Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: What is castile soap?

    What is castile soap?

    March 4, 2012

    Castile soap is a key ingredient in many Queen-of-Green-tested homemade cosmetic and household cleaning recipes. But what the heck is it? More »

  • Photo: How to hold a skill swap auction

    How to hold a skill swap auction

    February 26, 2012

    Since we are all more than the titles on our business cards, why not share your clever skills at a skill swap auction? Get services you need, save money, reduce consumption, and build community. More »

  • Photo: Have an eco-friendly period

    Have an eco-friendly period

    February 19, 2012

    Loathe disposables but don't know how to rid your life of paper and plastic menstrual products? Here's how to have a greener period. More »

  • 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 »