Queen of Green archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: How to eat the healthiest and sustainable fish

    How to eat the healthiest and sustainable fish

    January 23, 2012

    Recently I dabbled in something I haven't done since I was 16. It's not as risqué as it sounds. I ate a piece of halibut. More »

  • Photo: Do you suffer from sitting disease?

    Do you suffer from sitting disease?

    January 16, 2012

    Forest bathing fights cancer and green gyms keep your heart rate up longer than aerobics classes. How do you get your Vitamin "N"? More »

  • Photo: What makes a wedding dress eco-friendly?

    What makes a wedding dress eco-friendly?

    January 9, 2012

    Nothing "green" about my wedding dress. It cost 150 bucks and I could walk to get alterations. Today's bride can choose from eco-friendly organic cotton, linen, vintage lace, or silk—from worms dead or alive. More »

  • Photo: Dry cleaning dirties the planet--switch to wet cleaning

    Dry cleaning dirties the planet—switch to wet cleaning

    January 5, 2012

    Worried about toxics from dry cleaning chemicals but nervous about hand- or machine-washing "dry clean only" items at home? Find a professional wet cleaner near you! More »

  • Photo: Make non-toxic candles

    Make non-toxic candles

    December 19, 2011

    It's almost a rite of passage. Once you're too old for pyjamas with cats on them, people start giving you scented candles. Avoid these air quality killers. Make safer ones out of soy wax or beeswax instead. More »

  • Photo: Three things you didn't think you could donate

    Three things you didn't think you could donate

    December 12, 2011

    Don't forget that other kind of gift-giving this month: Donate. You'd be surprised at how much of what you're not using is needed by someone else and how easy it is to give—even that bra you don't wear any more. More »

  • Photo: Green a family tradition

    Green a family tradition

    December 5, 2011

    December oozes family tradition. For my clan, Christmas Eve dinner is the main event. Ukrainians like me celebrate with twelve meatless dishes, fish being a symbolic and sustainable protein. What's your "green" tradition? More »