Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: How to identify different kinds of bees

    How to identify different kinds of bees

    April 12, 2017

    Did you know honey bees are more amber in colour than yellow? Bumble bees carry pollen on their thighs, while mining bees wear pollen pants and hairy belly bees carry pollen under the belly! More »

  • Photo: How to tell a bee from a wasp from a fly

    How to tell a bee from a wasp from a fly

    April 5, 2017

    If it's cute, it's probably a bee. Interested in the barbecue? Probably a wasp (bees are vegetarian). Big bulging eyes, two wings and small antennae? It's a fly! More »

  • Photo: Electric car FAQs, part two

    Electric car FAQs, part two

    March 23, 2017

    Is electricity greener than gasoline? How eco-friendly are EV batteries? Will switching to EVs create more electricity demand? Your questions answered... More »

  • Photo: How to make all-purpose spray cleaner

    How to make all-purpose spray cleaner

    March 17, 2017

    Use this spray to clean counters, microwaves, floors, toilets, doorknobs and more. All you need is water, liquid castile soap and a few drops of anti-bacterial essential oil. More »

  • Photo: Seven tips to help pollinators

    Seven tips to help pollinators

    March 9, 2017

    Even the smallest of gardens will bring in many species of pollinators, especially native bees. Choose native plants, leave some areas unmulched and choose plants free of neonics. More »

  • Photo: Help end forced child labour: Choose fair trade goods

    Help end forced child labour: Choose fair trade goods

    February 28, 2017

    You make informed decisions to reduce your environmental footprint. Empower and help people around the world when you shop fair trade! More »

  • 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 »