This year's Home$aver Eco Event is a joint initiative between the City of Edmonton, RONA and EPCOR. The one-day sale takes place on Saturday, May 25 at two RONA Edmonton locations.
RONA North location: 9603 165 Ave
RONA South location: 10450 42 Ave
Doors open at 6:00 a.m.
Limited quantity of items available
One day only
No rain checks
Cannot be combined with any other offers
CONFIRMED ECO SALE ITEMS
(Items per store)
200L EPCOR Rain Barrel (795)
Honeywell 24V WiFi Thermostat (40)*
200L Aerobin Compost Bin (24)*
Efergy Elite Energy Monitor (24)
Delta In2Ition GPM Showerhead (48)
Woods Programmable PowerBar (150)
Globe 6 Pack Mini CFL Bulbs (180)
Fiskars 18” Push Mower (20)*
*Select items are limited to one per household.
EPCOR RAIN BARREL
$50 (retail $100)
$34 (retail $159)
$59 (retail $209)
EPCOR RAIN BARRELS
These promotional rain barrels are 36”x24” and made of recycled black plastic. They include a removable lid that has a screened hole for gutter water. They also have an overflow tube near the top of the barrel and a brass tap near the bottom.
The barrels are flexible and fit in most backseats or a trunks. They can even fit in a Smart car.
A 208 L rain barrel holds the equivalent of 40 cents worth of Edmonton water and sewer charges.
Check your purchase immediately to determine if there are any defects or missing items
Can be returned or replaced within 30 days at the same purchase location
Location: RONA North location: 9603 165 Ave or RONA South location: 10450 42 Ave
Address: RONA North location: 9603 165 Ave or RONA South location: 10450 42 Ave
On May 25th, the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party will be having a policy convention at the Radisson Hotel for PCAA members to discuss and provide input into PC policy issues.
We think that they are going down the wrong road.
Albertans are standing together for a BLOCK (the) PARTY rally from 12-2pm on Saturday, May 25th to create a block against the policies and recent budget cuts that negatively impact families, the most vulnerable, and all sectors in Alberta. Rally will be at: 45th Avenue between Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail S, just North of the Radisson Hotel
Come together with other Albertans for a fun-filled afternoon to remind our leaders that there is another way!
The party will showcase Mock Booths and demonstrate how the government cannot fix our revenue problems by cutting public services and borrowing billions from the banks. Rather, their policies are only making our problems worse. There are costs to cuts.
We encourage you, your friends and your families to join us and let your voice be heard.
Most people start off their days with a bowl of breakfast cereal. Breakfast cereal usually take up a whole aisle in the usual supermarkets and the vast majority of these cereals come from 3 - 4 suppliers (Kelloggs, Post, General Mills, and Quaker). Each and everyone one of these companies use Genetically Modified Organisms in their manufacture.
To participate in the day of action you need to not purchase breakfast cereals, not eat any breakfast cereal from any company that makes their breakfast cereal with GMO ingredients, and let the shop that you normally purchase these products that you want breakfast cereals that do not have GMO ingredients in them.
The Eco-Solar Tour of Energy Efficient Buildings will feature one energy efficient building per day for nearly two weeks starting on May 28th and finishing on June 6th. Each weekday, from Monday to Friday, one building will be open for touring fromnoon until 4 pm. See the list of buildings on theTOUR OF BUILDINGSpage for details of each building and the specific hours they will be open each day.
The 14th annual Eco-Solar Home Tour is onSaturday June 1st, from noon until 4 pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications.
Hi there, As many of you know we are building a food forest and leaf mandala garden for a group home in Edmonton on the 31st of May and Saturday June 1st. This is a really exciting project and will certainly grow awareness of the many benefits of permaculture in this city and how we can enrich our lives and our communities by providing abundant and edible landscapes.
If you are available and would like to come out and volunteer, please fill out the attached form and email it back to me so that I can notify the client how many permaculture people will be joining us. Please feel free to sign up for a few hours, the one day or by all means...both days hurray! And please bring along any shovels or wheelbarrows that you have.
We are also looking for the following resources:
...please let me know if you have a line on any of these materials :-)
Food and refreshments will be provided for all volunteers - all day long for both days.
We stand in silence in support of peaceful and non-violent solutions to conflict. We wear black to remember the human costs of war and violence. All are welcome to stand with us for all or part of the hour-long vigil.
Location: Outside in front of The Strathcona Farmers' Market
Celebrate ten years of fiercely local art and music from Edmonton's downtown core!
Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2
Free, family friendly and full of fun. Everyone is invited! For more details stay tuned towww.heartcityfest.com
Announcing this year's musical lineup: Amberlie Harsch Andrew Scott Angie Klein Beyond Addiction Big Sky Gliders Bombproof the Horses Brian Toogood Celeigh Cardinal Crittergrom Debbie Spence E-ville Turntable Choir Erasmo Coco Fay Fey Görgön Hörde Inner City Fiddlers Jake Ian Ken Stead Lady Eloquence Laurel MacLure Locution Revolution Mandy Faye Maracatu Mundanca Mat Halton Micah Michael Hennig Must Be Tuesday Owl at the Moon Patrick Marchand-Smith Paula Eve Kirman Quinn Rachel Roberts Raya Elyse Rebecca Lappa Sebastian Barrera Spirit Woman Singers Steven Johnson Strange Planes The Capoeira Academy The Def In It The Foggy Barrens The Silver Rollers The Skips Trent Halliwell Urban Coyotes Venessa B.
Simply put - if your meat is not certified Organic it is likely feed a grain (usually corn) and since the vast majority of corn is GMOd then it is likely that the non-organic meat you are eating has been contaminated by the GMO feed they had consumed.
It is recognized that the ecologically reducing the amount of meat you consume is one of the top ten actions you can do to reduce your ecological footprint.
On - this Monday you can combine these two actions - don't eat meat. Participate in Meatless Monday (http://meatlessmonday.ca/).
If you are going to eat meat on this day - choose Certified Organic Meat, buy it from a Farmer's Market, ask your regular meat supplier if they have non-GMO/certified organic meats. Let them hear from that you are interested in avoiding GMO ingredients.
We are now offering hands-on workshops on the first Friday of each month. If you want to learn how to start working on your own bike but don’t know where to start, this class is for you! Learn how to fix a flat at home or on the street, keep your brakes and shifters working smoothly & safely, and learn how to prevent and detect small problems that can turn into large problems.
In this 3-hour, hands-on course, you will learn how to save money by doing simple repairs yourself as well as preventing expensive parts from wearing out. Bring your bicycle so you can learn techniques specific to your components, or you can work on one of EBC's bikes.
You may register for any one of the upcoming stand-alone courses:
Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6:30-9:30pm at BikeWorks South (10047 80 Ave) Friday, June 7 from 6pm-9pm at BikeWorks North (9305 111 Ave, entrance through west parking lot) Friday, July 5 from 6pm-9pm at BikeWorks South (10047 80 Ave) Friday, August 2 from 6pm-9pm at BikeWorks North (9305 111 Ave) Friday, September 6 from 6pm-9pm at BikeWorks South (10047 80 Ave)
Cost: $20 for EBC members $25 for non-members
Register by emailing email@example.com. Include the date of the hands-on clinic you’d like to register for. Pre-registration is required. These classes fill up quickly; register early to reserve your spot.
When: June 8 and 15; 8:30 am to 3 pm. Where: Glory Hills property, near Stony Plain. Why: To improve the local habitat for wildlife for nesting and feeding, and reduce the spread of invasive plants that displace native vegetation. What: Please bring gloves or hedge clippers if you have them, otherwise they will be provided. Also bring water, lunch, hat , sunscreen, bugspray and wear sturdy shoes. Additional snacks and refreshments will be provided. How: Reply to Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-850-3270 to sign up or for more information. Please specify which day(s) you are available.
Location: Glory Hills property
Address: Even in Stony Plain; meet in west Edmonton and carpool to site.
Have you often considered volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, but just need information about our program and some training on tools?
We are hosting a tool training and information session for new volunteers - or not-new volunteers - who would like to gain some basic knowledge of tools and learn more about how our organization works! Over 80% of all our participants have said that it increased their comfort level to volunteer on an HFH build site by at least 75%.
This session will cover the following:
·power tools including cordless drills and staplers
·hand tools and miscellaneous tools
2. About our volunteer program:
about our families
what volunteering looks like on the sites
about our safety program
how to sign up for shifts
what work is going on right now
You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and meet some of our staff! Check our website www.hfh.org to register online or contact Louise
A few years ago I watched a documentary called King Corn. One of the lines in it that really stuck with me was when someone described pop as 'liquid diabetes'. In the documentary one of the film makers makes High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) - the stuff you find in almost all soda pops.
It may be that the GMO components don't make it through the complex industrial process to convert corn starch into fructose but GMO corn crops which are subsidized make this sweetener less expensive and therefore widely used for things like soft drinks.
My belief is that HFCS is not healthy for our bodies or the planet.
So this Monday (June 17th) our task is to avoid fructose in soft drinks (and everywhere else you find them).
If you feel you really need to have a pop choose ones with real sugar on it and avoid the usual ones from Coca Cola and Pepsi that use 'fructose'.
Are you a woman who has always wanted to volunteer on a Habitat for Humanity build site,but were unsure if you had the necessary skills? You may be surprised how many women -- with no construction experience -- build homes with Habitat for Humanity. If you are a woman who wants to help families in our community, there is an important role for you on our build sites, whether you have no construction experience or a tool belt of skills. Your gift of time will give hard-working families an opportunity to build equity in a home and in their futures. Volunteers are trained and equipped to perform every task accurately and safely by our expert site superintendents and crew leaders and will leave our build sites with an inspiring sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. We provide all tools, equipment and lunch.All volunteers participate in onsite safety orientation/training. No minimum number of shifts required. Check our website www.hfh.org to register as a volunteer online.
Composting is recognized as one of the top ten GREEN actions people can take in their daily lives.
Michael Kalmanovitch has been composting since 1971. In 1991 he facilitated workshops at the Muttart Conservatory, Canadian Tire, through the Environmental Resource Centre, and the Edmonton Public Library. In 1992 he graduated from the City of Edmonton Master Composter & Recycler program. He continues to add to his knowledge about composting (bin, worm/vermicomposting, sheet, and trench).
Michael has put together a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation and would like to share this with as wide an audience as possible - ergo this free composting workshop.
So if you are interested in learning composting from an expert and attend a free workshop please consider attending. You will be asked to fill in a short workshop evaluation at the end of the workshop so that it can evolve and improve.
When: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00pm
Where: King Edward Community League HallSmall Hall, 8008 - 81Street
Cost: Free but please, if you are going to register to have a seat at this workshop please show up or cancel a week in advance so that the space can be used by someone else.
You might be interested in theWordPress blogI have made about Composting in Edmonton.
Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light) on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”
Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.
The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond. Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm. It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein. Meet the full cast here.
Occupy Love is a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes. A powerful cinematic experience that will leave audiences inspired.
Location: King Edward Park Community League - SMALL HALL
If you are involved in a faith group, we welcome you to join us for our upcoming Interfaith build. This is a joint project with the Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative. This one month build period will occur on our Rutherford neighbourhood project. Groups and individuals are welcome!
To get involved, go to www.hfh.org and register as a volunteer. Be sure to indicate that you are interested in participating in our Interfaith on the online registration form. You will receive monthly updates from us with more information as we get closer to May. Any Questions?Contact Kim at email@example.com or 780-451-3416 ext 232.Beginners to trades people welcome. We provide all tools and equipment.All volunteers participate in onsite safety orientation/training. No minimum number of shifts required.
Are you looking into a career in construction? Do you need to gain some valuable experience to add to your resume?
Consider applying to Habitat for Humanity Edmonton’s Work Experience Construction Volunteer program!
This volunteer opportunity will help you to get some documented work experience on a real construction site that you can use for your resume.This program requires at least a 40 hour commitment.
Work Experience Construction Volunteers perform general construction under the direction of our site supervisors. At all times, these volunteers follow our safety rules and tasks are assigned according to competency.
The physical work is not different from our General Construction Volunteer role, but we provide a written evaluation and more of a mentorship component than our usual construction volunteer role.
Room to Read is changing the lives of children in Asia and Africa through literacy programs and gender equality. Join our Edmonton team and help us plan events to support our programs, and spread the word about the fantastic results we are achieving. Skills in event planning, PR, marketing, graphic design are needed, but not essential. We welcome all volunteers. If this sounds interesting, email us at Edmonton@roomtoread.org
New houses with bare yards need love and our energetic volunteers will be beautifying yards for our families by planting trees, laying sod, building fences and decks and putting thefinishing touches on our completed homes.This is an active opportunity open to volunteers of all skill levels. Previous volunteers really enjoyed strengthening friendships and building new ones and knowing they had put in a good day of work.Individual and group volunteers welcome.
Every year we need to do a physical count of the store to provide a snapshot of the store. Our year end is May 31st and this year we will be closing on Wednesday, May 29th so that staff can do a count of our inventory.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause people. Please try and stock up before the closure.
I like this initiative. I assume that it was founded on Jane Jacob's principles - know you neighbourhood. There are already a dozen walks listed.
All the walks being offered in Edmonton are listed below. If you want to narrow down the walks by theme, click and unclick the buttons below. Join us for the kick-off of Jane's Walks in Edmonton at noon at City Hall on Friday, May 3rd for a selection of walks over the lunch hour.
Be Part of Something Good, Work at Earth’s General Store
We are an independent and locally owned community grocery store with a wide selection of certified organic and certified fairly traded choices, offering the community information and products that support good health and reduce our ecological impact on the planet.
We are currently looking for Part-Time Floor Staff (15-25 hours/week)
Start Date: June 3
Floor staff provide customer service and maintain a clean and organized store environment.
Provide cashier service.
Process customer bulk refill requests to ensure a smooth flow of customer service.
Maintain good organization and display of products.
Provide customer service in a specialized environment.
Clean floors, bathrooms and other areas of the store.
Engage in continuous learning in response to the increasing variety of products and development of the store.
Effective Communication Skills
Customer Service Orientation
Willingness and Ability to Learn
Ability to lift 50 lbs
$10.75 per hour starting wage. Wage review at 1 month and 3 months.
Higher Vacation Pay
EGS employees receive 6% holiday pay instead of the required 4%.
Staff are given a 10% discount on all store products.
15-25 hours/week. More hours available periodically. Must be available weekends and evenings. Must be available most weekends June-August.
How to Apply
Send your resumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the store.
Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.