Changing infill’s impact on neighbours begins with communication

It’s a familiar sight in many core and mature neighbourhoods: older houses in disrepair are demolished and in their places rise new houses, duplexes, or even two “skinny homes,” dividing what was once one lot. The desire to live closer to major parks, employment hubs and entertainment districts drives much […] Read more »

Energy transition investment begins locally

Part 1 of the Energy Transition series is available here. Globally and locally, the future impacts of climate change are being talked about — in November 2015, Edmonton hosted the Community Energy Forum while the World Bank stated its belief that 100 million more people will be pushed into extreme […] Read more »

Get ready to vote!


Despite being a nonpartisan organization, at The Local Good we believe engagement with local politics is an extension of living locally and informed active participation in our democracy is especially important among voters under the age of 40. That’s why we made Green Drinks on Oct. 7 an opportunity to chat informally with local candidates from […] Read more »

Four reasons to come to October’s Green Drinks

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” – Abraham Lincoln While we live in a country where it is our right to vote, there are […] Read more »

Energy Transition Strategy involves citizens in new ways

Meeting the growing obstacle of climate change is a tough assignment. It’s a task made tougher still by the differing viewpoints and interests that govern the day-to-day operations and long-term growth of a city. Edmonton’s direction for the challenge of climate change was set earlier this year with the adoption […] Read more »

Get out the vote!

They say all politics is local. As we’ve previously written, at The Local Good, we believe engagement with local politics is an extension of living locally.      Although we’re a nonpartisan organization, we think informed active participation in our democracy is crucially important — especially among voters under the age of […] Read more »

Edmonton Bike Coalition calls for council commitment to fund bike lanes

Whether families taking an afternoon ride through the river valley, mountain bikers roller-coasting over the vast network of single-track trails, casual riders making a trip to the corner store, or dedicated commuters braving traffic and the elements, Edmonton is home to an incredibly diverse and increasingly visible community of cyclists. […] Read more »