The Local Goodness: Supporting Local on a Budget

This article was originally published at http://www.thelocalgood.ca. Even as many of us question where our money will be coming from as 2020 progresses, local businesses, non-profits, and other organizations like ours have been pushing “support local” as much as we can. And while we’re right to–economic activity is an essential part of community recovery–we wouldn’t be doing thoseContinue reading “The Local Goodness: Supporting Local on a Budget”

“You Good?”: Finding Edmonton’s Good in Isolation

This article was originally published at http://www.thelocalgood.ca. With something as large as a human-wide health crisis on our doorsteps, it can be difficult to hold on. The things we once thought to be solid have been shaken to the core. Some things have been broken forever. Business is different. Everyone’s at home. The streets are emptyContinue reading ““You Good?”: Finding Edmonton’s Good in Isolation”

Maybe You’ve Never Been to Green Drinks…Here’s What to Expect!

Straight up, it’s hard to meet people. And in Edmonton’s cold north, the party is often hiding behind closed doors (of course, we’re getting better at it thanks to Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy!). That leaves a lot of us falling into a Netflix trap, keeping to our own circles and our old habits, and sometimes, forgettingContinue reading “Maybe You’ve Never Been to Green Drinks…Here’s What to Expect!”

People of Green Drinks: Redefining Reconciliation with Jennifer Ward

As Canadians, we are well-used to recognizing “Reconciliation” as a kind of buzzword for the rights of Indigenous and First Nations peoples. I for one have heard the term used in discourses ranging from the political to the geographical, and yet, (I am humbled to admit) I barely have a grasp on what that meansContinue reading “People of Green Drinks: Redefining Reconciliation with Jennifer Ward”

People of Green Drinks: Tracy Bear and Creating Opportunities for Allyship

“Of our experience, we already know everything we know. It’s listening to what someone else knows that’s important.” –Overheard in Edmonton It was a phrase that caught me off guard, hanging in the air long after I’d mentally said goodbye to my fellow LRT-goer, who I would never meet. Simple, unassuming, and effective: The moreContinue reading “People of Green Drinks: Tracy Bear and Creating Opportunities for Allyship”