opportunities to get involved in town. You can learn more about them here and sign up for their email newsletter here.
Tix on the Square: Many of the major events in town sell their tickets through Tix on the Square.
If you want to find out what concerts, plays and other big events are happening in Edmonton, sign up for the Tix on the Square newsletter here.
Your Community League Newsletter: You might be shocked to learn about all of the great things happening in your own neighbourhood. Edmonton has one of North America’s most robust networks of community leagues and there’s a good chance there are amazing things happening in your own backyard.
You can sign up for the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues here and find out what community league your neighbourhood belongs to here.
The Local Good: And we think our own email newsletter is pretty sweet too.
If you want to be the first to hear out about our Green Drinks events, the next Good Hundred Experiment, updates on the Resilience Fest or fun challenges we do like the #31DaysofYeg Challenge, see the latest blogs and find out what’s happening in town (where you can meet progressive people like yourself) you can sign up on the right hand side of this page.