Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: How to make dish soap

    How to make dish soap

    May 10, 2016

    Here's a two-ingredient dish soap recipe that's free of fragrance and toxic ingredients, takes a minute to make AND works. More »

  • Photo: How to write a love letter to nature

    How to write a love letter to nature

    May 5, 2016

    Express you passion for nature and share it with family, friends and colleagues. Nature accepts mail all year round! More »

  • Photo: How to get to know nature

    How to get to know nature

    April 26, 2016

    Roll over a log to find a salamander, visit butterfly-viewing hotspots like gravel roads, gaze at the stars and forage for wild edibles during our annual 30x30 Nature Challenge! More »

  • Photo: How to land a great volunteer gig

    How to land a great volunteer gig

    April 13, 2016

    Eight tips on how to land your best volunteer gig EVER. Enlist your family, take a volunteer vacation, learn a new skill — even sign up your entire workplace! More »

  • Photo: How to be a citizen scientist

    How to be a citizen scientist

    April 12, 2016

    Anyone can be a citizen scientist. It's free, you don't need special gear and many projects are kid-friendly. If you're a road biker, for example, you can report roadkill sightings! More »

  • Photo: How to forage for food

    How to forage for food

    April 7, 2016

    These 10 tips for smart foraging will help you search for wild edibles, reconnect with nature and turn backyard dandelions into salad. More »

  • Photo: How to lure pollinators with sunflowers

    How to lure pollinators with sunflowers

    March 22, 2016

    Sunflowers are easy-to-grow beacons for pollinators — attracting honeybees, wild bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. And leave the flower in the garden as a natural fall and winter bird feeder. More »

  • Photo: How you can help water

    How you can help water

    March 22, 2016

    Use a wash basin, redirect toddler garden hose play, encourage bumblebees AND write a letter to the editor for World Water Day! More »

  • Photo: How to protect kids' brains

    How to protect kids' brains

    March 16, 2016

    Today, all babies are born with "body burden" — blood levels of toxins like PCBs, PBDEs and lead. Protect your kids from further exposure that can lower their IQs. More »

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    How to "green" your toddler

    March 6, 2016

    Reduce your child's exposure to toxic chemicals: choose certified organic PJs, eco-friendly pillows, and reusable, recyclable and BPA-free dishware and cutlery. More »