Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: How not to squelch a kid's curiosity about nature

    How not to squelch a kid's curiosity about nature

    May 26, 2015

    Just get out of the way of their way! Here's how to encourage outdoor exploration without starting a snail breeding program in your home. More »

  • Photo: How to make the world a better place

    How to make the world a better place

    May 5, 2015

    This spring's 40 Queen of Green Coaches are all authentic leaders. They know what they're here on this Earth to do! More »

  • Photo: How to get under the influence...of nature

    How to get under the influence...of nature

    April 29, 2015

    I prefer to be under the influence...of nature. It makes me feel more human. Nature does for my irritability what a snack accomplishes when I'm "hangry". More »

  • How to test your home for radon

    April 29, 2015

    What known carcinogen, found in soil and rock, can't be seen, smelled or tasted? Answer: Radon. If you're like most Canadians, you haven't tested your home for it. Now you can. More »

  • Photo: How to establish

    How to establish "green" house rules

    April 18, 2015

    When the world needs us to recycle less, use hankies and cloth diapers, choose nontoxic deodorant and get into nature, here's how to get your loved ones to buy in. More »

  • Photo: How to make a difference

    How to make a difference

    April 9, 2015

    People like you are making a difference in their local communities — where real change happens. Meeting your neighbours and producing results at the block level creates hope and builds social capital. More »

  • Photo: How to be a good neighbour

    How to be a good neighbour

    April 8, 2015

    My neighbours walk my dog, babysit my son, loan tools, invite us over for dinner AND let me into my home when I lock myself out. What kind of neighbour are you? More »

  • Photo: How to house swap

    How to house swap

    April 1, 2015

    Before you plan your next trip, consider house swapping. You get your home occupied while you're out of town AND a neighbourhood home base at your destination. More »

  • Photo: How to talk to your farmer

    How to talk to your farmer

    March 13, 2015

    Do you have mixed feelings about the meat you eat? Here are questions to ask your farmer. Eating "nose-to-tail", like my grandparents did, is making a comeback! More »

  • Photo: Five ways to recycle less

    Five ways to recycle less

    March 10, 2015

    We're feeling too good about recycling... It's the last "R" in, "reduce, reuse and recycle"! Here's why you should never recycle another glass jar. More »