Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: Come hear David Suzuki, Terry O'Reilly, and me at the Elders Forum

    Come hear David Suzuki, Terry O'Reilly, and me at the Elders Forum

    November 8, 2011

    Have you heard enthusiastic stories from family members or friends about having cut their activist teeth during the 60's and 70's? Tell 'em about our Elders Environment Forum! More »

  • Photo: How to harvest mason bee cocoons

    How to harvest mason bee cocoons

    October 31, 2011

    If you follow my investment strategy to protect nature, you'll recall that I spent 20 dollars on 20 mason bees two years ago. This weekend, I harvested and cleaned over 100 cocoons from my mason bee house, and you can, too. More »

  • Photo: Don't be scared to green your Halloween

    Don't be scared to green your Halloween

    October 24, 2011

    Don't be scared to green your Halloween. Organize a costume swap and make your own make-up, free of toxic chemicals. More »

  • Photo: Plenty of fish in the sea

    Plenty of fish in the sea

    October 17, 2011

    The saying goes, "There are plenty of fish in the sea." It's a lie. I interview a real-life fisherman on how to sniff out the most sustainable fishes! More »

  • Photo: What home cleaning products do you use?

    What home cleaning products do you use?

    September 25, 2011

    You love their in-depth analysis of personal care products. Now help our friends at the U.S. Environmental Working Group build a household cleaning supplies database. Enter the products you use! More »

  • Photo: How to start a soup club

    How to start a soup club

    September 18, 2011

    Can a pot of delicious Ukrainian borsht with beets and potatoes from my Grandma's garden save the planet? Not on its own. More »

  • Photo: Has nature saved you?

    Has nature saved you?

    September 12, 2011

    Sometimes I get cranky. But time in nature is known to reduce stress — just what the doctor ordered! How will you get your next fix? More »

  • Photo: Oceans cannot digest plastic bags

    Oceans cannot digest plastic bags

    August 28, 2011

    Wake me up when this plastic bag nightmare is over. The Vancouver Sun says Thrifty Foods is going back to the plastic bag (after a two-year ban) because shoppers said the paper bag option sucked. More »

  • Photo: Plan a green funeral or green burial

    Plan a green funeral or green burial

    August 12, 2011

    There will come a time when we won't be here anymore. We die, death, bye-bye, gone...there, I said it. Sustainably-minded folks have a few green options to consider when planning their own funerals or honouring their dearly departed. More »

  • Photo: Organic wine explained

    Organic wine explained

    August 11, 2011

    Which would you pick: a glass of wine or an endangered Burrowing Owl (they're about the same size)? Next time you raise a glass to celebrate, toast with a wine whose producers care about the planet. More »