Useful Links

Sometimes living sustainably means shopping around from small shops, to farmer's markets, to flea markets. When you want to avoid the big box stores it's nice to know who sells what and where. It's also nice to know how to access those sustainable products, whether they be plastic free, carbon neutral, organic, locally made, re-invented, or gently used. Shopping local, avoiding plastic, composting, reducing your carbon footprint, or just trying to live a sustainable life style can be easy if  you know what to look for, where to look, where to go, and how to get there. Here are some useful links to help you find your way sustainably in and around the Edmonton Area.  If you want to see where we might be set up, check out our Upcoming Events Page

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City Market Downtown

The City Market Downtown offers farm-fresh produce, locally raised meats, and ready to eat meals. You can shop local for bread, fruit wines and sweet delights, or treat yourself to handcrafted jewellery, local art, or bespoke clothing. The Market is located in Edmonton's City Hall during the winter season (October-May). During the summer season you can find the market on 104th Street (May-Thanksgiving).

Open 9 am to 3 pm Saturdays

Miller Crossing Farmer's Market

Miller Crossing Farmer's Market provides Edmonton's North East Region with a sustainable marketplace that encourages local community support, a "Buy Local" philosophy while providing access to quality, fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce at a convenient location. Farmer's Markets, like that at Miller Crossing, help raise awareness regarding healthy food choices and the importance of supporting sustainable agriculture.  This Market helps to strengthen community living by providing families and individuals with a  sustainable place to meet, visit, and shop.

14339 50 St. NW Edmonton

Old Strathcona Farmer's Market

Over 130 vendors every Saturday, the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market has an impressive assortment of hand-made goods, locally grown produce, specialty foods, jewelry, décor, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, décor, pottery and more. There is no re-sale in the market, so everything is made personally by the vendor who is selling it.  

 275 stalls of free parking (during market hours) in the lot across Gateway Blvd.

Open every Saturday from 8am to 3pm

83rd ave & 103 street, Edmonton



The Marketplace at Callingwood

The Callingwood Farmers’ Market has been operating for 33 years.  The market provides  space for over 100 vendors throughout the season with more than 120 tables on Sundays, and approximately 30 tables on Wednesdays. This marketplace values keeping  community and family connections strong. The Callingwood Market provides entertainment throughout the seasons. For further information click on the icon above. 

 The market is open on Sundays from 10am-3pm and Wednesdays from 12pm-5pm.

Located at 69 Avenue & 178 Street in Edmonton's west end.

St. Albert Farmer's Market

The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is the largest outdoor market in Western Canada. The market is open every Saturday from June to October. 

Rain or shine!

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

The market features over 250 vendors, 5 special event days, and a variety of top market-quality products that are home baked, home grown, or handmade.

The St. Albert Market is found in the scenic Perron District, on St. Anne and St. Thomas Streets.

Sustainable Food Edmonton

Sustainable Food Edmonton is a non-profit charitable organization which encourages,  initiates, and supports local projects and programs to encourage the building of community through urban agriculture. Sustainable Food connects communities and kids with their food, how it’s produced, and the planet that makes it all possible. Sustainable Food Edmonton helps to ensure that Edmontonians benefit from urban agriculture, while encouraging urban agriculture in and around Edmonton. Follow the link above.

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Earth's General Store

Earth’s General Store carries a broad selection of organic, GMO-free food, in addition to fairly traded goods of ecologically-friendly manufacture.

The Whyte Avenue store carries an extensive selection of books and magazines on permaculture, canning and preserving, plant-based lifestyles, and homesteading/self-sufficiency. Earth's General Store is located on the south west side of Whyte (82nd) Avenue & 96th Street, Edmonton

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The Soap Box

Today’s products are full of dyes, preservatives, parabens, phthalates, and petrochemicals. That is what inspired us to start thesoapboxinc.co. You won’t find any of those things in our products. We use natural products, oils, butters, and essential oils. Thesoapboxinc.co is proud to offer a generous selection of exceptional handcrafted artisan soaps, skin & bath care essentials as well as products for the home. Every product is prepared with care in small batches using high quality ingredients.

SPUD

SPUD's goal is to create relationships with amazing farmers, ranchers, fishermen/women, bakers, and artisans, to make it easy for you to have the freshest ingredients and amazing products delivered directly to your home or office.

Spud partners with local producers and farmers selecting local ingredients from partners who grow your food, respect their animals,  and care for our environment. Click on the link above to learn more.

7039 68 Ave, Edmonton

The Salvation Army Thrift Store

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is a National Recycling Operation (NRO). The Salvation Army generates funds in order to achieve their mission and to positively influence the communities in which they operate. The Salvation Army Thrift Stores are responsible for recycling and diverting millions of pounds of unsalvageable donations from landfills. The Salvation Army Thrift Stores recycle fabric, shoes, leathers, belts, purses, books, metal, cardboard, soft and hard toys.

Salvation Army has 5 Thrift Stores in and around Edmonton


Value Village

Value Village is a for-profit, global thrift retailer offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household goods. Value Village's business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling gives communities a smart way to shop and keeps more than 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year. They help more than 120 non-profit organizations by paying them for donated goods, which supports their vital community programs and services. Value Village has 8 locations in and around Edmonton.

Hearts Free Thrift Store

A local family has opened up a free store for those who may be struggling in Edmonton. The HEARTS free thrift store hopes are to eventually become a year-round offering.

“It started with a Christmas campaign, doing hampers every year. The HEARTS pop-up store, which stands for Helping Everyone Access Resources Through Support, will be open at 16151 142 Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until early January, when organizers will begin scouting for a more permanent location. Previously, it was operated out of a private home.

Reuse Centre

The Reuse Centre accepts various items from Edmonton residents free of charge and makes them available to organizations and individuals for reuse. The Reuse Centre deals with items that are not accepted for reuse elsewhere. Follow the link above to learn more. And here is a link to their list of accepted items.

6835-83 Street Edmonton,


Restore

The ReStore Store is a place where they accept donations of new and gently-used items like appliances, furniture, and household products. ReStore then sells these items back to the general public, at reduced prices in order, in order to help pay for the administrative costs at Habitat for Humanity. This means that you can find amazing deals while ensuring that you're shopping sustainably, while helping to improve communities. ReStore carries almost everything your project may need, materials, such as light fixtures, sinks, building materials, appliances, countertops, mouldings, plumbing hardware, and paint. 

There are currently 3 ReStores in Edmonton, follow the link above to learn more.

Carbon Environmental Boutique

Carbon Environmental Boutique offer only sustainable, ethical, non toxic and, whenever possible, local goods. The Carbon Environmental Boutique screens every product to ensure it adheres to the highest environmental standards.

12543-102 Avenue NW

Edmonton


Vincent Tayler Salon

Lonnie, at Vincent Tayler's Salon uses a full range of Eufora and Chi products. The salon is 100% Ammonia Free. At Vincent Tayler's your hair, and the environment,  will get the best possible treatment with their environmentally friendly & people friendly products.

5026 106 Ave,  Edmonton

Café Mosaics

Café Mosaics provide a vegan & vegetarian menu. Café Mosaics does their best to make conscious efforts to respect Mother Earth, our animal friends, and to treat your bellies right! They use fresh whole foods and organic tonic herbs sourced from responsible farms near and far. 

10844  & Whyte (82 Ave), Edmonton

Opens @ 10am every day.

Ottewell Cleaners & Tailoring

Ottewell Cleaners offers a wide variety of Dry Cleaning services. All garments, from casual and business attire, to couture and vintage pieces are carefully cleaned using an environmentally safe process and environmentally friendly products.

6208 90 Ave, Edmonton

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EMCO Energy (EMCO)

EMCO is an energy marketer providing competitive electricity, natural gas and certified green energy rates for residential and commercial consumers in Alberta.

“We are trying to bring down the cost of green technology,” said Huq. “Instead of going out there and raising funds to install large solar farms, we are innovating on the technology and bringing down the component costs so that more people/companies can build out the capacity. We simply don’t have the people‑power to roll out a large build, but we can use our brains to make it cheaper.”



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Effect Home Builders

Effect Homes allow you to build energy efficient homes. Home designs include A Net Zero Energy Home that offers the latest in both design and technology. Effect Homes utilizes energy and thermal efficiency techniques, such as insulating concrete form systems, and passive solar heating, and pairs them with solar energy generation. Homes are built to exacting standards and detail. Learn more about the technology in these net zero homes from the link above.

8815 92 St NW #201

Edmonton

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The Generating Opportunities (GO) 

The GO Technology Foundation

is a non-profit social enterprise

anticipating and integrating disruptive technologies. GO is modelled in a completely new way of doing business. It is a social enterprise that owns profitable ventures; the profits from each venture are reinvested into other local-based projects/ventures. The aim is to enable innovation to make social, environmental and economic change. By re-investing profits, it anchors capital, thus creating a self-propelled engine that makes a better future for everyone.


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How to Adapt Your Business to Become Environmentally Friendly

An in-depth guide, created to help you to make your business Environmentally friendly, offering useful advice on how businesses can become more environmentally responsible and sustainable.

Brought to you by

Daren Felton:

Free Lance Writer


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The Junk Buddy

The Junk Buddy accepts a wide variety of your unwanted, or no longer needed items. Accepted items may be based on size or environmental implications. The Junk Buddy always tries to accomodate needs, while understanding the need to protect and preserve the environment. The Junk Buddy understands that there is life to junk after removal and looks for sources to rehome removed materials. Click on the link above to find out more about The Junk Buddy. 

Food Bike Tours

Edmonton's Food Bike Tours allow one to indulge in our fine local foods and beverages while touring around the city. Edmonton's annual Food Bike Tour is a superb way to explore a region rich with festivals, amazing markets, local restaurants, chocolatiers, historical buildings, and breweries under the warm sun and discover a visceral history that dates back to 1795. Add in the breweries, wineries, and the river valley. Check out the ink above to find out more. 

City of Edmonton

All the information you may need to maneuver around the city, from bike paths, to bus schedules,  you'll find it here. Click on the link above to learn more.

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The Bennett Centre

The Bennett Centre sits in a unique spot in Edmonton's Cloverdale Community. The School is situated along the River valley, 3 blocks east of the Muttart Conservatory, at the heart of the City's Park System. This blend of a long-standing community, nearby open spaces, natural areas, and interconnecting trails provide an adventurous outdoor setting, contrasting spectacularly with the City of Edmonton's Skyline just across the North Saskatchewan River.

Students can explore & learn about their ever changing environment, both natural and manmade.  The Centre offers students a place to learn through exploration, acquisition, and practice, provided by this unique location.

9703-94 Street, Edmonton


Google Maps

Google Maps can take you almost anywhere in the world. But we've got you set up for your Trek in and around Edmonton.

GEARS

Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society (GEARS) is a foster home based rescue.  This means that they do not have a central shelter location, instead all animals are in loving homes, learning everything they can to prepare for their forever home.

GEARS is always looking for new foster homes!  

Follow the above link to learn more, to see who's up for adoption, or to apply to foster an animal in need.  

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Tags For Hope

Tags For Hope are an effective way to keep your pets safe. This family owned business, created by two brothers in 2013, after volunteering as dog shelter dog walkers for 2 years. Tags For Hope has been their effort to help lost and alone animals get home. Tags For Hope help identify your pet and act as a voice they would not normally have. These creative tags are a fun and sustainable idea for your pet. For more information follow the link above.


**25% of your purchase will help an animal at GEARS!

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