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 »

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 »

Public Interest Alberta Edmonton Advocacy Conference

People power is alive and well. Fighting back against powerful interests does make a difference.  That was the message at the recent Public Interest Alberta’s advocacy conference: “People Power versus Corporate Control: Fighting for our Future, that happened this past weekend.  The conference kicked off with Linda McQuaig who joked […] Read more »

Green Drinks: Edmonton Activism, Advocacy & Actions

There are some incredible movements and leaders in defending the rights of our people, earth, air and water. The Local Good has invited community activism and advocacy groups to celebrate at the April 3rd Green Drinks. In recognizing this #yegaction work, Green Drinks aims to highlight local, grassroots movements and […] Read more »

The Local Goods Video – Feb. 13

We’re still amazed at the sold-out success of Green Drinks: Good Business. Thanks to everyone who came out!    The local goods just keep coming here in Edmonton. Get your mid-month update in the snazzy video below.     The Local Goods – Feb 13, 2013   These are TLG’s top three, but you […] Read more »

Horsehill Area Structure Plan: hearing dates & a petition

The Horsehill area in the Northeast of Edmonton is believed by local food and urban agriculture advocates to be home to the richest remaining agricultural soils within city limits, and the Area Structure Plan (ASP) for its development sets the tone and precedent for the building of Edmonton’s remaining suburban […] Read more »