Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: How to become a Queen of Green Coach

    How to become a Queen of Green Coach

    February 20, 2015

    Want to be a Queen of Green Coach? You'll experience community, combat apathy, be inspired AND be an inspiration. We'll also discuss fears, angst and sadness about environmental issues. More »

  • Photo: Community action starts with you

    Community action starts with you

    February 17, 2015

    Ten ideas to fire up your commitment to the people and places you love, and make your neighbourhood a better place to live! (Tested by my Queen of Green Coaches and their families.) More »

  • Photo: How to make deodorant

    How to make deodorant

    February 12, 2015

    Instead of shopping defensively, reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals by making your own deodorant. My recipe is fit for the whole family — even winning over some hard-core skeptics. More »

  • Photo: How to make all-over-your-body lotion

    How to make all-over-your-body lotion

    February 6, 2015

    Make super-rich, whipped lotion in your kitchen from medicinal plants growing in your lawn — dandelion, plantain and white clover — or garden! More »

  • Photo: How to write a bucket list

    How to write a bucket list

    January 28, 2015

    Write a bucket list for 2015 — goals you want to achieve in the year ahead. Do it with a friend, be bold and make it fun. More »

  • Photo: How to have outdoor winter family fun

    How to have outdoor winter family fun

    January 21, 2015

    Outdoor winter play can strengthen the immune system, sharpen the mind and decrease stress. Take the Winter Family Challenge! More »

  • Photo: Try tree-free paper

    Try tree-free paper

    January 13, 2015

    It doesn't just grow on trees! Today you can get paper made from wheat-straw, fast-growing bamboo and sugarcane waste. More »

  • 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 »