Queen of Green archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: Having a green baby

    Having a green baby

    May 7, 2012

    I'm going to be a mom! I've got big plans to have a "green" baby that starts with going diaper-free. More »

  • Break up with your toxic cleaners

    May 1, 2012

    Ever get the feeling that big brands don't want you to figure things out for yourself? Will you cut the ties that bind you to your favourite big brands? More »

  • Photo: Making the most of your DIY green cleaners

    Making the most of your DIY green cleaners

    April 24, 2012

    Here are my top, time-tested tips for making green cleaning even better. Ditch chlorine bleach for whitening and prevent static cling without dryer sheets. More »

  • Photo: Are your home cleaners hiding something?

    Are your home cleaners hiding something?

    April 17, 2012

    Do you notice anything missing on the bottle of your home cleaning products? Any idea what ingredients they use? That's a problem. More »