Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: A carpooler's etiquette list

    A carpooler's etiquette list

    February 17, 2017

    Carpooling is a great way to reduce carbon emissions. It can also save time, money, and wear and tear on your vehicle, and lower the stress of daily driving. More »

  • Photo: How to garden for butterflies year-round

    How to garden for butterflies year-round

    February 15, 2017

    Does your yard have what non-migrating species need for all the stages of their lifecycle throughout the year? Check for nectar and host plants, fall leaves, sun and even mud. More »

  • Photo: How to save energy in the kitchen

    How to save energy in the kitchen

    February 8, 2017

    In "green" cooking, size matters. Match the appliance to the job, the burner to the pot. And don't forget the lid! Follow these five simple steps to save energy — and dollars. More »

  • Photo: How to be a Butterfly Ranger

    How to be a Butterfly Ranger

    January 31, 2017

    Join The Butterflyway Project! We're training volunteers in five Canadian cities to plant native species in their backyards, parks and schoolyards. Prepare to have fun! More »

  • Photo: How to be a Bee City

    How to be a Bee City

    January 25, 2017

    Could yours be the next Bee City? Conserve existing pollinator habitat. Create more in public spaces — schools, parks and ravines. Join Toronto and Chestermere! More »

  • Photo: How to go zero waste

    How to go zero waste

    January 20, 2017

    I aspire to be a zero waster. I'm not there — yet. But these 17 tips help me get closer each day! Maybe they can help you, too? More »

  • Photo: Five electric car FAQs

    Five electric car FAQs

    January 13, 2017

    Electric cars start at around $16,000 with a 110-kilometre range. EV owners report they're fun to drive, quiet, and charged and ready to go in as little as six minutes. More »

  • Photo: Twelve ways to green your holidays

    Twelve ways to green your holidays

    December 12, 2016

    Ditch wrapping paper. Give "presence" instead of "presents." Start a Christmas tree forest. Make the BEST teacher gift. Donate socks and underwear. Stuff stockings with "edimental" seeds. And more! More »

  • Photo: The delicious benefits of edible perennial plants

    The delicious benefits of edible perennial plants

    November 29, 2016

    Grow perennial plants. You'll find yourself making pesto from sorrel, eating day lilies pre-bloom, munching on hop shoots — even dining on hostas before the leaves unfurl! More »

  • Photo: Three DIY recipes that are healthy for your skin, hair and the planet

    Three DIY recipes that are healthy for your skin, hair and the planet

    November 21, 2016

    Make your own makeup remover, lotion and a facial mask to avoid harmful chemical ingredients, like parabens and PEG compounds found in many personal care products. More »