Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: Six Christmas tree options

    Six Christmas tree options

    December 18, 2014

    Real trees are eco-friendlier than plastic trees. But don't underestimate the benefits of other live options like potted, planted or rented. More »

  • Photo: How to regift

    How to regift

    December 16, 2014

    There's no such thing as a bad gift. But it's unlikely that I will use nine tea towels adorned with cats. Regifting is a thoughtful undertaking! More »

  • Photo: How to write a letter to your mayor

    How to write a letter to your mayor

    December 15, 2014

    What if your city is one citizen's letter away from a cool green initiative? Why shouldn't that letter be penned by you? More »

  • Photo: How to go green in Edmonton

    How to go green in Edmonton

    December 10, 2014

    Forget red and white versus orange and blue. The Battle of Alberta is green. More »

  • Photo: How to watch ice (and other stuff in nature)

    How to watch ice (and other stuff in nature)

    November 25, 2014

    Contribute to global warming in a good way — add to valuable scientific research by watching ice, plants, frogs and worms! More »

  • Photo: How to lower your foodprint

    How to lower your foodprint

    November 17, 2014

    Your food choices can make as big a difference for the planet as how you get around. Pack a litterless lunch, cook from scratch and plan next year's garden! More »

  • Photo: Why I pick up garbage

    Why I pick up garbage

    November 9, 2014

    My toddler picks up cigarette butts, paper cups and other litter. And I taught him to, accidentally. I can't bring myself to walk past trash. (And you shouldn't either.) More »

  • Photo: Do it yourself wisdom

    Do it yourself wisdom

    November 2, 2014

    Today we outsource stuff we once made at home. Karina, owner of Rocky Mountain Soap Company shares her DIY story. More »

  • Photo: How you make big companies listen

    How you make big companies listen

    October 27, 2014

    You're concerned about ingredients in products. Clorox and SC Johnson listened! They're now listing potential allergens in fragrances. More »

  • Photo: How to take your first step

    How to take your first step

    October 20, 2014

    Five-year-old Maude takes on wasteful habits in her home with gusto! Want to play along and reinvigorate your commitment to your "green" journey? More »