Electronic recycling in Edmonton made easy, thanks to Electronic Recycling Association

“What do I do with this old phone (or computer, tablet, iPod, printer)? Is there a way to recycle this electronic device I no longer want or need?” These are questions many of us have probably asked at least once. While some of us are wondering how to responsibly get […] Read more »

SPUD offers Edmonton local, organic groceries by delivery

Since bringing its business to Edmonton in October 2014, SPUD (Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery) has been delivering local and organic goods to customers, forging and strengthening partnerships with local food producers, and enjoying strong support from Edmonton’s local food community. Founded in Vancouver in 1997, SPUD expanded to Calgary in […] Read more »

Local artist uses art to build resilience, community

Maigan van der Giessen knows that confronting injustice can be overwhelming. That’s why she approaches injustice through art. “I think art is one of the best ways to approach social justice work because you’re often dealing with issues that can be controversial or difficult,” says van der Giessen. “[Art is] […] Read more »

Edmonton embraces winter with international conference, outdoor fun

There’s a growing list of ways Edmontonians can celebrate their winter city identity, and many of those opportunities are championed by the WinterCity Strategy, an initiative aimed at helping Edmonton embrace winter. An international conference on winter cities is being offered in January 2015, and new and returning activities from […] Read more »

Edmonton Permaculture Guild spurs growth of permaculture in Edmonton

The Edmonton Permaculture Guild  is a young non-profit society whose application of permaculture knowledge and practices in Edmonton is attracting interested citizens. What is permaculture? Permaculture is “a challenging thing to define because it’ s whole systems approach to designing landscapes and cultures and societies and structures,” explains Sabrena Falcone, […] Read more »

Beekeeping in Edmonton helps honeybee populations

Editor’s note: Edmonton city council passed an amendment to the Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw on April 28, 2015, to permit beekeeping in the city. More information about the pilot project to become an urban beekeeper can be found on their website.  In backyards across Edmonton, residents build and cultivate […] Read more »