Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: How to dispose of problem junk

    How to dispose of problem junk

    July 22, 2012

    "Green" junk removal services are all the rage for those of us hoarding Styrofoam, old electronics, used paint cans and more in our basements and garages. More »

  • Photo: How to be a good eco-tourist

    How to be a good eco-tourist

    July 15, 2012

    Beware of eco-tourism gone awry. Learn how to suss out the eco-friendliest vacation destinations. More »

  • Photo: Homemade hair care recipes

    Homemade hair care recipes

    July 8, 2012

    Avoid harmful hair care ingredients by making your own with stuff easily found in your kitchen, local health food store, and garden. I dare you. More »

  • Photo: Shrink your summer festival footprint

    Shrink your summer festival footprint

    July 2, 2012

    Summertime means outdoor festivals, concerts, and fireworks. Plan to minimize your environmental footprint before lining up at the gates. More »

  • Photo: How to haze a coyote

    How to haze a coyote

    June 24, 2012

    Typically shy and not a threat to humans, coyotes may become more aggressive as they get comfortable around people. Do you know how haze 'em—for their safety and yours? More »

  • Photo: I'm proud to be radically Canadian. Are you?

    I'm proud to be radically Canadian. Are you?

    June 17, 2012

    Canadians are tired of only being known for polite apologies and saying "aboot". It's time to show that you're also radically Canadian. More »

  • Photo: Nature Play Day

    Nature Play Day

    June 11, 2012

    June 15th is Nature Play Day in Canada! Seems these days we need reminders to get kids outside. It wasn't always this way... More »

  • Photo: Did you take your nature pill?

    Did you take your nature pill?

    May 27, 2012

    What's your preferred view—the ocean, a hardwood forest, a pond, or trickling creek? Chances are it's the landscape where you grew up! More »

  • Photo: Host a green cleaning party

    Host a green cleaning party

    May 20, 2012

    Real change happens at the local level. Make a difference in your community by organizing one of my favourites: a green cleaning workshop! More »

  • Photo: My letter from Windex®

    My letter from Windex®

    May 13, 2012

    Last week, I officially broke up with Windex®. I sent them a letter about their dirty secrets. And guess what: they wrote back! More »