Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: Meet my Queen of Green coaches!

    Meet my Queen of Green coaches!

    March 26, 2012

    It would be so cool if I could go house-to-house greening families every day. But I can't. And who says it has to be me? Meet my five new Queen of Green coaches! More »

  • Photo: Are your mason bees ready for spring?

    Are your mason bees ready for spring?

    March 19, 2012

    My mason bees are sleepy, but that's about to change. Are you ready for the emergence of your winged friends? Is their house ready? More »

  • Photo: What's the eco-friendliest coffee?

    What's the eco-friendliest coffee?

    March 12, 2012

    I fork-out three bucks and change for fair trade, organic, bird- and farmer-friendly, coffee. Here's why. More »

  • Photo: Are women greener?

    Are women greener?

    March 8, 2012

    Thursday, March 8th was International Women's Day. Are women unfairly burdened with the gargantuan task of saving the planet? More »

  • Photo: What is castile soap?

    What is castile soap?

    March 4, 2012

    Castile soap is a key ingredient in many Queen-of-Green-tested homemade cosmetic and household cleaning recipes. But what the heck is it? More »

  • Photo: How to hold a skill swap auction

    How to hold a skill swap auction

    February 26, 2012

    Since we are all more than the titles on our business cards, why not share your clever skills at a skill swap auction? Get services you need, save money, reduce consumption, and build community. More »

  • Photo: Have an eco-friendly period

    Have an eco-friendly period

    February 19, 2012

    Loathe disposables but don't know how to rid your life of paper and plastic menstrual products? Here's how to have a greener period. More »

  • Photo: Is there organic in your vodka?

    Is there organic in your vodka?

    February 13, 2012

    Maybe you've raised a glass of organic wine or beer. But did you know there are organic spirits, too? Lorien Schramm of Pemberton Distillery takes your questions. More »

  • Photo: Does eco-friendly hair dye exist?

    Does eco-friendly hair dye exist?

    February 5, 2012

    Whenever I see that guilty look on the faces of friends or coworkers, I know they've purchased makeup containing Dirty Dozen ingredients or they're about to have their hair dyed. More »

  • Photo: Recycle for a good cause

    Recycle for a good cause

    January 30, 2012

    There's a new cost-free way to fundraise for your kid's hockey team, school group, or an organization you support: recycle e-waste for cash. No more smoky bingos or door-to-door chocolate almond sales! More »