Queen of Green archives

  • 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 two-year-old to 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 »

  • Photo: How to get the stink out of towels

    How to get the stink out of towels

    October 6, 2014

    Do your towels smell even after washing? The problem is in the drying! More »

  • Photo: What are eco-crayons made of?

    What are eco-crayons made of?

    September 30, 2014

    Biodegradable crayons made from beeswax, soy and other plant-based waxes work great — even for outdoor scavenger hunts! More »

  • Photo: How to build community

    How to build community

    September 22, 2014

    My 14 remarkable Queen of Green coaches set out to meet their neighbours and build positive change! More »

  • Photo: How to host a repair café

    How to host a repair café

    September 15, 2014

    Repair cafés may help fix our throw-away society. Skilled volunteers will fix your household items, so you don't have to toss them and buy new ones. More »

  • Photo: My Canada, my blue dot

    My Canada, my blue dot

    September 8, 2014

    Win a pair of tickets and backstage passes for David Suzuki's cross-Canada Blue Dot Tour! More »