Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: How to start a nature habit

    How to start a nature habit

    September 30, 2012

    You're busy. But don't get so busy you forget to take your kids into nature. We can help! More »

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    What makes a "good" home cleaner label?

    September 24, 2012

    You'll have no idea what chemicals are in your home cleaners until Canadian labelling laws change. But I can help you spot a "good" home cleaner label. More »

  • Photo: Wool dryer balls shrink drying time

    Wool dryer balls shrink drying time

    September 16, 2012

    Any attempt to make your dryer eco-friendlier is really up to you—they're never Energy Star rated. Shrink drying time by 30 to 50 per cent with wool dryer balls. More »

  • Photo: Cook old-school: choose cast iron

    Cook old-school: choose cast iron

    September 9, 2012

    Cast iron is naturally non-stick, highly durable, retains heat and gets better with age. It's also free of toxic chemicals like PFOA and PTFE. More »

  • Photo: Dust to tackle toxics in the home

    Dust to tackle toxics in the home

    August 26, 2012

    Your couch, curtains, TV and other electronics are shedding toxic PBDEs every day. Dust weekly to wipe off the chemical soup. And get a door mat. More »

  • Photo: Good families go green

    Good families go green

    August 19, 2012

    Hurray for my green living coaches who each inspired five Canadian families to eco-friendly heights they never knew before! More »

  • Photo: Are you greener than your city?

    Are you greener than your city?

    August 12, 2012

    Does your neighbourhood put vehicular traffic first, or is it a walker's paradise? How "green" can you be in a place built for cars and not people? More »

  • Photo: How to have a green baby shower

    How to have a green baby shower

    August 5, 2012

    A baby on the way is a reason to celebrate! Honor parents before the birth or introduce the new addition to friends and family with a "green" baby shower. More »

  • Photo: How to invest green

    How to invest green

    July 29, 2012

    Align your financial goals with your personal values. Become a socially responsible investor! More »

  • 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 »